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IT Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Job Category:
LAN/WAN Network Engineer
Job Type:
Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
South Dublin
€80,000 to €90,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Salary + Benefits
Lincoln Recruitment Specialists
Job Ref:

IT Cloud Infrastructure Architect


  • Developing & governing IT Infrastructure roadmap regionally as well as for major ITS programs
  • 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


  • 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.



  • Head of IT Infrastructure
  • Global Head of IT Infrastructure Architecture
  • Application Development & Maintenance
  • Strategy, Architecture, Governance & Consulting
  • IT Security & Compliance
  • Other GOT functions
  • Technical Assurance community
  • Project Managers
  • IT Infrastructure Transformation
  • IT Infrastructure – Service Delivery & Integration
  • Service Executives & Service Delivery Executives


  • Supplier Architects (e.g. CSC)
  • External business consultants where applicable



  • Bachelor in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent professional experience is required.


  • 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


  • English: Able to participate in and facilitate discussions with complex content. Composes reports with almost no grammatical errors and can communicate proficiently.
  • Financial services domain knowledge, including expertise at the intersection of risk, finance and customer domains
  • Business Application usage
  • Solid understanding of Group’s overall strategy and direction and appropriate governance processes


  • 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


Contact Details:
Lincoln Recruitment Specialists
Tel: +353 1 661 0444
Contact: John Howe

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