Lead Solutions Architect

  • Job Reference: 2
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Pimento Connection Ltd
  • Location: North Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Plus benefits
  • Sector: Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Our customer in the Defence and national security sector is looking for a Lead Solutions Architect to join a dynamic delivery team.  To design/provide better, faster and more effective solutions.  The option of remote working is available with some expectation to go to Bracknell or Basingstoke occasionally depending on the clearance of the documentation you would be working on.

You will be working in close partnership with our customer’s teams to delivery cutting-edge solutions.  Reporting to the CTO Lead Architect for the customer, you will own all aspects of the delivery of technical proposals, ensuring they are aligned to the client’s vision.  This role will require the ability to interact and work well with multiple areas of this company as well as senior customer stakeholders, ensuring collaboration and closer working across the delivery lifecycle and will include the managing of 3rd parties for change ensuring there is no impact on the overall architectural solution.

Core skills:

  • Proven track record of leading the delivery of innovative technical solutions
  • Client facing skill sat a senior level with the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts to senior executives
  • Extensive knowledge of the design and implementation of secure, highly resilient, large scale infrastructures
  • Experience of working directly with customers to define and elaborate infrastructure requirements
  • Experience of deploying production implementations with successful project completion and service transition
  • Experience of designing infrastructure solutions to be compliant with security standards
  • Knowledge of automation tooling to facilitate CI/CD approaches to IaC
  • Solution Design/Definition Experience supporting bid, transition and transformation activities                                                                                       

Technical skills

  • Active Directory Designs & MS Infrastructure Designs & VM Infrastructure Designs
  • VMWare ESX v7,v6, v5, v4, v3 & VMWare VSAN, 6.0, 7.0 & VMWare VDI 4, Horizon 6.5
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • MS SCCM 2007 r3, 2012 & MS SCOM 2012
  • MS Windows 2008, 2012r2, 2016
  • Netapp - storage and backup
  • Windows core service and software. Including but not limited to IIS, TMG, DFS
  • Terminal services and clustering.
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013, 2010 and 2007
  • Cloud – AWS, Azure
  • Windows 2019, windows 10, antivirus endpoint protection  and hardening, mvision application white listing

Desirable skills

  • MS SCCM 2007 r3, 2012 & MS SCOM 2012
  • PKI
  • Understanding of SAN protocols including ISCSI, NFS and SMB
  • TCP/IP, routing and high availability protocols.
  • Network and security. Including but not limited to Fortigate, Checkpoint, Cisco, Brocade and F5
  • Server hardware and network cabling
  • Data migration