Infrastructure Architect

Ref: Infrastructure Architect  ·  Posted on 16 June 2022

Introduction

Our client is a leading Engineering consultancy and their IT team support tens of thousands of users nationally and globally! You will need to have experience working for a company that supports thousands + users and multiple sites.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Infrastructure Architect to work across the whole project lifecycle from requirements gathering through design, documentation and delivery.

You will also be responsible for developing strategy, participating in RFP reviews, standards definition, roadmaps, and other technical governance to support Infrastructure and Business objectives.

This role would be suited to an individual who has in depth experience with technical/infrastructure architecture in an enterprise-class environment. 

Some on site working is required but they do support a Hybrid working model.

Key responsibilities
  • Create technical architectural solutions and high-level infrastructure designs that deliver the specified requirements.
  • Technically manage projects from inception, deployment to handover to operational teams.
  • Attendance of strategy and design meetings/discussions to help define requirements, propose solutions, build, and maintain technical credibility and be seen as a ‘trusted advisor’.
  • Technical input and review of RFI, RFP and other technology/platform selection processes with overall responsibility for the Enterprise Computing content.
  • Produce HLD, LLD, standards definition and roadmaps.
  • Mentorship of more junior team members and technical management of deployment resources.
  • Review and approval of change requirements, proposals, and designs for compliance to principles and standards.
  • Oversee or consult on technical architecture implementation and modification activities for new and existing solutions.
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure architecture principles and standards which guide technology decisions.
  • Analyse the current infrastructure environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement.
Skills & experience

Primarily they need a technology focus on Servers and Data-Centre technologies, but they are not expecting everything from the below list!

  • Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory platform.
  • VMWare vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization suites.
  • HPE Server, C7000 and Synergy data-centre solutions.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops.
  • Cloud computing platforms, including Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions.
  • Microsoft management and monitoring systems (SCOM & SCCM preferred).
  • Storage platforms (NetApp) including block, fibre channel, NAS, CIFS and iSCSI.
  • Service Now and reporting systems.
  • Citrix NetScaler/ADC appliances.
  • Group policy, DNS, DHCP.
  • Rubric backup technology/platform.
  • Networking fundamentals.
  • Operating system imaging and application deployment.
  • Security patching and vulnerability management.
  • ITIL processes and practices.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan: (Employer doubles contribution up to 5% Employee, 10% Employer)
  • Life Assurance + Spousal Life Assurance
  • Holidays: Basic entitlement 25 days (+ bank holidays) with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Annual Professional Fee subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Insurance: Dental, Health, Private Medical, Travel, Gadget
  • Digital GP, Flu Jab Vouchers, Eyecare Vouchers and Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Discounts on annual gym memberships at over 2,500 health clubs, gyms and leisure centres
  • Critical Illness: This benefit pays out a tax-free cash sum if you suffer a serious illness
  • Company car (at more Senior levels)
  • Childcare Vouchers

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