Job Details

Position: Infrastructure Architect (Ref: 9353)
Location: Des Moines, IA 50319 USA
Duration: 9 Months 14 Days - Contract
Openings: 1
Deadline: 09/20/2021
Pay Rate:Login


We are seeking an Infrastructure Architect who is responsible for designing & implementing information systems that support the Enterprise infrastructure. The project is in the initiation phase of a large, multi-year system integration project. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and procurement of several new modules to meet the requirements. The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of dozens of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of hundreds of system-to-system interfaces.

The department is seeking an infrastructure architect role to operate at the program management level of the team to design and implement complex computer systems and offer infrastructure services. This position will also address any issues related to infrastructure security, performance, or regulatory compliance. In addition, the infrastructure architect will analyze and document the “as-is” infrastructure environment and define an implementation approach for migrating business processes and technology systems to the future-state enterprise infrastructure platform.

Responsibilities during the initiation phase include:
• Demonstrating a thorough understanding of the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Framework and the Architecture Development Method (ADM)
• Participate in creating the Strategic Technology Roadmap, utilizing the concepts of the cloud and hybrid cloud computing, server virtualization, and virtual networks
• Design and document future state infrastructure technologies, including any associated networking, security rules, or technical constraints
• Using Unified Markup Language (UML) to deliver baseline and target infrastructure architectures, including component diagrams, Systems diagrams, deployment diagrams, and network diagrams
• Serve as Medicaid Systems Subject Matter Expert (SME) while working with a Systems Integrator to develop the approach for phased migration activities, including the remediation of any associated infrastructure impacts
• Participate in the RFI/RFP process for systems module selection
• Participate in the procurement process to select a Systems Integrator to execute the DDI phase

A successful candidate for this role is expected to possess the following skills and experience:
• Extensive experience designing infrastructure architectures based on cloud and hybrid cloud architectures
• Extensive experience with cloud vendors, including Microsoft Azure, and the implementation of cloud services
• Extensive understanding of infrastructure security, management, and configuration best practices
• Extensive understanding of microservices technologies, systems integration points, and associated benefits
• An understanding of Unified Markup Language (UML) and other techniques for documenting technology systems
• In-depth experience with the software development lifecycles and software development methodologies – including DevOps and CI/CD
• Experience delivering results on systems integration projects involving business transformation
• Experience delivering in an Agile/iterative delivery environment, including a working knowledge of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
• Ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of personalities and work styles
• Ability to break down complex tasks into actionable work items
• Ability to work independently and communicate effectively

Required / Desired Skills

  • Experience working as an Infrastructure Lead or Infrastructure Architect (Required 10 Years)
  • Experience with Unified Markup Language (Required 5 Years)
  • Experience designing Infrastructure architectures for large IT Systems using a cloud or hybrid cloud approach (Required 7 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience delivering on major infrastructure upgrade projects that will host heterogeneous technologies (Required 5 Years)
  • Experience designing and documenting large IT systems containing heterogeneous technologies and multiple systems integrations points (Required 12 Years)
  • Experience with building IT solutions that adhere to multiple industry standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, and/or technology standards (Required 12 Years)
  • Excellent task management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment (Required 12 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience with working with business and technical users to gather and document technical requirements (Required 8 Years)
  • Working experience with Agile Projects (Required 3 Years)
  • Demonstrated experience with managing client expectations and implementing change management initiatives (Desired 5 Years)
  • Experience creating Enterprise Architecture artifacts with the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (Desired 5 Years)

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