Presales Mechanical Technical Architect

Permanent contract

Bangalore/ Remote


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Business — Sales

Business industry


Minimum level of experience required

10 years and more

Contractual hours

Full time


Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Job description


AKKA & Modis offers comprehensive and seamless solutions connecting IT specialists and tech experts to the businesses. The boundaries between the three specialist sectors – IT, Engineering and Life Sciences – are dissolving. These areas will continue to converge as a new era of smarter devices, smarter cities, and smarter industries evolves. Digital innovation is revolutionizing the world of work.

 It's AKKA & Modis’ mission to assist its customers with IT specialists and tech experts in driving tangible business outcomes in this digitally transformed world, reduce costs, accelerate time-to-market and take advantage of external expertise, assets and intellectual property. This is delivered by a network of up to 35,000 skilled colleagues & consultants speaking more than 20 languages. With our local market knowledge, delivery centers and global presence, AKKA & Modis can collaborate to improve all aspects of IT processes, services, applications and infrastructure, agile teams mobilized on projects or tailored solutions.

AKKA & Modis has approximately a total revenue of 4 Bn EUR and it is present in more than 25 countries.


Technical Presales Solution Architect for Mechanical topics will be responsible for supporting proactive and reactive proposal requirements forwarded by the North America sales team. This associate will be developing proposal response based on customer requirement for RFI / RFQ / RFS / RFP etc related to Aerospace, Automotive & locomotive domain. He / She will work closely with the sales team and customers in the process. This associate will own the proposal solution response end to end and develop the delivery model, engagement roadmap, transition and transformation approach, effort estimation etc. Also, as part of proposal development, this associate will be working with relevant technical SMEs for developing technical / transformation solution for the proposal, if needed. During the proposal preparation process, the associate will require to interact with customer / partner / TPAs in person or remotely.


Main tasks include specifically:
Responding & devising Solutions for RFI/RFP/RFQ's proposals 
Proactively scopes the technical solution required to address customer requirements, assesses customers’ met and unmet needs, and recommends solutions that optimize value for both the customer and the firm.
Secures input from all necessary solution stakeholders within the customer firm. Adapts solutions, as necessary, to ensure appropriate support.
Secures from customer technical staff commitments needed to ensure a deal’s “technical close.”
Devising a successful strategy for winning a bid, including proposing unique selling points/Differentiators, researching, writing and/or checking proposals
Working with key stakeholders/Point of Contacts involved from different project teams during the entire bid cycle and client organization to obtain the information required to compile the bid.




Required skill:

• Knowledge of Automotive/Aerospace/Locomotive components and Integration of systems
• Knowledge of CAD and CAE tools Ex: CATIA V5, Nx, Simulia, Hyperworks, Multibody Dynamics & PLM
• Deep understanding Mechanical engineering deliverables in Auto/Aero/Locomotive industry.
• Ability to engage with clients, advisors, analysts and intermediaries on relevant discussions
• Work experience with US / Europe clients is added advantage
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to focus on client needs with a commitment to quality and ontime delivery.
• Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
• Ability to identify and resolve problems through recommending and implementing creative solutions.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
• Knowledge about different estimation techniques.
• Flexibility to undertake domestic and internal short-term travels for business purposes

Required experience:

·       Showcases minimum 12- 15 years of demonstrated experience

·       Experience in working with leading IT / Engineering service providers

·       Experience in working with leading OEM and MSPs

·       Experience supporting internal and external stakeholders across different countries


Bachelor’s degree in Science / Engineering

Equivalent combination of post-high school education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

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