Data Center Architect

Vor Ort
Sept 2012
Long term
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Data Center Architect

Our global multinational end- client based in Basel is currently looking for a Senior Data Center Architect to join them on a long term basis (first engagement period until the end of the year, with possible extensions at the end).

Start Date: September 2012

Working Language: English


- Be responsible for (very) business critical, complex data center migrations in a very large, complex business and IT organization.
- Work together with management teams providing complex, contextual advice regarding system architecture, migration requirements and schedule.
- Define, optimize and standardize the IT architecture on a global basis within the Program.
- Plan and organize the implementation of new systems architectures and provide consulting.
- Identify, together with the IT solution provider, any shortcomings in performance and propose solutions for their correction. Ensure adequacy of upgrades.
- Evaluate new technological developments and evolving business requirements and makes recommendations for improved service levels and efficiencies.
- Act as the primary technical resource to client and IT staffs in all phases of development and implementation process.
- Write related documentation and communicate.

As Governance Architect:
- Analyze technical architecture to ensure the proposed architecture is fully compliant with internal architectural policies and roadmap as well as with Data center Governance.
- Analyze and assess technical feasibility for proposed architecture.
- Identify risks (operational and compliance) around the proposed architecture and ensure identified risks are logged, followed up, and closed in a timely manner.


- At least 5 years of experience in a data center domain role in a global company.
- In- depth technical knowledge in the following areas:
Virtualization (ESX, VM, LPAR), Operating Systems (diverse Linux Systems, X86 Windows, AIX), Storage and Computing Systems, Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions, Data Center Management, infrastructure- related topics in general.
- Very good communication and social skills to maneuver successfully in a multi- vendor, multi- customer and multi- year program environment
- At least fully responsible as team lead for a successful data center project.
- Leadership: demonstrated leaderships skills, > 5 years proven management experience within a Matrix organization (eg as a team leader or in project management).
- Methodology: best practices & standards, eg ITIL.
- GxP/SOX: sound knowledge of validation practice.
- In- depth knowledge and experience in IT infrastructure and related technical integration aspects.
- Ability to cope with project and operations complexities, ambiguities and Matrix organizations

If it sounds like your next challenge, send us your CV and we will contact you immediately to discuss it in details.

Keywords: Architect, Architecture, System, Datacenter, Data center, ITIL, infrastructure, GxP.