Solutions Architect, Network

Red Sky Recruitment Solutions Ltd
London (Greater)
£65 - £75,000 depending on exp
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cloud, Infrastructure Architect
West London

Our client is a global Broadcast and Media company with an enviable track record for service and innovation.

They have recently created a new team of Infrastructure Solution Architects who will get heavily involved in a large number of new projects for some of the biggest names in the TV & Broadcast industry.

The successful Solution Architect will take ownership of projects and be working closely with the other Subject Matter Experts (Storage, Network, Security, Development) and the overall product Architects. The projects could be a short review & upgrade to the complete on boarding of new clients or channel launches.

One of the biggest areas of interest right now is moving a core IT & Broadcast environment to a Cloud based solution. They currently use Amazon / AWS & Azure and have their own mini-cloud onsite. It?s also anticipated that they will create their own cloud infrastructure in the future in their datacentres.

Main Responsibilities and tasks

The role has responsibility for building relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders to gather requirements for new projects and services within the Infrastructure domain. Once requirements are understood the Infrastructure Design and Integration team are responsible for working with appropriate Subject Matter Experts to translate the requirements into a high level Infrastructure design and associated Bill of Materials that is aligned to business wide best practice.

? Ensure end to end completeness of Infrastructure Technical Design, including NFRs validated and realised.
? Ensure adherence to standards and influence solutions towards the Infrastructure future state model towards the Cloud
? Keeping up to date with business road maps, technology road maps and feeding wider business requirements into engineering teams and infrastructure as a whole ? cloud & on-premises
? Analysis of service related trends and recommendation of technology change or improvements that better fit business needs.
? Contribution to Infrastructure Service Catalogue

To be considered for this challenging roles you should meet most of the following criteria and have natural gravitas and first class verbal and written communication skills are essential ? QA your own CV!

Required Knowledge Areas

Strong background in Infrastructure Architecture with an emphasis on the Cloud technologies like IaaS, PaaS, also across a broad range of other technologies including, but not limited to the following:
? Datacentre, Server and network infrastructure
? Virtualisation technologies
? Enterprise Storage Solutions (SAN, NAS, File, Tape store).
? Knowledge of Enterprise Security Infrastructure (Antivirus, Patching, Firewalls, IPS/IDS, Certificates, Secure file transfer, AAA)
? Experience of Data Centre migrations, technology re-platforming, technology upgrade projects

Any experience within the Broadcast, TV or Media industry would also be very valuable.

Joining this new team also gives the successful Solution Architect the opportunity to really help scape the role, processes and even the future projects.

Additionally, a fantastic career path would be open to you.

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