Careers at Commercial

Technical Consultant



Closing Date





Available on request

Working Hours

Full-Time 37.5 hours per week


We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Technical Consultant/ Design Architect within the Professional Services team in our IT Services division. The role will be based out of our head office in Cheltenham and involves extensive travel to our client sites throughout the UK. The candidate will work closely with our Solutions Consulting team to produce detailed technical specifications to assist the pre-sales process and thereafter they will be responsible for the technical low level design, implementation and documentation of the solution.

Applicants are required to have had proven technical project design and implementation experience with server/desktop virtualisation offerings from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft and exposure to cloud technologies. The candidate would ideally be certified with VMware VCP and Microsoft MCSE and have a good amount of experience in customer facing hands-on design and implementation preferably working within an IT reseller environment.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to identify priorities and manage multiple workloads and projects. Attention to detail is a must with a methodical and professional approach to solution design and implementation.

Required technical skills:

  • Hypervisors (VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Microsoft Office 365 or Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and DAG
  • SAN Technologies
  • Windows Server 2016, 2012 and 2008
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
  • Active Directory, ADFS, Group Policy and Certificate Services
  • TCP/IP, VLAN, switching, routing and firewall configuration, VPN and WAN environments
  • Backup technologies such as Veeam/Symantec
  • Anti-virus technologies

It would also be beneficial to have experience of:

  • Microsoft Azure Site Recovery
  • Microsoft Azure design and implementation of workloads in either IAAS or PAAS
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware Horizon
  • Citrix XenServer
  • Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp
  • Citrix NetScaler Gateway
  • Citrix Provisioning Services
  • Corporate wireless systems such as Cisco Meraki, Aruba and Fortinet
  • Microsoft Clustering technologies
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Microsoft SQL 2014, 2012 and 2008
  • Unified Communications including Microsoft Skype for Business
  • Microsoft SCCM, SCVMM and SCOM
  • Web and E-mail Security
  • Mobile Device and Application Management
  • Sophos Synchronised Security
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager

Why Commercial..?

  • Competitive salary
  • We all get a generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays which increases with length of service
  • Company car, laptop and mobile phone
  • A variety of training & Development programmes tailored to you
  • Earn extra money if we hire your friends or family with our employee referral programme
  • Want to get healthy? We have free fruit delivered for all staff! And our state of the art coffee machine will be sure to set you up for the day
  • Looking for a little extra? You could get a day off for doing charity work and you might even get a treat on your birthday and work anniversary!
  • A range of team and social events
  • Cycle to work scheme, pension contributions, employee support programme, flexi time scheme and more