Solutions Architect

Watford Permanent £60,000 - £70,000 per year
  • You'll be the forefront of customer engagement, gathering their specifications
  • Excellent opportunity to join a business with huge growth plans

About Our Client

Everything about CSL is designed to keep our customers connected, secure and live. Simplicity, service and reliability have been at the heart of everything we do since CSL was founded in 1996. The sectors we work in and applications we connect are at the highest end of critical communications. Critical connectivity can be complex but we make it easy. Our partnerships with all the major Mobile Network Operators, Monitoring Centres and Installers, allows us to deliver complete end-to-end connectivity solutions. Whether it's 4G, IP, xDSL, or FTTC, we have the knowledge, expertise and ability to deliver the best combination for your connectivity requirements.

Industry - IOT

Job Description

  • Duties & Responsibilities


  • This role will encompass a range of responsibilities including but not limited to:
  • To lead evaluation, test & installation of the IP network system/application/software and hardware provided by suppliers
  • with controls and standards i.e. Firewalls/Data Security, Network software and hardware.
  • To lead test & installation of network software maintenance and updates provided by suppliers.
  • Pre-sales support and services to CSL sales functions, providing high quality technical interfaces to internal/external
  • customers and suppliers.
  • Investigating technical incidents and providing remedies where necessary, taking proactive ownership of technical
  • supplier equipment/service problems.
  • Co-ordinating 3rd party suppliers in the resolution of more complex M2M issues including Mobile Operators, hardware manufacturers, platform providers etc.
  • Design/build of secure customer router configurations, utilising internal platforms to provision, test and activate.
  • Deployment and management of customer/product trials and pilots.
  • Generation of technical documentation (manuals, product specifications, requirements definitions, guides, plans etc)

The Successful Applicant

Key Skills & Qualifications Sought:


  • Typically computing/engineering/science degree.
  • The typical role holder may have obtained some appropriate recognised industrial accreditation at typically specialist
  • level from specific vendors. Cisco CCNP, Checkpoint CCSE
  • Minimum 4-5 years' experience in the relevant technical skill area, with appropriate formal training.
  • Experienced and fully competent in own area and can share own expertise and provide guidance and support to others.
  • May have developed specialist knowledge in one area but able to apply knowledge/skills to a range of standard and nonstandard
  • activities.
  • Awareness of internal/ external business issues and best practice in own discipline that is then applied to the role.
  • Can interpret client needs, assessing the full requirements and identifying solutions to non-standard tasks/queries.
  • Understands appropriate customer Business Processes and operating environments.
  • Has developed specialist 'in depth' knowledge in more than one area.
  • Completes own role independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Can take action to monitor and control costs within own work horizons.
  • Can identify key issues and patterns from partial/conflicting data, able to take a broad perspective with problems and
  • spot new, less obvious solutions.
  • Able to manage own time to meet agreed targets, and to develop plans for specific work activities in own area over the
  • short-term, including forecasting resource requirements.
  • Able if required to organise the work of a small team of professionals to deliver to agreed deadlines.
  • Is able to promote teamwork, and to coach and guide others.
  • Able to create informal networks with key contacts within own area.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive benefits package including 25 days annual leave. (plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Nice office space in Watford - Croxley Park
  • The opportunity to be a part of an exciting IOT Industry
Mark Robertson
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0444

Job summary

Job function
IT Architecture
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Mark Robertson
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0444
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