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Infrastructure Solution Architect

Job Title: Infrastructure Solution Architect
Location: Sydney
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Reference: 2885662
Job Published: February 08, 2019 12:31

Job Description

Globally Reknown Australian ASX Listed Organisation is looking for an Infrastructure Solution Architect. They are embarking on a significant portfolio on greenfield projects. You will be accountable for the design and communication of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. In addition to technology components, solution architecture encompasses changes to service, process, organisation, and operating models.

POSITION PURPOSE;
  • Accountable for the design and communication of high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. In addition to technology components, solution architecture encompasses changes to service, process, organisation, and operating models.   
  • Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) are applied correctly. 
  • Uses appropriate tools, including logical models of components and interfaces, to contribute to the development of systems architectures in a specific business or functional areas. Takes responsibility for the balance between functional, service quality and systems management requirements in their area of expertise. 
  • Within a business change programme, assists in the preparation of technical plans and cooperates with business assurance and project staff to ensure that appropriate technical resources are made available. 
  • Provides subject matter expertise and strategic domain architectural services within the domain of Infrastructure specifically networking today and all elements of infrastructure security. 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES;
  • Provision of comprehensive guidance and oversight on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible. Specifically networking and security components.   
  • Collaborate with the business, project and other IT stakeholders to ensure the architecture is understood and accepted into production. 
  • Implements policy and strategy for the selection of solution architecture components, and coordinates design activities, promoting the discipline to ensure consistency. Ensures that appropriate standards (corporate, industry, national and international) are adhered to.  
  • Accountable to produce solution architecture documentation as defined within the Architecture Practice and as required by the Domain Architect for Infrastructure. 
  • Participate in IT architectural and project governance forums and frameworks to ensure solutions receive the required sign-offs throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Participate in the research, evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard configurations. 
  • As a critical member of an IT Project or change initiative team, analyse business problems, understand the process and have the ability to define a solution architecture to meet those requirements.
  • Assist with business requirements analysis and capture relating to project initiatives.
DESIRED CAPABILITIES & BEHAVIOURS;
  • Understanding of the integrated construction and property related business activities in terms of business drivers, organisational structures, processes and functions and business information. 
  • Understanding of emerging patterns and technologies applicable. 
  • Ability to communicate with gravitas, confidence and authority in vocabulary and style appropriate to the audience. 
  • 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 
  • Ability to contribute to the estimate the financial impact of Solution alternatives 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to document solution architectures using a variety of diagramming and modelling techniques including ArchiMate modelling language
  • Ability to coach and mentor other less experienced members of the solution architecture team
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE;
  • 8 years experience in IT with a minimum of 5 years prior experience as a solution designer in Infrastructure
  • Strong track record applying structured analytical and problem-solving thinking
  • Exposure to enterprise solutions designing practices, covering processes, roles, governance mechanisms.
  • Experience with the application of Enterprise Architecture disciplines to the big picture long term alignment of IT services to changing business needs
  • Technical knowledge and experience aligned with the domain of specialism
  • Infrastructure – technologies from vendors such as Cisco, NetApp, F5, Palo Alto, Checkpoint
  • Design best practice with regard to networking, hosting, storage, DR, backup and security
If you are interested in hearing more about this role, apply now! reece.richardson@perigongroup.com.au