Skills: Infrastructure Designer & Infrastructure Architect – Linux, Vmware. The ideal person I am looking for is an Infrastructure designer who has design experience on Linux based systems preferably Redhat running on Vmware in a converged hardware environment (vBlock). The existing design heavily relies on JBoss Fuse for data flow, OBI for reporting and eBS for finance. It would be beneficial for the designer to have some exposure regarding these technologies and applications from an infrastructure deployment perspective.

You must have:
• Technical credibility built up through at least 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience of delivering IT solutions
• Excellent knowledge of IT infrastructure, including, in particular:
• Storage Area Networks
• Local Area Networks (wired and wireless)
• Wide Area Networks
• Server Infrastructure
• Virtualisation (Host, Server and Desktop)
• End-user technologies
• Mobile technologies
• Public and Private Clouds
• Windows Server and Unix\Linux Operating Systems
• HA and DR technologies
• SQL Databases such as Oracle and MS SQL
• Authentication and Security Methods
• Backup technologies
• Good understanding IT Infrastructure related licensing models
• Ability to manage a large and varied workload, to prioritise and multi task
• Exceptional understanding of IT infrastructure related industry initiatives
• Ability to perform detailed and complex analysis, consulting and providing detailed solutions and recommendations
• Ability to understand and design against a detailed and complex technical estate
• Ability to communicate at all levels
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience of working within project teams
• Ability to work in a busy, fast moving environment
• Experience of infrastructure architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF)
• Willing to undertake travel throughout the UK with the possibility of overnight stays away from home for short periods of time. Must hold a current driving licence
Responsible for:
• Produce detailed high and low level design proposals to ensure that they are delivered on time, meet the approved business requirements, align with IT strategy and represent good value for money
• Contribute all appropriate designs to the infrastructure design library
• Produce initiative mandates and business cases to support the development of IT Infrastructure and business systems
• Develop an exceptional level of understanding of IT infrastructure
• Ensure the successful development and delivery of Infrastructure Strategy, IT strategy, roadmaps and standards
• Proactively review architectural and design standards to ensure the continual improvement of the IT infrastructure
• Deliver initiative mandates and business cases to support the delivery of the Technology Roadmap
• Consult and inform, as necessary, all key stakeholders on the Technology Roadmap to ensure its successful delivery
• Provide architectural decisions and input required to assist the successful delivery of change initiatives
• Assisting project managers in creating and maintaining project plans (focused on, but not exclusively around, technical design deliverables) and technical Governance
• Conduct and participate in technical design sessions with the relevant technology specialists (internal and external), and accurately capture and document the output in order to progress the design process

This role is commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Salisbury etc. Please send your CV ASAP and I will get back to you!
Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Start: ASAP
Duration: 3-4 Months
Salary: £400pd-£450pd
Contact:Steve Spevack
Telephone:01442 291 800