As a Senior Consultant, you will be a key consultancy resource working across internal and customer-facing projects of a large / medium size or high / medium degree of complexity.
You will lead technology architecture design across a number of domains providing end-to-end technical leadership and ownership, capability and knowledge for the nominated areas.
In addition, you will perform technical analysis and hands-on technical tasks as part of assigned projects.
You may be engaged in pre and post sales engagements from initial consulting and problem definition to solution design, development and deployment.
You will use your expertise to deliver high quality consultancy and design, be an advisor to customer architecture and complete design reviews.
You will work collaboratively with other members of the Professional Services team as well as other Engineering teams sharing responsibility for all aspects of Solution Design, Development and Support.
You will also work with the sales teams promoting Spark services to our customers.
WHO YOU REPORT TO
You will report to the Network and Security Chapter Lead
WHAT YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Providing expert specialist advice, technical direction and consultancy to clients both internally and externally
Helping client develop security strategy and roadmap following industry security frameworks
Writing technical proposals, design documents and statements of work
Articulate technology solution issues and trade-off's to impacted key stakeholders in a common business-focussed language to enable effective decision making
Responsible for analysing, designing, scheduling, and constructing solutions which can meet the demands and specifications of the client
Build and maintain contacts and relationships with clients, identifying new business opportunities through pre and post sales activities
Owning and / or performing QA / peer review sign off for technical proposals, design documents, and statements of work
Working collaboratively with Domain Principals, Principal Consultants and Consultants to ensure that complete, seamless, and end to end integration of technology solutions occurs within nominated domain and across domains, leveraging re-usable capability where appropriate
Evaluate current processes and make necessary improvements and changes
WHAT SKILLS & EXPERIENCE YOU NEED
At least 10 years of industry experience
Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in Networking
Understanding of business drivers for technology solutions
Strong ability to communicate technical solutions
Customer service orientation and approach
Design thinking as opposed to break fix mentality
Proven ability to diagnose and resolve difficult or complex problems
Ability to write reports, RFP responses, technical proposals, design documents, and statements of work
Ability to conduct Cybersecurity maturity assessment.
Ability to develop Cybersecurity strategy and roadmap
Analysis and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal and consultative skills
Degree or equivalent qualification
Attainment of industry related qualifications or certifications in technologies such as ISC2 / SANS / ISACA / Checkpoint / Cisco / Fortinet / F5 / SIEM technologies / CASB / Cloud Security / etc.
In-depth knowledge of Network and Security principles and architecture coupled with real world experience
Knowledge of Cybersecurity frameworks and standards such as NIST, ISO 27k and PCI
Has experience leading projects such as firewall upgrades / security aspects of data centre migrations / proxy / email / load balancing implementations etc
Preferably has experience working in a managed service provider organisation