Global Infrastructure Solutions Architect

US-TX-Arlington
Requisition ID
2017-30187
Employee Type
Full Time-Regular
Category
Information Technology

Overview

The Global Infrastructure Architect I, under the general direction from the AVP Global Infrastructure Architecture, will assist in the day-to-day tasks critical to the team’s success.  The Global Infrastructure Architect I will work with Project Managers, Technology Leaders and Business System Analysts to provide technical guidance and project coordination to support security and infrastructure changes to the GMF environment. This individual will need to identify which projects will require infrastructure or security involvement and determine what area of support to engage. They will attend project meetings when necessary and assist in gathering and documenting infrastructure and security requirements. This individual will also become thoroughly familiar with all compliance, regulatory and security requirements adhering to all corporate policies and standards. This person needs to be very experienced in technology with planning and coordination skills. An energetic, solution minded personality with drive, attention to details and excellent communication skills will be needed for success in this position.

Responsibilities

JOB DUTIES

  • Serves as infrastructure architecture expert for the multi-disciplinary project teams they are a member of
  • Collaborates with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the artifacts as needed.
  • Must have high attention to detail, be well organized and be a self-starter.
  • Must be able to work with limited to moderate direct supervision.
  • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of network, server and security diagrams
  • Has extensive experience delivering infrastructure solutions; develops the technical strategy for the projects and acts as SME to program/project teams in the plan, design, and delivery of solutions.
  • Accountable for documenting infrastructure designs to GMF standards
  • Accountable for taking the designs though the formal review process
  • Develops and drives short & long term infrastructure strategy for the overall IT project portfolio
  • Advises teams of GM Financial standard requirements, security standards, methodology and processes.
  • Assists project teams in estimating the architecture design effort and in developing/ reviewing/ approving architecture designs.
  • Advises project teams on the application of standards/methodology practices to the project.
  • Contributes to the development of RFPs/SOWs and participates in the vendor selection process.
  • Communicates and validates project architecture to direct management as well as executive level stakeholders and enterprise architects.
  • Uses a broad and deep understanding of technical concepts in multiple specialized fields to develop solutions to problems and critical design issues.
  • Works independently
  • Regularly communicates project health and identifies risks to project and program stakeholders, sponsors, and management.
  • Resolves most conflicts between timeline, budget, and scope independently but intuitively escalates complex or consequential issues to management.
  • Identifies and directs changes through appropriate review and approval mechanisms.
  • Understands and promotes the GM Financial policy on Treating Customers Fairly (TCF).
  • To ensure ongoing adherence to all relevant compliance regulations that may govern the GM Financial business and complete all regulatory knowledge training where applicable in a timely fashion.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

  • Reports to: AVP Global Infrastructure Architecture
  • Direct Reports: No

 

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of standards in IT architecture and infrastructure
  • Ability to develop enterprise guidelines and standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs
  • Knowledge of enterprise platforms and operating systems as well as knowledge of key business functions and processes

Skills

  • Ability to interact with and provide architectural design guidance to project teams made up of employee and/or supplier resources
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other senior leaders of IT on program strategies and plans and negotiate quality solutions.

Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or 3 to 5 years work experience in IT is preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with multiple business units and diverse employee population.
  • Experience with project management best practices such as PMI, Waterfall, Lean, Six Sigma and Agile

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Normal office environment; may be stressful at times. There may be a requirement to occasionally work a flexible schedule with the possibility of working long hours.
  • This list is not exhaustive; you will be expected to carry out any other duties that are deemed reasonable in relation to your position.

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