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Senior Infrastructure Architect - 6 weeks contract

£800 - £850 per day

Managing this Role

Ellie O'Shea

Senior Contracts Consultant 0207 759 7878

Coming from a sales and customer service background, Ellie combines sound commerciality with a strong passion for cyber security. Always keeping up to date with the latest technologies, she’s built an excellent reputation for unearthing exceptional cyber professionals.


Seniority: Mid - Senior

Job Type: Contract

Geographical coverage: UK wide



  • The focus of your role will be to work as an Architect within the collaboration team driving the enhanced services into the production environment
  • Your will be expected to provide senior technical oversight and input to all key engineering activities including but not limited to: requirements management, design, integration, testing, operational integration and production support.
  • A large part of the role will include ensuring effective integration with the broader IT environment therefore a detailed appreciation of associated infrastructure and core services is required i.e. Identity Management, Network, Storage, Monitoring, Automation, Security etc.
  • As the lead technical resource, you will also be expected to act as a primary representative into management, governance and operational forums in support of timely delivery of the solutions.
  • The role relates to a specific collaboration application which has been implemented on a tactical timeframe and as such there are specific areas which require architectural review and short term improvement, these include but are not limited to:
    • Capacity Management
    • Business Continuity
    • Reliability/Resilience
    • Monitoring
    • Automation
    • Release/Change Management

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The role will cover formalization of architectural requirements, an initial assessment of the existing implementation against those requirements and subsequently a revised target state architecture
  • The role will also involve providing support to engineering and operational functions to enable the implementation of the target state architecture
  • Provide technical oversight to the full engineeringlifecycle including:
    • Requirements analysis
    • High and low level design documentation
    • Creation of operational handover documentation
    • Engagement with Security, Risk and Compliance teams as required to support organisational review processes and ensure solution adherence with Security, Risk and Compliance requirements
    • Participation in required governance processes e.g. Design Reviews, etc.
    • Solution testing
    • General activities within the scope of Design, Engineering, Testing and Operational handover, this includes, but is not limited to: Incident/Problem Management, Security Patch integration, Product Change engineering
  • The applicant must demonstrate comparable experience working at scale in a Global environment

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have relevant experience in a Global Financial organisation
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in an Architecture role working with large organisations to provide solutions in the collaboration space
  • A successful track record of delivering complex solutions
  • Excellent client facing skills to C-level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Proactive mindset to exploring and presenting options underpinned by technical reasoning
  • An understanding of Security, Compliance and Risk considerations as they relate to solution design, implementation and operation within global financial organisations
  • Formal management experience desirable
  • Ability to navigate complex operational environments effectively

Technical Skills:

  • Expert level:
    • Linux (RH)
    • Storage (NAS, NetApp)
    • Database (mySQL)
    • Load-balancer (F5, NGNX, Avi)
    • Monitoring (Splunk)
    • Automation and Scripting experience (Ansible, Mulesoft)
  • Solution integration i.e. Directory Services, Identity and Entitlements management solutions, Security, Monitoring etc.
  • Successful track record delivering infrastructure solutions for applications in complex global environments with over 50,000 users
  • Experience of Mattermost desirable

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