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Principal Infrastructure Solutions Architect Full Time

at Meggitt Coventry in Coventry (Published at 26-04-2021)

Principal Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Requisition ID: 68492
Business Unit: Meggitt Aerospace Central (1428)
Coventry, COV, United Kingdom, CV7 9JU

Joining our team means you?re helping to deliver our vision <> - keeping the world flying with one of over 73,000 Meggitt-equipped aircraft taking off every second of every day; protecting countless lives with our technology, keeping those who put their lives at risk safer and ensuring that the lights stay on for millions of people worldwide.

With over 160 years of history, innovation?s at the heart of everything we do in our aerospace, defence and selected energy markets Our global approach to lean manufacturing is the driving force on our journey to operational excellence and our goal to provide the best technology, products and service to our Customers.

We?ll help shape your career and provide you with the right learning, development and growth opportunities; we?re working hard to create a High Performance Culture where we live our Values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Enable your extraordinary. Join us and be part of our diverse Meggitt team.

Job Summary

We are now looking for an exceptional Principal Infrastructure Solutions Architect who can set us apart from our peers and build the saliency of the Meggitt brand. In this role you will be responsible for solution design across platform, network, and end user compute technology domains, determining the current and future principals, policies and standards for each technology domain, driving initial requirements gathering, as well as the creating high/low level designs for infrastructure projects.

You will provide input to the technical direction of the group, working with enterprise architects, and specialist solution designers. This will be a challenging but varied role that will require you to use your tenacity, technical expertise and knowledge, as well as project management skills. We are looking for a strong lead to provide agile, scalable solutions to business requirements and challenges.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for defining and documenting the principals, policies and standards for infrastructure technology domains
  • Ensure all projects have detailed requirements defined and agreed with the project stakeholders

  • Chair the technical design authority board

  • Work closely with Enterprise Architects, other Solutions Architect s, Operations, and Suppliers, to define the present and future for:
    • Citrix/VMware Horizon View

    • Microsoft system Centre (SCCM, Intune, MEM) and Application packaging

    • Azure AD/OneDrive/Desktop Group Policy/MFA

    • Windows Desktop Operating Systems/Office365/End Point Protection

    • Storage technologies (Netapp/HP/JBOD)

    • VxRail SDDC

    • VMware vSphere

    • Cisco/HP LAN/WAN/WiFi (ZeroTrust/NAC)

    • Requirements capture/mapping

    • Solutions High/Low level design
    • SME coverage and escalation points for other teams

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • A technologist at heart with a proven track record, able to challenge thinking and drive projects to completion

  • Degree qualified or equivalent industry experience/certifications (ITIL Foundation, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE, CISSP, TOGAF, PCI, ISO 9001 QMS)

  • Broad experience in technical roles working with enterprise network, platforms, and EUC technologies

  • Demonstrate awareness of both on-premises and cloud-based workspace architectures

  • A relationship builder with outstanding communication skills and the ability to listen.

  • ITIL qualified or experience gained from managing in an IT service management environment
  • Demonstrable experience dealing with hardware/software at the technology decision-making level

  • Proven experience of networking including knowledge of LAN/WAN, Firewalls/Switches and Enterprise infrastructure environments including IT end point security

  • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically


Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business and that building a culture of respect and appreciation will give everyone the opportunity to recognise their full potential.

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