Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa 12 billion and circa 100 , 000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base , the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services , Managed Services & BPO , Cloud operations , Big Data & Cyber - security solutions , as well as transactional services through Worldline , the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge , the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense , Financial Services , Health , Manufacturing , Media , Utilities , Public sector , Retail , Telecommunications , and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos , Atos Consulting , Atos Worldgrid , Bull , Canopy , Unify and Worldline.
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This role sits within the MS Solutions Management & Architecture Practice; a centralised group within the Atos Managed Services business in the UK.
Purpose of Role Include information that is key to the role , for example the strategic objectives and direction of the business unit and how it fits into the wider organisational structure
The Technical Architect works on pre - sales , project and account - based assignments to design deliver and assure infrastructure technical solutions.
The Technical Architect produces end - to - end solution designs , putting together technologies from multiple IT areas including desktop technologies; mobile devices; Windows , Unix and Linux server technologies; storage solutions; virtualisation , packaged and bespoke applications; network components; infrastructure tooling and ITIL - based processes.
He or she also ensures technical quality and assurance by participating in Architect peer review processes.
In this role , the Technical Architect will demonstrate:
Technical focus and drive
Vision and innovation
Quality control and assurance
Accountability and responsibility
High quality documentation and communication skills. Responsibilities Describe core operational aspects of the job , this is best in bullet form
Working within the established frameworks of the SM&A Practice , produce technical solutions , technical designs and lead technical implementation projects that meet client requirements.
Collaborate with customer architecture teams to ensure alignment of requirements and solutions and to facilitate design sign - off and approvals.
Define and produce appropriate design documentation that is consistent with the solution as it has been specified to the client.
Ensure technical designs conform to the Managed Services Technical Strategy and that any exceptions are agreed with , and signed off by , the Chief Technology Office.
Understand the business requirements and contracted services and relate these to design requirements.
Understand the technical risks associated with each aspect of the service and / or project , and ensure these are mitigated in the design.
Liaise with 3rd Party suppliers and other partners when and where required to meet customer requirements.
Work with the service line teams to ensure solutions meet requirements , are supportable and to the approved standards.
Have designs peer - reviewed and peer - review the designs of others.
Ensure designs are signed off by all necessary parties within the client and Atos. Implementation:
Work with programme and project managers to produce plans that enable timely delivery technical infrastructure components of projects
Lead technical implementation activities , providing direction to technical specialists
Ensure smooth handover of implemented systems into ongoing support , participating in relevant processes.
Assist and advise in troubleshooting technical issues when required Collaboration:
Regular reporting to Lead Architect , Project Manager , Service Delivery Manager as appropriate.
Provide feedback to the SM&A Practice and CTO on suitability of existing policies and standards , and successes and failures of technical solutions.
Provide direction and support to technical specialists and less experienced architects.
Provide advice and guidance to customers on technical solutions , future strategies and innovations.
Contribute to the development of the SM&A Practice.
Maintain up to date awareness of developments in the IT industry and identify how appropriate ones can be applied to technical designs.
Submit and champion ideas within the MS CTO - led and Atos - wide innovation processes.
Contribute to SM&A Practice and wider collaboration activities , seminars and webinars to ensure good communication within the group. Skills & Competencies This section must include as much detail as possible and relate to the description above. Outlining the expec t ed skills and competencies that the applicant will have to perform the role effectively. This section can also be used to describe the behavioural aspects required which will lead to successful performance in the role.
Proven skills designing infrastructure solutions from small up to large scale , complex environments across all of the IT stack.
Experience of working for an organisation in the IT services or consultancy arena.
Fully understand standard architecture methodologies , processes and best practices.
Presence and credibility in front of customers.
Customer relationship development and influencing skills.
A solid background in a combination of technology domains , including data centre , networks , storage , workplace , identity management , unified communications , disaster recovery , virtualisation , sustainability (Green IT) and security arenas.
Experience of leading successful technical outcomes and taking ownership of issue resolution.
Good analytical skills and an ability to define and articulate the precise nature of any given situation appropriately to the target audience whether technical or non - technical.
Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Any of the following memberships / accreditations would also be advantageous: British Computer Society , Institution of Engineering and Technology , MSc. Qualifications & Experience List educational qualifications and experience in order of preference.
Accreditation in a recognised Architecture Framework.
Experience of applying Architectural models to solution design.
Ability to work under pressure and remain decisive.
Ability to appraise and quality assure the work produced by others.
Understanding of Atos s services and organisation.
Educated to degree level. Any Special Features e.g. Whether the applicant needs languages , security clearance , on call , etc
Security clearance to BC level with higher levels (SC) preferable to enable engagement on Government - related services.
Must be UK mobile.
Flexible regarding hours of work. Compensation and Benefits
A great incentive to join the Atos team is the market competitive range of benefits that the Company provides. These include a competitive salary , as well as a number of core benefits , such as; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; private medical insurance , which all new starters will be automatically opted into; an attractive stakeholder pension scheme , with employer contributions of up to 10% basic salary; Life Assurance; Income Protection; Personal Accident Insurance; and Season Ticket Loan. In addition to this Atos operates a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to purchase discounted products and services. Additionally , comprehensive training and development is delivered in a variety of ways , leading to accreditation if required.
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