Job Description :
Hello ,
Hope you''re doing well
My name is Manoj and I''m an IT recruiter at Keylent.

Position : Infrastructure Architect
ILocation : CHICAGO, IL.
Duratio : One Year

Infrastructure Architect
Visa status: U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply.
Tax Terms: W2, 1099.
Corp-Corp or 3rd Parties : ACCEPTED

Key Responsibilities to Include:
Partnering with Architects and Application Development teams to understand requirements of a given project/application
Accountability to influence technical solutions to meet those requirements and reduce firm wide cost, maintaining resiliency and control requirements, leveraging standard building blocks
Partnering with internal experts from the Service Towers in review of any edge case design or net new product requirement (we do not work standalone)
Understanding fundamental GTI standard solution gaps, which are legitimate and which have biggest ROI to fix, or reduce TCO
Monitoring book of work to completion and ensuring project success - Scoping, Resourcing, Project Management is appropriate for efforts
Evaluate technologies, solutions and applications to identify cost saving opportunities
Understanding in detail the current asset base, its volumes, location, costs, age, and data quality
Breaking down cost components of current infrastructure and modeling solutions in an accelerated manner to identify new opportunities
Mapping current technology opportunities to new internal services or actionable initiatives
Determining costs benefits of a technology governance model across entire portfolio
Analyzing impact of new technologies on existing services and identifying and scoping efficiencies across the estate
Work dynamically across many globally diverse virtual teams to deliver strategic initiatives
Building strong partnerships with service owner teams and LoB teams


Skills & Experience

Soft skills/attributes required for this role:
Technical credibility from deep knowledge/understanding of some of the most challenging requirements
Experience working closely with technical SMEs and Senior Application architects
Takes accountability for a major initiative
Strong enough to hold peers accountable in other groups/towers
Concise communicator - able to translate detail into a concise and accurate story
Self-starter, motivated - wants to get in, roll sleeves up and make a difference
Effective influencing skills, with groups not directly working for you
Wants to be a change agent, make improvements - a difference maker
Hard Skills / Requirements:
Distributed Server/Storage, Hypervisor, Market Data rate publication
Distributed Database, Web, Messaging, Load Balancing, Ports, Firewalls, Java
Broad base technical knowledge covering - Critical:
Knowledge of multi-processing and multi-threading, platform/component design elements
Understanding Active/Active, Recovery methodologies at storage, network and DB layers
Application, Middleware and Web services such as WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, XML and SOAP
Proven experience managing and working with culturally diverse and geographically distributed teams
Experience working through an application lifecycle from start to finish including Agile development methodologies
Experience troubleshooting a project gone wrong and working to fix it, adjusting to major scope/design change
Demonstrated ability establishing credibility with partners, along with presenting to and influencing senior management
Key Differentiators for Ideal candidate:
15+ years of IT experience
Multi-Year experience as an infrastructure architect
Experience with large scale transaction systems, enterprise data systems, and highly resilient systems
Strong Application Development function and Infrastructure function
Experience working within a large global organization financial industry experience desired
Experience at working in a matrix management model, utilizing virtual teams
Excellent communicator at all levels of the organization
Deep analytical skills with ability to manage large and complicated data sets

If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend who might have the required qualifications and interest, please call me ASAP at, even if we have spoken recently about a different position. If you do respond via e-mail please include a daytime phone number so I can reach you. In considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP. Thank you.

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