SalaryNot Specified
Job TypeFull Time
Job Location 60002,Illinois,United States


E - learning Project Management Instructional Design PMP
5 to 10 Years
IT - Software Services
Functional Area

Job description

This role is for an experienced Infrastructure Architect (IA) within the team. This is a lead position with the expectation of broad and deep technology skills across a range of disciplines. The Infrastructure Architect is accountable for the planning and design of cost effective end to end technical solutions. Working in partnership with the development teams, technical service areas as needed, and project management teams as required.

Key Responsibilities to Include:

• Partnering with Architects and Application Development teams to understand requirements of a given project/application

•  Accountability to influence technical solutions to meet those requirements and reduce firm wide cost, maintaining resiliency and control requirements, leveraging standard building blocks

• Partnering with internal experts from the Service Towers in review of any edge case design or net new product requirement (we do not work standalone)

• Understanding fundamental GTI standard solution gaps, which are legitimate and which have biggest ROI to fix, or reduce TCO

• Monitoring book of work to completion and ensuring project success - Scoping, Resourcing, Project Management is appropriate for efforts

• Evaluate technologies, solutions and applications to identify cost saving opportunities

• Understanding in detail the current asset base, its volumes, location, costs, age, and data quality

• Breaking down cost components of current infrastructure and modeling solutions in an accelerated manner to identify new opportunities

• Mapping current technology opportunities to new internal services or actionable initiatives

• Determining costs benefits of a technology governance model across entire portfolio

• Analyzing impact of new technologies on existing services and identifying and scoping efficiencies across the estate

• Work dynamically across many globally diverse virtual teams to deliver strategic initiatives

• Building strong partnerships with service owner teams and LoB teams


Skills & Experience

Soft skills/attributes required for this role:

• Technical credibility from deep knowledge/understanding of some of the most challenging requirements

• Experience working closely with technical SMEs and Senior Application architects

• Takes accountability for a major initiative

• Strong enough to hold peers accountable in other groups/towers

• Concise communicator - able to translate detail into a concise and accurate story

• Self-starter, motivated - wants to get in, roll sleeves up and make a difference

• Effective influencing skills, with groups not directly working for you

• Wants to be a change agent, make improvements - a difference maker

Hard Skills / Requirements:

• Distributed – Server/Storage, Hypervisor, Market Data rate publication

• Distributed – Database, Web, Messaging, Load Balancing, Ports, Firewalls, Java

Broad base technical knowledge covering - Critical:

• Knowledge of multi-processing and multi-threading, platform/component design elements

• Understanding Active/Active, Recovery methodologies at storage, network and DB layers

•  Application, Middleware and Web services such as WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, XML and SOAP

•  Proven experience managing and working with culturally diverse and geographically distributed teams

•  Experience working through an application lifecycle from start to finish including Agile development methodologies

•  Experience troubleshooting a project gone wrong and working to fix it, adjusting to major scope/design change

•  Demonstrated ability establishing credibility with partners, along with presenting to and influencing senior management

Key Differentiators for Ideal candidate:

•  15+ years of IT experience

•  Multi-Year experience as an infrastructure architect

•  Experience with large scale transaction systems, enterprise data systems, and highly resilient systems

• Strong Application Development function and Infrastructure function

• Experience working within a large global organization – financial industry experience desired

• Experience at working in a matrix management model, utilizing virtual teams

• Excellent communicator at all levels of the organization

• Deep analytical skills with ability to manage large and complicated data sets

460 Park Avenue South, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10016
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