Global IT Infrastructure Architect

Global IT Infrastructure Architect


MAJOR GLOBAL RETAILER SEEKS Global IT Infrastructure Architect

My Client is a major retailer based in the UK.but with a global reach.As they look to expand an improve their retail offering ,they are now looking to employ a dynamic and ambitious Global IT Infrastructure Architect
About the Candidate:
*A proven background in presales, professional services and solutions design from previous SME roles
* At least 10years experience within IT Systems & leading technical design within Customer environments
* Technical SME covering areas of Microsoft products (AD, SCCM, WSUS, 365), Linux, AIX, Citrix, VMware, Storage in both Data center & Hybrid-Cloud environments, Mainframe is a plus
* Have an existing understanding of infrastructure technologies & solutions required to enable high performing business critical global SAP & VDI environments in both datacenter & cloud
* Clear understanding of LAN/ WAN architecture with technologies such as DMVPN & SDWAN
* Strong in IT Technology Leadership, Project Management and ITIL processes
* Experience in managing global transformations, transitions, M&A IT, change programs
* Background in leading customer & vendor meetings, whiteboarding and documenting solutions & tenders
* Senior level engagement with strong commercial/ business mindset & ability to command respect within a remote outsourced environment
* Ability to underwrite and ratify technical designs at high and low level
* Experience in a wide range of established and emerging technologies with the ability to harmonise & lead a global portfolio of services
* Industry recognised expert or architectural certifications and experience
* Global mindset, results focus, ownership & accountability, Innovative
* Highly motivated, flexible and ambitious with an opportunity- driven & shift-left mindset
* Very process oriented, hands-on and able to handle pressure
* Able to manage teams and proven experience in getting the best out of vendors
* Strong in planning and execution with good communication skills – customer oriented
* Excellent oral and written skills in English – any other languages would be an asset
* Microsoft MCSE or MCSA certification, LPI certification, CISSP certification
* Experience within the rapidly changing consumer Retail environment
* DevOps CI/ CD methodologies including Agile project delivery
* TOGAF, PRINCE2, ITILv3 * IoT, Analytics and AI

Key Responsibilities:
* Lead the CIO Design authority & governance with internal stakeholders and vendors to drive consistent experiences & deliver new globally deployed solutions, projects or changes enabling key business metrics
* Act as Chief Architect for Global IT services and drive the business transition to a Service Oriented architecture prioritizing consolidation and security improvement
* Hold a data-driven mindset when working with technical teams, stakeholders and vendors to define, own & ensure a coherent and consistent technology strategy, roadmap & topology
* Ensure all current and future solutions meet security, quality, policy and compliance requirements
* Identify opportunities to provide innovative enterprise solutions by leading PoC’s for technology that strengthen the global service offerings & capabilities. Ensure tight alignment & partnerships with key technology vendors to ensure forward thinking & proactivity
* Establish close working relationships with geographically diverse business stakeholders to scope requirements, construct high & low-level technical designs (functional & non-functional), configurations and operational processes to drive Local, Country or Divisional projects

Benefits include large bonus, hybrid working, private medical, significant product discount.

This is an exciting and challenging role with excellent career prospects and a very good £package.
If you think it is right for you, then please submit your CV asap,via the link below, or call Ian Gerstein on 01628 600 781 for more information.

Mandeville is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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