Bid Architect - Defence Basingstoke / Bracknell £80,000 base salary Benefits incl. £6,400 car allowance, 15% bonus, 10% pension, family medical coverWe're looking for an experienced Infrastructure Architect to join our dynamic bid team, to work closely with the Sales and Offerings teams producing bid collateral on a wide variety of pre-sale tenders primarily in the defence space.The role will report into the Capability Lead/CTO and encompass the following disciplines and responsibilities:Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings. Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable To take ownership of solutions for specific key areas and managing the impact of any changes which affect the architecture of the solution Leads the definition of customers' overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity. Maintain reusable collateral for future opportunities Interacting with other Architect and programme disciplines during delivery and/or transformation to operations and EMEIA wide teams to ensure architectural conformance to process model and standards. Manage 3rd parties and their technical deliverables. Candidate Profile: Established Infrastructure Architect with skills on how to migrate workloads (servers, storage and applications) to a cloud service.Experience in using various tools such as Doubletake, Platespin, Cristie, Robocopy and vmware toolsets to perform migrations.Ability to assess existing workloads, identifying dependencies and interactions with other services in order to create a migration schedule including a back-out plan that is suitable for use in an AS environment.Ability to write bid responses and generate costs.Essential Criteria:Virtualisation technologies.Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).Microsoft technology design and implementation.SNMPv3, Syslog, NTP design and configuration.Secure Systems hardeningStorage / backup and disaster recovery design and implementationDesirable Criteria:Exposure to cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.Hands on experience building solutions from cloud solution components using tools like CloudFormation, Ansible or ChefExperience of creating cloud cost models and running cloud readiness assessmentsExperience of working with enterprise IT and implementing hybrid cloud solutionsAutomated infrastructure provisioningSQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB VDICandidates must be a UK national and eligible for SC clearance. Please apply with a copy of your up to date CV after which a member of the recruitment team will be in touch to discuss your application in more detail.