About UsMetropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.This roleWe are seeking to recruit a Senior Technical Architect to join the busy and dynamic Infrastructure Architecture Team. You will be joining at an interesting time in the new group where you will be afforded the opportunity to make your mark on design, delivery and transformation of infrastructure technologies.You will collaborate with Architecture, Service Delivery and Service Desk Teams, as well as the wider Technology Department to effectively deliver the full lifecycle of infrastructure architecture services, projects and initiatives.What you’ll need to succeedExtensive experience in infrastructure architecture design and technical implementationsExperience in project management and deliveryCreating and maintaining solution architecture documentationMS Office 365 and Active Directory architectureVMware virtual infrastructure architectureNetwork, backup, Cloud, security architectureBroad and technical background across operating systems, multi-tier applications, networking, security, backup, Citrix, SQL, telephony, datacentres, and Azure / AWS Cloud technologiesContributing to Architecture Review Boards and Technical Design AuthoritiesChange management processesTOGAF 9.1 certification or equivalent experienceExperience of ITIL environments and processes, preferably using ServiceNowAnalysis and decision making in complex situationsGood written and verbal communicationsOrganised and methodical approach to workTo meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete a basic background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, once an offer of employment is made.Interviews are expected to be held via Microsoft Teams.What you’ll get in returnYou’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills. We offer excellent benefits, including:28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leaveHealthcare cashplanMatched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leaveSalary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loansLife assurance schemePaid volunteer daysPlus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street namesOur promiseAll employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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