Version 1 Dublin

Infrastructure Team Lead

Department: Cloud & Infrastructure

Recruiter

Leon Cunningham

Company Description

Version 1 proves that IT can make a real difference to our customers’ businesses. We are trusted by global brands to deliver IT services and solutions which drive customer success. Our 1500+ strong team works closely with our technology partners to provide independent advice that helps our customers navigate the rapidly changing world of IT. Our greatest strength is balance in our efforts to achieve Customer Success, Empowered People, and a Strong Organisation, underpinned by a commitment to our values. We believe this is what makes Version 1 different and more importantly, our customers agree. You will get exposure to cutting edge technologies whilst working within a dedicated and expanding team environment, where you can shape your own future with us. 

We promote a flexible work environment that empowers our teams to go the extra mile for our clients. We encourage our employees to find new and innovative ways to deliver impact and leverage new technologies.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Infrastructure Team Lead to lead an infrastructure implementation team on a range of projects within an overall program of work.

Responsibilities

·       Review project technical deliverables for quality

·       Work with our Senior Infrastructure and Solution Architects to turn the customers high level design briefs into low level technical solutions.

·       Work with the Infrastructure Project Manager to develop the required project approach, phases, deliverables, tasks and estimates.

·       Coordinate with the Application Development Team on any cross-stream project issues or touchpoints

·       Coordinate with Managed Services Team on scoping any Infrastructure changes or service improvements which can be executed under BAU.

·       Scoping any project tasks on which the managed services team can provide specific expertise.

·       Identifying required upskilling, knowledge transfer and monitoring needs for project transitions into managed service

·       Coordinate with Third Parties (e.g., Networking service provider) to identify project integration touchpoints and agree their scopes of work.

·       The Infrastructure Team Lead must have the following attributes:

o   A highly motivated individual with a project consultant mindset

o   Display a breadth and depth of knowledge across a wide spectrum of existing technologies used within the customers IT estate (see below)

o   Ability to quickly adapt to further new technologies when required.

o   Proven team management, organisational, analytical, risk management, and problem-solving skills

Qualifications
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience working as part of an infrastructure delivery team.
  • 3+ years of infrastructure team lead experience
  • Qualification in Computer Science / Computer Engineering OR equivalent work experience.
  • Strong documentation skills with particular focus on technical designs
  • Strong communication skills - can describe complex technical concepts/issues with non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to quickly arbitrate, prioritise and filter project issues to identify solutions.
  • Ability to make balanced and pragmatic technical decisions to ensure timely project completion.

Essential Skills:

  • Build Automation (Infra as Code) - writing and maintaining ansible playbooks and working with git
  • Containerised Microservice Architectures using Docker/Kubernetes (ideally OpenShift)
  • Building highly available API services (ideally using RedHat 3Scale and SSO)
  • Building Cloud or hybrid-Cloud solutions on AWS
  • Solid understanding of DevOps concepts and technologies (e.g. CI/CD pipelines)
  • Linux OS administration and hardening
  • Security Concepts and Standards (PCI an advantage)
  • VMware ESXI and SRM
  • SAN technology (ideally EMC VNX5200 family)

Desirable Skills:

  • A solid understanding of network and firewall design concepts - while we do not provide this as a core service, this knowledge is beneficial to effectively coordinate with third party providers
  • Exposure to other technical components in the estate: a. Redis/Sentinel, Red Hat Data Grid, MariaDB Galera, HA-Proxy, NetScaler services integration, NetBackup, RecoverPoint, SSL certificates, IdM server management, MSAD integration
Additional Information

Leon Cunningham

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