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Infrastructure Architect

Context Recruitment Limited
Sunderland, UK
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Infrastructure Architect - Major Infrastructure Transformation

Unique opportunity for an Infrastructure Architect to join a large-scale, multinational company headquartered in the Sunderland Area. Work will be varied, proposing and architecting infrastructure solutions, underpinning a broad range of innovative business and technology transformations. A fantastic time to join a business undergoing significant change and modernisation, driving innovation and efficiencies with significant investment.

Exciting opportunity to work on flagship projects with best-in-class, latest technologies including cloud (AWS and Azure), SDWAN (Meraki) etc. An operationally complex business with a large number of sites, remote workforce and unique technology needs.

This is an employer of choice. A business which values employees and offers significant potential to enhance and grow your career. Many of the advantages that you might get working for a consultancy/3rd party, such as variety of work, commercial aspect etc, but with far greater work/life balance.

Experience Required

Provision of technical architectural support to large-scale programmes, particularly in organisations where the IT landscape is evolving and constantly rolling out new services.

* Experience of working on end-to-end projects; developing solutions which clearly address the business benefit, recommending solutions (with costing etc), low level technical design and documentation, supporting engineers in delivery etc.

* Experience working on data centre solutions as part of a complex infrastructure ecosystem.

* Experience in architecture of Azure and / or AWS cloud platforms would be beneficial, but not essential (although you must have an interest in working with these technologies)

* Experience with network design/implementations and associated security.

* Likely to have come from a " hands-on" engineering background with a can-do attitude (you will not be "hands-on", however you must be able to work closely with Engineers).

* Extensive experience of defining and developing future roadmaps according to industry trends and best practice.

* Proven ability to analyse complex components, identify decision points, draw conclusions and produce architecture roadmaps.

* Full project lifecycle experience, not just designing theretical architecture, but producing low level technical designs for technical solutions and managing delivery teams in implementing

* effectively both orally and inwriting with all members of the delivery team.

* Ideally experience with technical architecture framework, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman or a comparable methodology.

* Ideally certifications in Cloud, VMware and Microsoft technologies.

* Ability to self-manage, prioritising work and projects which might be moving at different paces, without a Project Manager.

* Ideally experience working for a company whose core business is IT infrastructure, such as an IT Managed Services Provider.

Position paying up to £65,000 + corporate benefits and perks.

Great work culture which promotes work/life balance (... standard working days).

Work from home during Covid-19. Then Sunderland area offices.
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