Job at MainOne for a Solutions Architect – Cloud & Managed Services

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MainOne is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Solutions Architect – Cloud & Managed Services
Lagos, Nigeria
Department: Technical Solutions
Reporting Line: Technical Sales Manager

  • Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of technical solutions.
  • Will be involved from pre-sales solution formulation through
    system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface
    resulting in solutions architecture proposals.
  • The Solutions Architect will develop and articulate solutions
    based on a customer’s strategic business or technical requirements
    ascertained from working with multiple business units across the
    customer’s organization.
  • Demonstrate ability, determination and tenacity to move major
    initiatives forward and drive focus while consistently thinking of the
    bottom-line impact of the efforts.
  • Contribute proactively to new service development.
  • Manage and develop strategic partnerships with third party
    suppliers and other internal stakeholders for Cloud Aggregators or
    Managed Service Providers.
  • Ensure quality, up-to-date documentation exists for all service arrangements.
  • Coordinate with the sales team in formulating and building up
    proposal knowledge, including making technical demos and presentations
    to Main One customers.
  • Assist in the translation of customer needs/technical
    requirements to appropriate solutions by liaising with customers to
    understand, anticipate and meet their specific needs.
  • Design service solutions for Manages Service customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practice.
  • Proven business development experience and familiarity with cloud services markets.
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Communications and Work Relationships     

  • The Solutions Architect report directly to the Technical Sales
    Manager. The Solutions Architect work closely with members of the Cloud
    team, Managed Services, Sales, Vendor Management, External Vendors,
    Project Management, Service delivery and members of other teams as
    required from time to time.

The Solutions Architect has regular contact with a number of internal
and external stakeholders, these include but are not limited to:

  • Sales Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Development
  • Team members
  • Customers
  • Technical Operations (TX, IP, OSP, DC and GNOC)
  • Managed Services
  • Cloud Team
  • Service Delivery
  • Legal


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Information Communication Technology or Engineering.
  • Must have strong Windows/Linux/Unix skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience across the business development
    lifecycle (Business Development, Capture, Solution Architect, Pricing
    and Proposal Development).
  • 3-4 years of experience in designing, architecture, and implementing enterprise applications and systems.
  • At least five (5-6) years industry experience.
  • Certifications in Linux, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Microsoft
    System Centre, VMware, Storage, and other Cloud Technologies considered a
    plus for this position.
  • Experience with VMware products (vSphere, vCloud Director)
  • Cisco CCNA/CCDA

Competencies Required:     

  • Experience with Cisco equipment essential.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. Certification in Azure or any formal training preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing and Virtualization.
  • Demonstrable experience with infrastructure (hypervisors, networking, storage, load balancers, firewalls, monitoring etc.)
  • Experience, knowledge and ability to solution service offering across all three tiers:
    • Infrastructure (including outsourcing best practices, transition, and ITIL)
    • Application Development and Maintenance  
    • System Integration and Management         
  • Experience with Microsoft public, hybrid and private cloud will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Radio/Microwave and terrestrial transmission systems.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Proactive with a positive ‘can do’ approach.
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk aware.
  • Set up and maintain a best practice library of company proposals
    and architectural designs proposed to customers with success and
    conversion rate indicators.
  • Team player / Ability to work independently / Ability to work without supervision.
  • Experience in migrating applications to the Cloud environments;
    reviewing and evaluating potential solutions for external/internal
  • Experience in telecom architecture.
  • Experience relating business requirements to system and
    infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a
  • Creative and innovative approach.
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Demands of the Job:     

  • Background in Telecom and/Cloud Environment.
  • Problem solving.
  • Contract negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Relationship Management and Analytical Skills.
  • Prioritising workload of self and others.
  • Written and verbal communications.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should:
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