Infrastructure Architect - MOD

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  • Location:

    Corsham, Wiltshire

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  • Salary:

    £550 - £650 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    18 Months

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Infrastructure Architect

  • £550 - £650 a day ( Inside IR35 to March 2022)

  • Outside IR35 from March 2022 to December 2023

  • SC Cleared

  • Based in Corsham. 2-3 days remote working

  • Start ASAP


  • The Architect principle responsibilities will include:

  • Being accountable for all aspects of the NSoIT(D) Development system infrastructure;

  • Identifying NSoIT(D) development business requirements that will require new or modified system services within NSoIT(D) Development system;

  • Develop solution designs that balance business requirements with security requirements and budgetary controls;

  • Providing subject matter expertise, advice, and guidance to the System Administration team and assisting with installations when required;

  • Producing and delivering design briefings to the NSoIT(D) Development system team and the NSoIT(D) teams to demonstrate proposed new services, including proof of concept platforms and de-risk installations for testing;

  • Providing sound strategic advice, input, support, challenge and knowledge transfer as required across the NSoIT(D) programme team, particularly in the areas of Infrastructure;

  • Managing relationships with key stakeholder groups including the Product Management Team within NSOIT(D) and

Essential skills, qualifications, and experience:

  • In order to deliver this service, it is essential that individuals have:

  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience operating in a System Design type role on for system/network architectures in a secure client environment;

  • Knowledge and understanding of defence policy and standards, particularly JSP 440, 604 and over-arching HMG policy and their influence on systems design;

  • Experience of producing System Design documentation to a high standard and able to provide constructive feedback on other team members design work as part of the review process;

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows 10 Desktop operating system;

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows Server operating systems;

  • Experience with Microsoft Server Applications (MSSQL, Exchange, Skype For Business, SharePoint);

  • Extensive experience with Linux Server operating systems, specifically Ubuntu and CentOS/ RedHat;

  • Detailed, experience and understanding of the VMware Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) model including large scale virtualisation of servers, desktops, infrastructure and storage technologies;

  • Detailed understanding of layer 2 and layer 3 networking principles;

  • Experience with Cisco networking appliances and use of the IOS operating system;

  • Experience with Palo Alto and Cisco Firewall appliances;