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Technical Architect

Hortor Limited
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Remote

Candidate must be UK national (no dual nationality) and eligible for security clearance

My client is looking for a Technical Architect to join their business. This is a remote opportunity however the successful candidate must also be eligible and willing to undergo SC Clearance.

My client is moving quickly with interviews taking place this week and next. Please read the full job spec below carefully and if you think you are suited for the position contact me directly and I will be in touch to discuss further.

Key areas:
  • Hosting Platforms, operating systems both Unix & Windows
  • 5-10 years of experience
  • Virtualisation platforms VMware and other Hosting virtualisation
  • Experience of 2 or 3 of these storage areas (Dell/EMC, 3par, Netapp)
  • Experience in producing design artifacts.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills (verbal & written) and able to direct teams members
  • Design, LLD HLD

Role and Responsibilities

Technical Architects design and implement information systems to support the enterprise infrastructure of an organisation. They ensure that all systems are working at optimal levels and support the development of new technologies and system requirements. Technical Architects generally lead and direct a team and report directly to top management.

To accomplish their core duty of designing and implementing complex computer systems, Technical Architects are responsible for many tasks.

The Technical Architect analyses existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organization. They coordinate with all areas of the organization to see that the system is working as optimally as it should. They also analyze business requirements to identify where they can integrate new hardware, operating systems, or connectivity solutions.

Based on their knowledge of IT and their analysis of the systems' needs, the Technical Architect may recommend alternative technologies or improvements to enhance information systems to support organizational goals. These recommendations are presented clearly and understandably to senior management.

Technical Architects will lead the design and review processes for new systems. They develop and document the proposed technical design for the integration and implementation of any new solution.

Technical Architects must create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure. This includes logistical plans for the Operations areas to actually conduct the physical integrations, during which the Technical Architect provides technical direction and support.

A strong leader and communicator, a successful Technical Architect is good at solving problems and thinking creatively. In addition to these general skills and personality traits, employers are seeking Technical Architect candidates with the following skills.

Core skills:
  • Experience with a broad range of technologies and building enterprise architecture roadmaps
  • Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex infrastructure solutions
  • Knowledge of client-server networking and database management
  • Ability to provide technical system solutions, determine overall design direction, and provide hardware recommendations for complex technical issues
  • Experience planning and developing support processes and adhering to best practices
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

Advanced skills:
  • Awareness of direction of travel for IT industry
  • Architecture Certification (TOGAF)
  • Knowledge of server Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, Unix, etc)
  • Knowledge of VMWARE and Virtualisation technologies
  • Knowledge of SAN and Storage Networks
  • Knowledge of network technologies.
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