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Agile Development Environment Architect

  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: competitive per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: IT
  • Contact: Emma Bainbridge
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 18 January 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH77880_1638874920

Agile Development Environment Architect
£££ competitive + market leading benefits package

My client supports the delivery of high-performance appliances for the Defensive Cyber market and are looking to expand their team with an Agile Development Environment Architect

We are seeking an experienced infrastructure designer/architect to work on a client side role to review the existing services and infrastructure of their agile development systems in order to ensure the platform can meets the demands of their engineering organisation, in both day to day activities and anticipating future capability needs. Where new requirements become apparent, the Architect will analyse these business requirements and produce revised or new system designs for the development systems to meet those requirements, whilst conforming to security accreditation and budgetary controls.

You will be responsible for:

  • Being accountable for all aspects of agile development system infrastructure;
    * Identifying development business requirements that will require new or modified system services within the agile development system;
  • Developing solution designs that balance business requirements with security requirements and budgetary controls;
    * Providing subject matter expertise, advice, and guidance to the System Administration team and assisting with installations when required;
    * Conduct periodic obsolesce reviews of hardware and co-originate schedule with the System Manager;
    * Producing and delivering design briefings to the agile development environment team and the wider programme development teams to demonstrate proposed new services, including proof of concept platforms and de-risk installations for testing;
    * Providing sound strategic advice, input, support, challenge and knowledge transfer as required across the programme team, particularly in the areas of Infrastructure;
    * Managing relationships with key stakeholder groups including the Product Management Team and Integrated Project Teams;

    You will have:
  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience operating in a System Design type role on for system/network architectures in a secure client environment;
    * Knowledge and understanding of Defence policy and standards, particularly JSP 440, 604 and over-arching HMG policy and their influence on systems design;
    * Experience of producing System Design documentation to a high standard and able to provide constructive feedback on other team members design work as part of the review process;
    * Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows 10 Desktop operating system;
    * Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2012R2 and 2016 operating systems;
    * Experience with Microsoft Server Applications (MSSQL, Exchange, Skype For Business, SharePoint);
    * Extensive experience with Linux Server operating systems, specifically Ubuntu and CentOS/ RedHat;
    * Detailed, experience and understanding of the VMware Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC) model including large scale virtualisation of servers, desktops, infrastructure, network and storage technologies;
    * Detailed understanding of layer 2 and layer 3 networking principles;
    * Experience with Cisco networking appliances and use of the IOS operating system;
    * Experience with Palo Alto and Cisco Firewall appliances;
    * Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a proven ability to explain technical issues to a non-technical audience;
    * Strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas;
    * Competency in MS Office Suite and Visio;
  • Exposure to installing and configuring Atlassian toolsets (JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket)

    *Some travel will be required to client site in Corsham (no more than 3 days/week) as well as occasional travel to Portsmouth or other MoD sites.

The package:

You'll receive a very competitive salary (£££ offered depends on level of experience) and other benefits including pension, life assurance and 25 days' (plus bank holidays). In addition there are other non-tangible benefits including a commitment to training, development and career development.

*** Please note this role require UK defence security clearance to SC level as a minimum, you must be SC clearable to apply for this role ***

JAM Recruitment is acting as an employment agency with regards to this position.

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