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Infrastructure Architect Job Description

Job Description

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Responsible for leading technical design standards, technical direction, and network support processes of infrastructure devices including Linux, Unix and Windows operating systems, Storage systems, Data Centre infrastructure & Virtualisation hardware and software.


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  • Maintain in-depth and up to date knowledge of industry standards, guidelines, technology trends
  • Evaluate and recommend technologies that best fit business and IT strategic needs
  • Ensures consistent use of IT enterprise architecture strategy, framework and supporting processes
  • Engage with upper management, client and project stakeholders to understand system requirements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to translate complex concepts and solutions to non-technical audiences
  • Assumes a leadership role in ensuring technical compliance with all engineering designs and solutions

Key Competencies

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  • Judgement & Decision Making
  • Customer Consideration
  • Influencing
  • Strategic Insight
  • Communications
  • Leading Others

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Employer Demand %


89 Previous Architecture experience
88 Knowledge and experience with Windows Servers and associated technologies
78 Excellent written & verbal communication skills
56 Knowledge of Network and Security technologies
54 Knowedge and experience with client Server, cloud computing and enterprise collaboration technologies
33 Storage and Server Consolidation experience
33 Knowledge and experience with ITIL frameworks
33 Business acumen across core functional areas/processes
33 Knowedge and experience with high availability designs
33 UNIX / Linux Server operating systems skills
33 Virtualization skills and experience
31 Knowedge and experience with enterprise storage and backup systems
22 Data center operations skills
22 Knowledge and experience with monitoring Tools
11 Exceptional communications and influencing skills


Employer Demand


44 Degree


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Salary $105K - $130K Insufficient Data $150K
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Key Personal Attributes

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This role is suited to highly motivated professionals with significant experience accross a number of disciplines.

Attraction to the Position

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This role carries a great deal of personal satisfaction both for its technical heights and as a challenging career.

Staff Retention Strategies for Employers

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This role can be vulnerable to blame when incidents occur. If the blame is not justified then this can create a feeling of helplessness.

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