IT Architect

Spring Technology
£50000.00 - £60000.00 pa
06 Oct 2017
08 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Architect
£50,000-£60,000 + car allowance + perm benefits

A leading financial organisation is currently recruiting for a IT Architect to have overall responsibility for the solution design and technical architecture at both a project and enterprise level. You will be part of the technical design team and be accountable for furthering the architectural strategy, contributing to the strategic IT roadmap encompassing all areas of infrastructure and application technology. You will be expected to work alongside Senior IT managers, SME's and senior stakeholder. Your role will be a full holistic approach of the IT architect including operational delivery, leadership and people management, improvement, risk and budget.


Competencies and Values
*Adaptable and flexible to meet workload demands.
*Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and customer facing skills.
*Ability to speak in a jargon free manner with end users when explaining the benefits or limitations of technologies
*Open minded, self-motivated and have a can do attitude.
*Practical and well organised.
*Must demonstrate a team-based approach to work with a clear sense of purpose.
*Ensure that quality control and quality assurance procedures are performed in accordance with development standards.
*Must have the skills to lead technical teams to get the best possible performance from them.

Essential Experience
*Previous experience as working as a Solutions or Technical Architect within large multi-site, multi-region organisation.
*Familiar with industry standard methods, tools and processes to support an Enterprise Architecture function, such as TOGAF.
*Excellent IT consulting, technical authority and solution creation abilities with a proven technical background in multiple disciplines.
*Proven track record in design and implementation of Application solutions and underpinning IT infrastructure across multiple disciplines including all areas from Datacentre, Server Infrastructure, Virtualisation, Large scale Application & Database systems, Middleware, Networking (WAN &LAN), , Enterprise Management tools, and Desktop Client architecture.
*Previous experience producing High Level and Low Level designs
*Proven track record of implementing Ecommerce B2B and B2C infrastructure solutions.
*Specialist technical background in one or more of the following areas:-
*Datacentre, Server Infrastructure, Large scale Database systems, Middleware.
*Unix and Linux (preferably AIX and Red Hat Linux)
*Windows Architecture (Windows 2003 thru 2012)
*Virtualisation technologies( VMware and Oracle VM)
*Enterprise Storage Solutions (SAN, NAS, File store) preferably HDS and HP.
*Database and Middleware (Oracle Database, Oracle Weblogic , IBM MQ)
*Networking (WAN &LAN), Telephony & Contact Centre, Enterprise Security Infrastructure
*Firewall and Load Balance Solutions (Cisco /Checkpoint/Nokia / F5 GTM & LTM)
*Enterprise Networking Environments (WAN, LAN Ethernet/Fibre) ideally Cisco.
*Application development architectures, tools, and frameworks.
*Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services
*Business Process Modelling (BPMN, BPEL)
*Software Architecture (UML, Sparx EA, Archimate)Web application languages and protocols (Java, JEE, SOAP, REST, WSDL, XSD, JSON, NoSQL)

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