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Infrastructure Architect
Ref No.: 16-23071
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Immediate need for a talented Infrastructure Architect. This is a 6 months contract opportunity with long-term potential and is located in Toronto ON . Please review the job description below and contact me ASAP if you are interested.
Job ID: 16-23071

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the Director, Infrastructure Technology & Operations in translating the information technology strategy & requirements into roadmaps and architecture of infrastructure technologies & services covering cloud computing, data centre operations, servers, storage, messaging, file & print technology, telecommunication networking, voice / video, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Supporting the Director, Infrastructure Technology & Operations in developing and maintaining current and future state of the infrastructure and operational model; reviewing and analyzing the ability of the current information technology in meeting the Firm's goals; planning and executing infrastructure life cycle refresh work programs.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the Director, Infrastructure Technology & Operations on emerging infrastructure technologies & services and best practices, identifying opportunities to improve performance / capacity, assisting in the determination of their business values to the Firm, and facilitating discussion with strategic vendors in the deployment & integration of emerging technologies & services.
  • Facilitating the development and maintenance of architectural roadmaps with IT stakeholders in Technology Solutions, Applications, IT Security, and IT Service Management, with a focus on the perspective of cloud computing, infrastructure and telecommunications technologies & services.
  • Assisting the Director, Technology Infrastructure & Operations in conducting quality assurance / reviews of deliverables of the team and its work programs.
  • Supporting the Director, Technology Infrastructure & Operations in the management of risk profile pertaining to infrastructure technologies and operations; providing recommendations to mitigate risks; planning and implementing remediation.
  • Providing advice to stakeholders in IT, Project Management Office (PMO) and other business practice groups from an infrastructure architectural and systems development life cycle perspective.
  •  Engaging in solving complex and escalated systems issues in collaboration with stakeholders in IT, business practice groups, and vendors.
The candidate should possess the following:
  • Required academic, professional certifications and business education.  In addition to education, required work experience. 
  •  University degree or equivalent in Information Technology.
  • Minimum of five years of information technology experience, three years of which in a senior infrastructure architect role.
  • Possess broad range of infrastructure and system operation knowledge (e.g. cloud computing, data centre services, server operations, monitoring, user account management, security & access controls, messaging, file & print operations, database administration, storage operation, backup & recovery, voice & video infrastructure, disaster recovery, etc.) and systems development life cycle experience in multiple technological platforms.
  • Experience and ability in exercising a lead role in the conceptualization, design, and implementation of infrastructure technology initiatives and services, including proof of concept.
  • Experience with cloud computing / services, including cloud adoption planning, design, service level management, and monitoring would be an asset.
  • Possess practical ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) experience, certification an asset.
  • Experience in collaborating with strategic technology service vendors in the planning, analysis, design, implementation/integration, and management of critical IT services.
  • Demonstrate business acumen and experience in managing business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Experience with a professional service organization's structure and processes would be an asset.