General information

Job Title
Technology Architect
Ref #
16134
Date
Friday, July 15, 2022
Country
United Kingdom
Location
Woking
Business area
IT
Department
IT
Position level
G - Qualified Senior
Working time
Full Time
Contract type
Permanent
Working pattern
9am - 6pm Monday to Friday

Description & Requirements

Background

No restraints. No limitations. We don’t simply push boundaries. We completely rethink them. McLaren Automotive exists to create breath-taking performance road cars.

With innovation at the core of all we do, every challenge starts with the same question. How can we do it better? This restless spirit runs right through McLaren Automotive. And the search for perfection is evident in everything we do.

Purpose of Role

McLaren is undergoing considerable organizational change and as such it is imperative that the technology infrastructure helps not only to enable, but to drive the digital strategies across each business. The Technical Architect is a critical role, ensuring that the infrastructure is secure, scalable, cost-effective, and resilient.

 

 

Principal Accountabilities

  • Translate business and technology requirements into technical solutions, and drive the development of McLaren's infrastructure and hosting strategies
  • After a new system has been integrated, the Technology Architect will evaluate the success of the project, identifying best practices and lessons learned, provide feedback, and incorporate this information into future integration plans.
  • Create detailed plans for the integration of new systems architecture into existing infrastructure. This includes logistical plans for the operations teams (internal IT services and MSPs) to actually conduct the physical integrations, during which the Technology Architect provides technical direction and support.
  • The Technology Architect analyses existing systems to ensure they offer adequate security and are effectively meeting the needs of the organization and ensures that the system is working as optimally as it should.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong cloud infrastructure experience particularly Azure with some AWS and GCP.
  • Strong understanding of OnPrem physical infrastructure, storage and networking
  • Good understanding of automation, containerization, and infrastructure-as-code.
  • Experience working with Office 365, Collaboration and Security.
  • Technical competence and general exposure across multiple technology domains.
  • Strong Experience with the Microsoft Stack (MCSA, MCTS, MCSE etc)
Personal Attributes

This role will require strong stakeholder engagement, influencing skills, clear communication skills, and the ability to positively challenge at all levels, and will champion a “Customer First” design thinking in all undertakings.