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Azure Cloud Architect

JC2018CD_1525452693
£60000 - £75000

Azure Cloud Architect

We are working with a Microsoft Gold Partner who are hiring an Azure and Office 365 Architect, to work with their Enterprise level clients throughout the UK. A proud owner of the Investors in People Gold award offering fantastic company benefits who are now ambitiously growing in order to meet a high demand of business.


Role

As a Technical Consultant you will work in partnership with this companies clients, advising them and guiding them through the process, assisting in delivering quality and helping them to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. You will work to improve the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organisations within various sectors.

Responsibilities

  • Meeting with clients to determine requirements
  • Working with clients to define the scope of a project
  • Planning timescales and the resources needed
  • Clarifying a client's system specifications, understanding their work practices and the nature of their business
  • Travelling to customer sites
  • Preparing documentation and presenting progress reports to customers
  • Defining software, hardware and network requirements
  • Developing agreed solutions and implementing new systems
  • Presenting solutions in written or oral reports
  • Designing, testing, installing and monitoring new systems

Essential Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Azure IaasS/PaaS/SaaS
  • Azure networking (Virtual networks, Subnets, VPNs, Network Security Groups)
  • High availability, Load Balancing, Application Gateways
  • Cloud identity, Azure AD Connect
  • AD/DNS/GPO/DFS
  • Exchange 2010/2013/2016 and Exchange Online
  • Failover Cluster, DAG and AOAG
  • iSCSI and Fibre storage
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • SQL Server
  • VMWare /Hyper-V
  • Windows 2008/2012/2016
  • Azure Site Recovery

Desirable Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • ADFS
  • Cisco ASA firewall
  • Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop
  • Linux (various distributions, particularly CentOS)
  • MySQL
  • SharePoint/Sharepoint Online
  • Squid Proxy
  • Switches (Cisco/HP/Dell)

To be considered for this position within this Cloud Service Provider who are working on projects utilisingcutting edge technology for enterprise clients and who are paying a very competitive package, get in touch before the deadline of Friday 11th.

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.


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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 role:

  • 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 &, Technical Architects, project managers both internal and external.
  • Establish relationships with the client architect community and other client senior stakeholders within the client organisation and become a trusted advisor on architectural matters.

The Lead Architect will have a line reporting to Head of IT Architecture and functional reporting to the respective client engagement stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

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  • 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.
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  • 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 the client
  • Provide comprehensive technical and procedural advice and guidance to team members, other domains and customers as required
  • Help foster an environment that welcomes new ideas and supports the development of these ideas into fully fledged solution design
  • Adhere to client technology governance and project framework
  • Be seen as an agent of change within the transformation program organisation. Engage with support teams to create energy for change.

  • Help achieve best practice for client infrastructure to ensure infrastructure, support deliverables and components are consistent with agreed designs and address applicable risk and security considerations.

Primary Technical Expertise

  • Datacentre compute technologies - HP, VCE, Dell, Cisco and IBM Servers, with x86 experience. Non x86 would be added advantage
  • 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
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Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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  • Working closely with Transformation Directors, Solution Architects, Technical Architects, client architects, client project managers, project managers, application development, infrastructure support, suppliers and other domains as required.
  • Ensure that infrastructure solutions make the most efficient use of resources, technical and people, to provide best value to both the client
  • Provide comprehensive technical and procedural advice and guidance to team members, other domains and customers as required
  • Help foster an environment that welcomes new ideas and supports the development of these ideas into fully fledged proposals
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  • Be seen as an agent of change within the organisation. Engage with support teams to create energy for change.
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  • Help achieve best practice for client infrastructure to ensure infrastructure, support deliverables and components are consistent with agreed designs and address applicable risk and security considerations.

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The Enterprise Architect will be responsible for the following deliverables in addition to the governance activities:

  • Transition and Transformation Phase
  • Develop the High level overview of the architecture and services being delivered to the client
  • Creation and maintenance of the Architecture Decision log as it relates to the solutions and services, see appendix for more details
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  • Implement and Chair the Architecture Review Board to provide internal solution governance for business change
  • Implement and Chair the "Solutions and Service Innovation Steering
  • Production of 2- 4 innovative solution whitepapers per year
  • Set-up and run 1 innovation day per year with the client and selected partners

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.