Technical Architects x 4

Technical Architects x 4

+ 12 month contracts

+ Can be based in Gloucestershire or London

+ Contract roles require current DV Clearance

+ Looking for 10+ years in Architecture & Design

+ Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture

+ £600-750 per day dependant on experience

We are looking for candidates for a mix of experience accross some of:

+ Server hardware: Knowledge of primarily X86 platforms plus also other mainstream computing architectures. Also knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) would be a key advantage.

+ Storage Platforms: A good appreciation and knowledge of storage technologies including Block, SAN, Object, File plus the different storage interconnects. Also required is knowledge of tape silos and tape mechanisms, as well as backup and restore mechanisms. Key knowledge such as tiered storage, thin provisioning, data replication, data migration, routing, de-duplication.

+ Data Centres: Be able to show knowledge of data centre racking including HACS, and also power, cabling, cooling considerations.

+ Networks: A good appreciation of hardware and software SDN, LAN / WAN technologies and types of LAN such as Layer2, Layer3 etc. Knowledge of switches (i.e. Cisco) and also load balancing mechanisms.

+ Operating Systems: Knowledge of the following operating systems - Windows, UNIX - Linux (Red Hat) & Centos, Solaris, and the associated lifecycle management, standardisation, build management, patching and hardening.

+ Strong knowledge of Puppet, Foreman, and related technologies including Hiera and Ansible.

+ IaaS/PaaS - strong product knowledge of VMWare (VRealise/VRA) and/or OpenStack based solutions coupled with Openshift/Kubernetes/Docker based container solutions

+ Knowledge of Active Directory and DNS. Experience of application servers (JBOSS) is required and also middleware components (Java, J2EE).

+ Service Management: A knowledge of Service Management processes and supporting toolsets (ServiceNow and Microfocus) and the integration of the service management toolsets and tool suites.

+ Cloud technologies: Certification and knowledge of solutions from AWS and/or Microsoft Azure/Azurestack - from an architecture and design through to deployment perspective

TECHNOLOGY: Experience required off:

+ major upgrades to current systems with a change in solutions architecture or new solution components against an infrastructure or software known baseline;

+ handling a new solution with an associated new architecture, with associated knowledge of the key areas; and

+ being able to deal with complex business problems that require a new first of a kind solution.

+ The candidate will have practical hands-on capabilities to investigate, provide, validate, benchmark and develop technologies, and approach at all levels, providing both technical depth and breadth.