• Global Infrastructure Solutions Architect II

    Job Locations US-TX-Arlington
    Requisition ID
    2018-32796
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Global Infrastructure Solutions Architect II, 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 Solutions Architect II will work with Project Managers, Technology Leaders and Business Solution Architects to provide technical guidance and designs plus documentation to support security and infrastructure changes to the GMF environment. This individual will be accountable for technology domains and need to identify how 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
    • Accountable for the roadmaps and strategies for technology domains allocated
    • Collaborates with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the artifacts as needed.
    • 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 and taking the designs though the formal review process
    • Contributes to the development of RFPs/SOWs and participates in the vendor selection 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
    • Communicates and validates project architecture to direct management as well as executive level stakeholders and enterprise architects.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Detail oriented
    • Local and wide area networking concepts, principles and protocols
    • Infrastructure design and management
    • Advanced knowledge in Infrastructure design and management
    • Working knowledge of management processes such as personnel administration, planning and budgeting
    • Working knowledge of Intel platforms, iSeries and pSeries servers
    • Strong working knowledge of Intel platforms, iSeries and pSeries servers
    • Advanced understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices and processes
    • Understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices and processes
    • Experience with UML Design Tools
    • TCP/IP, OSI model and imp subnetting
    • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP, OSI model and imp subnetting
    • High level understanding of technology infrastructure, security concepts and platforms
    • Demonstrated success in project management
    • Advanced knowledge of IBM pSeries hardware, operating systems and TSM backup infrastructure
    • Advanced knowledge of the OSI model and security that is associated with each layer
    • Understanding of routing and switching protocols as they relate to load balancing
    • Understanding of application layer protocols including HTTP, SSH, SSL, and DNS
    • Strong understanding of application layer protocols including HTTP, SSH, SSL, and DNS
    • Knowledge and stay abreast on the latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities
    • Knowledge of IT security processes and controls as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge

    Skills

    • Ability to think strategically and make collaborative decisions
    • Ability to apply structured analysis methods to various types of data to establish trends, determine variability and business impact
    • Communicates quickly, clearly, concisely, appropriately, and intelligently
    • Foster open communication, speaks with impact, listens to others, and writes effectively
    • Experience with alternate management methods using SSH, serial connections, and the command-line interface TMSH
    • Ability to effectively negotiate with vendors on upgrades and acquisitions
    • Effective planning, time management, negotiation, and delegation skills
    • Expert level IT security processes and controls knowledge as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge
    • Strong level IT security processes and controls knowledge as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge
    • IT security processes and controls knowledge as well as IT infrastructure and networking technical knowledge
    • Ability to approach problems with an open-mind and create new and innovative ideas and methods
    • Experience with technical writing
    • Strong technical writing
    • Advanced technical writing
    • Experience in documentation tools such as Visio and Microsoft Office products
    • Information security standards/frameworks (i.e., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001) skills
    • Advanced information security standards/frameworks (i.e., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001) skills
    • Experience with Network and VLAN segmentation
    • Advanced experience with Network and VLAN segmentation
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Good analytical skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Ability to approach problems with an open-mind, use existing information and resources
    • Creative, Innovative, problem-solving and maximizing your potential to solve problems and improve methods
    • Think positively when faced with obstacles, build on others ideas, think logically and intuitively

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or 5 plus years work experience in IT preferred

    Experience

    • 5-7 Years
      ​Proven Infrastructure Architecture experience across multiple domains
      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 Required

    Work Condition

    • Occasional overtime or split shifts may be required;Subject to stressful situations;Fast-paced office environment;Strong focus on providing quality service to internal and external customers;Work additional hours based on production demands requiring mandatory overtime;Flexible schedule with possibility of working long hours;Limited travel may be required to support business needs;Must be able to deal with stressful office conditions while troubleshooting problems

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