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Infrastructure Architect

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £75000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Bonus + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Capita IT Resourcing is currently recruiting for several Infrastructure Architects to join our well established Service Provider client. Our client uses Hybrid cloud infrastructure platform calling upon one or more of the following Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX, Openstack, IBM, Azure and AWS to host their customer's application services and workloads in the cloud. The Infrastructure Architect will be responsible for architecting and designing solutions for IAAS/PaaS/SaaS on hybrid cloud platform for a variety of internal and external product used by our clients. Whilst a deeply technical role, this role will also include client facing meetings in which solutions are discussed and will also include the initial setup and deployment of new solutions to client.

Main responsibilities:

Lead the design of Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure solutions to meet business requirements:

  1. Create documentation around the solution proposal, design and implementation
  2. Lead the consulting, assessment, PoC and implementation engagements of Hybrid Cloud solutions
  3. Engage with customers and implementation teams around solving business and technical problems in the Hybrid Cloud ecosystem
  4. Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of artefacts throughout the project
  5. Contribute to the development of Hybrid Cloud standards, best practices and organisational capability

Skills and experience:

- Certified in AWS or Microsoft Azure
- Professional experience in architecting large-scale distributed systems
- Hands-on experience of networking, storage and database services using Azure or AWS
- Implementation experience in elasticity and scalability concepts
- Understanding of network technologies as they relate to Hybrid Cloud
- A good understanding and implementation experience of all security features and tools that Azure or AWS provides and how they relate to traditional services
- Hands-on experience with Azure or AWS deployment and management services, and as well as third party tools
- Hands-on experience in moving IaaS workloads using Re-hosting or Re-factoring migration approach

Technical skills:
- Broad project lifecycle experience - especially in Enterprise environments
- Expert knowledge of Azure or AWS or Openstack platform features and capabilities
- Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)
- Security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.)
- Understanding of common application approaches and technologies (e.g. SOA, message queuing)
- Understanding of common database technologies (e.g. backup/restoration, replication/mirroring)
- Understanding of common internet technologies (e.g. e-mail, web servers, web services)
- Experience designing for disaster recovery, hybrid cloud storage, backup and archival

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV in response to this advert.

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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