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Chief Architect - Advanced Networks



United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

At Capgemini Engineering, the world leader in engineering services, we bring together a global team of engineers, scientists, and architects to help the world’s most innovative companies unleash their potential. From autonomous cars to life-saving robots, our digital and software technology experts think outside the box as they provide unique R&D and engineering services across all industries. Join us for a career full of opportunities. Where you can make a difference. Where no two days are the same.​

About the job you are considering

Capgemini Engineering are looking for a Solution Architect - Advanced Networks, whose responsibility will be to develop and deliver world-class advanced communication solutions and advanced networks that will support our clients within the telecommunications industry and wider in their transformation of their entire value chain, and dual transition to digital and sustainable technology.

You will be a proven and energetic technical leader and communication systems architect with a visible passion for the solutions we deliver, capable of inspiring our clients and our delivery teams and convincing others to support you to achieve your objectives.

You will understand our client needs, assess their current communications solutions, challenge and provide strategic architectural leadership on transformation and further evolution of their advanced and next generation communication networks.

You will use your consultancy skills to build trust with our clients during the sales lifecycle and also during early phase project delivery activities including discovery and proof-of-concept development phases. This trust will lead to long-term relationships with senior technical leaders and CxOs.

Qualification, Work experience and Skills

  • 8+ years of experience of having handled different client organisations, business lines & environments.
  • Advanced / Fluent English.
  • 8+ years of experience in advanced networks, with client facing experience in a solutions architecture, technical consulting, or presales engineering role.
  • Experience in advanced networks and connectivity, testing, data processing solutions, automated deployment pipelines, etc.
  • Experience in network design including, for example IP network design, routing protocols and security segregation.
  • Experience in multiple communications technologies spanning mobile and IoT (eg 4G, 5G, Lorawan, WiFi, …).
  • Strategic & Transformation Consulting D Entrepreneurship including experience in start-ups.
  • Demonstrable relationships with Senior Clients up to CXO Level E Experience of working with near-shore and offshore engineering centres.
  • A broad-based understanding of the sectors within which we operate and detailed knowledge of at least two of them.
  • A developed understanding of project planning, budgeting and financial management.
  • Leading complex and high value engagements in a Delivery or Engineering role, through life, from pre-sales to closure.
  • Client and team focussed.
  • Sound problem solving, analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Outstanding communicator (written and verbal) and networker.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport with others.
  • Self-motivated and able to use initiative.
  • Organised, good time management and prioritisation.
  • Methodical approach to work, with good attention to details and strong logic and reasoning skills
  • Flexibility required for working away from home
  • Holds or can achieve UK Security Clearance

Your Role

This position offers flexibility in terms of location, allowing you to work remotely and from various Capgemini locations depending on individual preference.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • Communicate our diverse software capability to our clients through social media, conference talks, blogs, special events and client focused sessions.
  • Work with the Sales team to identify new industries and clients to target and build and execute campaigns and capture plans.
  • Identify the transformational needs of our clients and build solutions that comprise multiple geographically dispersed teams from across the GBL and wider Capgemini.
  • Influence clients to allow us to help them to define their requirements so that when the RFP lands we are in the prime position to win the work
  • Lead the development of our technical proposals
  • Support delivery (chargeable work) particularly in early engagements and discovery phase assignments, working in a consultative manner to grow significant (£5m+) opportunities.

Hybrid working: The places that you work from day to day will vary according to your role, your needs, and those of the business; it will be a blend of Company offices, client sites, and your home; noting that you will be unable to work at home 100% of the time.

Your Security Clearance

To be successfully appointed to this role, it is a requirement to obtain Security Check (SC) clearance. ​

To obtain SC clearance, the successful applicant must have resided continuously within the United Kingdom for the last 5 years, along with other criteria and requirements.​

Throughout the recruitment process, you will be asked questions about your security clearance eligibility such as, but not limited to, country of residence and nationality.​

Some posts are restricted to sole UK Nationals for security reasons; therefore, you may be asked about your citizenship in the application process.

Get the Future you want

Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, more inclusive future is a tough ask. But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs and industry experts. A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology can help us reimagine what’s possible. It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future. By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is. Capgemini. Get The Future You Want.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global business and technology transformation partner, helping organizations to accelerate their dual transition to a digital and sustainable world, while creating tangible impact for enterprises and society. It is a responsible and diverse group of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong over 55-year heritage, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to unlock the value of technology to address the entire breadth of their business needs. It delivers end-to-end services and solutions leveraging strengths from strategy and design to engineering, all fueled by its market leading capabilities in AI, cloud and data, combined with its deep industry expertise and partner ecosystem. The Group reported 2023 global revenues of €22.5 billion.​

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At Capgemini Engineering we value excellence, care, responsibility, dynamism and innovation. We offer a job with variation that leaves plenty of room for initiative and development. In fact, we are not just offering you a job, we’re inviting you to be part of our community where we will provide you trainings, tools & grounds for professional and personal growth. Each career experience is assorted by an attractive salary package.​