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Azure Infrastructure Architect

Job Title: Azure Infrastructure Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/C/InfraArc_1639994262
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Position: Infrastructure Architect


Location: Reading/ Remote working until further notice, after restriction lifted it will be Hybrid way of working, 2 days onsite.

The Role:

The delivery of new IT services to support new applications and services is a key part of Client's overall business strategy and underpins the success of the business. IT Infrastructure Services support the implementation of new IT systems through the design and build of new IT platforms to host business applications.

IT Infrastructure Services are responsible for delivering IT infrastructure supporting over 200 significant new Infrastructure requests per year.


Responsible for Infrastructure Architecture strategy and design governance for Microsoft Infrastructure and Corporate IT services.

The role will be required to work closely with the Infrastructure Delivery team, outsourced delivery functions, and other areas within Client's business to ensure the successful delivery of new Infrastructure services.


Provide input to the Infrastructure Architecture and Roadmap (specifically within the x86 and Microsoft Infrastructure).

Provides strategy and guidance to teams within Client's business and outsourced delivery partners.

Work with key technology vendors to understand industry trends and to define future state architectures.

Initiation and governance of Infrastructure projects.

Creation of technical requirement specification documents.

Define and approve proposed test plans for infrastructure solutions.

Approves Infrastructure solution designs provided by delivery partners.

Provide assistance to the business for projects and initiatives requiring Infrastructure solutions.

Post implementation delivery assurance (as per test plans).

Responsible for architecture design governance for Data Centre services, including:

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Server Technologies, such as Windows Server, Active Directory, SQL and Exchange
  • VMWare Data Centre Virtualisation and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Citrix App and Desktop Virtualisation, as well as NetScaler
  • x86 Server hardware

Provides infrastructure licence assurance for Client.

Ensure the outsource partner have appropriate controls in place to ensure licence compliance.

Access vendor portals to validate compliance reporting.

Validate asset reporting from outsource partner.

Work with procurement teams to support license requests from business teams.

Knowledge and experience:

Must Have:

Experience of Infrastructure design

Solid background in IT Infrastructure technology fundamentals such as Microsoft Infrastructure,

Virtualisation, Remote Access solutions, Identity Management, SAN, Networking (LAN & WAN), Linux.

Good understanding of Cloud Technologies

Experience of end to end delivery within IT Infrastructure

Experience of IT delivery utilising 3rd party partners to provide IT Infrastructure

Experience working within a large enterprise IT function

Nice to Have:

Experience of working within a Telco organisation

Good understanding of Project Management

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