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Back Office Architect

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/11/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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About the role:
The Back-Office Architect reports to the IT Operations Manager. This role is responsible for the strategy, design, guidance on implementation & configuration, and the development of specialized system and procedures.

Key Accountabilities:
* Technical Design Authority for solutions for Back Office Systems and Hosting Infrastructure.
* Perform unbiased technical comparison analysis of different solutions versus competitor solutions.
* Architect and design solutions to exceed functional and non-functional requirements as defined by the IT Operations Manager and IT Manager.
* Work closely with the rest of the IT organisation to build close relationships, understanding specific cross functional requirements and deliver solutions as OneTeam.
* Create and review architecture and solution design artefacts. Providing recommendations on enhancing the current environment
* Ensure adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.
* Identify, communicate and mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Decisions throughout full product lifecycle
* Use strategic thinking and consider the art of the possible, comparing various options based on feasibility and impact
* Propose actionable plans and roadmaps that balance tactical and strategic needs

Criteria & Qualifications:
* MCSA and MCSE required.
* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline)
* Minimum of 15+ years overall IT industry experience
* Minimum of 10+ years in a solution architecture role

Experience and job requirements:
* Experience with Microsoft Technologies and solution stacks
* Deep knowledge in all Microsoft Enterprise products with particular focus on O365, Azure, Exchange.
* Experience with ADC and MS Remote Access products.
* Deep understanding of virtualization technologies (VMware, KVM, HyperV) and storage fabric (SAN, NAS) is a must. Deep understanding of software defined storage with a focus on distributed storage.
* Deep technical understanding of Veaam backup technology.
* Experience in providing solutions for on premise and cloud Archiving for Exchange and Data file storage.
* Excellent communication skills including writing white papers, Evaluation Reports, Design Documentation giving presentations and other forms or Knowledge Transfer.
* Strong analytical skills.
* Takes initiative and looking for ways to improve/simplify current ways of working.
* Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft centric solutions based on industry standards.
* Experience with any claims-based authentication (SAML/OAuth/OIDC), MFA, JIT, and/or RBAC / Ping etc.
* Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
* Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities including Site Recovery technologies.
* Experience with multi-geography, multi-tier service design and management.
* Experience that demonstrates a strong level of understanding of Hyperconverged products and services.

* 28/28 day pattern.

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