Reading, Berkshire
Senior Technical Consultant - Network and Security
Professional Services
Permanent Full-Time

Overview

To work within the Ultima Services Team as a Senior Technical Consultant, providing both pre-sales support and post-sales design and implementation in a way that clearly differentiates the company from other solution providers.  Senior Technical Consultants at Ultima are involved in the full project lifecycle and will be completely self-motivated with an ongoing desire to maintain their knowledge level at the forefront of technology.  They will also be expected to ensure that solutions are provided in a quality fashion in keeping with the company’s ISO certification.  Finally, they will be expected to act as mentor to junior members of the services team.

Specifically, this person will work within the Consultancy Team and will predominantly specialise in the design and delivery of Networking solutions, including but not limited to: Network solutions from Branch Office up-to large datacentre and campus networks. Wireless, SD-WAN/WAN Technologies, Software Defined networking (e.g. Cisco ACI, Cisco DNA), Load balancing.

 

Vendor knowledge in Cisco and/or Aruba networking solutions and any associated vendor solutions

Responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

·       To assist in the planning of services through presales, design and delivery identifying the organisation’s Network installation / upgrade / transformation needs and business requirements.

·       Assist with the creation of formal bid responses and with the delivery of bid presentations

·       Peer review of related proposals as applicable

·       To work with other services teams to develop specific solutions to customers requirements

·       To participate in Ultima events and seminars as required.

·       To have a strong understanding of Ultima’s core products and service offerings and pro-actively keep this knowledge up to date.

·       To keep up to date with vendor technology and market innovation related to the practice

·       Ensure that all assigned activities are approached and handled in a consistent logical way and, where possible, in line with the appropriate defined Project Office or Company (ISO) quality standards.

·       To act as a mentor to junior consultants as required.

·       Assist the Managed service team with transitioning professional service engagements into support and occasionally assist with support issues

·       Always represent Ultima to our Customers in the most professional way and continually demonstrate our competitive advantage and added value 

 

 

  

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

·       Seven or more years hands-on experience of IT infrastructure with an excellent understanding of Network & Security technologies

·       Two or more recognised technical certifications, such as Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP or CCIE. Aruba ACSA, ACSP or any other complimentary certifications

·       Cross experience in network security solutions to help compliment networking projects

·       Extensive face to face Customer experience in both a technical and presales capacity across various operating environments

·       Excellent design, proposal and documentation skills for solutions based on Network IT architecture

·       Excellent technical delivery skills for Network engagements

·       First class communicator that can demonstrate having worked closely with Sales and Technical staff in a Customer facing role

·       Confident, with the ability to be both adaptive and creative in IT solution design and delivery

·       Good listener that can demonstrate the ability to understand Customer requirements and propose the most appropriate solution

 

Qualifications

To work within the Ultima Services Team as a Senior Technical Consultant, providing both pre-sales support and post-sales design and implementation in a way that clearly differentiates the company from other solution providers.  Senior Technical Consultants at Ultima are involved in the full project lifecycle and will be completely self-motivated with an ongoing desire to maintain their knowledge level at the forefront of technology.  They will also be expected to ensure that solutions are provided in a quality fashion in keeping with the company’s ISO certification.  Finally, they will be expected to act as mentor to junior members of the services team.

Specifically, this person will work within the Consultancy Team and will predominantly specialise in the design and delivery of Networking solutions, including but not limited to: Network solutions from Branch Office up-to large datacentre and campus networks. Wireless, SD-WAN/WAN Technologies, Software Defined networking (e.g. Cisco ACI, Cisco DNA), Load balancing.

 

Vendor knowledge in Cisco and/or Aruba networking solutions and any associated vendor solutions