Technical Design Authority
Summary of Role:
Maintel is a leading independent provider of Unified Communications, Contact Centre, Voice, Mobile and Data solutions. With more than 20 years’ experience, Maintel specialises in combining technologies from leading vendors and carriers with the skills of our experts to provide complete end-to-end solutions to our clients.
Maintel provides complete solutions across voice, data and mobile, supported by highly skilled staff in specialist areas throughout the design, implementation and support process. Our people are what make us different; we have developed a reputation as experts in our fields of operation and have a proven track record in consistently delivering solutions that surpass requirements and exceed expectations.
JOB TITLE: Technical Design Authority
REPORTING TO: Principal Technical Design Authority
The Technical Design Authority primary role is to take responsibility for the overall design of customer solutions and provide a trusted advisor relationship to large sized accounts. It is vital for the Technical Design Authority to retain ownership of the design and support the project management and implementation teams in the delivery of the solution through to customer acceptance.
To design innovative technology solutions that meet the business demands of the customer and to enhance manufacturer recommended best practices by assisting to develop Maintel best practices and design guidelines that cross multiple vendors to form proven, tightly integrated solutions.
To carry out pre-sales design activities including but not limited to, requirements gathering/analysis, high level design outline, bill of materials, technology demonstrations, schematics, scope of works documentation and to assist the sales team with the production of proposals and bid responses.
To analyse and understand the business applications in use and identify where communications enablement of these could add value to a customer by increasing productivity, removing inefficiency and driving down costs. To assist the sales team in generating revenue and increasing margin levels set by the business.
The Technical Design Authority must be an accomplished presenter and demonstrator who is comfortable presenting and demonstrating technology at board level and to large customer audiences. The quality of all presentation material and documentation produced must be of an extremely high level.
At Maintel we pride ourselves on the quality of our technical documentation. The Technical Design Authority is responsible for the creation of detailed design documentation (low level design) for large and/or complex projects. It is important that the documentation is accurate and highly presentable. Technical Design Authority needs to works closely with the engineering teams to ensure that the solution delivered meets and exceeds customer expectations.
2. Key Responsibilities
3. Role-specific Skill & Experience Expectations
A thorough data communication TCP/IP Suite of Protocols, Telecoms, Contact Centre and business application knowledge is required. Multi-vendor product knowledge is essential in order to offer a true “Trusted Advisor” consultancy service. A high Microsoft Visio and Office suite competency is also essential.
Deep understanding of at least three or more of the following technology areas:
4. General Skill & Experience Expectations
Ideally the Technical Design Authority should hold certification within good proportion of the vendor product lines included in the Maintel UC and Contact Centre portfolios; Avaya & Genesys
6. Salary and benefits
Salary: Dependant on experience
Benefits: Contributory pension, Life Assurance, PHI, discounted PMI, eligible for Share Incentive Plan after 6 months
Application via CV to HR@maintel.co.uk