Senior Technical Consultant – Infrastructure Architect & Strategist
Fidelity International
3d ago

About the opportunity

Department Description

In a digital, fast changing world, will you help differentiate us from the competition?

It’s a technological world our clients want to engage with us using creative websites, great apps and through a first-class customer service team, all supported by best in class technology solutions that keep their data secure.

We pride ourselves on being a technology-powered organisation where technology is at the heart of everything we do. Our teams are focussed and nimble to react quickly to changing market conditions.

We embrace a start-up approach, supported by a large, global organisation that nurtures great talent. We value a diverse workforce that drives different opinions and great ideas, leading to innovation, creativity and measured risk taking.

If you are passionate about delivering change in a technological world, look to Fidelity

Technology Infrastructure Services (TIS) : is responsible for managing all infrastructure components globally, supporting business delivery projects and delivering TIS projects.

The function is divided into six core disciplines :

Service Management - Major Incident Management, Problem and Change Management functions and 24 / 7 Bridge Operations.

Infrastructure Architecture, Strategy & Design - define and drive overall Technology Architecture and Infrastructure strategy, alongside scope, design and engineering of Infrastructure solutions.

Delivery Support - supporting the business by managing the delivery of infrastructure elements of change projects, along with the management of the Technology Infrastructure portfolios.

Network, Voice and Market Data - design, engineering, implementation and operational support of infrastructure related to global network technologies, UK Data Centres and market data services.

Core Infrastructure, Platforms and Collaboration Services - design, engineering, implementation and operational support for infrastructure related to Platform (Wintel, Linux and UNIX), Storage, Backup, IAAS, PaaS, Digital, Web & Middleware and Collaboration.

Data Services - design, engineering, implementation and operational support of all database technologies, data services including replication, analytics, virtualisation and grid, Big Data and ICTIS.

The Role, purpose & responsibilities

The role is responsible for driving our technology automation strategy within Technology Infrastructure Services globally with specific focus on driving automation and great engineering of our products and services that we offer to the business.

Specific areas of focus for this role are as follows :

  • Driving the holistic approach across automation of our infrastructure delivery, management & monitoring
  • Building & implementing an automation strategy and put in place delivery of this strategy working with the product & enablement teams
  • Ensuring we drive best practices around engineering & automation of our product set to ensure that : They are automated in delivery & managementWe have holistic, well-engineered technology services that are offered not a set of components (breaking silos)Our products are
  • Ensuring that we define key outcomes aligned to the IAM and PAM programme of work
  • Joining the golden threads of technology together to ensure we build great services
  • Architecting, designing & building the brilliant at the basics approach into our products to ensure they are resilient, scalable, and fit for purpose
  • Ensure the product & enablement teams are joined up on strategic direction set by this role
  • Put governance around product development to ensure fit for purpose products are released to our customers, appropriate gates are passed and ensure our architectural principles are adhered too
  • Form strong working relationships with Business Solutions Architects and the Enterprise Architecture group to ensure alignment of strategies.
  • This will involve articulating TIS strategy to the broader technology group and likewise facilitating communication of Business strategy and development goals

    Your skills and experience

  • Deep technical skills in approaches to automation working in a cross-technology group joining the dots
  • Ability to build strategies and plans to deliver against a strategic agenda
  • Great understanding of technology infrastructure & technology as a whole - with automation & engineering in-mind
  • Able to complete high level and low-level infrastructure architectures and designs & work with project & programme managers to turn programme objectives into real deliverables with automation and engineering outcomes in mind.
  • Ability to think across breadth of technology and understand integration challenges and therefore able to design and integrate solutions across a complex tech landscape
  • Technology infrastructure knowledge and experience with broad range of foundational services compute, network, storage, database, directory service, API GW, virtualization (VM and container / K8S ), Linux and Windows
  • Experience on cloud solutions (internal, public and hybrid) with major cloud platforms and service providers AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.
  • solution architect certification is a plus

  • A passion for requirements led design with a drive to automate and keep solutions simple
  • Knowledge of infrastructure monitoring / logging, performance and capacity management, automation and the application delivery toolchain
  • Working knowledge and experience of security solutions, IT compliance and risk management (security, privacy, SOX, HIPPA, etc.
  • and Security Information & Event Management

  • Working knowledge and experience with agile way of working, DevSecOps operation practice and ITIL service management model
  • Ability to work as part of a global team, to take the initiative, balance workload and prioritise accordingly
  • Influencing skills and ability to bring together diverse stakeholders and attain buy in and traction to the implementation of infrastructure solutions for the benefit of the Fidelity (FIL) business and ultimately the Customer
  • Great communication skills to all levels of seniority across the organisation
  • Ability to work within a team but also to pull together ideas and views to start ideation / development of approaches
  • About you

    About Fidelity International

    Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.56 million customers globally.

    As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term.

    Operating in more than 25 locations and with $783.6 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.

    Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance.

    Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $567 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.

    Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more.

    We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond.

    We are committed to being a truly flexible employer, encouraging and trusting our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our business, our colleagues and our clients.

    We offer the maximum possible flexibility over where and when you work for all, considering your role and any local regulations.

    We call this new approach "dynamic working".

    Find out more about what we do, our history, our new approach of "dynamic working" and how you could be a part of our future at https : / / careers. / about-us

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