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Infrastructure Architect
Ref No.: 18-08953
Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina
Infrastructure Technical Architect
*This is a full time on-site position

The Infrastructure Technical Architect is an individual contributor responsible for defining, standardizing and governing technology and security architecture for key IT and Digital Business initiatives

  • Ensure alignment of technology solutions to business objectives through to implementation.
  • Assists business systems analysts to produce non-functional requirements for systems development initiatives where needed.
  • Recommend technology improvements or corrections to improve performance of operational systems
  • Participate in technology vendor solution and system overview sessions and selection
  • Perform technical architecture analysis of new and existing systems
  • Work with Enterprise Architects to produce future state architectures and transition architectures
  • Create line of sight from applications, services and data stores to technical infrastructure components
  • Maintain Technology catalog
  • Collaborate internally to develop scaleable, maintainable, consistent, highly available storage and virtualization architectures that meet business objectives and set relevant service-level agreements
  • Produce technology / infrastructure architecture drawings
  • Design and implement redundant systems and policies for disaster recovery and archiving to ensure effective protection and integrity of appliances and stored data assets.
  • Collaborate with Server, Storage & Network Teams to gather metrics to show trends of current technology solutions
  • Oversight for capacity planning
  • Maintain relationship between configuration management database and EA repository
  • Maintain relationship between technology asset management system and EA repository
  • Develop reference architectures on Middleware, ECM and CRM based technologies
  • Collaborate closely with business, solution, information and enterprise architects
  • Collaborate with PMO to produce sample technology architecture deliverables to help guide the creation of future project deliverables.
  • Ensure technology solutions comply with compliance and risk management policies
  • Work with vendor management (VMO) to ensure third party technology solutions comply with policies and standards
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Information Management or related discipline
  • Minimum of 5 years architecture experience
  • Previous role as systems or network engineer or systems developer
  • Experience architecting infrastructure technology solutions, enterprise storage, archival/backup, and DRP systems with a broad spectrum of virtual and storage technologies.
  • Experience provisioning virtualized infrastructures – Cloud, Hybrid and other patterns
  • Experience with Mobility based systems and architectures
  • Excellent knowledge of SAN, NAS, DAS, RAID, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, tape, clustering, encryption, content-addressable storage, converged infrastructure, hyper converged, and technologies from Dell, EMC, Client, and IBM vendors
  • Strong systems integration experience – middleware, SOA etc.
  • Security architecture experience including capabilities like Identity and Access Management at enterprise levels
  • Experience ensuring systems and processes comply with PCI / PII and other industry regulatory standards
  • Knowledge of change management systems, applicable data retention practices and laws, and developing and submitting storage audits and compliance reports to governing bodies, legal entities, and/or other external authorities
  • Proven analytical, strategic vision drawing on strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Experience with Enterprise systems modeling with tools like Visio.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills, and excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to conduct research into storage issues, standards, and products.
  • Ability to conceive solutions from elaboration of requirements
  • Ability to maintain composure and multitask in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Windows and the Internet
  • Must be a self-motivator while actively participating in a team environment
  • Ability to mentor others
  • Experience facilitating solution sessions
  • Assist with vendor RFP processes where needed
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with systems integration and service oriented architecture models.
  • Experience with Enterprise Architecture Methods like TOGAF, FEA, Gartner with a classification scheme like Zachman
  • TOGAF 9 with Technology Reference Models and IIIRM
  • Experience with Mobile Device Management and Digital Loss Prevention technology solutions
  • Experience with EA tool like Mega, Troux or Software AG – Alfabet
  • ISO 27000 series experience
  • Connectivity experience with Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Process experience – Lean, ITIL, Six Sigma etc.
  • Experience in Financial Systems is highly desirable– Loan Origination, Underwriting, Funding or Servicing
  • Experience with Message Oriented Middleware like BizTalk on MS Platform
  • Experience with CRM platforms like Salesforce
  • Experience with ECM platforms like OnBase, SharePoint
  • Experience leveraging Enterprise Architecture Repositories for storage and retrieval of solution building blocks