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
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.
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
Highly Competitive Package + car / Allowance + training + conferences
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