Infrastructure Solution Design

Infrastructure Solution Design

Job Title: Infrastructure Solution Design
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hampshire
Salary: £450 - £500 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5576
Contact Name: Mark Crorkin
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2017 09:51

Job Description

Infrastructure Solution Design specialist urgently required to join a project at a client site in Hampshire

You will work with customers and solution architects to scope, impact and design infrastructure to meet the requirements of the business.

Working with infrastructure strategy and IT services to develop and maintain an infrastructure catalogue and technology roadmap.

Work with IT Development and Integration to agree scope and timelines and environment requirements. Utilising lessons learnt and KPI's to create new ideas on practice.

To generate Infrastructure Designs that meet the business requirements and conform to IT Infrastructure standards.

To provide input from non-functional requirements of projects and initiatives to ensure all IT operational and infrastructural aspects are fully considered from the outset.

Provide input in the planning for the implementation of any proposed solution - including estimates for resource availability and timeframes.

Working with IT and Technical Operations teams to ensure te the environments are ready to accept the solution. This includes understanding of available capacity of shared infrastructure.

To co-ordinate the generation of low levelled detailed infrastructure Design - including documentation.

Work with a Systems Integrator to oversee build activity to ensure implementation proceeds to planned and meets proposed solution. Adjust infrastructure design as necessary with regards to impact, resource and timeframe.

Escalate issues in a timely manner to ensure there is an opportunity to resolve.
Adhere to best practice improvements methods Coach team members, teams and peers when necessary.

Adhere to all compliance and security protocols

Key Skills:
Broad range of knowledge across IT functions (Servers, storage, networks)
To be able to understand business requirements and business challenges and apply this knowledge when proposing solutions.

To be able to take customer requirements and translate these into supportable
infrastructure designs, and to be able to justify or explain design decisions to peers or customers.

Solid understanding of Microsoft Windows server, Redhat Linux, Oracle Solaris, VMWare Hypervisor
Understanding of multi-tiered application architectures - including web technologies and basic networking technologies.

A working knowledge of infrastructure related topics - AuthZ/AuthN, integration with LDAP/AD etc

Ability to take ownership of tasks and manage through to completion

Adheres strictly to process and procedure, Low-level understanding of web technologies and protocols.

Encryption methods - both data in transit and at rest (SSL/certs), authentication, threat detection and prevention,

Key Experience:
Relevant experience in similar infrastructure design roles
Ideally a Computer Science related degree or other technical background.
Large scale internet hosting design - preferably in ecommerce and care portals
Employing network security devices

Desirable Skills:
Exploit mitigation techniques,
Web Application Firewalls,
Probes for detailed information in relation to the specific task or issue enabling effective decision making.
Be responsible for budget and cost implications when decision making,
An innovative ability to see different approaches to unexpected challenges

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