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Infrastructure Architect - Windows, Unix, VMWare, Cloud

Job Title: Infrastructure Architect - Windows, Unix, VMWare, Cloud
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: A.S.A.P
Duration: 6 months+
REF: AC/220061_1626710347
Contact Name: Amanda Cager
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Working for a leader within the telecoms market, you will be a key player within a small empowered team focusing on delivering a key component of server infrastructure. The role will require considerable amount of team working, collaboration and influencing skills to bring together a 3rd party supplier to deliver the server infrastructure services required for on premise transformation work stream.

You will accountable for the delivery of server hardware, operating systems, databases and other infrastructure for on premise requirements. You will be accountable for governing the partner to deliver the outcome as per the business requirements. You will work with our strategic partner, transformation teams and other parts of the business to achieve the outcome.

The role will initially be remote working and then towards the end of the year in the office circa 1 or 2 days a week.

What the role will be doing:

  • Own technical and commercial deliveries for server infrastructure deliveries, including
    • Hardware Technologies (Compute + Storage)
    • Server operating systems such as Microsoft, RHEL
    • Database Technologies such as Oracle, MongoDB etc.
    • Virtualisation technology such as VMWare, KVM etc.
  • To provide technical governance for server infrastructure services delivered by partners.
  • Provide consultation and expertise for any new on premise Infrastructure solution requirements.
  • Effective management of the server infrastructure to ensure sufficient capacity, performance and availability needed for continuous business operation and acceptable customer experience
  • Work with key technology vendors to understand industry trends and drive future state architectures.
  • Provide leadership, direction and guidance to teams within the business and strategic partners for server infrastructure services.
  • Creation of technical requirement specification documents.
  • Define and govern processes for asset and license management.
  • Work with procurement teams to support license requests from business teams.

What experience is needed:

  • Significant experience of delivering Infrastructure solutions that meet business requirements within telecoms or service provider industry.
  • Demonstrable skills and excellent understanding of IT infrastructure technology fundamentals including
    • Server hardware technology
    • Storage technology such as CEPHs, SAN
    • Cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS
    • Virtualisation technologies such as VMWare, KVM, containerisation.
    • Server OS and Database technologies.
  • Good working understanding of Cloud Orchestration and automation technologies.
  • Good with documentation - Architectural policies, Frameworks, Policies etc.
  • 3rd party supplier experience
  • Some Security knowledge would be good.

For finer details on the role please contact Amanda Cager - - 07796 302988.

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