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Infrastructure Architect

Location:

London, England

Work type:

Permanent

Business sector:

Infrastructure

Salary:

£100000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + Bonus, car allowance

Job reference:

BBBH18779_1554817103

Contact email:

mag.dutka@talentinternational.com

Advertiser:

Mag Dutka

Infrastructure Architect / Cloud / Azure / Microsoft / TOGAF / Data Centre / Storage / Virtualisation

Infrastructure Architect / Cloud / Azure / Microsoft / TOGAF / Data Centre / Storage / Virtualisation

London - Permanent

Salary: £100,000 to £120,000 + 10% Discretionary Bonus

25 Days holiday

Car allowance

Pension

Death in Service

Flex benefits

Scope:

A full time position based in London and reporting into the Company's Head of Architecture

The right applicant will have a capable understanding of strategy, planning and design, playing a key role within a wider architecture function of circa 25 people, delivering a wide a range of new technologies across a large enterprise environment

The role involves taking end to end accountability for supporting a high availability cloud based infrastructure supporting 6000+ users as part an ongoing multiyear IT Managed Services program for a large utility customer in the UK

The position requires a strong infrastructure, security and technical architecture background with demonstrable experience of having planned, designed and managed a critical infrastructure estate of similar size and topology in the past. Ideally with around 10+ years of overall relevant experience specialising in the areas of technology architecture, security and elements of infrastructure architecture based both at client site and offshore

As a infrastructure architect you will be the go to person on all matters security, technology and IT Infrastructure for the customer both in advisory and support capacity

The role expects hands on practitioner lead approach to managing network, storage and technology on the cloud Extensive collaboration with a large delivery partner and group of vendors delivering various IT services with the Company being the final accountable delivery partner

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for the planning, design and support of clients IT Infrastructure
  • Regular interaction and effective collaboration with the customers architecture team, involvement in the architecture design process for solutions and services being the single point contact for all technology related decision making
  • Represent and lead from front in all architecture and solution governance and other related meetings as needed
  • Ensure high availability, reliability and security of the network as per agreed service terms and conditions
  • Propose and participate in initiatives for overall performance management of the estate based on vendor and industry best pratices
  • Maintain the Knowledge Repository for Architecture & Design documentation relating to the current service
  • Work closely with technology vendors and service partners responsible for service desk, desktop support
  • Attend the Architecture Review Board or equivalent on behalf of the Company
  • Able to advise the CIO office on emerging trends such as devops and cybersecurity best pracices
  • Responsible for customer Engagement and delight to highest levels of customer satisfaction ( CSR 4/5) - Proactive and regular interactions with CIO and team.

Education & Experience:

Partner and Vendor Management

  • Effectively collaborate and manage the partner ecosystem

Education

  • Certificates relevant to the role ( Ex: TOGAF)

Desired Experience

  • Ownership and accountability - Proactive in nature, owns the problem till resolved and not a 9-5 person, able to roll up sleeves/go the extra mile and not a mere delegator
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Azure technology stack
  • Practical knowledge of cybersecurity practcies - do's and dont's , best practices and recommendations
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver meaningful presentations to senior customers
  • Passionate team player/leader, able to motivate and manage culturally diverse team to success

Mandatory Skills:

  • Supporting a high availability cloud infrastructure with stringent SLA's
  • Cybersecuirty
  • Azure Cloud Infrastructure and Platform services
  • Hybrid infrastructure services
  • Data centre operations
  • Storage systems
  • Virtual machine infrastructure and supporting components
  • Disaster recovery and resilience
  • High performance computing
  • Technical leadership - Advisory to senior customers on new and emerging technologies , guidance to team - expected to be upto date on technology trends, benefits and risks
  • Vendor, Partner Management - Managing a team of delivery partners and technology vendors with end accountability, Vendor performance management
  • Experience of large scale instrastucture transformation programs
  • Familirity to CNI (Critical National Infrastrcuture) and experience in managing CNI.
  • Capacity management
  • Infrastrcture life cycle management

Infrastructure Architect / Cloud / Azure / Microsoft / TOGAF / Data Centre / Storage / Virtualisation

Infrastructure Architect / Cloud / Azure / Microsoft / TOGAF / Data Centre / Storage / Virtualisation

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