Infrastructure Architect

Ref: ZR_6681_JOB  ·  Posted on 13 January 2022

Introduction

Our client is looking for an Infrastructure Architect to work for their internal department within the Surrey or London offices. They are looking for an Architect to help design, deploy and optimize enterprise-class data center solutions. The technical architect’s responsibilities will span an entire project’s lifecycle, from requirements gathering through design, documentation and delivery including assisting and mentoring the less experienced members of the team. It will also include developing strategy, participating in RFP reviews, standards definition, roadmaps, and other technical governance to support both Infrastructure-specific, wider IT Services 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.  Our client is looking for someone who can be dynamic, demonstrate leadership, ownership and that exudes a can-do attitude.

Our client will be open to putting candidates through the security clearance process prior to starting and will help in every step along the way. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about this security clearance check.

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 where appropriate, with a specific remit 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.
  • Responsible for key document outputs within the team, including but not limited to: 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 example, projects), 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.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and selection of software product standards, as well as the design of standard software configurations.
  • Analyse the technology industry and market trends, determining their potential impact on the enterprise and where appropriate, recommend new products, services, and platforms.
Skills & experience
  • Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory platform (all versions, including current).
  • VMWare vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization suites.
  • HPE Server, C7000 and Synergy data-center solutions.
  • Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops.
  • Cloud computing platforms, including Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions.
  • Microsoft management and monitoring systems (SCOM & SCCM preferred).
  • Experience with working with other teams across the globe.
  • Disaster Recovery technology, products, and services.

You must also be able to demonstrate experience with:

  • Storage platforms (NetApp) including block, fiber 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.
  • Linux server basics.
  • 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.

If you do not hold an active SC clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

Additional benefits
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.
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