Solutions Architect Cloud | Nexio

ROLE PURPOSE

Solution architects are the subject matter experts for information technology projects, helping guide these projects to completion. They must be able to handle multiple projects, be innovative, and be able to communicate effectively across multiple departments in different degrees of technical detail. When dealing with infrastructure, they design new solutions, maintain existing ones, and ensure information technology policies are adhered to. They serve as a team leader and are the main point of contact for many major architectural issues.
Solution architects work in a team setting to resolve complicated issues. They may also work alone, gathering information on industry standards, software, technologies, and tools. Solution architects generally work full time during regular business hours; however, they may also need to be available on-call and work overtime as required by their employer. As an addition, this person would be required to fulfil a Cloud Product Manager role focuses on Microsoft Azure products and services for Nexio.
This person should be able to manage products and services (both existing and new) and conduct research to determine viability of a products or services for Nexio
This person would also be responsible to improve existing products as well as create entirely new ones.
This individual also plays a pivotal role in defining product requirements and go-to-market strategies.

ROLE REQUIREMENT

• Primarily involved in the development, evolution and approval of the long-term vision across a function.
• Cloud Solutions
• Direct impact on business performance

TECHNICAL / PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Proven comprehension of cross-functional domains and the ability to design and present integrated solutions within our customer environments.
• Ability to interface with C-level customers, partners and peers at a strategic and technical level.
• Demonstrate creative problem-solving and decision-making to solve complicated business problems.
• Excellent analytical, organisational, presentation and customer service skills.
• Able to align and articulate capabilities as they relate to business priorities and goals.
• Solid coaching and mentoring skills.
• Leadership skills also required
• Solid skill in preparing written communications and materials.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: active listening and customer-care; knowledge and compliance with email correspondence.
• Ability to multi-task and adapt to changes quickly.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast moving and changing environment.
• Willing to work overtime as and when required
• Willing to travel regularly to customer locations and industry events.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

• A Solution Architect position requires at least 10+ years of experience in solution design and solution architecture.
• Solid understanding of how architectural designs relate to large project objectives and business requirements.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Relevant IT/ equivalent qualifications. Experience is key.
• 5+ years’ experience in Solutions to Enterprise customers.
• 10+ years of IT experience across all disciplines in infrastructure technology solutions.
• 7+ years of experience developing architectural solutions and strategies across multiple domains across all disciplines.
• 5+ years of experience developing architectural solutions and strategies for emerging markets.
• Public Cloud Certifications advantageous.

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

• Exceptional team management skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication.
• Ability to delegate efficiently.
• Extensive industry knowledge with an eye towards the future.
• Diplomacy And Patience
• People Skills
• Strategic Thinking
• Listening
• The Ability To Set And Execute the Vision of the Company