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Infrastructure Architect

Job Title Infrastructure Architect
Hiring Location Warsaw, Poland
Hybrid role 2/3 days in office, 2/3 days at home
Must have skill Technical Architecture, Solution engineering and Design, Unix and Windows OS and Storage and Backup Technologies
Permanent role

Responsibilities:
Develop comprehensive infrastructure designs that incorporate strategic target state architecture and standards to maximize performance, capacity, and minimize total cost of ownership.
Translate complex and sometimes ambiguous business requirements into sound technical solutions.
Provide technical leadership and be responsible for developing components of, or the overall systems design.
Develop or update comprehensive DR strategies by recommending specific tools strategies, and solutions meet internal or regulatory requirements.

Requirements:
Experience providing technical leadership in the design of highly complex systems across on-prem, 3rd party hosted, and Public Cloud platforms.
Proficiency with various UNIX and Windows OS, and the underlying infrastructure they can run on.
Knowledgeable about HP and Dell x86 platforms.
In-depth understanding of a variety of Storage technologies such as SAN, NAS, ScaleIO, Object Storage.
In-depth understanding of Backup, Archival, Web, Middleware, Database, Security, Encryption, Network, and Virtualization platforms.
Experience with performance modeling, capacity analysis, and capacity planning.
Experience with container platforms and management; Docker and Kubernetes.
Experience with web platforms; IBM WAS, WebLogic, Tomcat, and Apache HTTPD variants.
Experience with infrastructure requirements for Oracle RAC, SQL Server AlwaysON, MongoDB.
Understanding of data platforms that provide for structured and unstructured data, fault tolerance and high availability.
Familiar with integration technologies like AbInitio, Kafka, Apache Ignite, IBM MQ and Rabbit MQ, Solace, Tibco.
Strong and effective communication skills to guide meetings, provide direction, conduct presentations, while interfacing with business sponsors and executive leadership.

Infrastructure Architect

Job Title: Infrastructure Architect – Location: Belgium – 100% Remote Work – Hire Type: Initial 6 Month Contract (Extendable) – Daily Rate: Negotiable

Responsibilities:
You will be able to design and implement solutions for client and their end clients:

Analyze infrastructure solutions
oProvide infrastructure analysis services to clients and/or internal stakeholders
oAnalyze and understand user needs and expectations, as well as alternative infrastructure architectures and trends
oConduct analyses of technology and associated operational processes, with a view to recommending infrastructure designs and strategies that will improve service, lower costs, and prevent unforeseen operational issues.

Create architectural standards
oInterview clients technical teams to gather relevant information to facilitate architectural requirements definitions
oEstablish, explain, and validate the solution-testing criteria for projects
oDesign services in the area of technology solutions, operations architecture and Company standards.

Deploy solution architectures that promote a clear, consistent business vision
oConduct analysis of alternative architectures and define a solution’s cost-of-ownership
oArticulate key aspects of architecture and design (e.g., scalability, availability, manageability, robustness, appropriate incorporation of new technology) through models, documentation, and code ; present architectures to executive management, clients, and developer teams

Execute projects using various technology solutions.

Qualifications

Must have:

Technical Bachelors degree or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years of experience of working in IT infrastructure engineering/architecture
Strong experience with On-Prem / Private Cloud Infrastructure services.
Proven track record in the analysis, design and architecture preferably in a technology rich environment.
Knowledge of access network and related technologies
Knowledge of the fundamental technical components, e.g databases, middleware, operating systems, servers, storage, etc.
Awareness of enterprise strength deployment techniques such as SAN, RAID, mirroring, Clustering, Virtualisation, Consolidation, Load Balancing, Cloud, to ensure solutions are available, performant and resilient.
Understand of the key infrastructure components; UNIX, LINUX, Windows, ORACLE, SQLserver, Apache, SAP, WebSphere. jBoss, Weblogic, VMware, Hyper-V.
Experience with Private / hybrid cloud solutions either commercial tools (VMware, BMC, HP, Cisco, Microsoft) or OpenSource (Openstack, Cloudforms, etc.).
Experience with automation and Orchestration of infrastructure operational processes (Ansible, BMC, VMware, Red Hat, Chef, Puppet, etc.).
Knowledge of main hypervisors (VMware, Hyper-V) and network virtualization (NSX, etc.)
Familiar with main operating systems (Linux and Windows) and middleware (appservers, webservers, databases and others).
Experience with Containers (Kubernetes, Docker, etc.)

Experienced in technology consulting projects:
oData Center Transformation assessments
oDefinition of Infrastructure Strategies and Roadmap
oArchitecture Design and Implementation of Infrastructure and Automation Solutions.

Nice to have:
Familiar with Public Cloud services (AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP).
Experience in DevOps around Continuous Integration & Delivery
Team player with strong analytical skills and the ability to understand and resolve complex problems.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to clearly communicate ideas and results to client and company supervisors.