£450 - £480 per day
3 months ago
Technical Architect x2
- Working Remotely
- 3 month initial contract
- £450 - £480 per day
- Inside IR35
*Please note this is an SC Cleared position.
Role and Responsibilities
Technical Architects design and implement information systems to support the enterprise infrastructure of an organization. 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 leads 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.
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
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.