Enterprise Architect - Presales

United Kingdom - Remote
Public Cloud - Offerings and Delivery – Cloud Infra Services /
Would you like to be part of a team that is redefining our customers business? Rackspace Technology is leading the next paradigm shift in cloud computing, and is looking for a world class candidate for the role of Presales Enterprise Solution Architect, driving Multi Service Line large deals, within our EMEA Public Cloud Presales team. In this role, you'll be encouraged, supported and rewarded for doing what is right for the long-term success of the customer and our business.

As a key team member, you'll consult on deals, leveraging your technical expertise to transform business challenges into successful solutions. Your role centres on driving sales growth, identifying opportunities with existing clients and acquiring new ones.
Ideal candidates bring both technical depth for CXO-level engagements and presales/sales proficiency to collaborate seamlessly with clients and internal teams. You'll strategically tackle business, product, and technical issues, crafting compelling value propositions across various domains.

Comfortable discussing diverse topics, from infrastructure and DevOps to TCO and cloud strategy, you're a versatile problem solver. Your responsibilities include leading the creation of proposals, benchmarks, pricing, and innovative commercial models, while building a top-tier enterprise architect team to support sales pursuits.

Key Responsibilities

    • Lead large and strategic pursuits.
    • Architect multi service line deals.
    • Work with Sales, Presales and delivery teams to create winning proposals and solutions.
    • Own response to RFP’s and create high quality solutions and response documents.
    • Define unique solutions and win themes for solutions.
    • Create repository of reusable assets for Presales.
    • Create pricing and effort benchmarks over a period.
    • Use standard processes and tools.
    • Follow proper sales process and responsible for keeping pipeline updated.
    • Collaborate with Service Line teams, presales architects to create winning proposals.
    • Co-ordinate with delivery, finance, legal teams to complete multi-service line multifunctional deals.
    • Own the quality of solutions.
    • Create Improvement plans and drive higher efficiencies.
    • Collaborate with delivery teams to evaluate projects for technical feasibility and reasonableness.
    • Define and distribute team goals. Ensure team operates within a defined set of standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Review team documentation to identify trends, risks, and actions requiring intervention or escalation.
    • Work with internal departments and external vendors to provide comprehensive and complete solutions.
    • Provide instructions and supervision to team.
    • Coach and develops team.
    • Create weekly and monthly reports on Presales status and update leadership.

    • Extensive experience in Presales and Solution Engineering for services deals
    • Strong experience in solutioning Platform, Infra, Cloud services
    • Experience as Enterprise architect
    • Strong technical knowledge in both professional and managed services
    • Excellent understanding of Public Cloud services across AWS, Azure and GCP
    • Good business and commercial acumen to handle pricing of complex deals.
    • Exceptional people skills: the ability develop, mentor, engage and motivate staff to excellence.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent creative problem-solving abilities, coupled with a desire to take on responsibility.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills: verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation.
    • Excellent time management, decision-making, and organization skills.
    • Ability to develop and communicate individual goals and executable tasks based on functional and strategic goals and objectives.
    • Certifications
    • AWS, Azure, GCP Certifications
    • Experience working within frameworks such as TOGAF and COBIT. In-depth knowledge of major cloud players' frameworks and best practices, such as the AWS Well-Architected Framework.
    • PMP or Prince 2 would be plus.

About Rackspace Technology
We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.
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Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.