Job Title: Solutions Architect

Department: Technical
Location: Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 3


  • The Solutions Architect will develop and articulate solutions based on a customer's strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer's organization
  • Contribute proactively to new service/product development
  • Ensure quality, up-to-date documentation exists for all service arrangements
  • Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of technical solutions
  • Manage and develop strategic partnerships with third-party suppliers and other internal stakeholders for Service providers, Cloud Aggregators or Managed Service Providers
  • Coordinate with the sales team in formulating and building up proposal knowledge, including making technical demos and presentations to Main One customers
  • Demonstrate ability, determination, and tenacity to move major initiatives forward and drive focus while consistently thinking of the bottom-line impact of the efforts
  • Will be involved from pre-sales solution formulation through system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface resulting in solutions architecture proposals
  • Assist in the translation of customer needs/technical requirements to appropriate solutions by liaising with customers to understand, anticipate and meet their specific needs
  • Design service solutions for Enterprise customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practices
  • Proven business development experience and familiarity with cloud services markets
  • Manage multi-faceted projects with diverse stakeholders across different continents. A track record of successful project management is important
  • Familiarity with international, regional, and local provider markets.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Management, or related engineering field is preferred
  • Cisco and project management certifications are preferable
  • Creative and innovative approach
  • Experience in telecom architecture
  • Proactive with a positive 'can do' approach
  • Experience with Cisco equipment is essential
  • Team player/ability to work independently
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk-aware
  • Background in Telecom and Managed Services Environment
  • Contract negotiation and influencing skills
  • Relationship Management and Analytical Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to speak French is an added advantage

Demands of the Job

  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to set up and maintain best practice library of company proposals and architectural designs proposed to customers with success and conversion rate indicators
  • Prioritising workload of self and others