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Contract Solutions Architect

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Recruiter: Monitor Computer Systems
Listed on: 7th January
Location: Homebased (Occasional site visits)
Salary/Rate: £450 - £550
Salary Notes: depending on expertise and experience
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

Contract Solutions Architect

Location: Home based with occasional site visits
Reports to: Jason Frary
Hours of work: 09:00 - 17:00 with a 30 minute lunch
Salary Range: £450-£550 per day depending on expertise and experience

Summary of Position:

Contract Solutions Architect, completing a Low-Level Design with a corresponding Implementation Plan and Test Plan from an existing High-Level Design. Either authoring the document themselves or liaising with a Technical Author to provide the required details to produce all needed documentation.

Primary Responsabilities:

  • Organise and host Low Level Design, Implementation Plan and Test Plan workshops.
  • Discuss and engage BAU Infrastructure engineers on solution design remit and needs.
  • Where needed liaise directly with the Technical Author on producing documentation.

Personal Specification:

Qualifications & Training:


  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Linux Professional Institute (LPIC-1)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016



  • Minimum 5 years hands on experience with installation, configuration and management of corporate Windows infrastructure.
  • Minimum 5 years Solution Architecture Background.


  • Experience of working within a Financial/Regulatory sector.

  • Technical authoring.

Qualities & Attitude:


  • Organised with a positive can-do attitude, confident communicator who has the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good time management when working with others or on their own initiative.
  • Having high professional integrity and is willing to adapt and develop.

Product Knowledge:


A technical understanding of:

  • VMware vSphere virtualization
  • Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2016/19
  • Linux Server
  • Active Directory Domain Services including Group Policies, Certificate Services, RADIUS, WSUS and RDS
  • Networking including switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers
  • Endpoint Security
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Best-Practice security configurations


A technical understanding of

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat Insights
  • VMware NSX-T
  • Dell RP4VM
  • Dell IDPA
  • Dell VxRail
  • McAfee Data Center Security
  • Always On Availability Groups (SQL Server)
  • Microsoft PowerShell
  • Application Request Routing (ARR)
  • CIS Benchmarks


System design, documentation, delivery of required services to the deadline and at the appropriate quality.

Contact Name: Monitor Computer Systems
Reference: TJ/9235/MCSL
Job ID: 2885083

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