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Senior Infrastructure Architect

Reference: JS-351436-A
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
Salary: £65000.00 to £80000.00
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 15/02/2018
Recruiter: Spring Technology

Spring Technology are working in partnership with a large energy provider to recruit an outstanding Senior Technical Architect with extensive experience with infrastructure and Cloud to join their IT Strategy Enterprise Architecture team in their established Leeds office.

As a Senior Infrastructure and Cloud Technical Architect you will provide Infrastructure technical expertise for the delivery of Infrastructure technologies to large programmes and projects. You will work alongside third party IT Partners. You will ensure that Infrastructure technology solutions are designed in alignment with the enterprise architecture in a way which optimises capability. You will also focus on the development of Cloud based architectures and you will support driving forward the Cloud technology strategy. As a Senior Technical Architect, you will be accountable for maintaining and growing your own subject matter expertise. You will also be responsible for engaging with the business representatives and assisting in the translation of business requirements into Infrastructure technical solutions on the largest and most complex change programmes and projects.

You will need have the following skills/experience:
* Previous telecoms, contact centre as well as data centre migration and transformation experience would be highly desirable
* Experience of working in an international/global business where economies of scale have been achieved through centralised IT functions would also be highly desirable
* Highly motivated and empowered with the drive to continually expand understanding of newer and emerging technologies and how they can be used to deliver competitive advantage
* TOGAF Practitioner
* Previous experience of driving forward cloud based technology in a data centre environment
* Proven technical expertise in a Wintel or non-Wintel data centre environment is essential
* Proven experience of call centre technologies serving more than 3,000 call centre agents
* Strong Technical Architecture experience, eg operating as a Technical Architecture in large organisations with complex, multi-Infrastructure IT landscapes
* End to end project and programme delivery
* Multi-vendor supplier management
* Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis, a related study, or equivalent experience
* Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments
* Excellent analytical and technical skills
* Ability to estimate the financial & commercial impact of technical architecture alternatives
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture
* Proven experience of developing technical roadmaps and their practical application in mapping to an enterprise landscape
* Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems
* Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
* Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
* Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
* Excellent influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to handle difficult or sensitive situations and senior UK stakeholders
* A customer focused and goal orientated individual with keen attention to detail
* Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

To work for a business who offers a competitive salary and impressive benefits package, and the opportunity to really shape the future of the business, apply for this role now.

Spring Technology is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Spring Technology is an Equal Opportunities employer; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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