We are seeking an experienced Infrastructure Architect to join our dynamic fintech firm. As an Infrastructure Architect, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing the technology infrastructure that supports our financial services applications and products. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the reliability, scalability, and security of our infrastructure, enabling seamless delivery of our services to our customers/clients. You will ensure that our architecture helps or guides a positive customer and client journeys.
- Infrastructure Design: Develop and maintain a comprehensive infrastructure architecture strategy that aligns with the business goals and supports our products and services. Provide input the technology stack, network topology, hardware, software, CICD and cloud infrastructure required to meet the firm's objectives.
- Controls & Monitoring: Identify key control points within the Infrastructure Design and ensure monitoring and alerting of those control points and close any control gaps.
- Systems Integration: Collaborate with software engineers, database administrators, and other stakeholders to integrate infrastructure components effectively. Ensure seamless communication and data flow between various systems, platforms, and applications.
- Cloud Infrastructure Management: Assess, design, and manage the cloud infrastructure, leveraging public and private cloud services. Evaluate different cloud providers, create architectural frameworks, and implement scalable and cost-effective solutions for cloud-based applications and services.
- Security and Compliance: Develop and implement security and compliance standards and best practices for the infrastructure. Ensure the protection of sensitive financial data, maintain data privacy, and comply with industry regulations.
- Performance Optimization: Monitor system performance, identify bottlenecks, and implement optimizations to improve overall system efficiency and reliability. Conduct capacity planning exercises to ensure the infrastructure can handle increased demand and growth.
- Networking: Solid understanding of TCPIP communications, monitor system performance, identify bottlenecks, and implement optimizations to improve overall networking performance of OLTP high volume applications, including packet capture/Wireshark analysis. Ensure the networking infrastructure can handle increased demand and growth.
- Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Design and implement robust disaster recovery and business continuity plans for critical infrastructure components. Conduct regular testing and maintain documentation to ensure readiness in the event of a disruption.
- Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and mentorship to infrastructure teams, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous learning. Stay updated on emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices related to infrastructure architecture and recommend relevant advancements to drive innovation.
- Vendor Management: Collaborate with external vendors and service providers to evaluate and select infrastructure solutions, negotiate contracts, and manage ongoing relationships. Ensure compliance with service level agreements and maintain vendor accountability.
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
- Proven experience (12+ years) as an Infrastructure Architect or a similar role in the fintech or financial services industry.
- Strong knowledge of both mainframe infrastructure (IBM zOS) and distributed infrastructure (Linux, AIX, Windows and Cloud) principal of design and performance with prior experience of interoperability between platforms in high volume OLTP environments
- Strong knowledge of infrastructure design principles, network architecture, cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure), and virtualization technologies.
- Experience in implementing and managing highly available and scalable systems for financial applications.
- Solid understanding of security and compliance standards in the fintech industry.
- Proficiency in scripting languages, infrastructure automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform), and containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
- Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams in an agile environment.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make strategic decisions while considering business and technical requirements.
- Strong communication skills to effectively articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
- Join our innovative fintech firm and play a key role in shaping the infrastructure architecture that drives our financial products and services.
- Apply your expertise to create a secure, scalable, and reliable technology foundation, enabling our firm to deliver cutting-edge solutions to our clients and drive the digital transformation of the financial industry.