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Infrastructure Architect

Knaresborough, United Kingdom | TSYS

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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IT generalist responsible for producing broad scope designs spanning multiple technical domains. These enable the continued evolution and expansion of the TSYS IT infrastructure to support new clients and new services in line with TSYS IT technical standards and corporate strategic direction, feeding into and driving that strategic direction at consultant levels. Captures, interprets and understand business requirements and produces costed IT infrastructure solutions to meet these requirements. Provides authoritative technical consultancy across a range of technical areas, facilitating the delivery of solution designs involving teams from different technical and business disciplines. Responsible for maintaining assigned aspects of the Technical Service Catalogue and Technical Build Standards. Involved throughout the project delivery life cycle including, where necessary, delivery of detailed designs, monitoring designs and development of supporting software (scripts, automated business processes, etc.) to affect the integration into the TSYS operational environment.

What Part Will You Play?

Provide infrastructure solution input into a range of IT projects, including major new client and new platform implementations.

Works independently to capture and document non-functional requirements, carrying out IT infrastructure impact analysis and producing high-level Infrastructure Solution Designs for TSYS architectural approval and business case input.

Produces advanced and detailed documentation to include (but not be limited to): High level solutions designs, client-specific solution designs, data flow diagrams, high-level network designs, high-level systems designs, operational model designs, security designs, firewall rule requests, network and server/Operating System selection, configuration recommendations, Access Management configurations, middleware designs, application development recommendations and tools recommendations.

Assess all inbound work requests, including specialist or complex requests. Provides initial triage information and high-level resource estimates.

Participates in the review of designs and other documentation created by others. Acts as technical SME when own technical skills match

Leverages excellent working relationships with technical specialist teams and application development leads to ensure appropriate input from these areas during the design phase of assigned projects.

Provides authoritative consultancy to both internal and external clients on a range of infrastructure, connectivity and operational subjects, and pre-sales support for TSYS Business teams, including representing TSYS at critical client meetings.

Provides Infrastructure consultancy to the business analysis teams during Discovery process for new clients and produce internal and client-facing Infrastructure Solution Designs as part of the overall Discovery documentation

Liaises with various operational areas within TSYS, and also with TSYS clients, to agree operational models and high-level procedures for new platforms and services.

Working independently, carries out detailed implementation & integration activities for new solutions, e.g. automation of application installation & operation

Working independently, maintains and ensures regular review of assigned Technical Service Catalogue items.

Working independently, define low-level technical standards associated for assigned area

Produces robust business cases to support investment in new technology or infrastructure refresh projects

What Are We Looking For in This Role?

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Experience or Degree in: BCS Solution Development & Architecture (intermediate level or equivalent); Relevant technology experience advanced level)

Typically Minimum 6 Years Relevant Exp

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree

Typically Minimum 6 Years Relevant Exp

Relevant Technical and Payment/finance industry experience

What Are Our Desired Skills and Capabilities?

Skills / Knowledge - Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Some barriers to entry exist at this level (e.g., dept./peer review).

Job Complexity - Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.

Supervision - Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead).

Solution Architecture - Designs and communicates high-level structures to enable and guide the design and development of standard integrated solutions, meeting current and future business needs.

Systems Design - Specifies and designs advanced information systems to meet defined business needs.

Systems Integration - Automates, integrates and tests basic components and/or subsystems and their interfaces in order to create operational services.


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