Practice Lead – Integrated Technology Architecture

Practice Lead – Integrated Technology Architecture

Closing date: 10 December 2019

Location: Work From Home

Ref Num: A7158

Are you interested in leading a team that oversees, large, complex and high-value engagements? Do you want to help set and drive the technology strategy for one of the UK’s largest IT services providers? Are you looking for an engaging and varied challenge working with some of the smartest people in the industry?

CDW’s Integrated Technology Architecture team is a small team of 5 Solutions Architects that is part of the wider 50-strong presales technical group. Its role is to:

  • Lead complex, multi-technology engagements that require bridging expertise across a range of disciplines including Hybrid Infrastructure, Cloud and Workspace, Security and Managed Services to ensure the component parts of a solution come together to deliver quick, pragmatic and cost-effective outcomes to our customers’ business problems
  • Provide a light Technology Account Manager function to key accounts, acting as a trusted advisor to customers over a long period of time
  • Support the Sales team in breaking into high-value new accounts, demonstrating the experience, expertise and strength of opinion that proves credibility

In this role you will act as a “player manager” for the team, both leading it and acting as a senior architect within the wider Solutions group.

View the full job description for more information.

Knowledge and Experience

A passion for technology is key and you need to be able to demonstrate a depth of expertise in one of the areas that are core to CDW’s portfolio – Hybrid Infrastructure, Cloud, Workspace and Security.

On top of this specialism, you need a broad understanding of technology and its impact on business with an ability to quickly get to grips with new concepts and integrate them into an overall solution.

You should have some level of experience managing small groups, but formal line management is not essential – much of the work happens in virtual teams and experience here is a bonus.

This is a presales role and so you must have some commercial acumen. This could be in a similar role with another company, as a budget holder or as a BDM but an awareness of the financial implications of design decisions is a must.

Finally and most importantly, you should have a track record of getting stuff done whilst managing competing pressures, tight deadlines and constrained resource. And helping people enjoy the journey along the way.

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Please note, your application will be retained for a period of six months. After this period it will be removed from our systems.

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