Senior Infrastructure Architect
To £70k + extensive benefits package
Must be eligible for security clearance
Experience and Qualifications of Senior Infrastructure Architect
Essential Risk and Cost Driven Architecture aware
Key Activities of Senior Infrastructure Architect
The role of the Senior Infrastructure Architect is to:
Authority – Defines major technical projects for GTO. Determines strategies, architectures and proposals Shapes technical proposals to be acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs. Leads formal and informal technical reviews. Actively contributes in the development of and consistently governs work through technical assurance processes.
Cost and risk – May manage a large design team, defining the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, and identifying strategic level risks and remedies. Owner of collated effort estimates and costs from teams, subcontractors and suppliers for one or more subsystems. Owner of list of concerns, architectural decisions and the technical risk register
Influence – Determines the technical approach for the GTO business, leading and influencing others in the development of new offerings. Coordinates plans and actions with programme or project manager
Business development – Works with customers to understand their business strategy and develop IT strategies and architecture for significant areas of their business. Manages teams to win and deliver major pieces of consultancy led business.
Requirements and design – Manages a team to agree customer requirements and produce the design, setting high level criteria for the design of major solutions and exercising design control over the implementation. Decides and applies appropriate technical standards.
Managing relationships – Builds effective relationships at all levels in a number of client organisations to gain recognition and by partners, and builds an excellent reputation.
Thought leadership - Communicates the impact of emerging technologies on customer and business to senior level customers and . Aligns the technology with the business and customer goals, identifying benefits and risk mitigation approaches.
Knowledge re-use – Shares knowledge with members and makes useful additions to the GTO knowledge base. Supports the development of Members by knowledge sharing.
Personal development – Responsible for development and execution of Personal Development Plan, high level of contribution to development of IDA community, coaching and mentoring of fellow members.
In addition to the Infrastructure Architect
Operates across multiple clients within vertical sectors
Capable of engaging with clients at CxO level Collaborate with finance teams on cost and price financial modelling
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills will be required to present to a variety of audiences, both internally and externally as required.
Lead and manage multiple IDA resources
Manage significantly non-standard and/or complex solutions
Manage/balance time appropriately to ensure adequate coverage and completion of deliverables and key responsibilities
Able to provide solutions that utilise both GTO and 3rd party services
Able to integrate solutions with service management layers
Operates at programme level governing multiple technical solutions
Provide enterprise architecture solutions
Collaborate with sales teams on proposition development
Desirable TOGAF certified
Demonstrated Skills and Experience
Proven track record in leading the development of solution, ensuring consistency with specified requirements agreed with both external/internal customers on large programme of 18-36 months.
Essential People Management In line with SFIA Level 7
Task Management In line with SFIA Level 7
Demonstrably able to complete analysis on large scale system with unanalysed and immature requirements.
Architectural Governance and Validation
Demonstrably operates as the overall infrastructure authority for large, complex solutions
Authors design for large, complex infrastructures, whose risk and cost elements are accepted by the BU and GTO.
Demonstrably able to professionally validate large scale solutions.
Recognises and manages commercial risk in design of solution. Can articulate the technical solution to a customer on a technical and business level, clearly identifying benefits and risks
Delivers presentations and “white papers” on the impact of existing and emerging technologies to senior customer and business representatives
The Senior Infrastructure Architect may manage a medium\large design team. They are a competent design authority up to and beyond large solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers’ business and commercial issues. They identify, design and deliver larger or more complex architectures, strategies and specific solutions, and give clients, BUs and GTO advice.
They can be responsible for complex projects which may involve solutions which require an element of integration migration, creation of innovative solutions and management of risk.
Technical lead on projects typically with GTO Revenue from £0 – £25m
Manages technical teams of up to 10 people and may lead the team.
They work as part of a virtual/matrix management team, so report into a number of people including their People Manager (PeM) and GTO or BU project owner/activity leader. They also People Manager a number of members.
They work at senior management level to define and deliver major technical projects/strategies/architectures, demonstrating an understanding of the customers business and commercial issues and contribute key insights