Cloud Architect (6 Months Contract)

Business Systems
About The Role
Excellent opportunity to own and drive the infrastructure strategy & roadmap and designing & delivering infrastructure solutions for strategic & major projects.
You will be responsible for:

Infrastructure Architecture Development

  • Own and drive the overall infrastructure strategy & roadmap (including both internal and external systems) and ensure all new systems/projects are aligned to this
  • Support for the overall Infrastructure Architecture by sitting on the Design Authority and supporting / contributing to technology decisions
  • Work with project and delivery teams to ensure that deliverables align with the Infrastructure Architecture
  • Evaluate new technologies and propose new solutions to effectively support the business
  • Evaluate existing systems and introduce improvements
  • Assist with technical investigations, diagnosis and problem solving for large scale problems

Solution Design / Evaluation / Delivery

  • Working with the architecture team, design & implement infrastructure solutions to address  business requirements
  • Evaluate customer and 3rd party proposed solutions for alignment with architecture, strategy, and operational support capabilities 
  • Design & deliver infrastructure solutions for strategic & major projects
About You
You will have gained the following experience/skills:

Technical Experience 

  • Experience with Amazon AWS services and architectures
  • Experience with sizing and measuring/predicting performance
  • Experience working with 3rd party vendors and hosting partners
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Infrastructure solutions (Active Directory, Exchange 2010, DHCP, DNS, Windows Operating systems)
  • Good knowledge of networks, load balancers and firewalls (VPN, TCP/IP, VLAN). 
  • Server technologies (primarily HP), in particular blade technology (HP C class enclosures) 
  • Storage technology (NetApp filers, data replication, SAN/NAS) 
  • Database technology (MS SQL, Oracle RAC, log shipping/mirroring, data replication)
  • Familiarity with Oracle solutions (E-business suite, Dataguard)
  • Data protection solutions (ideally Backup Exec, vaulting) 
  • Virtualisation (VMware vSphere, Xen, Hyper-V)
  • Linux (desirable)
  • Must have experience in full project development life cycle
  • Proven track record, with demonstrable experience in a role of similar scale
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Experience developing technical strategy
  • Experience delivering multiple enterprise wide infrastructure projects simultaneously
  • Understanding of the  complete infrastructure stack (networks, databases, applications, web, email, desktops, etc)
  • Disaster Recovery and business continuity planning
  • Experience creating conceptual, high level, and low level designs
  • Ability to define and implement processes and procedures 
  • Architecture and/or design experience on large scale or complex project
  • Experience and familiarity with EA frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman etc)
About The Company

At Motability Operations Ltd we provide a unique mobility proposition for the specific needs of people with disabilities by leasing cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. We are the largest car fleet operator in the UK (purchasing around 10% of all the new cars sold in the UK) and have over 600,000 customers. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service, achieving an independently verified customer satisfaction rating of 9.8 out of 10.