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Infrastructure Architect

  • Practice Cloud & Infrastructure

  • Technologies Development Skills

  • Location London, United Kingdom

  • Type Contract

Next Ventures are currently executing a search for an experienced Infrastructure Architect with a strong technical Infrastructure background within the Banking & Financial services industry.

You are an Emerging Technologies & Virtualization / Cloud Technology / Infrastructure specialist, passionate about cloud automation. You have competencies in both infrastructure and network virtualization, a good understanding of business-critical and cloud-native applications, and data centre operations.

Be our clients SME and help guide and assist the client in its journey towards a cutting-edge Infrastructure estate.

12 months, London / Remote working / 2 days on site per week.

You will work with our client’ on evaluating the clients Global IT Infrastructure , providing technical expertise & Guidance to stakeholders, Migration planning , Requirements gathering etc .

Establishing Roadmap and Vision documents for IT Infrastructure Services

Producing technical design and governance for IT and Business initiatives

Provide support during implementation to technical project team members including Technical Leads and Business Analysts

Provide expert support to Infrastructure project managers and Business Analysts during the project lifecycle in the areas of business requirements documentation, project estimation, project planning and phasing, resource planning, and cost modelling

Perform the role of technical advisor to our client and assist with the future technology adoption . some tech pre sales related tasks, evaluation & selection processes .

We are looking for an experienced Consultant that can work in a client facing capacity providing some pre-sales consulting, technical guidance, and hands-on assistance to the customer. You must be comfortable in a client facing capacity working with senior stakeholders in a financial services or banking environment.

Desired Experience & Skills

  • Experience in designing and implementing virtualization technology solutions.
  • Sound understanding of Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) concepts and implementations.
  • Validated working and hands-on experience with AHV or other Industry-leading virtualization products (e.g. vSphere, ESXi, vCenter, NSX, vSAN, SRM) within large scale IT production data centers.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing datacentre infrastructure virtualization projects in regards to compute, network and storage.
  • An NCP/NCS or VMware VCAP would be highly regarded.
  • Industry Certifications for Datacenter and Networking (e.g. LPIC, MSCA, CCNA and equivalent)
  • Good background in Windows and Linux systems administration


You will be responsible for leading workshops and consulting engagements with customers.

You will conduct pre-packaged consulting solutions in a timely and effective manner.

You will take ownership of business outcomes of virtualization & automation projects through requirements capture and technical governance.

You will craft detailed design documents and perform hands-on implementation work.

You will work with our project managers on the project budget and all aspects of efficient delivery.

You will provide technical input and review to our projects in a pre-sales stage.

You will advise and consult internal groups by providing accurate effort estimations.

You can display commercial awareness by identifying future services opportunity within a project or customer.

You actively drive practice activities such as the development of standard methodologies, intellectual property capture and creation, quality assurance, and peer reviews

You maintain current knowledge of the entire product stack


More information is available on application .


CV’s In word format to Darren.Jacks@Next-ventures.com

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