BGL Group’s Operations department have a fantastic new opportunity for an Infrastructure Solution Architect to join their team. Focusing on Infrastructure change you will work within the BGL Group’s IT function to provide technical solutions to business requirements covering both the on-premise data centre and cloud platforms. Reporting into the Senior Tech Lead you will support the wider Tech Lead community with the production of Technology Roadmaps, feeding directly into the overall Group Technology Strategy.
As an Infrastructure Solutions Architect you will be responsible for solution design and technical implementation of Infrastructure projects within the IT Operations Programme Office. You will have worked in a SysOps role or Operational environment, using AWS as a platform, and looking develop using your experience to help the Group move forward. Working with technical teams across Group IT and within individual Business Units you will collaborate with a number of key stakeholders to ensure that technical solutions and design and delivered within strict deadlines. You will also be responsible for providing financial and resource budget estimates to meet each project scope, documenting all processes to ensure that the project remains in budget.
As an expert in your field others within the BGL Group will look to you to provide technical advice and training on specialist areas, acting as a role model to junior staff whilst assisting with their coaching and professional development. Within your role you will look to identify opportunities for change, contributing and helping to deliver the Group Service Improvement plan. As part of all project work you will need to ensure compliance with regulatory framework, including PCI standards. A familiarity with NIST and CIS controls will prove highly beneficial to this role.
What will it take?
- Experience working in complex eCommerce environments delivering solutions to agreed time-lines
- Experience across infrastructure platforms - managing virtual estates, networking concepts, cloud environments
- Good presentation skills, able to communicate technical solutions
- Strong work ethic, self motivated, able to plan and organise workloads
- The ability to motivate, and inspire, other technical colleagues
- Platform as a Service skills in an AWS environment (required)
- Familiar with Operational Governance controls and processes, and with Information Security good practice (desirable)
Founded in 1992, the BGL Group has grown significantly in size and capability. From 30 to 3,000 people, we are a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services. We have reached 10 million customers through brands including comparethemarket.com, LesFurets.com, BGL Life, Budget Insurance & Dial Direct, as well as our partnerships business which provides insurance for some of the UK’s leading high street brands. We make a difference for our customers, colleagues and communities by working, growing and winning together. We enjoy what we do and have fun doing it!
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