• Technical Consultant

    Location(s) NL-Amsterdam
    Req #
    39627
    Category
    Professional Services
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    A Professional Services Technical Consultant is required for an Infrastructure & Cloud Hosting Services Consultancy, to help customers migrate their infrastructure and applications to a Managed Service Infrastructure across a diverse customer and technology base.

     

    As a Technical consultant you will serve as the key technical contact and subject matter expert for external and internal customers. You will be hands on member of the migration practice area within a fast-growing cloud Professional Services business. This will require a balance of both consulting and technical skills.

     

    The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience of leading and executing migration projects, ideally for cloud platforms - AWS, Azure, Google or VMware. This should include Assessment, Design, Planning and Migration. Ideally, fully conversant in appropriate migration tools for infrastructure and data.

     

    Your engagements will see you working directly with customers and prospects across EMEA. Each engagement will require you to manage workshops and presentations to aid in understanding customers’ and prospects specific needs and to understand complex applications that may be deployed across a multitude of service models and technologies. You will be required to problem solve complex requirements and demonstrate gravitas when facilitating workshops.

     

    Some engagements will require you to be hands on with the technologies, enabling you to collaborate with the customer to create the desired outcome.

     

    This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced consultant who has migrated mission-critical systems and understands the importance of the modern cloud ecosystem and how to overcome technical and operational challenges in their adoption.

     

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

     

    • Provide customer-facing workshops to educate customers and prospects and gather information for analysis and recommendations.
    • Work with Solutions Architects and Build Engineers to design and accelerate customer adoption of managed cloud technologies.
    • Work directly with the customer to implement the changes required to migrate applications for their chosen platforms.
    • Work with Project Managers to deliver customer outcomes on time and on budget.
    • Write and maintain documentation and materials for customer and Rackspace internal audiences.

     

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS:

     

    The ideal candidate for this role will have worked previously in a customer facing, consulting capacity and have had practical experience of Infrastructure migration projects. In addition, the right candidate will have the following skills:

    • Expert working knowledge of Operating Systems (Windows and/or Linux).
    • Good knowledge of public cloud technologies (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform)

     

    Migration Expertise

     

    • Data Centre infrastructure/application migration, consolidation or transformation projects
    • 3 or more years infrastructure experience in one or more of VMware, AWS, Azure or GCP
    • Full project life-cycle and methods.

     

    Ideally operated with infrastructure and application architecture design principles, technologies and practices.

    Qualifications

    • Prior experience of operating within a Migration Consulting context
    • Excellent understanding of complex technologies, platforms and estates
    • Able to autonomously structure, construct and execute a complex multi-platform migration design
    • Engages with customer stakeholders (at multiple levels) and third parties both formally and informally
    • Actively contribute to Best Practices, toolkit and methodologies within area of expertise
    • Continued awareness of evolving technologies and implications for improvements
    • Contribute to the generation of new business for the Consultancy