Contract: Infrastructure ArchitectDuration: Initial 6 weeks (possible extension) - start 7th OctLocation: City of LondonRate: Market RatesReference: 12018CExpert level: Linux (RH) / Storage (NAS, NetApp) / Database (mySQL) / Load-balancer (F5, NGNX, Avi) / Monitoring (Splunk) / Automation and Scripting experience (Ansible, Mulesoft)Contract assignment for an experienced Infrastructure Architect for an initial 6 weeks assignment working on a global banking client project based in London. The focus of the assignment will be to work as an Architect within the collaboration team driving enhanced services into the production environment.Duties and responsibilities: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.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 Engineering lifecycle including:o Requirements Analysiso High and Low Level Design documentationo Creation of Operational handover documentationo Engagement with Security, Risk and Compliance teams as required to support organizational review processes and ensure solution adherence with Security, Risk and Compliance requirementso Participation in required governance processes e.g. Design Reviews, etc.o Solution testingo 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 engineeringMuust demonstrate comparable experience working at scale in a Global environmentRequirementsMust have relevant experience in a Global Financial organization
In-depth experience in an Architecture role working with large organizations 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 organizations
Formal management experience desirable
Ability to navigate complex operational environments effectivelyTechnical SkillsExpert level:o Linux (RH)o Storage (NAS, NetApp)o Database (mySQL)o Load-balancer (F5, NGNX, Avi)o Monitoring (Splunk)o 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 usersAll candidates will need to go through a thorough background check.Networking People (UK) is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy