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IT Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Job Category:
Software Developer/Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
South Dublin
Dublin South
€75,000 to €90,000 per annum
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A leading global provider of insurance products is currently expanding their operation in Dublin. They are now seeking an IT Cloud Architect to join their IT operations department. This role will involve Developing & governing IT Infrastructure roadmap regionally as well as for major programs

Duties will also include:

Building relationships to key external suppliers to promote partnership based working advising business partners (like ADM partners, Project managers, etc.) on IT Infrastructure roadmap including technology roadmap. Assisting service owners in order to develop and keep their services up to date Influencing & providing consultancy to ensure ADM (Application Development & Maintenance) are design with fit for purpose infrastructure

Key Tasks

• Develop and lead activities in the scope of 2 or more Infrastructure technologies within ITS Architecture
• Maintains knowledge of IT Infrastructure strategy & architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies these standards
• Defines, develops, documents & maintains IT Infrastructure architecture by continually evaluating trends in technology, industry & business needs
• Drive & define IT Infrastructure architecture, technical solutions and global IT standards as well as practices for IT Infrastructure in the realms of specializations
• Provides consultation & direction on IT Infrastructure strategy & architecture to various stakeholders including internal & external service providers as applicable
• Ensures a close alignment of the ITS architecture and technical assurance function in terms of IT Infrastructure architecture, roadmap, standards, etc.
• Has in-depth of knowledge in given assigned technology areas or topics
• Maintains understanding of the functionality and the use of the IT application portfolio for specific business functions
• Actively communicates and promotes the IT Infrastructure strategy & architecture
• Leads strategic partnerships for technology and enterprise-wide solution adaption
• Provides architectural design approval and ensures that IT Infrastructure architectural standards and practices are followed through project and program involvement
• Provides formal and informal leadership and direction to other architects and ITS personnel, particularly in the areas of specialization.


• 5+ years of professional experience
• 3+ years on projects of a program, with proven track record of successful delivery
• Line / people management experience is desirable
• Executive stakeholder skills with proven capability of building & managing relationships
• Experience in major information management programs in key business areas for banks, insurance companies and/or investment banks
• Solid experience in working in matrixed environments and diverse global stakeholder networks
• Bachelor in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience is required.

Technical requirement

• Holistic infrastructure architecture capable of providing an integrated vision of all infrastructure technologies.
• Strong Knowledge of cloud (private and public, azure, aws)
• Strong knowledge of Linux and windows
• Strong Knowledge of virtualized compute platforms (x86 mainly)
• Strong Knowledge of virtualized storage platforms
• Knowledge of middleware (DBMS, ESB, Web Server)
• Knowledge of devops implementation (infrastructure point of view)
• Understanding of network (mainly load balancing)
• Understanding of VDI and workplace infrastructure
• Preferential knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish (not mandatory)
• Capability to work in a virtual team, autonomy and following global standards
• Capability of sharing and presenting knowledge
• Capability of communication to wide range of stakeholders (from CxO to builders)
• Availability for frequent travelling

If you are interested to apply for the Cloud Infrastructure Architect role, please contact Ian Donnelly on 01 6621000

Contact Details:
Tel: 01-662 1000
Fax: 01-662-3900
Contact: Ian Donnelly

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