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Advisory Consultant

Job Description and Requirements

Post Sales:

  • Shaping and/or supporting the delivery of data center build, consolidation and migration projects from initial assessment and high level design through to effective delivery.
  • Driving business Continuity programs with customer.
  • Driving data center technology strategy and developing transition roadmaps and implementation approaches.
  • Driving and reviewing data center facilities and technology diagnosis and assessment activities.
  • Driving technology architecture, infrastructure detailed design, build and test activities.
  • Driving and delivering application migration assessment, planning and execution activities
  • Developing presentation material and delivering workshops to senior IT stakeholders.
  • Deliver remote and/or onsite Data Discovery, Application, Infrastructure validation data and analysis services such as developing bundling criteria, performing migration options analysis, Risk analysis, and vendor participation analysis.
  • Develop various project deliverables (BIA, establish RPO and RTO, review existing BC/DR plans, Design, Runbooks, assessment reports, workshops, migration plans, etc. as needed for each assigned customer engagement).
  • Develops, manages and articulates Disaster Recovery/High Availability (DR/HA) solutions based on a clients strategic business and technical requirements.
  • Act as a Technical Leader on larger projects, coordinating the work of a larger delivery team owning overall responsibility for Data Center migration and consolidation.
  • Documentation of technical best practices for the reuse in other customer engagements, and contribution to the development of standard consulting service offerings.
  • Provide technical mentoring for new and/or junior colleagues as needed.
  • Acquire and maintain expert level knowledge in two or more areas such as Cloud, hyper-converged, Business resiliency, operation model.

Pre-sales assistance as needed:

  • Assist Solutions Architects in creating Statements of Work as a BC/DR SME as needed.
  • Lead As-is / To-be consulting workshops with customers to support strategic opportunities as needed.
  • Collaborate with Sales, Solutions Architects, and other technical domain SMEs on our most strategic pursuits to generate proposals and/or SOWs
  • Identifying business opportunities for using Cyber recovery solutions, DC/DR, virtualization, private cloud or public cloud for technology-related improvements using benchmark data and supporting high-level cost benefits analyses.

Readiness to travel 60-70% annually (based on project requirements). 


  • Typically has 15+ years of experience in the design, engineering, and architecture of large-scale Data Center infrastructures.
  • 10+ years of experience in IT Enterprise management (Oil and gas, Telco, Banking), Deployment, Systems Integration, or consulting role.
  • Expertise with Data Center Strategy, Migration and Consolidation methodologies.
  • Strong technical, organizational and leadership skills for DR/HA technologies
  • Knowledge/Expertise of Database and virtualization technologies.
  • Experience with one or more of the following operating systems (VMware, Solaris, AIX and Linux).


  • Previous experience of working and consulting with a client to deliver value and business benefits using data center technologies and operational systems.
  • Extensive Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery planning experience.
  • Proven experience of influencing key stakeholders within an IT organization along with different industry sectors experience (oil and gas, Telco& Banking).
  • Hands on Microsoft Excel, Data modeling and data visualization experience.
  • Knowledge of following solutions and Technologies:
    • Data Center Technologies: BC / DR Solutions, tools and strategies such as EMC Recover Point, EMC VPLEX Metro, EMC Avamar, Networker, Data Domain and cyber recovery solutions.
    • Hyper-Converged solutions such as Cisco UCS, VxRail, VxRail.
    • Different storage platforms and replication solutions: DELL EMC, HP, NetAPP and IBM.
  • Experience with ITIL, ITSM, TOGAF and Datacenter-associated Program Management.
  • DRII certified or Lead Auditor ISO BCMS 22301