Lead Infrastructure Architect

Full Time
Posted 12 days ago
Job description

Lead Infrastructure Architect

Location: UK - Bracknell

Are you passionate about Infrastructure? Are you some who works with little supervision and is self-sufficient acting with in-depth knowledge of specialization in supporting a Data Centre refresh and the ongoing support of the existing Environments? This exciting opportunity is looking for someone who is motivated to deliver lead Infrastructure Architect role. We are looking for the right person to join our team as a Lead Infrastructure Architect supporting all aspects of Infrastructure and program. This is your world and your opportunity to transform it for the better.

Your role

The client is a financial services and retail company with over 11,000 locations across the UK. Fujitsu provides the back-office systems to support their business from our Data Centres, these systems are currently using a mixture of infrastructure including BX Blade frames connected to Eternus Storage arrays as well as a variety of appliances and networking infrastructure. We are entering into a programme of work to refresh elements of this environment; hence we are looking for a Infrastructure Architect to understand that current implementation and to work alongside the projects performing the replacement.

The role will involve being the subject matter expert for all the Account Infrastructure and to be able to impact assess design changes to the environments. The role will require you to familiarize yourself with the existing Infrastructure across our Datacenter and offices. Responsible for maintaining and validating existing Inventories and Design Documentation held by the account. Alongside this Lead the new design proposal as the Lead Architect, design and introduction of new infrastructure into the estate. Work alongside the team to define and agree the Migration Strategies for the introductions of the new infrastructure solutions. Working closely with the Project Managers to identify, describe and monitor the tasks that need to be completed to achieve the required goals. The role will be reporting into the Account Infrastructure Programme Manager with dotted line to Account CTO.

Your experience

  • Experience in leading infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of Infrastructure Architect and deploys the correct standards & processes, in particular with infrastructure and networks.
  • Excellent communication and numeracy skills - communicates fluently orally and in writing and can present complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • A self-starter who takes ownership
  • Resilient under pressure and can manage own time to deliver requirements
  • Planning and organisational skills with ability to prioritise work and deliver to deadline
  • Report writing and analysis.
  • Analytical and systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Experience in working as part of virtual teams

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in the follow technologies
    • BX Blade Frames
    • Egenera PAN Manager Hypervisor
    • Eternus Storage
    • Citrix NetScaler load balance
      • RHEL 4/5/6
      • Operating system:
      • Windows 2012/19
      • Solaris

Location – Remote working with visits to Bracknell (1 day/month) for Project meetings and potentially occasional visits to the Data Centres.

Achieve together

We are Fujitsu. A Japanese company with a strong set of values and a history of respecting fairness and equality, whilst promoting diversity and inclusion. We constantly push ourselves to do more and strive to bring together a diverse mix of perspectives and talents in an inclusive environment, where we encourage our people to bring their full self to work. We call this Be Completely You.

We are inclusive. As a responsible business, it is important to us that we reflect the diversity of our society and customers. Not only are we a certified Disability Confident Leader, a Times Top 50 employer for Women, a Top 75 employer for Social Mobility, accredited with the Living Wage Foundation and a signatory for the Race at Work Charter, but we are also committed to the United Nations standards for LGBT+ and a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.

We are people centric. This means we care about our people (and their families) and appreciate that everyone has a life outside of work. By supporting our people to Work Your Way, we empower them to achieve a flexible and respectful approach to work which suits them and our customers best - this could be working hours, location, or a flexible approach to their working day.

We want you to thrive. If working for a progressive organisation, with an active people-led Inclusive Community, demonstrating our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and equity, you belong at Fujitsu. #LifeatFujitsu


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