Job Description :
The Architect role within SUSE Consulting is a senior level consulting position responsible for providing guidance and consulting on SUSE solutions for our most strategic customers.
As a senior team member, the SUSE Architect contributes to the selling, structuring and implementation of key SUSE solutions.
The role requires extensive Linux knowledge, skills, and experience within complex and large environments. Candidate must have expertise with identifying customer requirements, designing solution architecture, defining solution configuration, and deploying and implementing Linux solutions that assists the customer in achieving their business goals and outcomes.
In addition to customer facing delivery, Architects are also required to create and develop new services offerings, whitepapers and present at events.
Technical skills and capabilities need to be balanced with very strong inter-personal skills and business awareness to be able to work closely with our customers and become their trusted advisor, as well as our sales teams and consulting partner organisations.
This is an individual contributor role, reporting to the Services Consulting Manager. Frequent travel across the DACH region will be a requirement, along with occasional travel within EMEA
Expertise in identifying customer requirements, designing solution architecture, defining solution configuration, and deploying and implementing Linux solutions.
Be able to articulate the key values of SUSE products, solution and strategy
Attend sales meetings to assist customers in the solution needs
Communicate effectively at CIO and Chief Architect level to articulate and differentiate SUSE solutions
Work with SUSE’s engineering and support teams to troubleshoot and resolve customer issues and product defects
Deliver part / all of the SUSE solution to our customers either as part of a team or leading the delivery on your own
Create Consulting work packages and assist sales to position / sell them to customers
Work with approved technical partners in co-delivered solutions
Creation and input to Statements-Of-Work and other Services documents
Input and assistance for Proof-Of-Concepts, ITT, RFP, Services proposals
Input to best practice documents and to specific technical focus groups
Leading projects where required
Strong relationship with pre-sales and sales is essential
Qualifications and Skills
A senior technical leader with independence and gravitas that the customer will respect and look to for guidance on long-term technical and architectural strategy.
Proven technical skills in architecture, design and delivery of enterprise-level solutions in three or more of the following :
o Enterprise Linux & systems management tools and processes
o SAP Awareness and understanding
o Platform-as-a-Service software & Linux container technology such as Docker
Familiarity with key open source software (nagios, postgres, mysql, apache, etc.)
Project management experience and familiarity with PRINCE2 or PMP frameworks
Project governance experience and familiarity with the TOGAF framework
Practical knowledge of the ITIL framework
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work independently and take initiative
Experience in working in an International environment
Fluency in English is required
Extensive experience in a high-tech or software company
Bachelor’s Degree and / or Applicable Experience
Culture fit with SUSE is essential in the growing organization.
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