Infrastructure Architect

Crawley, West Sussex , £60k plus excellent benefits and bonus
Reference: RC6676

Infrastructure Architect 
Crawley, West Sussex 
£60k plus excellent benefits and bonus 

(Azure, Active Directory, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint) 

Infrastructure Architects are required by leading Financial Services organisation based in West Sussex. This role will require a talented Technical Architect to work closely with IT colleagues on both company-wide programmes and smaller, but highly time sensitive projects sometimes involving external clients. You will be keen to utilise your in-depth technical skills to design robust and innovative solutions in line with the group IT strategy. This is a great opportunity to add a tangible benefit to a wide range of IT activities. 

Key Responsibilities: 
• Maintaining an awareness of the wider environment by creating and communicating standards, governance processes, approved architecture models, systems and technologies deployed and corporate and IT strategies. 
• Acting as key resource in the project lifecycle, from driving the initiation and infrastructure design, to overseeing implementation. 
• Producing high level and detailed technical designs and documentation for complex technical solutions. Mapping requirements onto practical, maintainable solutions, taking into account cost, quality and complexity. 
• Creating and maintaining a repository for infrastructure artefacts covering the infrastructure architecture continuum. 
• Participate in Architecture design reviews and other technical governance forums across the organisation representing the infrastructure team across multiple projects. 
• Assisting in defining and maintaining architectural, security and technical standards, reflecting evolving technology and emerging best practice. 
• Providing ongoing mentoring to others in IT, including support teams. 

Key Requirements: 
• Sound understanding of broader Data Centre technologies (Server, Storage, Networks, Server Virtualisation etc.) 
• Design and deliver multi-tiered application infrastructure, including designing changes to existing services. 
• Strong communicator, capable of understanding business requirements and translating them into IT approaches. 
• Industry certification and knowledge of architecture and delivery frameworks a distinct advantage (MCSE, CCNA, TOGAF, Prince2). 

Technical Ability: 
In depth experience of designing, securing, implementing and supporting enterprise solutions in a primarily Microsoft Windows environment, utilising: 
• Microsoft Active Directory spanning multiple forests and sites. 
• Core Microsoft technologies e.g. SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint. 
• Deployment, configuration management and monitoring systems, such as Microsoft System Centre. 
• Knowledge of Cloud technologies, ideally Azure. 

For a full consultation on this highly pivotal role please send your CV or call Rebecca on 01273 781800.

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