Sr. Infrastructure Architect

Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Date Posted: 10-04-2018
3 Month Contract to Direct Hire position
US Citizen or Green Card Holder only
All qualified resumes will receive feedback within 24 hours

• Plan, design, and implement various Infrastructure projects in support of claims systems.
• Coordinate amongst various departments for specific infrastructure architecture tasks.
• Provide guidance on application infrastructure design solutions
• Drive results through effective collaboration
• Enforce the use of best practices and standards.
• Troubleshoot and identify solutions for Performance/Connectivity issues, Application functionality disruptions, Network Load Balancing, on Java Server, .Net and COTS Applications, being able to work together with developers and business stakeholders alike.
• Maintain and promote Security, Availability, and Redundancy strategies.
• Mentor and Guide Infrastructure teams on automation to increase process and system efficiency with the objective of reducing human intervention on any repetitive tasks.
• The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in recommending architectural solutions as well as obtaining buy-in and instituting processes resulting in successful application implementations.
• Manage and monitor Claims Applications and Claims IT Infrastructure.
• Work on projects that promote continuous Infrastructure, Platform, and Availability improvements.
• Provide level 2 support when required by the business.
• As part of a weekly on-call rotation system, provide 24 x 7 on call support for GEICO's infrastructure systems as needed.
• Provide structured and consistent documents for internal processes with high quality and good technical writing skills.

Required Skills/ years of experience needed:
• 7+ Years Designing and Developing Application Infrastructure
• 3+ Years Filling the Role of an Infrastructure Architect
• Solid understanding of Infrastructure and Application Architecture Topologies, Automation, Security
• Ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities while meeting deadlines
• Work on projects that promote continuous Infrastructure, Platform, and Availability improvements.
• Be self-organized, consistent, and structured on Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering.
• Expert Understanding of Software Design Patterns, Architectural Patterns, and Industry Best Practices
• Expert Understanding of OO, SOA and Messaging Design Patterns
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences
• Experience Working in Cloud Environments such as Azure

Desired Skills:
• Agile software methodology experience a plus
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineer or a related degree
• Independence to manage day to day activities with minimal supervision and be capable to escalate and drive issues to resolution when required
• Experience using APM tools like Dynatrace, Splunk etc
• Solid understanding of various Application Infrastructure technologies
• Knowledge of data security and encryption models is desirable
• Good understanding and use of IT Cloud concepts
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - including verbal, written, and presentation. Ability to tailor communication to audience
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