Infrastructure Architect

The Associates Global Ltd
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Associates are looking for an Infrastructure Architect to work for a truly exceptional international business. The role will have a great deal of variety as you will be working on internal and external infrastructures. The 2 keys technology requirements include VMWare and AWS.

You will be a key member of the European IT infrastructure engineering team with accountability for delivering Information Technology projects. The position supports the European Head Infrastructure and Information Security with particular emphasis on designing and implementing IT solutions.

This position will take an active hands on role delivering Information Technology initiatives and business projects providing strong design governance which balances business needs with operational effectiveness, security and corporate standards. As such, a knowledge of a wide range of cloud, infrastructure and application technologies, alongside the ability to communicate effectively with all areas of the business, is essential.

As the Infrastructure Architect you will own the follow areas.

  • Use your techinal expertise and hands on skills to lead IT projects for The Client and our customers
  • Finding pragmatic cost effective solutions that balance business, design standards, operational support and security needs
  • Communicates project status, performance reports & service status to clients (Internal & External).
  • Participates as member of the internal Architecture Review Board for solution proposals.
  • Providing subject matter expertise on IT Enterrpise technologies
  • Remain informed on trends and issues in the industry, including current and emerging technologies. Advise, counsel, and educate executive and engineering teams on their relative importance
  • Provide training and knowledge transfer to the team to widen their technical skills and understanding of new technologies
  • Support sales and consultative activities within The Client and with The Client's clients

The successful Infrastructure Architect will have to demonstrate notable competency in:

  • Deep Knowledge and industry recognised certification in one of the following technolgies
    • VMware Private Cloud Stack based on;
      • VMware vCloud Suite 5.x/6.x
      • Cisco UCS
      • NetApp/IBM storage environment
      • RHEL/CENTOS & Windows Server OS
    • Design and implementation of AWS based Solutions
  • Experience of directory services and Single Sign On Technologies
  • Experience of Remote access and terminal services
  • Understanding of Networking and security Technologies
  • Understanding of Applications and Databases services
  • Understanding of Industry Compliance and Regulations such as ISO27001, PCI-DSS and the Data Protection Act
  • Ability to use scripting or programming languages
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organisation from senior stakeholders through to technical project teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Able to swiftly build an understanding of a business area, product or solution
  • Ability to clearly document technical environments and solutions

The company has an excellent reputation both in the way they treat their staff as well as their clients. The business does have a great deal of highly educated achievers who strive for excellence. The ethos in which you approach your previous roles as well as this Infrastructure Architect role will require you to have a similar mindset.

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