Storage/ Backup Technical Architect

Recruiter
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Location
West Malling
Salary
£450 - £550 p day
Posted
16 Mar 2018
Closes
21 Mar 2018
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time
Storage/ Backup Technical Architect A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Storage/ Backup Technical Architect to join well established blue chip organisation based at their prestigious offices in West Malling Kent. As a Storage/ Back up Technical Architect you will: provide technical capability, governance, and vision within our clients new and existing customers, and work with programme managers to evolve customer campaigns. You will work with centralised enterprise operational, and customer project teams to provide detailed design and guidance on all aspects of infrastructure solutions. Additionally you will be the technical focal point for storage and backup within the team, and provide consulting to the extended IT Services teams where and when required. You must be self-motivated, with strong communication (both written and oral) skills and be able to guide a team of implementation technicians. You will be working at a senior management level defining & delivering major technical projects, strategies, & architectures. Key Accountabilities Will liaise with other TDAs to identify storage and backup needs, design optimal storage and backup solutions, and help guide the design and implementation process. Interpret information in a concise, non-expert language to those who need associated information to make business decisions, and those within the Service Design practice without the same level of knowledge. Understands the storage and backup technologies underpinning lines of service, their service components, and how they form the portfolio of service offerings. Assist in identifying existing operational platform issues, and work with the service lines to advise on architecture to offer immediate and long- term solutions recommendations. When charged help identify improvement opportunities for lines of service, participating in the decision process for adoption of new technologies, recommending new projects and initiatives, and assist defining project requirements and key deliverables. Ensures necessary technical training, awareness, and experience levels are maintained within their area of expertise. Key Measures Understands, articulates, and implements best practices related in their area of expertise. Depending on the work environment, may lead or be an active participant of a work-group with the need for specialised knowledge. Provide guidance on how their area of capability can resolve an organizational need, and actively participates in all phases of the project life cycle, proving guidance, governance and solution assurance. Skills and Experience Required At least 5 years in a technical leadership role coordinating different technical streams of a project, with the primary focus of most or all of these roles being in the specialist field. Demonstrable specialist expertise across multiple vendor or project implementations. Knowledge of vendor offerings including from EMC, IBM, HDS, Cisco, Veritas and NetApp; as well as key leading technologies including VPLEX, VMAX, SVC, VSP, Avamar, NetWorker, NetBackup, TSM, DataDomain, and ONTAP. Knowledge of storage array networks including FC, IP (FCoE/ISCSI) and NAS. Knowledge of various storage types including File, Block and Object. Optional but desirable are qualifications in storage and backup area, which may include a vendor's certification programme. Proven record of delivering specialist expertise across departmental divides, delivering benefits for the greater good of the whole organisation. Broad knowledge of software/hardware technologies in the current market place. Knowledge of architectural principles and techniques above the physical level. Experience of designing & implementing infrastructure solutions as part of major multi-stream change programmes. Experience of designing & implementing multi-vendor, multi-layered, infrastructure solutions for medium-large enterprise spanning multiple sites. x So if you are a Storage/Backup Technical Architect looking for your next exciting contract please apply now This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960323807

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