Infrastructure Designer - Infrastructure Delivery

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Kingfisher Plc
  • 20 May 19

Infrastructure Designer - Infrastructure Delivery

Overview

Working for KITS you'll experience an exciting mix of collaboration, innovation and creativity within a high performance fast paced environment. We set ourselves challenging goals and have high expectations of what we deliver to Kingfisher.
We think work should be rewarding, fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day. We therefore look for people who live our values, and have the skills, knowledge, energy, and passion to deliver the KITS strategy.

Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to drive the development of the Kingfisher compute estate, ensuring we are always focused on delivering excellent IT experiences to both our customers and colleagues. You will own the all design / infrastructure architecture aspects of the Kingfisher compute estate. Responsible for ensuring all compute work is aligned to Kingfishers wider strategy and specifically overall IT strategy. You will work closely with our software vendors to shape our own roadmaps to ensure alignment.

In this role, you will be responsible for the delivery of excellent IT user experiences to both our customers and colleagues and defining the strategy for the Kingfisher compute estate. You will be leading the design of the compute architecture to ensure strategic alignment as well as defining and developing a 5-year roadmap of work so that we can effectively plan for resources.

You will be working with infrastructure delivery to build an annual programme of work and developing a network of compute stakeholders so that we are always in touch with our customer and colleague's client experience. You will also take on the role of solution lead for significant compute infrastructure projects.

The role will see you ensuring solutions have the right telemetry to ensure we can make informed judgements through data driven decisions and understanding and accommodating software vendor roadmaps into our own, so that we can ensure kingfisher maximises our return on investment.

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in infrastructure design with a focus on server-based technologies including Windows Server, Linux Server and SAN / Storage. You will have breadth and depth of knowledge of all areas of infrastructure.

You will be experienced in leading significant and complex technical and non-technical change, demonstrating innovative thinking and a proven ability to build infrastructure architectures from scratch. You will have great interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for technology

Becoming part of Kingfisher is a fantastic opportunity, we want to be able to provide our employees with roles that engage them, alongside a competitive benefits package that allows our employees to feel a valued part of our team.

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