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Solution Designer (IT Infrastructure Architect)

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Nottingham, UK
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21 Jan 2021

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Solution Designer (IT Infrastructure Architect)

Our client, a global supplier for IT services, requires an experienced Solution Designer with a background in IT Infrastructure design, to join their team in their clients' office in Nottingham. This is a 6 months temporary contract, to start on 18th of January 2021.

The right candidate will be working on projects developing existing infrastructure and creating new solutions in response to growing business requirements. The Solution Designer will also be working and delivering solutions on mission-critical IT systems in a large enterprise environment.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Provide technical consultancy services for cross-functional and cross-technology projects
  2. This will include engaging internal IT teams and 3rd party vendors
  3. Designing end-to-end solutions to meet the requirements of the business and ensure these are successfully delivered
  4. Work with Enterprise and Technical Architects to provide consistent technical designs and proposals in response to internal customer requests and project demands
  5. Work with the rest of the delivery and operations teams to support problem resolution as a point of escalation for root cause analysis and remediation planning
  6. Be able to lead activities and deliver challenging initiatives to business units across multiple countries
  7. Utilise existing architecture framework, patterns and standards along with combining external, market and technology trends and expert knowledge to help develop and promote use of new ones
  8. Be an active team member of the Solution Design team and support colleagues through collaborative peer reviews, standards compliance checks and due diligence
  9. Ability to take a creative approach to problem solving, with a passion to be deeply technical
  10. Have an acute eye for detail and demonstrate ability to assimilate diverse and complex technologies
  11. Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation covering High-Level Design and Low-Level Design
  12. Must be looking for a challenging workplace and capable of working in a high-output environment
  13. Possess a high degree of self-management and motivation to prioritise multiple tasks and deadlines with competing demands
  14. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  15. Must be able to effectively work with various customers, from senior leadership to 3rd party vendors
  16. The ability to rapidly understand the business, commercial and technical requirements to build solutions is vital
  17. Experience with large scale, complex projects and programmes, requiring highly available, disaster recovery and business continuity compliant systems in an international context
  18. Be able to reduce complex ideas to simple terms and express rationale for decision making to both a non-technical and technical audience
  19. Possesses a broad knowledge of solution areas such as infrastructure, transformation and migration, security, business analysis, applications, integration, service management and understands how these interact to arrive to a solution
  20. Co-ordination and frequent progress updates with all required stakeholders
  21. Owning and participating technical calls to understanding business requirements and providing solutions
  22. Will be responsible for analysing and providing solutions for IT/Business systems requirements

Key Skills/Knowledge:
  1. 15+ years of IT experience and ability to manage complex business requirements and provide technical solutions
  2. Have a deep understanding and functional experience in listed key skill sets
  3. Experienced in Cloud technologies, especially Azure
  4. Working in complex environments and experience of conflict resolution
  5. Databases platforms - Oracle, DB2, MS SQL, MySQL, operating in clustered environments
  6. Experience in Unix and Linux - AIX and Red Hat Enterprise
  7. Microsoft Enterprise product suite - Windows Server, AD, ADFS, NPS, DHCP, DNS, Cluster services
  8. Server infrastructure - virtualisation, storage, managed backup, hyper-converged platforms
  9. Private and public Cloud technologies - particularly Azure Cloud migration and co-existence techniques
  10. Full range of Azure IaaS, PaaS, SaaS products including Azure SQL, Cosmos DB and Azure App services
  11. SAP - SAP Architecture and SAP Basis across multiple SAP components and versions (NetWeaver & HANA), operating on UNIX and Windows platforms, both on-premise and Azure Cloud. Associated experience of high availability patterns, resilience, backup and recovery
  12. Network solutions - Cisco switching, routing, wireless, load balancers, VPN, MPLS WAN, SD-WAN, QoS, ACI, Azure ExpressRoute
  13. Security solutions - Email, endpoint, web, firewalls, IPS, IDS, WAF, PKI, VPN, MFA and other identity management services
  14. Telephony and collaboration - Traditional PBX and VOIP platforms across an international setting
  15. Microsoft Skype and Teams voice integration
  16. Client mobility - Mobile device and app management, security
  17. Office 365 - Full product stack and supporting technologies
  18. Experience of middleware technologies -Software AG, WebSphere, JBoss
  19. Experience in Citrix technologies
  20. Knowledge of formal methodologies and frameworks - TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, AGILE
  21. Working knowledge of data protection and compliance standards of PCI-DSS and GDPR
  22. Containerisation, microservices and orchestration technologies - Kubernetes, Docker, CloudBot

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