Senior Infrastructure Architect
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Due to increased demand in service a new role of Senior Infrastructure Architect has been created within the IT Service Management team. This additional role will primarily be responsible for designing, implementing, and integrating services to fit within existing systems infrastructure including Server, Storage, Telephony and Networking.
- Interview date: 2 November 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes/week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Leading a team of subject matter experts you will take ownership of the development, and introduction of IT infrastructure. Ensuring correct levels of documentation are produced, and relevant approvals are sort, before compiling and presenting proposals to maximize current investment and ensure any new investment is inline with both Trust and industry strategies.
In depth knowledge of IT infrastructure technology stacks is essential, specifically Microsoft Azure, Cisco networking and Firewalls, Unify telephony, VMware virtualization and IBM storage.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
Accountable for translating the business plan and the architecture roadmap into credible, executable solution designs
Accountable for embedding solution design governance around the decisions that will evolve our technology solutions
Engage and influence key stakeholders and teams across the Trust to deliver successful solutions that support IT Service strategic objectives
Lead virtual technology teams across the delivery lifecycle, ensuring delivered solutions match to the architectural roadmapo Identify and investigate vendors and technologies that can be trialled andtaken to subsequent implementations as part of a proactive capabilitydevelopment roadmapo Investigate technologies and capabilities to enable the delivery of businessplans, suggesting adoption of new technologieso Responsible for selecting, reviewing, and managing all components of thearchitectural governance model.o Delivering solution designs that support the business strategy androadmap so that the solutions are fit for purposeo Deliver solutions against the roadmap that sustain the business and itssystemso Deliver solutions that consolidate technologies to drive efficiencies andvalue-for-moneyo Deliver a robust engagement and communication plan around solutionsthat are and need to be definedo Deliver solutions against the plan that considers and shapes the forwardIM&T budget, resources, internal skills and suppliers neededo Manage risks, issues and opportunities as the business plan evolves.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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