Solutions Architect

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Solutions Architect

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Job Description

O2 is the commercial brand of Telefonica UK Limited, a leading digital communications company owned by Telefonica S.A. With over 25 million customer across the UK, O2 is one of the world`s most innovative companies putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We are more than just a network. We open up the endless possibilities of technology, connecting our customers to the things that they love and exploring new ways to open up the world for them.

We are always on the lookout for great talent. Just like our customers, we offer our employees more. From a choice of benefits, rewards, training and ongoing career development there are many reasons to join O2.

About the Team:

You will be joining a commercially-focused team of 7 with a keen eye for detail. The existing team design solutions tailored to our Enterprise customers` needs, including integrated WAN, LAN, Security, and Cloud-based solutions. You will take an active role in mentoring more junior members of the team, passing on your own expertise and best practice approach.

Your Role:

Reporting to the O2 Enterprise Head of Service Architects, you will be responsible for the definition and design of service and operational requirements in complex large scale customer bids and proposals across all sectors including Public. The role will be designing service solutions against the O2 Enterprise services and proposition portfolio (including Fixed Voice and Data Networks, ICT Hosting and Managed Services), supporting and working alongside the Bid Management teams, Pre and Post Sales and Solution Architects.


Support the Account Manager and Bid Manager with the qualification of an opportunity to ensure that it aligns with O2`s target markets, portfolio and capability
Capture the specific customer needs and to gain a proper understanding of the business drivers to enable the design of a robust, and fit for purpose solution
Articulate features and benefits of complex designs, technologies and solutions to both technical and non-technical both through professionally written submissions and orally delivered presentations
Act as primary solution interface between O2, its internal departments and its suppliers in order to professionally represent the overall capabilities and offerings of the company.
Develop customer relationships at a Senior IT level to position O2`s value propositions
Present end to end solutions to all stakeholders including representation of any available options together with the associated commercial models
To act as "Design Authority" for the end to end solutions, this includes both the solution elements and the service and managed services elements
To assist in the development of an account strategy and contact plan for those target accounts aimed at raising the awareness of O2`s value proposition and developing opportunities across a broad range of Solution areas.
To provide technology updates to customers, in order to improve their understanding of the marketplace, and in particular, O2`s portfolio and solutions.

Skills & experience:

-Previous experience of architecting technical solutions
-Commercial awareness
-Experience of working on multiple customer engagements and bids in parallel.
-Demonstrable understanding and appreciation of LAN, WAN, Unified Communications (UC) or Security architecture
-Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
-Great attention to detail is required
Grade: PCGU

Salary and benefits:

We are looking to pay a competitive salary (depending on experience) for this position, and in addition we have some great benefits that could include a bonus, life cover, health care, holiday entitlement and lots of flexible benefits too.

Telefonica`s commitment to a great work-life balance allows us to consider flexible approaches to working. Like to know more? Feel free to raise it.

Joining Telefonica means opening up a world of freedom, support and possibility. A fascinating world where you`ll be able to think bigger, be bolder and try new things. And where there are endless opportunities to develop your career.

There`s so much to discover. Your adventure starts here.

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