Infrastructure Architect Lead

Infrastructure Architect - Lead

Location: UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Switzerland
Salary: Highly Negotiable

About the Role:
The Infrastructure Lead Architect unites IT Infrastructure Technology and project management. As a Lead Architect, you need to be well versed with the latest and upcoming technologies in the IT infrastructure services area. The Lead Architect will have a line reporting to Head of IT Architecture and functional reporting to the respective client engagement stakeholders.

Minimum 12+ years relevant experience
Datacentre compute technologies – HP, VCE, Dell, Cisco and IBM Servers
Server virtualisation – one or more virtualisation products using Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, RHVL
Operating System – Windows 2008/2012/2016, Win 7/10, Redhat 6/7/x and Ubuntu/CentOS
Hybrid Cloud management platform – using VMware vRealise Suite or Azure pack, System Centre Suite – SCVMM/SCOM/SCCM/SCO integration with SNOW ITSM, CMDB and Active Directory
Cloud application assessment and migration to public cloud using various tools
Storage & Backup – EMC, Symantec, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp
Database – Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL and NoSQL
Network and Security – L3 and L2 networking, WAN/LAN/WLAN, NAC/.1x, Load-balancer, Firewall / IDS/IDP, Forward and Reverse Proxy, 2FA, S2S VPN
Core Infrastructure services – Active Directory, DNS/DHCP, RAS, File and Print services
Terminal Services – MS RDS Gateway, RDP, Citrix XenDesktop/VDI
Experience in design and implementation of near zero RPO/RTO DR/BCP solutions
Experience in leading design and implementation of significant infrastructure transformation projects involving multiple technical disciplines across various geographies

Lead the large-scale Transformation programs both from the IT architecture and solution design execution activities
Act as design authority and provide a single point of technical solution ownership for all the transformation projects in scope
Work closely with the Transformation Directors, Solution Architects, Technical Architects, project managers from company and client side.
Establish relationships with the client architect community and other client senior stakeholders within the client organisation and become a trusted advisor on architectural matters.
Implement and run internal architectural governance to ensure the solution integrity of the services during the transformation programs
Define Solution blueprints, lead the development of high-level design (HLD) and low-level design (LLD) documents by working jointly with Technical architects and Subject matter experts.
Review and approve Solution Architecture \ Solution Design for complete infrastructure solutions that meet customer and application requirements (including HLD & LLD)
The solution will be based on next-generation IT solutions spanning one or more of the following areas: Digital Workplace, Software Defined Datacentre, Converged Networks, CyberSecurity, Unified Communications, Future Mode Operations including Tooling and Infrastructure Services
Ensure that infrastructure solutions make the most efficient use of resources, technical and people, to provide the best value to both the client and company