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Principal Infrastructure Architect

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Job Description:

Parexel Infrastructure Architecture is seeking a motivated Principal Infrastructure Architect to join our global team. As a member of the Infrastructure Architecture team you ll assure that Information Systems (IT) components meet the expectations, standards, and objectives of the customer and company. Provide technical leadership, thought leadership, and project management for solution integration. Systems and/or Technical Support/Development staff for adherence to best practices in operations and systems. Contribute to the definition and development of worldwide operating procedures, strategies and standards for IT Systems. Liaise with SBU managers to articulate best practices in Application Portfolio Management and systems analysis, and provide leadership for SBU requirements analysis. Significant experience and depth of knowledge required with both VMWare and Microsoft Virtualization technologies focusing mainly on design of modern data center platforms and infrastructure. Significant experience and depth of knowledge required in Cisco Servers and other hardware manufacturers. In this role the candidate will maintain and promote security, availability, and redundancy strategies.

Key Accountabilities:
- Work with IT Management and business unit managers/directors to design and implement an IT strategy for all Parexel offices worldwide.
- Create advanced architecture for integration of business processes and advancement of Parexel mission.
- Provide expert analysis for evaluating project portfolio and determining highest value projects.
- Employing cross-functional IT and business expertise, design advanced solution for delivering capabilities for Parexel SBUs.
- Advise and lead Parexel s IT departments in cross-functional IT initiatives and business programs
- Represent Parexel IT departments in strategically important external and internal audits
- Perform advanced modelling and capacity planning for systems
- Work towards the continuous improvement of Parexel s IT department for improved quality and operations and development practices
- Ensure that optimal communications are advanced such that all IT units are participating in systems and business solutions
- Maintain professional awareness by reading and taking an interest in technical activities outside of immediate employment
- Facilitates and advises on the definition, review, and maintenance of hardware/software technical standards, especially related to installation, configuration, management, and maintenance of systems
- Conduct research on industry trends, emerging technologies, software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts
- Keeps IT management abreast of any changes across multiple technologies which may impact business decisions
- Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to other team members and teams
- Mentor junior staff members to promote standardization and project initiatives / Provide orientation and trainingQualificationsCandidate Qualifications:
- BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineer or a related degree
- Provide strategic direction and consultation for systems, policies, standards as they relate to business solutions.
- Assure that Information Systems (IT) components meet the expectations, standards and objectives of the customer and company
- Provide technical leadership, though leadership, and project management for solution integration.
- Supervise Systems and/or Technical Support/Development staff for adherence to best practices in operations and systems.
- Contribute to the definition and development of worldwide operating procedures, strategies and standards for IT Systems.
- Liaise with SBU managers to articulate and best practices in Application Portfolio Management (APM) and systems analysis.
- Provide leadership for SBU requirements analysis.
- Senior level experience in multiple technical and project management areas
- Solid understanding of systems and processes including experience developing, writing and implementing structured software testing procedures, engineering plans and analyses
- Excellent problem solving, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong presentation skills
- Ability to function in a Global organization with a flexible and dynamic team environment
- 10+ years working with virtualization platforms (VMWare, Hyper-V) in clustered environments
- Significant Experience with maintaining and running infrastructure based on the Cisco Server technologies
- Significant experience to hosting infrastructure within Public Clouds Exposure (Azure preferred)Desired Qualifications:
- Operating System Engineering Experience (Windows 2012 / 2016 / 2019, Linux RHEL / CentOS)
- Storage Experience (DELL / EMC, HP, NetApp)
- Networking Experience (Cisco)
- Regulatory Industry experience (Pharmaceuticals, Bio-tech, or CRO industries) EEO DisclaimerParexel is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status..

Keywords: PAREXEL, Durham , Principal Infrastructure Architect, Professions , Durham, North Carolina

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