Senior Infrastructure Architect

in Raleigh, NC

Job #:277903

Practice Area: IT

Date Posted: 11/04/2019

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Job Title: Senior Infrastructure Architect
Location: Raleigh, NC
Industry:  Insurance
Terms:  Permanent / Direct Hire
Compensation:  $130,000 - $160,000 + 10% bonus
Requirements:  Global enterprise experience, experience designing a Hybrid cloud Infrastructure (On-Prem, Azure, and AWS) including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services, compute and storage, EMC, NetApp, Netbackup, VMware, Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, Ansible, infrastructure as code using Terraform


We are seeking a bright and motivated Senior Infrastructure Architect to manage our company's architecture and strengthen our position in delivering private and public cloud infrastructure services.. This position will play a strategic role in designing and enhancing the Hybrid cloud Infrastructure (On-Prem, Azure, and AWS) including but not limited to IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services that can be leveraged to deliver services to the entire organization.


The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of various Infrastructure Technologies (Compute, Storage, Virtualization and Networking), cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience in architecting and integrating the infrastructure for migration of applications to various cloud services. The Senior Infrastructure Architect will work with various parts of the organization across the globe helping to define the approach for sustaining the on premise infrastructure stack, cloud migration opportunities and approach, reviewing existing implementation, and recommending strategies to improve resiliency, simplicity, and optimize costs.


This position will work very closely with the VP, Chief Technology Officer of Corporate Infrastructure and the Global Corporate IT organization and will be an integral part of the Infrastructure Services and Operations. This role may require up to 10% domestic or international travel.



  • Establish principles for the Infrastructure design and deployment, resolve business processes and efficiency needs, and participate in the selection of networking technologies and products for implementation
  • Create a well-informed cloud strategy and lay the adaption process and roadmaps
  • Analyze technical needs, requirements, and the network’s infrastructure design, integration, and operations
  • Continually update business and technology statuses and respond to strategic design requests as the business evolves
  • Regularly evaluate the Hybrid-Cloud Infrastructure and Integrated Services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), Automation, Governance, Compliance, and Management Solutions to ensure adherence to Governance, Compliance, and Security standards
  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of cloud and infrastructure development efforts, execute Proof-Of-Concepts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility
  • Maintain a deep understanding of competitive and complementary technologies and vendors and how to position Arch in relation to them
  • Work closely with the IT security group to monitor the company's cloud privacy; actively contribute and support various Infrastructure Audits (SOC2, Customer, and Vendor audits etc.)
  • Understand the business strategy and communicate effectively with senior business leaders and C-level executives




  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in designing, developing, configuring, and implementing enterprise infrastructure solutions from multiple vendors on a large enterprise and global scale
  • Must possess exceptional Microsoft Visio network drawing and solution design documentation ability
  • Ability to multi-task, meet project-specific deadlines, work in a team, and produce results independently
  • Strong working knowledge of business and management principles, strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources
  • Cloud: Azure or AWS, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Platform as a service (PaaS) technologies, such as Kubernetes and container Orchestration, Analytics
  • Storage networking protocols: Fiber Channel, iSCSI, and NFS/CiFS, storage multi-pathing
  • X86 hardware solutions; rack and blade server solutions from Cisco, Nutanix, and HP
  • VMware: ESXi, vNetworking, SRM (site recovery manager), View, VROPS, Log Insight, NSX, and vRA
  • Networking protocols, design and products: Ethernet, IP, switching, routing, spanning tree, OTV, LISP, FabricPath, etc.
  • Data Center facilities: power/cooling/cabling
  • Disaster recovery solutions: backup/recovery, mirroring, active/standby, and active/active (NetBackup, Zerto, Avamar, Datadomain, VMware SRM, EMC RecoverPoint, Azure ASR)
  • High availability architectures and clustering solutions (SQL Always On, Oracle RAC, Veritas)
  • Databases: SQL, Oracle and data warehousing/analytics solutions
  • EMC, IBM, Dell, and NetApp storage technologies (XIO, NetApp FAS, Azure Storage, IBM 9Ks)
  • Competitive offerings from HP, Juniper, Brocade, Riverbed, IBM, Dell, Arista, etc.
  • Public and Private Cloud offerings and ecosystems

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Benefits?  Yes, provided by the client
  • Remote Workers?  Not eligible, must work onsite with the team
  • Visa Sponsorship?  Not offered
  • Corp-to-Corp?  Not eligible

How to Apply:

For immediate attention please apply online and send a text message to Nick Franty at 919-328-8665 with your full name, job title, and location.

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