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Infrastructure Technical Architect - Unix

Job Title: Infrastructure Technical Architect - Unix
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Slough, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Birmingham, Solihull
Salary: 45000 - 55000
REF: Infrastructure Technical Architect - Unix
Contact Name: Claire Hallett-Walsh
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Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

Infrastructure Technical Architect - Unix


Slough, Reading, Newbury, Swindon, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Birmingham, Solihull

To £55K plus extensive benefits package


Due to the secure nature of this work, all candidates must be British Nationals and already hold or be eligible to hold UK Security Clearance to DV level.



Continued growth within our clients Project Services UNIX team has created an opening for an experienced Unix Project Technical Architect. Forming part of this team you will have the opportunity to develop and gain new skills and progress your technical career within the business.

The service and role offers an exciting environment in which to develop skillsets and experience supporting a wide range of technologies. The service is evolving to align to today’s technology including Cloud offerings, with an opportunity to directly feed into the strategic direction of the area.


Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

You will have excellent experience with virtualization concepts (Oracle VM, VMWARE, AIX LPARS) and the ability to design High Availability Enterprise Unix Solutions (Red Hat clustering, Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), SUN Cluster, PowerHA (HACMP)). You will also be comfortable liaising with senior stakeholders.


Job role responsibilities:

Within the role, you will be required to develop and own Low Level Designs in line with High Level Designs, together with carrying out peer review of LLD’s. You will provide pre-sales support and cost estimates on designs, transitions and implementations on various infrastructure programmes.

As a Technical Architect, you will lead Technology Focus Groups to advise on best practices and keep up to date with emerging technologies in order to mentor and enable knowledge transfer to less experience colleagues.

You will also be involved in the following duties:

  • Identify, assess and mitigate technical issues and risks
  • Communicate effectively at all level within the organisation including clients
  • Maintain security and documentation standards (ISO90001 AND ISO27001)
  • Define and design Disaster Recovery procedures
  • Advanced Shell scripting & Automation techniques
  • Performance Analysis and Proposal Documentation

This role is primarily office based, however there will be the need to work remotely, home based or at customers sites. Any required travel away from your base office will be expensed.


About the company:

Our client is a global Tier 1 company involved in many leading mission critical projects. They are highly regarded within the industry and are one of the largest independent technology & business services firms in the world.

They consider employees as highly valued members of the business and offer extensive progression opportunities for those wishing to move further in their career on a local, national or global scale.