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Discovery Consultant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

  • Business Application Discovery Consultant to support Data Centre Transformation, Migration and Cloud Assessment projects
  • Application / Service / Infrastructure Dependency mapping discovery
  • Platform Upgrade / Application remediation related discovery
  • Flexible UK base location with regular UK-wide travel

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced discovery Consultant to join Computacenter’s dynamic and rapidly expanding Consultancy Practice. The successful individual will work on a variety of customer projects engaging with the business stakeholders and supporting ISVs as required.

Joining this exciting team will open opportunities for you to contribute to both our business and our propositions; we believe Computacenter provides unrivalled scope to advance your career and develop your professional skills. To be successful you will have the following attributes:

  • Proven business and application / service consulting expertise
    • subject-matter expertise in discovery tools and techniques,
  • Ability to engage across a range of internal and external stakeholders
    • interviewing capability and information consolidation

Role Responsibility

  • Harvesting, analysing, manipulating and reporting on existing and discovery data from customer inventory, CMDB, off-the-shelf tools and in-house scripts, manual interviews and existing documentation
  • Discovery data review and gap analysis
  • Creation of and input into high level and detailed level designs and test plans
  • Definition and identification of customer data sets required to be harvested and analysed
  • Discovery of key infrastructure, technical and application / service attributes
  • Tool selection and ongoing knowledge management.
    • Proof of concept testing.
    •  Vendor liaison and updates on features, capability, licensing.
  • Supporting the identification, and interviewing of customer / business stakeholders, such as:-
    • Application owners, architecture, development and management teams
    • Infrastructure owners, architecture, support and management teams
    • Service management teams
    • Business unit stakeholders
    • End user teams
    • 3rd party vendors / ISVs
    • Other subject matter experts
  • Evaluating customer stakeholder support and buy-in to project objectives and escalating where required
  • Assist in the creation and execution of stakeholder and communications maps and planning
  • Defining and enforcing customer and project escalation processes in relation to discovery activities
  • Working in a partnership ethos, both with Computacenter project teams and customer stakeholders
  • Enforcement and adherence to project scope and objectives, including being accountable for time, cost and quality of own delivery areas
  • Feeding into and delivering subsequent transformation and migration design and planning stages
  • In-house Team training, in tool and process use.
  • Assistance with the development of the discovery framework

The Ideal Candidate

  • Detailed understanding of one or more technical and application discovery tools and manipulation / interpretation of exported / output data (e.g. BMC Discovery (ADDM), IBM TADM, HPe Universal Discover, CloudScape, VMware VROps, Lanamark, etc.)
  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of manual and tool based discovery methods to ascertain how various applications make up a service, and how the applications and service map to infrastructure components
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more datacentre technologies e.g.
    • Storage
    • Backups
    • Networking
    • Virtualisation Platforms
    • Compute platforms (e.g. Wintel, Converged/Hyper Converged, Unix)
  • Ability to ascertain and document a high level of understanding for IT applications / services architecture and supporting data flows and protocols through interviewing, documentation reviews and discovery tools data
  • Able to ascertain and document a detailed level of understanding of IT applications / services / infrastructure dependencies and links
  • Clear communications both in documentation and presentation skills
  • Experience in and good understanding of working across a variety of technology platforms
  • Experience of delivering into a wider project
  • Understanding of the 6 ‘ R strategies for migrating applications to the Cloud

Package Description

Solution Architect - Discovery Consultant

Highly Competitive Package + car / Allowance + training + conferences

UK Wide

About the Company

Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent IT provider, with about 15,000 employees worldwide. We work at the heart of digitalisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology, optimising its performance, and managing our customers’ infrastructures


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