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Lead Infrastructure and Cloud Architect Ireland


IE - Cork

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Lead Infrastructure and Cloud Architect Ireland
IS – Dublin/Cork
Reporting to: Principal IS Solution & Enterprise Architect Centrica

Bord Gáis Energy, part of Centrica PLC, is one of Ireland’s leading energy providers. We supply gas, electricity and energy services to over 650,000 homes and businesses across the country, offering excellent customer service as well as the best value possible. We are the helpful energy company.

Role Responsibility
Lead Cloud & Infrastructure Architect for Ireland position plays is a key role within Centrica’s Strategy & Architecture function. Possessing broad Cloud, Data Centre, Infrastructure & Platforms knowledge with strong focus on enhancement and modernisation of Hosting & Shared Services platforms for group wide consumption.
This role will be part of a team of Cloud & Infrastructure Architects, architecting shared, multi-region Hybrid Cloud Hosting platforms supporting Centrica Group’s global business, whilst ensuring business requirements are met for local Ireland business.

Key Accountabilities
Planning and Architecture Development

  • Contribute to the Hosting & Cloud Platforms and Shared Infrastructure Services & capabilities, Architecture vision and roadmap, and an infrastructure technology strategy that delivers robust, resilient and compliant solutions based on Cloud and On Premise hosting platforms across EMEA and Americas geographical regions.
  • Contribute to the development and management of technical standards and practices which implement the Hybrid Cloud and Shared Infrastructure Services strategy.
  • Provide assurance and advise that the solutions and technologies recommended will technically deliver and meet the needs of the business and our operational needs.
  • Research & Identify innovative technologies pertinent to the Target Architecture & involvement in any incubation and pilot of these technologies.
  • Responsible for prioritising and managing own workload
  • Provide technical guidance and support to Cloud & Infrastructure Architecture team

Financial Responsibilities

  • Supports business investment planning across Centrica Group, focusing on continuous improvement within the Hosting Platforms Architecture.
  • Recommend design options for the vendor choice selection for various solutions

Operational Responsibilities

  • Delivers the infrastructure technology strategy in line with business requirements, organisation and industry standards.
  • Advises the Hosting Platforms team as well as the wider Architecture teams on new opportunities or changes to their markets through emerging technologies.
  • Contribute to the delivery of complex platform hosting solutions where required
  • Effectively manage stakeholders
  • Set and document appropriate development and technical standards and ensuring they are followed and communicated.
  • Team Leadership and People Management
  • Be part of a high performing team of talented people, provide advice, sharing knowledge and motivating both self and others
  • Own, manage and coordinate own project demand workload, performance and quality through appropriate KPIs
  • Be a leader of Hosting Platforms.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor degree level or relevant equivalent professional experience. 
  • 10+ years as a Infrastructure Architect including 3+ years as a Lead Architect role in a large organisation
  • Previous Management and Team leadership experience, providing technical leadership across delivery technical resources, programme resources, third parties and the wider business organisation.
  • Experience in a multi-unit organisation, advising and collaborating.
  • Strategic Dimensions: long and mid--term (1-5 years), implementation.
  • Financial Responsibility: responsible for infrastructure technology leadership on an annual change budget of £10m or more.
  • Architecture Frameworks & SOA, (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Cloud Architecture
  • DC Technologies (MS, Cisco, VMWare, SAN Storage etc) 

Our Values
care | delivery | collaboration | agility | courage

The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 19 April 2018.
Canvassing will disqualify.


PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Closing Date:

April 20, 2018