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Infrastructure and Security Architect

Pretoria 24months Fixed Term Contract

City of Tshwane, Gauteng 10 August

Growthlink Consulting

  • Description



  • JOB PURPOSE
    Lead the conceptualisation and design of enterprise wide solution architecture and provide
    enterprise solution architecture guidance and services guided by the EA principles and policies.

    KPAs
     Understand and familiarise with the project’s business requirements
     Understand and familiarise with the proposed conceptual solution business, data and
    application architecture domains
     Understand and familiarise with the solution architecture meta-model
     Understand and familiarise with the as-is infrastructure and security architecture
     Create the Conceptual and logical infrastructure and security architecture for the proposed
    solution.
     Create the overall system architecture documentation and implement standards and
    guidelines that direct the design of technology solutions, in partnership with other domain
    architects.
     Architect and design secure, robust, scalable infrastructure platforms to support the
    delivery of the products and services. This also includes the adoption of reusable
    technology assets to improve efficiency.
     Designs and completes a detailed analysis of systems/data/infrastructure, to ensure
    systems/data/infrastructure meets security standards and are resilient in the event of a
    disaster.
     Identify security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements;
    researching information security standards; studying architecture/platform and identifying
    integration issues.
     Plan and design security systems by evaluating network and security technologies;
    developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs),
    virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network
    devices.
     Design and develop security systems by establishing requirements for public key
    infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures
    as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.
     Design and develop security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and
    equipment;
     Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.
     Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity
    requirements.
     Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend
    changes or enhancements
     Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
     Develop TOR’s and evaluate requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposals
    (RFPs).
     Perform vendor identification, engagement, selection, negotiation and relationship
    management
     Drive product evaluation and selection of new infrastructure products to meet strategic
    business initiatives. This may include project activities from proofs-of-concept, production
    deployment and handover to operations
     Documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including internal tools
    where appropriate.
     Designs and executes test plans to verify correct operation of completed system
    implementations.

    Requirements:
     Post Graduate degree in Computer science or equivalent
     TOGAF certification is a requirement. Knowledge of other frameworks (e.g. Zachman) will
    be an advantage.
     Sound PC skills including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
     Experience in Enterprise Architecture tools like Casewise, Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect.
     At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience in developing infrastructure architectural designs
     At least ten (10) to fifteen (15)years’ experience and knowledge of infrastructure development and implementation methodologies
     At least ten (10) to fifteen (15)years’ experience in ICT infrastructure and ICT security infrastructure across the ICT systems landscapes and application portfolios
     At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience of VMware or other virtual software, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols and productivity tools
     Provide thought leadership, innovation and best practice
     Work collaboratively with other EA team members (domain architects) on the projects to deliver the architecture artefacts and guidance provided from those teams into the programmes and projects
     Analyses system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet business needs, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols.
     Review architecture deliverables and artefacts
     Experience In hybrid, private and public cloud architecture design

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  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Honours Degree / Post Graduate Certificate /N7
  • Years of experience: 10
  • Driver's license: B ,EB
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Ad summary

  • Infrastructure and Security Architect

  • Recruiter

    Growthlink Consulting

  • Province

    City of Tshwane, Gauteng

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary

    Negotiable

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