Technical Architect (SC Cleared)

  • Location

    Warrington, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    IT and Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £450.00 - £525 per annum

  • Contact:

    Alex McQuade

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    Mid May

  • Client:


Technical Architect - (SC Cleared role)

The client is transforming the way in which IT will be delivered and is looking to create a customer facing, technology focused team which is well positioned to meet the changing requirements of the business.

To achieve this, there is a need for the IT team to engage more proactively with the business to understand exactly what is required and to create a clear roadmap to meet those requirements.

To enhance the IT capability there is a requirement for a Technical Architect (TA) to lead the migration data, users and networks from the existing out-sourced shared service to the internal target infrastructure.

Job Description
* Act as the TDA for the migration of the environment
* Be hands on and execute the appropriate migrations
* Provide advice and guidance to Infrastructure Engineers or third party suppliers and
* Take a standards based approach and apply appropriate levels of governance in line with corporate standards and good industry practice.

Experience & Skills

  • Eligibility for security clearance to SC and be a UK national

A broad and deep technical understanding of technical and infrastructure architecture and management including but not limited to:

  • VMware / Hyper-V
  • Active Directory
  • ADFS
  • Identity and Access Management (ADConnect)
  • SQL (Enterprise and Standard Deployments)
  • SCCM / Windows 10 / Android Enterprise / Samsung KNOX
  • SCOM / SolarWinds
  • Distributed File Services
  • PowerShell Scripting
  • MPLS based routed networks
  • PKI
  • Server Encryption Services

Good working knowledge of Azure hosted services including:
o vNET, NSG's, User Defined Routing, Azure Firewall Appliances, Resource Group RBAC management and service tagging.
o Azure Site Recovery and Azure Backup
o SIEMs management and reporting services (Azure Sentinel)
o Experience diagnosing and fault finding network and performance issues in an Azure environment.
o SDWAN services including secure IoT Gateway management.

Good working knowledge of Office365 including:
o PowerShell bulk user management of Hybrid Sync'd identities.
o Information Protection Services including AIP and DLP.
o Management and reporting services (integrated with SIEMs product).
o vNET, NSG's, User Defined Routing, Azure Firewall Appliances, Resource Group RBAC management and service tagging.

Relevant technical accreditations desirable including:
o Microsoft 70-7xx, AZ1xx or AZ3xx series Azure Associate and Expert certifications.
o MCSA O365 / Microsoft 365 Certified Enterprise Administrator Expert
o Cisco CCNA / CCNP / CCDA
o TOGAF Foundation Level

Other Desirables

  • A demonstrable track record of 10+ years in technical and solution architecture for network, infrastructure, authentication and Microsoft tooling technologies
  • 5+ years' complex migration experience covering network, infrastructure and users
  • 3+ years' experience in the design, implementation and management of Azure Hybrid Cloud environments (CASB experience advantageous)
  • 5+ years' experience in deploying Office 365 and complex Exchange Online migrations
  • Exposure to secure or accredited environments with SIEM and SOC and
  • A self-motivated, proactive and customer focused attitude with excellent organisational skills.