Network Architect - CIOA
KPMG UK
London, GB
6d ago

Service Line Information

In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both -

equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years.

Since our creation, we've developed in-depth knowledge of an incredibly broad spread of sectors.

In IT Advisory we leverage technology to help achieve clients' business strategy and help deliver sustainable business benefits.

KPMG Overview

KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services.

Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable.

Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple : to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description

KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice helps clients transform the way that CIOs and their management teams manage and deliver IT services to their customers by leveraging our capabilities in the following areas :

  • IT Effectiveness
  • IT Sourcing
  • IT Service Management
  • Technology Architecture
  • We are growing our team to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking your relevant expertise and experience to join us.

    The Role

  • Developing lasting client relationships and actively building a network and range of experience to help address client needs
  • Provide compelling and well thought out solutions to problems of moderate complexity
  • You will have three key areas of responsibility :

  • Manage complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services around network services and technologies.
  • Contribute to developing our market growth in network service and technology advisory.
  • Contribute to our wider capability group by developing services and people.
  • You are required to use your industry experience and subject matter knowledge as follows :

    Client Delivery

  • Deliver high quality advisory services which bring insight to complex technology problems.
  • Lead engagements and manage schedule and cost budgets.
  • Good stakeholder management
  • Provide insight across network services and technologies.
  • Market Development :

  • Work with colleagues to identify and translate potential demand into new engagements.
  • Understand business problems and identify commercial opportunities for us.
  • Manage and coordinate internal risk / engagement management processes.
  • Capability Development :

  • Contribute to the development of a vibrant and profitable Technology Architecture Capability Group.
  • Contribute to the development of market facing propositions and assets.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to maximise and share our knowledge and experience.
  • The Person

  • Anticipates the viewpoint of others, listens and addresses concerns
  • Builds co-operative relationships and fosters an environment in which everyone’s opinion is valued
  • Provides on-going feedback, coaching and mentoring that supports individuals development needs and career aspirations
  • Proactively engages in cross-functional communications and sharing of information.
  • Essential :

  • Subject matter expertise and experience from either industry, product or consulting background.
  • The ability to deliver high quality network strategy and technology architecture work.
  • Business development and sales capability.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to influence at a senior level.
  • A detailed understanding of network architectures their challenges and benefits.
  • Industry awareness of key methodologies, approaches and market trends, including software defined architectures, cloud connectivity and as a service options.
  • Experience of : data networking in traditional hosting, public, private and / hybrid cloud environments.
  • Desirable :

  • Experience within the Financial Services Industry or with other large enterprises.
  • Practical experience in delivering large scale, enterprise wide, complex transformations.
  • A passion for technology and data networking.
  • High energy levels, coupled with a desire to deliver to a high standard in a suitable timeframe.
  • Self-motivation and ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Experience of : technical reviews and assessments, network strategy, network architectures, network roadmaps, network solution design, and related sourcing activities.
  • Experience of several of : AWS, Azure and Google cloud connectivity, sofwatre defined wide area networks, software defined local area networks, virtual local area networks, switching, routing, traditional wide area network services, virtual private networks, quality of service, IP subnets and addressing, and domain name service.
  • Flexible Working

    Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

    Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

    Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

    Applying with a Disability

    As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring a great experience for colleagues with a disability.

    Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any adjustments that you may require with your recruitment contact.

    KPMG's commitment to diversity

    We are proud of the value we place on individuality. We want you to bring your full self to work and maximise your potential.

    KPMG is a place where everyone can thrive, whatever their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

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    KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies : Policy

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