Summary: The Infrastructure Architect will be part of a diverse and dynamic team whose role deliver well thought solution designs of complex, multi-tier, cross platform environments. In this role, the architect will identify and analyses business requirements , develop and design and drive the end to end solution delivery. The architect will partner with business leaders, developers, engineers, and production support teams to provide design guidelines, impart knowledge on technical trends and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on various architecture disciplines.
INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECTURE & STRATEGY:
Work with senior technologists to influence and shape the strategic and future direction target state infrastructure architecture.
Broad knowledge of various enterprise technology architectures and business platforms
Define and implement infrastructure standards, process, patterns, workflow, SLAs, SLOs.
Design reference architectures, generate infrastructure solution cost and enforce Citi solution patterns complying with governance and compliancy standards.
Influence and educate the business, engineers, build delivery and support teams on standards, processes and tools
Use of project management methodologies and tools to drive end to end solution delivery.
TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS DESIGN:
Develop comprehensive high level infrastructure solutions that incorporate strategic target state architecture and standards to maximize performance, capacity and minimize total cost of ownership.
Understands and can apply knowledge of Internet/Intranet, e-commerce, enterprise technologies to infrastructure solutions
Experienced in UNIX and Windows technologies, including database, messaging and web platforms, with a strong focus on implementation
Systems planning and engineering skills and strong technical problem-solving skills
Broad knowledge of data centers and support services, monitoring, performance modeling, capacity analysis and planning, client/server environments and advanced modeling and trending tools in advanced environments.
In-depth understanding of Networks, SAN, Backup, Web, Middleware, Database, Security, High Availability, operational support technologies
DISASTER RECOVERY STRATEGY:
Partner with the application owners to develop and update comprehensive DR strategy for the line of businesses across the global enterprise
Work with Production teams to develop specific Disaster Recovery plans that meet the overall strategy
Recommend specific tools strategies, and solutions for DR solutions
Provide technical assistance with the most challenging issues that span multiple systems, platforms and locations, or show recurring trends that have not been successfully resolved and RCAs.
Strong and effective communication skills to guide meetings, provide direction, conduct presentations, and influence change, enforcing enterprise directivities, driving solutions with compliant and non-compliant teams and interface business sponsors and executive leadership.
Experience in architecture and deployment strategies leveraging cloud services (Saas, PaaS, IaaS), Oracle RAC, SQL Server AlwaysON, MongoDB sharing on premise, IBM WAS, WebLogic, Tomcat, Tuxedo, Solace and Tibco services.
Strong understanding of Infrastructure Virtualization, Containers, High Availability Application and Database clusters and distributed systems.
Understanding of BIG data and Integration technologies like AbInitio, Kafka, Apache Ignite, IBM MQ and Rabbit MQ is required, data and system migrations with recovery plans.
Knowledge of Pivotal Cloud Foundry, AWS, Docker and Kubernetes will be a major plus.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5 years of Technical Architect and/or solutions engineering and design experience
Foundational knowledge of TOGAF, Zachman, ITIL, PMI/PMP, SDLC
Good working knowledge of Low Latency environments that interface with the stock exchange, global markets and trading platforms.
Thanks & Regards Praneeth Bondugulapati Sr. Recruiter VoIP Text: 630-394-0704 E-mail: praneeth.b at xoriant dot com Xoriant is an equal opportunity employer. No person shall be excluded from consideration for employment because of race, ethnicity, religion, caste, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.