Cloud / Infrastructure Architect

Jenrick IT
£550 - £600 per day
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Cloud / Infrastructure Architect required to work for a global Publishing company in Kidlington.
Initial 3 month contract likely to extend much further, paying up to £600 per day depending on experience.

My client are currently undertaking a major transformation program in the infrastructure and operations space. They are in the process of standing up a new 1st Line Support function for their Cloud and On-Premise applications and are looking for additional support in building a Service and tooling framework, which will form the basis of an Internal Service Catalogue.

The right candidate will have a strong passion for new technology and business transformation.

The Infrastructure Architect will sit within the Enterprise Architecture group and partner with the Technology Infrastructure and Operations group. This is a Center of Excellence within Technology Services that supports all business units, departments, and groups in the company to stimulate the usage, awareness and integration of new information technologies. Enterprise Architectures aim is to:

- Identify and discover trends and innovations in technologies relevant to the business
- Inform and educate the company about relevant emerging technology trends and innovations
- Expedite and accelerate the adoption of strategic emerging technologies within the company.
- Define tooling in a Service orientated manner, that allows for the adoption, consumption and lifecycle management of tools required to support our ongoing cloud service portfolio.

The Role:
The Infrastructure Architect will report to the Director, Technical Architecture for this global role leading the development of the infrastructure architecture platform.

- Be active in designing, planning, maintaining and improving the technology architecture for the Technology Systems, specifically around AWS (Amazon Web Services), monitoring systems, event correlation, service desk and CMDB..
- To design, implement and provide support for a new infrastructure and operation Service Catalogue.
- To manage and support the existing infrastructure as a technical lead on a day to day basis, and through transition to the cloud.
- Work closely with leaders in Technology Services and across the company to continuously improve the quality, reliability, availability and performance of products delivered
- To optimize the current implementation of technology.
- Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of processes and infrastructure

Commercial Acumen:
Construct business cases for improvements to the technology infrastructure
Personal Effectiveness:
- Be comfortable operating in a matrix environment with the ability to actively impact and influence stakeholders
Engage and manage vendor relationships.

Essential Skills Required:
- Possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience to include software / development experience
- The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience in the role of a Technical Design Authority (TDA) on a major infrastructure transformation. This should include examples of incorporating some of the following:
o Demonstrable experience leading the implementation of DevOps/Cloud technologies and experienced in driving a similar agenda
o High Level of AWS Capability.
o Understanding of Containerization technologies.
o Experienced in driving the successful implementation of CI and CD (Continuous integration & Continuous Deployment)
- Effective project management skills
- Experienced in financial modeling
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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