IT Solution Architect - Birmingham

Posted 11 July by Circle Recruitment
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IT Solution Architect - Birmingham

IT Solution Architect / IT Infrastructure Architect who will be responsible for defining the overall IT Infrastructure and implementing new IT programmes, solutions and systems is required by a leading professional services company in central Birmingham. You must have senior IT infrastructure experience around IT design in cloud-based and virtualised IT infrastructure solutions, ideally being TOGAF certified

The Solution Architect / Infrastructure Architect will step into a role in which you will be leading projects inception through to completion and be at the start of the journey from a solutions architecture point of view for the company

You must be able to table a holistic approach and look at both the future & current needs of the organisation. This role requires strong commercial awareness, the ability to take ownership of solutions and offer some strategic guidance.

Experience and skills you will have:

  • You must have a minimum of 2 years' experience from either a IT Solution Architect or IT Technical Design Authority background, ideally heading up IT infrastructure projects
  • Developing solutions within an Enterprise Architecture Framework - working knowledge of and certification in an Enterprise Architecture Framework A method, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman
  • A background in infrastructure is essential; this will include:
    • covering virtualisation (VMware, MS Hypervisor, Azure etc)
    • hosting
    • distributed computing
    • Citrix
    • Cisco networking
    • Cloud based solutions
    • Microsoft Systems (e.g. Exchange, Sharepoint, System Centre, Forefront etc); storage solutions (SAN/NAS etc)
    • LAN/WAN topologies and optimisation
    • backup and restore solutions
    • security (e.g. Network, application, identity)
  • Any experience integrating software solutions in on a Microsoft .NET platform would be bonus
  • Leading IT due diligence phases with respects to Infrastructure architectures and solutions

The company can offer a great platform for any IT Solutions Architects / Lead IT infrastructure Engineers looking to push on in their career. There is certainly career progression to move to a more strategic and enterprise architect position as the role progresses. The IT team is around 30 people, mainly based out the Birmingham office. Duties in the role include

  • Delivering short, medium and long-term strategic opportunities across the organisation, in alignment with the vision and ambition of the company
  • Developing and strengthening relationships with the business and strategic partners & increasing the visibility and awareness of the firm's IT offerings and capabilities at all levels
  • Working alongside other architects, IT and engineering resources in the Development and Service sub-teams, to design and maintain appropriate Solution Architecture Models and feed into further developing the existing Governance Standards and Solutions
  • Leading design phases on Business IT programmes, validating requirements and ensuring that all aspects of solution design are within scope, complete, and deliverable

My client is looking to pay a starting salary of between £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits. To apply to send your CV to or press apply now.

Keywords: Solution Architect / Solution Architecture / Cloud / TOGAF / Zachman / Enterprise Architecture / Birmingham

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