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Solution Architect (m/f/d)

Publish Date:  Jul 4, 2022

Zürich, Zürich, CH-Switzerland

Company:  Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 107,000 employees and annual revenue of over € 11 billion. European number one in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing, the Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized digital for its clients. 


The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.



Summary of Activities:


  • Customer focus
    • Provide integrated technical counseling to the customers within respective technical scope.
    • Provide advice and guidance to customers on technical solutions, future strategies and innovations.
    • Experience in aligning solutions to business requirements and priorities.
    • Awareness of the wider implications of technical and commercial decisions.
    • Support solution proposal presentations at customer locations and/or internal offices.
    • Prepare the relevant part of presentation material related with the services, architecture and technology aspects of the solution.
    • Has ownership to write the proposal ensuring customers’ requirements.
  • Bid operations
    • Knowledge in Atos bidding and delivery processes and tooling.
    • Participates in bids with a TCV greater than 5M€ leading the technical solution design.
    • Participates in cross-RBU/country bids covering cross-service line services.
    • Aware of the actual implementation of the solutions defined at the bid phase through alignment sessions with the delivery team.
    • Supports the Solution Manager / Solution Architect in technical affairs (including cost impact) in contract negotiations.
  • Solution focus
    • Works within established frameworks to produce technical solutions and designs meeting client requirements.
    • Collaborates with customer architecture teams to ensure alignment and to facilitate design sign-off.
    • Liaises with 3rd Party suppliers and other partners when and where required.
    • Works with SL teams to ensure solutions meet requirements, are supportable and up to the standards.
    • Provides feedback to the CTO on suitability of existing policies/ standards, successes and failures of technical solutions.
    • Provides input to the solution project on migration aspects.
    • Provides consolidated effort estimation on technical solution for overall consolidation, based on methodologies and Atos’ standards for estimation
    • Contributes to risk management by identifying technical risks and proposing mitigation strategies.
    • Provides direction and support to technical specialists and less experienced architect.
    • Leads and governs the development of technical solution using Atos standards, processes and tools and/or coordinates the respective development teams.
  • Technical focus
    • Understands the technical requirements and designs value added, end to end technical solutions based as much as possible on standard portfolio (service catalogue)
    • Validates the feasibility of the technology with the functional architects.
    • Deep knowledge of the state of the art and good knowledge of Atos Portfolio in the respective technical domain IT Experience in a specialist role incl. technical specifications and familiar with National/International standards associated with IT services.
    • Fully understands standard architecture methodologies, processes and best practices.
    • Experience of Data Centre Transformation and migration projects highly desirable.
    • Experience of workplace/Office 365 projects highly desirable.
    • Experience in ServiceNow
    • Experience of Unified Communications e.g. Lync, Cisco
    • Experience of Migrations, rollouts and Virtualization (Server and Desktop)
    • Experience of Network implementation, migration and upgrade projects including firewalls, physical and virtual networks
    • Experience of Exchange upgrade, consolidation and migration projects
    • Experience of IaaS, Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud
    • Experience of SAP Hana


Key strengths


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills especially in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent customer facing skills.
  • Good analytical, leadership, teamworking, delegation skills.
  • Able to challenge the customer as well as internal processes and decisions.
  • Working under pressure while remaining decisive and taking ownership of issue resolution.
  • Continually maintaining own knowledge.


Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.