BANK: Lead Infrastructure Solution Architect £650

£550 - £650 per day
19 Apr 2013
17 May 2013
Daniel Navazesh
Contract Type
Full Time

My client, a global tier 1 bank in London, Canary Wharf is looking for a LEAD Infrastructure Solution Architect. This will be a rolling 6 month contract, paying up to £650 per day.

Infrastructure Architecture concentrate on governance and bringing forth new technologies for use in the Global Banking & Markest space, based on business requirements, responsible for:
* Investigating new infrastructure technologies which provide solutions to current problems / Proof of Concept Work
* Technical Service Catalogue
* Infrastructure Architecture Designs, approved by the relevant approval board
* Keeping up to date with business road maps, technology roadmaps and feeding wider business IT requirements into central infrastructure engineering and strategy teams
* Use of knowledge of the exiting client business, applications and infrastructure to pro-actively make recommendations where it can be seen that improvements can be made
* Provide proper governance around IT and contribute
The role focuses on both Architecture:
* Determine business requirement and influence solution towards ITO future state model
* Gauge strategic impact to business function, impacted upstream and downstream services and subsequent technology footprint
* Ensure logical design contributes to asset class technology objectives
* Examine potential demise opportunities and propose deployment options
* Consider service placement requirements
And Design:
* Ensuring end to end completeness of technical design, including NFRs realised and validated
* Verify impact to adjacent services/systems and Validate deployment and support model
* Qualify R2 acceptance of all components
* Review design and gain approval via SAB
* Finalised commercials and approval

Have a good understanding of Front (FX, EQ, PB, FI, Credit, EM), Middle (Risk, Compliance, Treasury) and Back (Operations) office businesses. Able to translate business needs into appropriate IT solutions.

Have a systems engineering discipline background with exposure to:
* Operating systems internals, benchmarking and performance tuning, systems admin (Solaris, Linux, Windows)
* Web applications servers (IIS, MQ, Apache, Websphere, Weblogic)
* Databases (Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL)
* Storage (EMC SAN, Netapp NAS, Backups)
* Market Data and Networking (RMDS, Cisco, Solarflare, Wombat)
* Middleware and Grid (RMDS, MQ, RV, 29West, Datasynapse
* End to end agile infrastructure architecture across all layers
* Trading Technologies and ISVs
* Complex Event Processing, Grid, Data Grids.
Java/ Java GUI, XML/ XSLT, HTML/ Java Script


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