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End User Compute Architect (Based in UK, Richmond, Greater London)

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Job Title: End User Compute Architect

Reports to: Lead Infrastructure Architect

Based at: Richmond, UK


Job Purpose: The End User Compute Architect will support the business by providing architectural leadership, guidance and hands-on technical and design provision to meet business needs across the global business. This will be either through direct architectural ownership or by influencing and guiding regional IT teams as appropriate. 

Scope: Responsibility for the architecture and standards of enterprise infrastructure services across the RX organisation.
 
Key Responsibilities:

The End User Compute Architect will:

1. Understand the long term commercial and technical objectives of the organisation and interpret business requirements into technical solutions with consideration of all available options.
2. Drive high quality cost effective solution designs (with full cost breakdowns) to meet the business requirements that adhere to the underlying defined architectural principles and standards and that accommodate a level of performance and flexibility which is suitable to meet the business’ needs.
3. Participate in the identification and definition of initiatives and solutions to deliver the business strategy and significantly contribute to the development of the strategic roadmap for delivery, understanding and communicating where RX can benefit from selective service provision
4. Develop a set of underlying principles and standards which govern the future design and deployment of infrastructure solutions for the global business.
5. Contribute to ensuring full alignment between all architectural teams in the RX organisation, and as part of this group provide high level technical expertise as required.
6. Research emerging technologies and increase team awareness (by organising and facilitating technical workshops as required) and drive innovation as required to increase availability, performance, capacity, security, R&D, stability and to maximise cost savings and efficiencies 

General Duties

1. Create presentations / solution briefs and articulate proposals to executives, key stakeholders and technical colleagues.
2. Articulate complex solutions to various clients, senior stakeholders and technical teams. It is therefore a must that the Infrastructure Architect has excellent communication skills as you will be interacting with the business on a daily basis.
3. Effective collaboration with other teams to guide and influence team members and business colleagues
4. Working in conjunction with vendors as necessary in supporting all services
5. Support the design, maintenance and enhancement of support procedures and operating policies where relevant
6. Any other BAU duties that the company could reasonably expect to be completed in the scope of IT operations 

Ideal candidate profile:

Technical Skills: 
A strong technical background with professional qualifications and significant industry experience in the following:
Windows 10, Apple Mac
Office 365 + EMS Suite 
o Microsoft Intune, Cloud App Security, Skype for business, SharePoint
o Azure Information Protection / Digital Rights Management
Azure Active Directory, On premise Active Directory
Oracle IDAM
VMware products – Airwatch (Workspace One)
VDI Solutions – VMWare, Citrix, AWS Workspaces, Appstream
Collaboration Tools
Remote access VPN
Relevant Industry qualifications 
Experience of infrastructure technologies in medium / large scale Enterprise environments
Knowledge of a wide variety enterprise solutions, standards and protocols
Knowledge of standard and emerging enterprise technologies 
Knowledge of industry standard architectural principles, e.g. TOGAF, Zachman or Equivalent Qualification would be beneficial

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