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Solution / Infrastructure Architect

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Perth, Perth & Kinross
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 05/04/2018
  • Job reference: J384296A

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Job Role: Solution / Infrastructure Architect

Location: Perth with travel to Glasgow / Edinburgh and the occasional travel to Havant

Contract Length: 3-6 months

Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

The solution architecture team works across the different business operations and are responsible for the overall design of secure and cost-effective solutions that are compliant with user requirements (functional and non-functional), aligned to business and technical strategies and compliant with internal and external regulations. At times this will require the integrations of services and capabilities provided by third parties. Throughout the delivery lifecycle the solution architect is the technical design authority for the project / programme.

The infrastructure architecture team provides corporate governance of shared Client infrastructure across the multiple and separate business operations. Infrastructure architects are responsible for working with architecture design (solution architects) and delivery teams across multiple projects, ensuring that as far as possible solutions are implemented onto standard platforms in a consistent manner, and to timescales agreed with the programme. The team contains a mix of capabilities from Solution Architects with a good technical bias (technical managers), Infrastructure Architects some who are SME's in certain technical domains.

This role is a bit of a hybrid of solution and infrastructure architecture working in the Wholesale directorate, energy generation and trading.

Key Skills


  • Generation

o Renewables Operational Control

o Wind Farms

o Hydro

o Thermal (including multi-Fuel)

  • Gas Storage
  • A little understanding of energy trading would be useful but not essential


  • Some understanding of operation within a security conscious environment
  • Familiar with TOGAF 9.x
  • Data Historian (OSISoft PI) - Used extensively so there's a need to understand it from an architectural perspective. E.g. how to implement HA, sizing, etc. but not how to configure etc.
  • Real Time Systems especially Scada (GE PowerOn Fusion) - An understanding of what SCADA is would be sufficient. There's a specialist team here who implement and support it but the architect will be producing solutions that interface with the SCADA systems.
  • Maximo - In flight project which the architect will need to take on is looking the architecture required to ensure the performance of the system when upgraded to 7.6. producing a paper on the pro's and cons of SaaS, Paas, in-house implementation etc. Also designing a solution for mobile implementation.
  • Sufficient knowledge / experience to produce solutions at an architecture level (rather than an application level) for:

o Oracle

o Microsoft

o Windows Server

o SQL Server

  • Clustering / High Availability - Used extensively within Generation as the majority of systems are operational and some are Critical National Infrastructure


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Stakeholder management across a broad domain of internal and external "customers".
  • The ability to work effectively with an EcoSystem of suppliers, both internal and external.

Please submit your CV's at the first instance.

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