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Data Centre Transformation Analyst

Job Location: London

Job Number: 00414904

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Role: Data Centre Transformation Analyst 

Location: London

Travel: 60-80%

Salary: £32.500-34.000 + Benefits

Closing Date: 31/08/2017

  

Description

Infrastructure Services Cloud organisation is made up of hard-working individuals who strive to deliver transformational change within our clients' data centres.  Through our holistic approach, we can optimise data centres, the underlying infrastructure technologies, as well as the supporting operational processes and tools.

 

Our Cloud practice aims to transform de-centralised and non-optimised computing facilities into high performance cloud-ready data centres that can accommodate enterprise workloads and leverage private and public cloud capabilities where appropriate. Successfully implementing end-to-end infrastructure and data centre solutions for our clients.

 

We are looking for  Analyst Level Solution Architects, Technical Architects and Delivery Leads with experience and expertise in cloud technologies such as IaaS, server virtualisation, data centre migration, private/public, cloud solutions and storage technologies to support the positioning, architecting and implementation of cost effective and flexible IT Infrastructures and be able to combined these skills with business acumen and an appreciation of how to realise large scale transformation for our clients.  Our DCT professionals have a primary skill focus on translating a business need into robust and integrated technology solutions.

 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the delivery of data centre build, consolidation and migration projects from initial assessment and high level design through to effective delivery.
  • Driving cloud strategy and developing transition roadmaps and implementation approaches
  • Reviewing cloud solutions, technology diagnosis and assessment activities.
  • Developing high level designs which support robust technology solutions, taking into account the user and technical requirements.
  • Driving technology architecture, infrastructure detailed design, build and test activities.
  • Driving and delivering application migration assessment, planning and execution activities
  • Identifying business opportunities for using virtualisation, private cloud or public cloud for technology-related improvements using benchmark data and supporting high-level cost benefits analyses
  • Developing presentation material and delivering presentations to senior IT stakeholders
  • Providing input into and contributing to business case development and TCO analysis
  • Contributing to re-useable asset development and harvesting within the practice
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Candidates will have the following skills:
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Demonstrated career progression to date
  • All candidates must be willing to be London or Manchester based, but offer full mobility (i.e. prepared to work away from home at client locations Monday to Friday as required)
  • Ideally, educated to Bachelor degree level or have equivalent relevant experience
Technical Skill Requirements
  • Candidates will have a selection of the following skills:
  • Skills working with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or other public cloud IaaS provider
  • Understanding of the cloud and public/private infrastructure as a service (IaaS) value propositions, skills in communicating these concepts to others and a desire to grow into visionaries and thought leaders in this area.
  • Proven skills in supporting the delivery of infrastructure solutions from initial assessment and qualification through to effective delivery
  • Experience in designing and delivering orchestrated and manageable data centre operations solutions using innovative Next Generation Data Centre tools, techniques and technologies.
  • Some hands on experience in implementing virtualisation (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V or Xen)
  • Some hands on experience in utilisation of virtualisation assessment tools such as PlateSpin, VMware Capacity Planner, Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Xcedex X_Factor or similar
  • Experience in installing and/ or configuring virtualisation management tools (e.g. vCenter, vSphere and VMM)Additional experience with the design and configuration of 3rd Party tools supporting the operations of virtualised environments (e.g. VEEAM, BMC, Tivoli, etc) considered as an advantage
  • Knowledge of database technologies considered as an advantage
  
Package:
As well as a highly competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including 30 days holiday, 3 additional days for charitable work of your choice, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive pension scheme.
 
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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
Accenture Equal Opportunities Statement
Please note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.
 


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