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Technical Design Authority - (Microsoft, Oracle and Cloud Technologies)

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 44675
Date Posted: Jan 16, 2020
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Consulting
Company Name: Hitachi Consulting Global Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Consulting
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Vantara is currently investing in its IT Outsourcing Practice which is growing rapidly in the UK and Europe. As part of this, we are seeking to recruit an experienced professional services focused Technical Design Authority (TDA). The professional will work within the Service Management team to identify, architect and review technical solutions for existing managed services clients. 

The TDA will operate across a portfolio of clients and the full ITO service offerings utilising some of the most exciting technology stacks. Featuring Oracle, SAP and Microsoft applications and hybrid cloud infrastructure services.

We now have brand new offices in historic St. Paul's London and also recently refurbished our office in Manchester. Hires will have the choice of being based at either as their primary location. Hitachi Vantara is also able to offer some flexible working from home.


Due to our strong pipeline the business is able to hire two professionals. The initial hire will have significant successful experience working with enterprise clients within the Retail or E-commerce and Hospitality Sector.  

The hire will provide technical expertise to research, design, and propose services for existing clients. The TDA will have responsibility for design, compliance and supportability of the services. The hire will follow the service design process to ensure any services introduced can be supported by and are signed off by the service delivery functions.


The hire will work directly with Service Management professionals, take guidance from our ITO Senior Leaders and work alongside our Service Design and Solution Authority teams.

The TDA will enjoy providing architectural, technical assurance to existing client services and solutions. Key aspect of this opportunity centres on proactively identify opportunities for improvement, including the development, presenting the business case internally and to our clients.


Key activities:

  • To work with the Service Manager and account team to develop a technical roadmap strategy for a client
  • Collaborate with the Service Manager to drive incremental business opportunities 
  • Perform regular assessments of client solutions for compliance (e.g. security & licensing), supportability and capacity planning
  • Lead the design and costing of change requests 
  • Participate in review, validation and technical sign-off of new bids and service extensions 
  • Provide technical governance and perform due diligence as part of the Acceptance into Service process
  • Act as the technical interface to partners and 3rd party vendors as part of an integrated service
  • Provide assistance in troubleshooting complex service issues that may span multiple technologies. 

Key Skills:


  • Broad technical experience in a managed services environment supporting infrastructure and application services

  • Proven ability to apply technical expertise to a variety of solutions and services
  • A strong understanding of service management principles
  • Proven ability to identify solution improvement opportunities 
  • Confident communicator and presenter to senior client stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of data security and data privacy practices
  • Ability to construct a commercial business case
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities
Our preference would be to hire professionals with extensive experience of working in this role within either; Consulting, System Integrators or Service Provider organizations. 

These will have strong experience working to and fully understanding demanding client SLA. ITIL foundation level is preferred however the minimum requirement is for the TDA to have an excellent experience around the processes within Service Management across the Service Lifecycle. 

The hire will enjoy working in client facing roles with engagement up to C level and will have extensive experience of successfully working within a virtual team. 

Applicants will enjoy a role with some UK, EMEA and occasionally global travel.


Inclusion and Diversity

Hitachi Vantara is committed to building an inclusive work environment that leverages the diverse talent and perspectives of our global workforce. We value the unique background, experience and capability of each employee and embrace differences including gender, race, religion, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity and personal style.

Please contact Eldon Davis within our Talent Acquisition team for more information regarding this role.


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