Storage Architect

Technical | Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester

Reports To:

Technical Design Compute Team Leader


Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

This is your opportunity to join Softcat as a Storage Solutions Professional, translating clients’ business requirements into innovative, well-designed solutions.

Success. The Softcat way.

Softcat is a £1billion+ technology solutions business and trusted partner to names like Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. Offering a growing portfolio of services including software licensing, cyber security and IT infrastructure, we give our technical teams the tools and support to make exciting things happen. This is where to achieve more for your career.

Your role

As part of the Solution Design department you will be collaborating with members of Solutions Design and Services to provide the technical expertise and documentation to bring projects to successful completion. Although Storage should be your primary skillset, being able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the whole gamut of Solution Design (compute, storage, networking, backup, DR/BC, software, cloud, virtualisation, management and infrastructure) is a core part of the role. 

Working with the Softcat Sales Specialists and the Softcat Account Management team is a key part of this role. You will work with Sales to educate, coach and train them around Solution Design best practices and help them position the correct solutions to meet customer challenges and provide detailed technical information and expertise to assist their customers in their business needs.

As a Storage Solutions Professional, you will be responsible for producing high quality design literature (Technical Proposals, Visio diagrams, Bill of Materials etc.) and assisting where necessary in the creation of a Low-Level Design (LLD)

What we need from you

  • Continually demonstrate the skills and abilities of a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Storage principals including, All-flash, Hybrid and Spinning Disk arrays
  • Industry recognised qualifications or certifications consummate to the role, HPE ASE or Netapp NCDA is preferred
  • Excellent customer services skills and a professional manner
  • Consultative skills, with the ability to identify customer challenges, requirements and business needs
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team to achieve results
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines whilst maintaining the highest quality of output


We offer a good salary and benefits package including a pension scheme, life assurance, healthcare cash plan and access to Perklife, our dedicated portal for all things perks and benefits at Softcat. It’s designed to give you the flexibility and choice to suit your lifestyle and needs - there really is something for everyone. So whether it’s activity passes or technology discount vouchers you’re after, or you would prefer to buy extra holiday for yourself, or add your partner or family to some of the benefits… it’s entirely up to you. We’ll even give you an extra day’s holiday on top of your usual entitlement on your birthday.

Apply now

To become part the success story, please apply now!

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We’re welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.