Account Chief Technologist

Technical | All Offices

Reports To:

Head of Advisory, Design and Solutions Portfolio Group

Location:

All Offices

Salary:

Competitive plus excellent benefits

About the Team

Our Office of the CTO function advise organisations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimise its performance, and manage our customers' infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in enterprise and corporate organisations maximise productivity and the business value of IT for internal and external users.

Your Role

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a CTO / Customer Solutions Architect to join our thriving company; Softcat. The successful individual will be working with key, strategic accounts to help them drive large scale cross technology transformation engagements. The role is pivotal in bridging the gap between business problems and technology solutions and is focussed on assisting in the selling of multi million-pound outcome based projects. Dependent on experience, this role could be working for either corporate or public sector customers.

What you'll be doing

  • Engage an CxO level to influence customer strategy and become a trusted advisor
  • You’ll continue to build your expertise/skills in infrastructure as a Subject Matter Expert
  • Participate in vendor partner council’s engagements
  • Provide assistance to Solution Specialists and Account Management by helping identify and qualify solution opportunities including bid support as required
  • Lead the infrastructure solution team within an account or sector, ensuring the solutions proposed are fit for purpose and provide value
  • Provide leadership and architectural input to infrastructure sales opportunities
  • Identify and analyse requirements and customer problems, develop suitable architectures and lead a virtual team including Softcat and Partner network
  • Actively contribute to the development of Softcat Propositions and standards
  • Attend Customer opportunity / strategy meetings
  • Infrastructure evangelism with the market including public speaking, holding events etc
  • Contribute to the corporate strategy by suggesting new service capabilities, in particular bringing together services across contracted services and solutions

What we need from you

  • Experience at Lead Architect, Solution Owner, Chief Architect or CTO level
  • Experience in Corporate or Public Sectors
  • Experience of building relationships at the highest levels within enterprise customers, becoming a trusted advisor on a technology basis
  • Excellent negotiating skills and very strong commercial skills
  • A track record in leading and owning the solution architecture for large scale transformational projects
  • Knowledge of and experience in designing and implementing solutions comprising of multiple technologies and business applications
  • Commercially astute with governance experience
  • Demonstrable experience in having previously identified and led cross working party initiatives through discovery, selection, implementation and continuous review to assure customer satisfaction
  • Ability to present to an external audience, both business and technical, ability to present at board level

About Softcat

Passion. Intelligence. Fun. Responsible; these are the core values which define Softcat. We are one of the UK’s leading IT infrastructure providers and a FTSE 250 listed company. We help customers to use technology to succeed, by putting our employees first.