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Infrastructure Architect

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-03256
  • Date: May 21, 2019
  • Job title:

Alan Foster

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Job Description - Infrastructure Architect

Infrastructure Architect





The Infrastructure Architect provides hands on technical expertise, support and thought-leadership in enterprise architecture strategy, design and planning. Defines roadmaps to bridge the gap from current to future state for business, information and technology capabilities. The Infrastructure Architect will contribute to the development of multi-year plans in alignment with business and IT strategy. Provide industry-leading thought leadership - and facilitate development of strategies across multiple disciplines/domains. Facilitate development of architecture patterns and standards. Consult in design of complex enterprise initiatives - and provide guidance to project teams. Consult in design of multiple projects across multiple disciplines/domains. Manage enterprise architecture models and repositories. Establish communities of practice in areas of expertise. Communicate and market the enterprise architecture strategy. Coach and mentor other IT staff in area of expertise.

 

IT Delivery
  • Provide technical expertise for infrastructure (servers virtual and physical and storage technologies)
  • Provide direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems
  • Participate in the design of business, information and technology architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicality
  • Provide direction to internal and external resources during the selection and implementation of business systems
  • Participate in the design of business, information and technology architectures on the basis of cost, functionality and practicality
IT Strategy
  • Align the development of core business capabilities, information assets and technology in response to strategic imperatives
  • Collaborate with the business to evaluate business goals, identify business problems, and propose solutions
Architecture Planning
  • Provides an enterprise-wide perspective within the IT division
  • Leads architecture strategy & planning for large programs - and provides guidance to technical staff across multiple projects
  • Model the enterprise-wide business and technology capabilities to analyze the alignment of business strategies and capabilities with technology strategy and solutions
  • Decompose business strategies and initiatives into actionable multi-year roadmaps, providing clear direction on execution in order to ensure a high return on investment
  • Develop and maintain the centralized EA repository and artifacts
  • Drive strategic and transitional planning of applications, technology, information and business functions across the enterprise
Organizational Development
  • Maintain communities of practice surrounding business analysis and IT architecture
  • Facilitate open communication and fact-based decision making
  • Research, identify, and recommend industry best practices for solving business and technology problems
  • Function with autonomy and demonstrate influence
  • Clarify, define, coordinate and direct the work of others
  • Provide guidance to other architects 

Required 

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Information Technology or Business or 7 years of equivalent work experience
  • 7 plus years engineering and operating x86 Hardware, Windows, Linux and Unix Solaris Operating Systems and Virtualization technologies
  • 5 plus years of Platform architectural experience
  • 2 years applicable experience in Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience in leading technical staff or coordinating work across multiple technology teams
  • Proven expertise in design and implementation of complex IT solutions
  • Scripting and automation skills
  • Understanding of Directory, Network and Security Infrastructure services
  • TOGAF Enterprise Frameworks
  • At least 2 years of private and hybrid cloud computing experience
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science
  • Vendor Management



 




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