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Lead .NET Solution Architect (Senior Manager Level)

Job Title: Lead .NET Solution Architect (Senior Manager Level)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits
REF: CA/MON-4648
Contact Name: Cristian Amanta
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

I am currently working with a Global Consultancy that is experiencing tremendous growth across Europe. This enterprise is currently looking to grow their technology solution practice.

My client's portfolio compromises of large enterprises & FTSE 100 clients and as such they are seeking senior .NET Professional with extensive consulting experience to join their team.

The .NET Solution Architects assess a project's technical feasibility, as well as implementation risks. They are responsible for designing and implementing a project's technical architecture. They define the structure of a system, its interfaces, and the principles that guide its organization, software design and implementation.
Pre-Sales experience would be highly advantageous, this resource is to be 70% delivery and 30% pre-sales.

Summary of responsibilities

Solution Architecture
o High level and detailed solution architecture design for .NET based solutions (Ideally MCSD Certified)
o Review of design patterns and component level design
o Assist in creation/validation of stories and epics in Agile model delivery
o Web Services, REST based API development

Product Management
o Understanding services, technical capabilities, delivery center capabilities, and proof points
o Packaging capabilities and solution content for use in sales and marketing activities
o Prepare value proposition and competitive positioning statements
o Provides feedback to practice area to develop, enhance and package new capabilities
o Provide feedback to delivery management (PMO/Portfolio Management) to enhance delivery process

Sales Support Activities
o Opportunity qualification (size, technology fit, skill-set fit, delivery location selection, risk)
o Leveraging capabilities, content, and assessment to develop solution vision with client

Turnover from Sales to Delivery through to ensure:
o Expectations for start date, schedule and ramp up time frame is managed
o Client expectations are clearly communicated to delivery (client environment, culture, key players, escalation points, roles and responsibilities, vision, issues, risks, objectives etc.)
o Delivery team requirements are communicated
o IT/Facilities requirements are collected and communicated

Participation in Advisory & Steering Meetings
Relationship Management through
o Informal status checks with clients
o Acting as a "technology consultant"
o Providing advisory and thought leadership support to clients

Experience Requirements

Bachelors Degree

12+ years of experience in information technology and/or IT professional services
5+ years in client facing roles developing new business and providing project management and oversight within professional services
Prior experience in solution design and development based on .NET

o Experience in developing and/or using Web Services, SOA, REST based interfaces and API
o Prior experience in engagement management, project Management with full application development life cycle using multiple methodologies (AGILE/SCRUM, RUP, XP, etc.)
o Prior experience developing project estimations, project planning, and scheduling
o Strong writing and client facing communications with the ability to effectively develop and maintain client relationships.
o Experience with various technology platforms, application architecture, design, and delivery including experience architecting large e-commerce and web based solutions
o Software or services pre-sales experience with high energy and dynamic personality Strong business acumen with the ability to develop a business case, to gather business requirements, and translate them into application development requirements and project scope.
o Ideally experience in various solution technologies such as CRM, CMS, BPM, Workflow products, enterprise portal solutions and code frameworks.
o Prior experience in programming using various programming languages and databases

If you are interested in this role, please send me an updated copy of your CV, alongside your salary expectations and the earliest start date.

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