Infrastructure Architect III in Spartanburg, SC at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/16/2018

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Infrastructure Architect III
Spartanburg, SC
Direct Hire

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
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 scalable, 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 company compliance and risk management policies
Work with vendor management (VMO) to ensure third party technology solutions comply with company 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, HP, 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, and 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


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