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Application Solutions Architect


We are looking for an Application Solutions Architect to work within the Service Design & Delivery area of the EMEA Services Delivery function.


You will be responsible for the leading the technical presales of Application Development and Application Modernisation offerings, and drive the overall strategy, performance, and growth of the EMEA Application Services practice.


You will bring a deep knowledge and niche expertise in the field of Application Development and acts a supporting role to the Enterprise Solutions Architect As well as using comprehensive modern application engineering techniques and methods to support business decisions for Insight’s clients. By leveraging cloud native solution and secure-by-design approaches, the Application Solutions Architect helps Insight’s clients to modernise their applications and maximise the benefits of cloud technologies through a continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD) pipeline methodology.


So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!


As an Application Solutions Architect your Responsibilities are:


    • Function as the ‘Applications expert’ and lead the technical solution development for new presales Application Development and Application Modernisation development opportunities.
    • Work closely with the sales team to develop and execute selling strategies and direct large proposal efforts by leading virtual teams and collaborating with local and global resources.
    • Support pre-sales and business development activities to take shape by communicating proposed solutions with client executives and architects, interact with senior programme/client architects where required.
    • Seek to understand and evaluate client business needs and industry trends in depth to develop trusted advisor relationships with clients and align solutions based upon Insight’s key differentiators.
    • Define and execute the Proof of Concept (POC) to demonstrate the value of the Applications solution to the client.
    • Gather and analyse requirements from large, complex client environments and perform research and investigation activities to identify and create thorough, accurate technical solution proposals.
    • Assess and define the Application architecture principles with the client, also develop and implement the client-approved solution.
    • Design conceptual architecture and technical solutions, direct efforts toward defining technical, operational and user requirements including high-level design, statements of work, service design, and bills of materials.
    • Prepare cost estimates for Application Development and Application Modernisation solutions including professional and managed services, licensing, and hardware.
    • Manage and review work of teams across all phases of the project (Plan, Build and Manage) in one or more projects, ensure offshore resources are used and leveraged appropriately, and project quality meets standards through KPI identification and testing plan.
    • Own partnership with cross-functional technology and design teams to ensure consistent, beneficial client interaction and solution delivery.
    • Proactively deliver strategic messages and roadmaps to new and existing clients and lead client workshops and requirements discovery sessions, as well as build relationships with opportunity channel partners to enable collaboration.
    • Support with business value assessment and business case development and provide solution fit assessment against the client’s requirements.
    • Contribute to sales effectiveness by identifying issues that may need to be addressed, provide information and commentary pertinent to deliberations, recommend options and courses of action, and implement directives.
    • Maintain and advance deep technical skills and knowledge on application development and Cloud-based development, keep up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share knowledge and best practice within the technical community.
    • Function as the technical ‘point of escalation’ during the delivery of the Application Development and or Application Modernisation project.
    • Contribute to the EMEA Application Modernisation Offering and standardisation as the technical ‘Application expert.’
    • Make recommendations to the design authority to create new standards based on any bespoke solutions created during a sales engagement.



Experience and Skills:


  • Previous experience working in a presale, consulting, and or technical architecture role.
  • Experience of Cloud platform and architectures – one or more of AWS, Azure, Google.
  • Understanding of the AWS services, market segments, customer base, and industry verticals.
  • Deep awareness and understanding of cloud, mobile, IoT and integration solution designs and trends, especially within Enterprise Cloud environments.
  • Highly credible individual who can interact and advise C-Suite level clients how IT can deliver to deliver business benefit to their organisations.
  • Experience collaborating with global teams on projects and collaborating with offshore teams to facilitate project work.
  • Experience of communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form.
  • Advanced skills in analysing, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining application code in a variety of contexts.
  • Advanced skills in developing client-based and/or web-based software solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience about application development, complex code development, application testing, component design.
  • Previous experience consulting to external clients on complex projects, including in leadership roles.




Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to achieving diversity and equality within our organisation. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage you to apply.


About Insight: 

We believe that by giving you the freedom to think big and empower you to reach your full potential, together we will achieve the best outcomes.  Along with excellent benefits and a compelling reward package, we offer the opportunity to work in a supportive environment with a high level of autonomy and creativity - there’s a reason our average employee tenure is over 6 years.   

We strive to display our three core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony every day. They represent and drive who we are here at Insight and by doing so we are doing amazing things. Insight started in a garage in 1988 and it is through harnessing our three core values that two brothers, Eric and Tim Crown, steered Insight to the Fortune 500 company it is today. We are now a Global IT Services and Solutions business, passionate about helping customers and the real people who sit behind them. 


Application Details: 

Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to achieving diversity and equality within our organisation. We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and encourage you to apply. 

We will endeavour to contact you within five business days, should we feel your profile is a good match for this role. If you do not hear from us within this timeframe, please presume that on this occasion, your application was not successful. 


A full job description will be provided upon application.  

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