Technical Architect - Server - Luton
TUI - Bedfordshire
At A Glance
With a diverse Server Landscape, plethora of technologies and operating systems due to different organisational acquisitions and business mergers, TUI UK & Ireland are recruiting a Server Architect who will be the technical lead for all Server Activities across the business.
This role will be the primary interface for all technical aspects across the specialised area and responsible for the development, support and delivery of server technologies working with 3rd party suppliers, business partners and as a key resource in projects.
The successful candidate should have proven experience in developing/designing storage and backup solutions, knowledge of designing and running virtualised environments and an understanding of data technologies. You will have an excellent vision of the IT market and current trends in disaster recovery and high availability. You will also need to work independently as well as being able to working closely with the wider Technical Architecture team in order to align key designs with strategies within other architecture towers.
What You'll Be Doing
Have responsibility for the detailed design and implementation of technical solutions across programmes or multiple projects relating particularly to standard desktop deployment, Citrix and management automation
Work with the Information Security Manager to define infrastructure security standards
Investigate and evaluate new infrastructure technologies
Develop standards and guidelines so there is no ambiguity in the use or management of infrastructure services.
Identify and drive forward the implementation of solutions that deliver new functionality and make technology more cost effective.
Ensure cost effective solutions are implemented that are stable, scalable and supportable
Ensure the implementation of any new infrastructure components is carried out with no impact to production services
Monitor Service Levels and customer satisfaction and initiate actions and improvements to provide a service that is fit for purpose
Ensure third party suppliers in order to ensure compliance with infrastructure standards
Evaluate software tools, products and architecture, in order to advise on suitability
Ensure new processes are documented, so that knowledge is passed on accurately
Manage third party suppliers and project teams to ensure the Infrastructure is developed with the appropriate levels of resilience minimising single points of failure
Ensure necessary technical documentation and procedures are maintained and kept up to date
Ensure that Service Delivery are able to take on support of new infrastructures
Provide capacity planning forecasts for core hardware components, recommend improvements to drive down costs and improve efficiency
Guarantee license compliance for wintel systems
Maintain a fact base of operational costs
Maintain an accurate configuration management database
What We're Looking For
Proven working knowledge of developing/designing storage and backup solutions, knowledge of designing and running virtualised environments and an understanding of data technologies
Broad knowledge of the IT market and current trends in disaster recovery and high availability
Ability to work independently as well as excellent team working skills
Delivery of complex IT projects
Proven understanding of the techniques for managing large infrastructure through scripting and automation
Awareness of targets and constraints and ability to work to these
Understanding of commercial needs and be able to demonstrate that services are cost effective
Ability to see the big picture, analyse complex technical landscapes and evaluate technical solutions
Capable of designing far reaching technical changes
Issue management and escalation experience
Forward thinker, looking to actively improve price/performance via new methods
Ability to challenge, providing leadership and coaching
Understanding of customer needs
Proven capability to exceed performance targets
In return we offer an excellent salary and benefits package including access to a comprehensive total reward programme. As TUI is a prominent travel provider, we offer discounted travel products and services across Europe and beyond.
We are going through a period of change with the IT systems that are managed across the TUI organisation; therefore this is an excellent opportunity to experience this change project and engage with the new systems being developed.
About Us - TUI Travel UK and Ireland
TUI UK & Ireland manages and operates the prominent Thomson and First Choice travel brands, part of TUI Travel PLC. This is a wider international group which operates in approximately 180 countries worldwide, serving more than 30 million customers across over 20 source markets. The Group employs approximately 48,000 people and operates a pan-European airline consisting of 155 aircraft. The company mainly serves the leisure travel consumer, organised and managed through four business sectors: Mainstream, Specialist, Activity and Online Destination Services.
TUI UK & Ireland takes 7.5 million customers on holiday to more than 100 destinations, flying 82 aircraft. There is a team of more than 19,000 people with over 900 shops, 52 franchises and five call centres and offices across the UK. Were currently recruiting for positions in our head office in Luton, Bedfordshire, where you will be joining a really engaged IT team. TravelJobSearch.com - 13 months ago