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Richard New


Job Description

We are currently working with a prestigious client providing IT Solutions based in the East Midlands seeking an experienced Solution Architect to join their team on a permanent basis. 


  • Work with stakeholders from client and internal organisation to gather requirements associated to solution design and services
  • To work with vendors and suppliers to establish a commercial basis for engagements
  • The delivery of written technical solutions (with suggested pricing) for Customers as initiated by the Service Account Management and Business Development teams in a timely manner
  • To provide architectural governance of solutions where authored by the Service Account Management, Business Development team or elsewhere
  • The delivery of Customer Strategy sessions in conjunction with the Service Account Manager for our Customers to develop their IT strategy
  • To act as the focal point to resolve technical design issues as they occur during the project delivery phase
  • To liaise with the Professional Services teams to understand the effectiveness of the solutions provided and to understand if and how these can be improved
  • Build deep relationships with senior client stakeholders to enable them with necessary understanding of solutions being proposed
  • To work with the Chief Technology Officer to continually improve the standards and methodologies for solutions architecture
  • To work with the Chief Technology Officer to maintain awareness of industry and technology developments
  • To work with the Chief Technology Officer and/or Operations Director to maintain and develop the company's Commodity, Solution and Product Portfolio
  • To work to attain vendor accreditations as required by the business
  • Act as a mentor to internal teams responsible for implementing and supporting new technologies as part of solutions developed

Skills & Competencies:


  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to produce high quality and accurate architectural and design documentation
  • Ability to deliver customer presentations in a professional and consultative manner
  • Ability to manage a busy workload with hard deadlines within a busy team
  • Ability to communicate effectively across internal and external organisations at all levels


  • Understanding of cloud automation and orchestration technologies

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IT Server Engineer

IT Server Engineer

Windows Servers, VMWare, HyperV and Storage (NetApp).

Contract: 1 month rolling contract

Location: On site in Basingstoke

Day rate: £400/day INSIDE IR35


A leading IT managed service provider are currently looking for an IT Server Engineer to join their end client’s busy IT Engineer team on site in Basingstoke.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate strong experience with Windows Servers, VMWare, HyperV and Storage (NetApp).


  • Ensure that virtualisation hypervisors are working correctly, and the faults are resolved within KPIs
  • Ensure SAN/NAS system is operating correctly
  • Maintain and operate IT backup and recovery systems
  • Monitor performance of the server infrastructure systems
  • Responsible for the operation of the Windows Servers (2008 – 2019) and various Linux servers
  • Add and configure new infrastructure equipment
  • Act as 3rd line project engineer
  • Assist IT team with 2nd and 3rd line support
  • Create software installations either manually or via group policy  


Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working with VMware
  • Experience working with MS HyperV
  • Proven experience using and configuring SAN\NAS devices
  • Experience using, maintaining, fault finding and installing windows servers


Please apply with your CV to be immediately considered for the role.