Who we are looking for This role will provide the necessary leadership, analysis and design tasks related to the development of an enterprise's infrastructure architecture. This role will establish Trusted Advisor relationships with key stakeholders and contribute to the Infrastructure technology and Operations strategy and transformation. It will align the services offering to the business and overall company strategy. This role creates deliverables that support the establishment of Target (Future State) and Reference Architectures in support of our Enterprise Architecture.
The Infrastructure Architect facilitates and orchestrates Applications, Data and Technology solutions to enable the organization's future-state business capabilities to meet the business targeted outcomes.
What you will be responsible for As Senior Infrastructure Architect you will
Design and implement long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining corporate technology and services.
Document the company's existing systems architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.
Ensure that proposed and existing systems architectures are aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
Review new and existing system design projects and procurement or outsourcing plans for compliance with standards and architectural plans.
Provide architectural expertise, direction, and assistance to vendors, partners and internal teams.
Develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in Infrastructure and systems architecture, including analysis of cost benefits and reduction opportunities.
Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of the overall Infrastructure and systems development efforts. Recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and systems flexibility.
Develop and implement required functional policies and procedures, including those for network, server and storage architecture, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardizing systems and software as necessary.
Oversee recommended technology and operations improvement projects.
Identify, recommend and oversee automation which allows the IT function to scale with the business.
Conduct research and remain current with the latest technologies and solutions in support of procurement efforts.
What we value These skills will help you succeed in this role
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology;
10+ years of experience in IT infrastructure architecture and planning / development.
Deep understanding of a wide range of data center services, and products, including but not limited to these key areas of focus:
Virtualization (VMware, KVM)
Fundamental OS knowledge (Windows, Linux environments)
Storage and network
High availability, Backup and recovery
Software defined services
Exposure to ServiceNow, or similar ITIL and Service Management platforms
Technical certifications in multiple areas is desired.
Familiarity with Architectural frameworks TOGAF, Zachman etc.
Ability to lead projects and mentor team members based on leadership guidelines.
Ability to research and advise clients on best practices in several areas of Infrastructure
Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
Highly self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint, Visio)
Education & Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent
10+years of experience in IT infrastructure engineering or architecture
Why this role is important to us Our technology function, Global Technology Services (GTS), is vital to State Street and is the key enabler for our business to deliver data and insights to our clients. We're driving the company's digital transformation and expanding business capabilities using industry best practices and advanced technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and robotics process automation.
We offer a collaborative environment where technology skills and innovation are valued in a global organization. We're looking for top technical talent to join our team and deliver creative technology solutions that help us become an end-to-end, next-generation financial services company.
Join us if you want to grow your technical skills, solve real problems and make your mark on our industry.
About State Street What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients. Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential. Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Discover more at StateStreet.com/careers