IT Infrastructure Architect

Department:  IT
City:  Leeds
Location:  GB

INTRODUCTION

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.  

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.

JOB PURPOSE

As an Infrastructure Architect, you will lead the research, design, development, and the implementation of new infrastructure technologies. You will collaborate with the team and vendor representatives on strategic projects, installations, moves, and changes. You will stay informed of current industry trends and emerging technologies. You will evaluate new technology, products, and services for potential opportunity as future infrastructure solutions or upgrade/replacement. 

This role can be based from either of our Leeds or London offices.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for the strategic architecture, design, automation, engineering, product lifecycle and development of Infrastructure Operations services, including virtualisation platforms, servers, storage, backups, data centres, databases and core infrastructure platforms, such as Active Directory and SCCM. 
  • Developing short and long-term strategic Infrastructure technology roadmaps, backed by pragmatic designs that support our enterprise technology roadmaps and key business objectives. 
  • Building plans and policies for infrastructure platform services, strategies and technologies. 
  • Establishing a consistent and progressive strategy and architecture for infrastructure, exploiting new market opportunities as appropriate. 
  • Strategically plan, develop and drive implementation of new initiatives to enhance the global business. This includes projects related to investments and improvements. 
  • Embrace, sponsor and coach flexible and more agile ways of working with a view to automating services wherever possible. 
  • Ensuring that required metrics are understood and available. These metrics make certain the platform remains operational, optimised and available to business end users. 
  • Ensuring that key platform product life cycles are understood, tracked, and communicated with appropriate remediation when required. 
  • Provides ongoing information to management and peers regarding the general health of the environment, as well as enhancements and innovations. 

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Customer Focused – Recognising the importance IT plays in Retail and the need to meet expectations for performance and reliability. 
  • A solid understanding and appreciation for critical service inter-dependencies. 
  • Commercially Aware – A good understanding of cost management and its importance when making a recommendation.  
  • Evidence of strategic business planning and management of multiple projects into an organisation. 
  • Demonstrated experience of leading strategic initiatives with a culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Credibility in operating at a senior level within a complex innovative business. 
  • Proficient technical leadership skills, including change management. 
  • A competitive and resilient approach to your work, continuously challenging yourself and your team to exceed targets and improve operational efficacy. 
  • High level oral and written communication skills. 
  • Strong skills in building stakeholder relationships. 
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a solutions-focused approach. 
  • Determination and persistence. 

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:  

  • Proven experience as an Infrastructure Architect with specialist understanding of On-Premise and Hybrid Cloud infrastructure architecture and solutions. 
  • Hands on experience of migrating infrastructure services to Cloud. 
  • Experience of working on large transformation projects is desirable.
  • Strong experience working with HPE SimpliVity or other hyperconverged infrastructure technologies is desirable.
  • Previous experience of designing, implementing and operating Microsoft Active Directory – both traditional and AzureAD. 
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing Citrix and other VDI / remote access solutions 
  • Experience of working in an ITIL framework to deliver enterprise services. 
  • Technical experience of the following infrastructure technologies: 

                  Server Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 
                 Cloud services
                 Storage: SAN Technologies, Amazon S3, Azure Storage 
                 Backup: Data Protector, Backup libraries 
                 Windows platforms: Active directory, Azure Active Directory, File Shares, SCCM, Intune 
                Database: SQL Server, MySQL, Amazon RDS 
                Virtualisation Platforms: Citrix, VMWare, HPE SimpliVity 
                Data Center / Hardware management 

FOOTER

Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

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Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || IT || ICS OPERATIONS & EMPLOYEE || n/a ||


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