Senior Infrastructure Architect - Software Defined Data Centre

Alexander Ash Consulting Limited
London (Greater)
10 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Infrastructure Architect - Software Defined Data Centre

I'm currently seeking a Infrastructure Architect on a contract basis to provide architecture design and governance across a private cloud Software Defined Datacentre for my client a Global Consultancy.


This architect will develop this client's Cloud capability further. The candidate must be able to translate business requirements into software/hardware designs and be able to articulate design decisions confidently through proactive engagement with customers and delivery teams. It is expected that the role will necessitate a degree of hands on involvement with the architect able to look across the estate to identify risks and issues.

Technical Skills:

* Enterprise scale Infrastructure application design\deployment and management
* Software Defined Networking Experience, in particular vSphere NSX
* Automation & Provisioning within a Public/Private hosting environment
* Understanding of ITIL processes and practice
* Excellent understanding of MS Operating system/Active Directory design and operating principles
* Microsoft Windows Operating Environment (2008, 2012)
* Virtual Infrastructure design\implementation experience in at least 2 of the following:
* VMWare vSphere 5.5, 6.0
* VMWare vRealize Suite
* Data Architecture exposure
* VMWare SRM Manager Experience
* Knowledge of server hardware, in particular VXBlock and Cisco UCS Platform
* Citrix based Application Delivery Infrastructure
* Authentication comprehension, Dual factor, RSA & Active Directory
* MPLS, VPN, LAN, WAN Networks
* Firewall rule design best practice
* Physical and Logical best practice for Network zoning and VLAN design
* Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Cisco experience
* Storage Technologies, in particular NetApp and EMC and associated replication technologies
* Creation of High level and Low Level designs encompassing the Infrastructure & Application Layers
* Exposure to SQL deployments and Best practices on SQL 2014 and SQL 2016 platforms
* Exposure to Citrix Netscaler MPX/VPX


* TOGAF Certification
* Microsoft Certification(MCM or MCA)
* VMWare Cloud Hosting (VCAP or Higher)
* Citrix Certification (Virtualisation and Networking)
* Networking/Firewall Certification (CCNP or similar, FW Vendor specific)
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