This position requires an architect that can translate such requirements into an infrastructure systems design for platform provisioning. The Architect monitors infrastructure technologies and recommends their adoption and direction to IT management. *We are looking for someone that will bring new ideas and approaches to the team. *The Architect will work collaboratively within a team and get guidance from peers. *The Architect will document the solutions and present to Operations who will approve the design. *Consulting skills are imperative to gain consensus on solutions proposed. *Needs to be an SME in at least one of the following Infrastructure disciplines namely: Security, Networking, Server & Storage (Unix or Windows preferably both). *Perform architectural and technical design development for infrastructure projects. Develop draft designs and Rough Order of Magnitude Costs working with our vendors. Translate the draft design into a Technical design document gaining consensus on the components of the solution from SMEs, Project Manager and peer Architects. Develop build documents from templates working with Operations staff for Operations Engineering to build out the systems. Identify architectural risks/mitigations, adherence to standards and best practices: Perform infrastructure assessments partnering with vendors, project team members and key subject matter experts. Develop joint recommendations on key architecture/technical decisions by partnering with vendors, project team members and key subject matter expert. Focuses on how to leverage technologies to improve infrastructure. selection and utilization efficiencies. Partners with other IT organizations to develop/maintain the infrastructure efficiency strategy and roadmap. Topics include enterprise storage, server consolidation, federated search, identity management, portals, user interface frameworks, collaboration, instant messaging, blogs, wikis, office productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft Office System), web/video conferencing, and other end-user technologies Infrastructure Technology Expertise. Mastery of high availability and disaster recovery approaches such as active/passive clustering, active/active load balancing, cold/warm/hot standbys, data replication (asynchronous and synchronous) and other approaches Maintains a balanced software and infrastructure expertise in the tools, languages, and design techniques used at Maintains understanding of design directions used in the software industry as a whole as it applies to technical architecture. Provides expertise in technical design, development and architecture, design patterns, standards and best practices Assists in specific infrastructure development projects Researches and introduces best practices frameworks/capability models tailored for the environment that will control costs, provide higher quality and/or increase predictability of service delivery. Works with projects across the enterprise to identify technical architecture development and deployment problems and improvement opportunities. Crafts solutions that effectively resolve problems or provide improvement. Ideal candidate would be one who knows Security, DNS, LDAP (including Active Directory). Superior analytical and problem solving skills. Superior Knowledge in one of 3 areas: Security / Networking or Solaris&Wintel platform. Effective at requirements elicitation.
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