Cloud and Automation Technical Architect

Crawley, UK
19 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Gerrard White is currently seeking a Global Automation & Cloud Architect (Azure) for a fast paced and global Insurance services organization/

Candidates for this role will have a strong blend of architectural, design & operational experience to lead & support enablement of key strategies and supporting standards in key areas of cloud, automation & data center technology (DevOps, Azure, Orchestration, Automation, Server, Storage, Network, Facility, Virtualization), as well as networking technologies (SD-WAN, ACI, Cisco, Microsoft, Palo Alto). The ideal candidate will have proven abilities in products and services that span all of these technologies.

This role will support the establishment of reference architectures, solution patterns, use-cases, enterprise designs and product/service standards to drive consistent experiences and reuse across the globe, higher service levels, and reduce delivery timelines, while importantly, delivering operational & financial efficiencies. A key objective will include the enablement & cultural infusion of DevOps ambitions, enabling the delivery of policy-driven automation/orchestration, to deliver operational standardization & improved speed to market.

Suiable candidates will have previous extensive experience architecting & designing Enterprise Infrastructure Products and Services in a large global company ideally combined with architecture professional certifications and a strong product, service, and vendor knowledge as well as reference Architecture, infrastructure patterns, enterprise designs and technology standards. You will also hve the ability to to plan, direct & support large scale efforts with leadership and vision with proven ability to motivate, influence and interact effectively with peers, IT & Business leaders.

Technical skills will include
  • Storage & Storage fabric platforms & technology
  • Virtualization/Hypervisor platforms & technology
  • Cloud technologies & vendors (Azure ideally)
  • Network technologies
  • Cisco LAN (Catalyst & Nexus) platforms & technology
  • Cisco Security (Firewall, IPS, xLB) platforms & technology
  • VMware technologies
  • Palo Alto technologies
  • WAN technologies
  • Systems Monitoring
  • Microsoft Systems Centre suite of technologies

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