Actica is currently accepting applications for an Infrastructure Architect.
|Location:||UK Clients sites – Guildford Base Office|
|Job Type:||Full Time, Permanent|
|Industries:||UK Public Sector and Defence|
|Grade/s:||Consultant / Senior Consultant / Principal Consultant|
|Salary:||Negotiable + Biannual Bonus (Biannual Pay Review)|
|Switches to annual pay review at Principal Consultant grade and above.|
|Holiday:||25 Days Annual Leave + Public Holidays|
As an Infrastructure Architect at Actica, you will have the opportunity to provide support to a wide range of high-profile UK defence organisations. Your help will enable them to get the maximum benefit from their technology investments, and in doing so, play a key role in nationally critical projects which make a real difference to people’s everyday lives.
This role will require you to lead assignments and be responsible for supervising direct reports whilst ensuring the overall success of the engagement.
Our position as a client-side advisor means that your role will involve significant stakeholder engagement, dealing directly with the client, including in resolving day-day issues involved in assignment delivery and developing follow-on opportunities, so excellent interpersonal and influencing skills are essential.
Working either individually or as part of a larger Actica team, you will undertake a number of consultancy assignments, which includes analysing business requirements and translating them into scalable cloud architectures, considering factors such as workload distribution, data storage, security, performance, and integration with legacy systems.
Actica Consulting is a growing Technology Consultancy that works on some of the most nationally critical technology projects. We specialise in delivering complex projects to limited timescales. Our customers include a wide range of public sector organisations, such as: the Home Office; the Ministry of Defence; HM Treasury; the Ministry of Justice; Police Forces; Fire Services, and; the NHS, as well as a range of national and international companies across the private sector.
We are recruiting in order to facilitate continued growth of the business and as a result multiple positions are available across Consultant, Senior Consultant, and Principal Consultant grades. The advertised role is for employment on a permanent basis; however, we are happy to discuss Associate (contract) opportunities if that is your preference.
Qualifications and Experience
We work predominantly within the UK Defence and Public Sectors so experience within those sectors is desirable but not essential. The fast-moving nature of the ICT environment, together with the need to resource multiple, ad-hoc assignments, also requires our consultants to be quick thinkers, proactive and self-motivated.
The following attributes and areas of experience will make you particularly suited to this role:
- A deep understanding and appropriate qualifications in at least one of the following cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle Cloud, VMware VCF
- A solid foundation in infrastructure is crucial. Understand networking, storage, virtualization, and server technologies
- Be well-versed in cloud security principles, encryption, identity and access management, data protection, and regulatory compliance requirements
- Proficiency in designing scalable, highly available, and fault-tolerant architectures. You should be able to create architecture diagrams, define components, and understand how different services integrate to meet business objectives.
- Understanding of core network architecture including integration into software defined networking within the individual cloud instantiations.
You might not feel that your skills precisely match the requirements of this job specification; however, we encourage you to apply if this is a role that appeals to you. We require individuals with a broad skillset, so there may be other aspects of your experience which are equally important to us, but that are perhaps not listed in the role specification above.
Actica aims to nurture a diverse workforce through inclusive working practices, promoting equality in our recruitment activities, and by employing candidates on the basis of merit. Discrimination against individuals on the grounds of protected characteristics is not permitted and we take steps to ensure that our staff are made aware of their legal responsibilities when making hiring decisions.
We are keen to improve diversity within our organisation and the industries in which we work, and hope to employ individuals who share that view.
Candidates must be eligible and willing to gain high level UK Security Clearance to apply for this position.
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