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Our client, a leading international information and communication technology provider is looking for an Infrastructure Architect to join their dynamic bid team. The Architect delivers the design and communication of structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. Changes to service, process, organisation, operating model and other aspects may be required in addition to technology components, and solutions must demonstrate how agreed requirements (such as automation of business processes) are met, any requirements which are not fully met or, and any options or considerations which require a business decision. The provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

The role will report into the Lead Architect/CTO and assist in defining designs and bid collateral in line with requirements and encompass the following disciplines and responsibilities:

  • Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings.
  • Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable
  • Defines the approach to larger/more complex solutions by controlling technical scope
  • Contributes to definition of customers’ overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity.
  • Complete responsibility for the production of the required level of infrastructure design documentation.
  • During transformation, liaising with programme, operational capability teams and the customer.
  • Maintain reusable collateral for future opportunities
  • Interacting with other Architect and programme disciplines during delivery and/or transformation to operations and EMEIA wide teams to ensure architectural conformance to process model and standards.
  • Liaise with and assist with managing 3rd parties and their technical deliverables.
  • Provide impact assessment on customer and internal Change Requests.

They are looking for someone with the below skills:

  • Client-facing skills at senior-level discussion, with the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts to senior executives.
  • A detailed knowledge of the Infrastructure Design Methodology and implementation for the MOD client.
  • Experience of infrastructure architecture and design for major MOD IT systems.
  • Self-motivating, objective setting, and strong leadership skills.
  • Negotiating, bringing consensus, with previous experience of running technical workshops.
  • Team development and motivational skills.
  • Written communications – clear technical writing and presentation.
  • Excellent design experience in proposing and utilising Microsoft server technologies including Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Core infrastructure solutions delivery which combine both physical and virtual server implementations, throughout the design and implementation lifecycle.
  • Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).

With knowledge of/ exposure to the below:

  • VMWare VSphere v6.0.
  • HPPT AS design and implementation.
  • SCOM/SCCM design and configuration.
  • SNMPv3, Syslog, NTP design and configuration.
  • Active Directory/DHCP services.
  • RDS design and implementation.
  • IDM

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary with a generous pension, bonus and benefits
  • Guaranteed investment and training to develop personally and professionally
  • Environment full of ongoing learning opportunities
  • Very flexible and creative environment

It is essential you are currently hold or are able to achieve and maintain SC clearance.

If you feel this opportunity is a match with your experience, career prospects or want to find out more information then please contact Georgina directly on 0161 924 3656.

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