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Infrastructure Architect

Job Title: Infrastructure Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + competitive package
Contact Name: Barty Isola
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Global Infrastructure Architect

Salary : Up to £70,000 Base + Package

Location: Crawley, UK

An opportunity has arisen with a market leading global insurance organisation for a Global Infrastructure Architect who will be responsible for driving forwards the organisations strategic Architecture goals.

You will be an individual that has a strong blend of architectural, design & operational experience to support enablement of key strategies and supporting standards across a wide range of infrastructure products, technologies & areas (LAN/WAN, Perimeter, Compute, Storage, Virtualization, Unified Communications). The ideal candidate will have proven abilities in products and services that span all infrastructure technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Infrastructure Technology related solutions & services, through development and maintenance of infrastructure technology infrastructure strategies, standards, architectures, designs, patterns, guidelines & road maps that are cohesive and aligned with overarching enterprise architecture (EA) and infrastructure roadmaps.
  • Act as a bridge between other architecture areas, operations, and business teams to ensure that technology infrastructure meets divisional (availability, scalability, and performance) and enterprise goals (flexibility, complexity reduction, increased re-use, cost reduction and speed to market).
  • Work with delivery teams to conduct and/or support periodic assessments gauging the level of alignment enterprise architectures have achieved against the infrastructure standards. Ensuring the solution components fit well with infrastructures and conforms to security requirements
  • Identify opportunities to provide innovative enterprise solutions, by leading PoC's & pilot's for technology that strengthen the global service offerings & capabilities. Ensure tight alignment & partnerships with key technology vendors to ensure forward thinking & proactivity.
  • Directly support the delivery organizations (Operations & ADM) by ensuring they have access to current, approved & appropriate standards & reference materials, which enable rapid & consistent execution.

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to develop architectures & product/service standards that directly translate to operational deliveries in a globally consistent fashion.
  • Able to communicate complex technological situations in non-technical language to a wide variety of audiences
  • Compute - Extensive architecture & design experience with Server, Storage & Virtualization technologies.
  • Networking - Good practical understanding of LAN, WAN, Perimeter & Security technologies/capabilities that support & enable the Data Centre operation.
  • Systems Management - Good practical experience with the Microsoft Systems Centre suite of technologies
  • CMDM capabilities, ideally also with exposure & experience.
  • Applications & Data - Good practical experience in creating & managing application patterns & how they relate to infrastructure services.

Financial Proficiencies:

  • Ability to make and check calculations accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Enter data accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand and prepare management information e.g. Budgets, Business case

If this role is of interest please get in touch. Send your CV to or call Barty Isola on 02070140230.

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