VDI - Lead Architect - FULLY REMOTE - INSIDE IR35

Oscar Technology
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a large financial organisation, are looking for an VDI Lead Architect for a 6 month contract.

This role is INSIDE of IR35. We're yet to have a day rate defined for this position but we're probably looking in and around the £700 P/D mark.

Job role includes;
  • The Lead Architect will be responsible for providing technical leadership to two key initiatives: Firstly supporting design and delivery of incremental improvements to the existing VDI platform to support deployment plans; Secondly to support the design of a new strategic VDI platform.
  • This role will involve developing and driving design decisions to consensus across Programme stakeholders
  • Work with client stakeholders (CTO, Engineering, Operations, Security, LOB representatives etc) to ensure designs are validated against broader strategic, operational and security objectives
  • Work closely with related Programme teams to identify and manage technical dependencies

The ideal candidate will have experience/skills in the following;
  • Must have a minimum 10 year's experience as an Architect delivering major End User transformations with at least 2 successful projects at a Global Financial Services organisation.
  • Must have experience of at least 2 global VDI implementations at different organisations
  • Must have deep industry awareness with implementation experience of multiple primary vendor solutions and must be objective in terms of vendor selection in line with Client requirements
  • Expert level understanding of all of the major components of a VDI architecture and associated solutions landscape i.e. Builds, Storage, Virtualisation, Physical Infrastructure, Datacentre, Application Delivery, Network etc.
  • Expert level understanding of all major integration points i.e. Cloud, Identity Management, Entitlements Management, Authentication, CMDB, Naming services, Monitoring, Security alerting etc
  • Good level of understanding and experience of developing solutions to meet Global Financial security, risk and compliance requirements

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