Job Title: IT Infrastructure Architect
Tezza Business Solutions Ltd – Lagos, NG
Tezza Business Solutions Ltd is a “niche” service provider of Software Development, Quality Assurance and Software Testing services. Tezza began its operations as Web Development Company in 2000 in Overland Park, Kansas. Since then, we’ve evolved into a Services-oriented company who only engage in Product development as a value-add service to our customers who continue to appreciate our “Customer First” Service Delivery approach.
Tezza opened its first office in Kenya in 2009 with a primary goal of building capacity of qualified software development and testing resources to work on outsourced projects from North America. Since 2009, Tezza has grown in size and reputation with over 150 resources and offices in key 4 East and West African countries – Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Tezza has now become the #1 QA and Software Testing Company in East Africa providing services to companies within the Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Telecommunication market verticals.
A high-impact IT Infrastructure Architect function can accelerate progress against critical IT objectives that require a cross-enterprise perspective. The mission (duties and responsibilities) of Tezza’s IT Infrastructure Architect is to
Provide guidance and leadership by reviewing and critiquing architectural designs within their span of control
Continually build upon existing technical competencies to provide technical leadership to the organization
Ensure high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design is incorporated across all covered products
Work with other policy and standards owners to develop plans/roadmaps for future technologies and directions
Understand, define and establish an architectural approach to meet privacy and confidentiality requirements, which include:
Define any and all requirements that could influence hosting decisions based on data privacy or confidentiality
Define requirements that could lead to a distributed data solution
Responsible for server hardware, OS storage and build specifications – including load balancing and clustering including:
Define hardware sizing to meet application requirements and associated capacity requirements
Design load balancing and clustering requirements/solutions as per architecture standards
Execute and implement defined standards and best practices as agreed through the Enterprise IT Architecture process, which includes application, infrastructure, data and security requirements
Required Skills (Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to enter the job):
Able to design enterprise infrastructure architecture to provide best value and performance for customers for different work loads.
Able to specify appropriate storage architecture, compute architecture, communications architecture.
Fully knowledgeable about onsite, private hybrid and different cloud environments.
Knowledgeable and able to specify and present software defined data center and software defined network architectures.
Fully able to design architecture for different workloads – OLTP, DWH, BigData.
Fully knowledgeable of the economics involved in IT infrastructure and how best to optimize value.
Able to evaluate customer infrastructure and make recommendations to improve performance or reduce operating costs.
Desire work out of Lagos – Nigeria and eventual travel in central Africa
Stay on top of new and emerging platforms and technologies with a focus on how to apply this knowledge to client engagements and to expand service offerings.
At least 5 years’ experience in Lead Strategy/Design/Implementation of IT Infrastructure
Extensive and substantial practical experience as well as applied knowledge of general infrastructure components and techniques. Must be more than capable of providing professional advice and guidance to other technical and business professionals. The following technologies or disciplines are, but not limited to:
System sizing and configurations
Server Load balancing
Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills to communicate with and persuade a wide range of audiences
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