Solution Architect

Ref No. EMP399311
Salary £550 - £650/day
Location Reading, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Applicants Required

Introduction

A client of ours is looking for a Solution Architect to join them in the process of moderning its business and secure working environments. Security Clearance is essential and must be willing to undergo DV.

Important

Solution Architect, Azure, Networking, Security

The Job

A client of ours is looking for a Solution Architect to join them in the process of moderning its business and secure working environments. Security Clearance is essential and must be willing to undergo DV.

If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then our client could be the perfect place for you - whether you are a scientist, an engineer, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you're at in your career, we're always looking for high quality candidates.

Overview

Our client is currently in the process of modernising both its business and secure working environments. In the OFFICIAL space this will allow our client to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Microsoft Office 365 for external collaborations, public cloud computing capabilities and other commercial SaaS products. In its higher security environments the work is focussed on introducing and exploiting private cloud equivalents.

The Solution Architect is a key member of the IS Modernisation solution architecture team with responsibility across both the OFFICIAL and above OFFICIAL, high security environments. The main focus of this role will be designing and implementing new capabilities within the business from a number of different stakeholder groups across a large portfolio of projects.

In addition to the technical aspects of this role, this position will also include stakeholder meetings with both internal and external service providers.

It is expected that role will encompass the initial design setup and deployment of new solutions followed by the transition to live services with members of the operational team whom will oversee production application and infrastructure support.

Key dimensions

The Solution Architect will report to the IS Modernisation Programme Architect
The Solution Architect will work closely with IS Delivery/Project Managers
The Solution Architect will liaise extensively with other project architects within the Modernisation Programme.
The Solution Architect will also liaise with the IT/Infrastructure Operations Team, the Application Support Team and with external vendor support teams.
The Solution Architect will also be required to provide support and guidance for new emerging projects.


Main roles and responsibilities

Provide direction and leadership to all aspects of application architecture, infrastructure and application design
Provide guidance on the selection of IT solutions (including software packages) for projects. Being able to evaluate the potential impacts on the business such as license costs, phasing out of legacy systems, training etc.
Select the appropriate design standards, methods and tools and ensure they are applied effectively
Takes full responsibility for the overall system architecture
Works with the business analyst and/or elicits the business requirements to ensure the technical solution meets the business need and can be delivered on the chosen architecture
Identifies the commercial impacts of changes in the analysis and implementation model and reports these to project management.
Solution Design and Quality Assurance
Production of high quality technical documentation covering the setup and implementation of design patterns
Contribute to the development of Infrastructure standards, best practices and organisational capability

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required or equivalent industry experience.

Professional qualifications / Microsoft Certifications

Work Experience

Proven design, planning and implementation experience with on-premise and cloud hosting environments.
Strong experience with virtualisation technologies
Proven design, planning and implementation experience with SQL and Oracle database platforms
Design, planning and implementation experience with Windows Server technologies

Technical Skills

Technical design experience with Microsoft Azure
Infrastructure planning, integration and deployment
Solution architecture
Awareness of Microsoft licensing models
Well-developed communication skills
Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)
Azure Networking (VNETs, Express Route, VPN Gateway, Traffic Manager, NSGs)
Security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.)
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
Storage technologies (SAN, NAS, RAID configuration, caching etc.)
Experienced producing multi-tiered, load-balanced, redundant infrastructure architectures
ARM Templates and Windows PowerShell

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