Infrastructure Architect

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South East
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
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This remit includes proactively supporting the rest of the Group IT team in their roles by providing 2nd/3rd line support for issues identified by the Desktop Services and Business Systems teams.

The team retains the ownership of all computing hardware, its configuration and connectivity. Responsibility for researching replacement and new technologies is also expected.

The team takes a user-centric view of technology, ensuring that new tools, products and enhancements consider the impact and benefit to the business and user community.

Key Areas:

The Infrastructure Architect is able to:

1 Analyse System Requirements. The Infrastructure Architect analyses existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organisation. They coordinate with all areas of the organisation to see that the system is working as optimally as it should. They also analyse business requirements to identify where they can integrate new hardware, operating systems, or connectivity solutions.
2 Recommend Alternative Technologies and Improvements Based on their knowledge of IT and their analysis of the systems’ needs. The Infrastructure Architect may recommend alternative technologies or improvements to enhance information systems to support organisational goals. These recommendations are presented clearly and understandably to the IT Services Manager and the wider IT management team.
3 Lead Design and Review of New System Infrastructure. Lead the design and review processes for new systems. They develop and document the proposed technical design for the integration and implementation of any new software, working across the IT department. Designing for resiliency, scalability, high availability and failure.
4 Plan for Integration. Infrastructure Architects must create detailed plans for the integration of new systems or indeed service architecture into existing infrastructure. This includes logistical plans for the Operations areas to conduct the physical integrations, during which the Infrastructure Architect provides technical direction and support.
5 Evaluate Projects After a new system has been integrated, the Infrastructure Architect participates in evaluating the success of the project, identifying best practices and lessons learned. They provide feedback to leadership and incorporate this information into future integration plans.
6 Support the IT Services Manager in the delivery of sustainable and scalable technology solutions to support the business, in line with the IT strategy.
7 Provide guidance and support to the IT Services Team in the appropriate use of technology and infrastructure.
8 Use recognised best practice methodologies in all areas of system administration.
9 Actively document all regular administration procedures and ensure they are kept up-to-date.
10 Work with the Gattaca IT Team to provide support and advice to Team Members and general business users.
11 Promote and maintain a customer focus in line with the Gattaca Customer Charter, making sure they are never just words, but core to how the service is delivered.
12 Promote and maintain an active approach to health and safety, in respect of yourself, colleagues and customers.
13 Ensure that the Gattaca Equality & Diversity Policy is fully implemented at all times.
14 Ensure that all costs incurred within the department and under your influence represents value for money in terms of quality and price.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01489 898 938
Fax: 01489 898290
Contact: Abi Hopkins

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