Platform Architect - Initial 6 months Contract

Interactive

Valued as a trusted adviser, you will be responsible for redesigning our existing platform strategies, processes and standards.

  • Join Australia's largest privately owned IT Services business
  • World class facilities and people culture
  • Fast growing Cloud/Managed Services environment
At Interactive, we’re different! The Service we provide our customers is our silver bullet, its our point of difference in the market place and it is written into the DNA of our people.  
Our technical team is the best in the industry, our reputation is unprecedented, representing extraordinary opportunity for the right talent.
  
As an experienced Platform Architect/Owner, you will be responsible for:
  • Define and refine platform roadmaps strategies, processes and standards;
  • Assist in the creation of new service and platform products;
  • Work with Account and Pre-Sales Solution Architects to develop and define custom and packaged solutions for existing and new Interactive customers;
  • Maintain platform design documentation and operational guides to a high standard;
  • Technical Project Management and planning as required;
  • Lead Problem Investigation Reporting for platform outages that result in significant customer impact;
  • Provide planning, architectural and deployment advice as required, including change management, configuration management, performance and tuning, and lifecycle management.
    
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Extensive experience with cloud infrastructure – compute, virtualisation, storage and networks;
- Extensive experience deploying and working with:
- VMware vSphere and/or vCloud suite;
- vRealise Suite automation and operations implementation experience
- Microsoft operating systems and applications;
- Cisco Networking and UCS Compute experience;
- Experience with multi-tenant public and private cloud Infrastructure as service environments;
- Strong programming and/or scripting background; i.e.. Powershell, Unix shell, Java, Javascript;
- Web development experience would be useful;
- A wide understanding of the infrastructure stack from Storage, Network and Compute;
- DevOps software development experience – communication, collaboration and integration between development and operations;
- Detailed understanding of one or more as-a-service cloud platforms, cloud orchestration, and service monitoring;
- Broad technical understanding of enterprise security architecture, OSS/BSS service/systems management, compute services, storage, large-scale networking, virtualisation, data center, integration architecture (API), orchestration technologies (Cisco / VMWare / Openstack), systems resiliency, service support, application development lifecycle management (DevOps), and service delivery.

Critical to this role is having strong influencing skills over a wide spectrum of management and technical contacts.

Why Work For Interactive?
  • A commitment to training, development and career opportunities for all of our staff
  • Free on-site barista - who makes amazing coffees all year round and smoothies/milk shakes over summer
  • Monthly staff lunches
  • Fund raising events and paid volunteer days
  • Access to numerous staff benefits and discounts
  
If you believe you have the technical capability, abreast of emerging technology trends and a strong customer philosophy, then apply to the role following the link below.