Infrastructure Architect - Virtualisation and Cloud

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  • Location:

    Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Salary:

    £380 - £430 per day

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    5 months +

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Infrastructure Solutions Architect

+ 5 month initial contract
+ Based in Erskine
+ Paying between £380 - £430 p/day

+ SC Cleared role

+ Experience in Virtualisation and Cloud desirable

Job Description

This role reports into the account Secure Cloud Design Authority and scoping new business opportunities and execution of consultancy assignments within the account. The role is responsible for working with the customer and the rest of the account organisation to design cost effective solutions to customer needs which can be effectively delivered by the organization.

Skills/Knowledge and Experience

  • The areas of technical knowledge for this role are based around architecting end-to-end infrastructure solutions primarily in Microsoft Windows and complementary systems. These include message & collaboration, desktops/mobile, data centre design, cloud infrastructures, storage, networks, security, virtualisation, system migrations/consolidations.

  • An experienced individual that can work well alone, as part of a team, or leading a team to deliver successful outcomes.

  • Experience of delivering very large scale and very complex IT infrastructure solutions based in a secure UK government environment.
    Experience of technology design and implementation policies and practices.

  • An experienced technologist in a broad spectrum of technologies covering, infrastructure, applications and office automation in a heterogeneous environment with a good understanding of commercial costing and pricing for technology solutions.

  • An individual that can effectively engage both business and technology personnel across multiple partners for collaborative achievement.

  • Strong verbal communications and ability to confidently and coherently talk and present at all levels; engineers through to customers.

  • Excellent customer facing skills, integrity and confidence with good presentation skills. Able to gain trust of clients and act in a mutually beneficial manner.

  • The ability to take actions handed out from elaboration sessions and be confident to explain regular updates to both client and partners.

  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Ability to resolve constructively conflicting pressures and stake holders.

Specific Architect Skills

Proven knowledge and skills in Infrastructure System Architecting and relevant experience within secure information domains to include physical infrastructure and virtual infrastructure.

  • Technical leadership, able to self-manage and direct and mentor the technical leadership team, and to enforce technical direction in a matrix environment.

  • Proven track record of defining and developing solutions to strict delivery timescales and budgets.

  • Experienced in designing and creating technical documents with the ability to produce a High Level Design.

  • Experience on various hardware and software environments, including operating systems, application servers and relational databases.

  • Highly competent in producing and delivering engaging and informative presentations.

  • Strong experience in developing and designing hardware infrastructure both physical and virtual based.

  • High-level skills in network design in WAN, LAN, and storage design.

  • Responsible for understanding end to end complex systems.

  • Good understanding of blade technology, private clouds, virtualization, infrastructure tooling products, storage solutions and networks. Highly desirable skills include system integration, availability calculation.