Red Bee Media is an organization that has more than 2500 employees, based in the UK, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Spain, the US, Canada, and Australia. We connect the world’s content to audiences everywhere. This we do through an agile, innovative and flexible technology infrastructure with world-class operating models. We operate in TV markets all over the world and with some of the strongest brands in the industry. We work with both public service broadcasters and major commercial clients including the BBC, ITV, C4, C5 Canal+, and many clients in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, and China among others. We work with local market channels, pan-European channels, global channels and every combination in between and we understand the complexities of each.
As a member of the Global Infrastructure Architect team, you will responsible for the roadmap of our infrastructure designs and own design work for a specific product and customer solutions.
You will be a member of a global team reporting to the Head of Infrastructure Design & Delivery within the Infrastructure Team. As a member of this team, you will work closely with and develop strong relationships with teammates both locally and within other countries. Additionally, you will also work closely with other technical specialists, and infrastructure teams to deliver world-class solutions on which the business operates.
Currently, we are going through a global transformation of multiple architecture concepts to a single global unified infrastructure and architectural strategy, you will take ownership and be responsible for the design and delivery of components of this strategy.
This team that you will join work in a semi-autonomous manner assigning various work tasks amongst themselves based upon both knowledge and business priority. The team also takes key decisions on improvements in ways of working. All team members actively take ownership of platform areas and also ways of working.
Ensure end to end completeness of Infrastructure Technical Design, including NFRs validated and realized.
Requirement gathering and responses for presales activities
Ensure adherence to standards and influence solutions towards the Infrastructure future state model.
Owning technology roadmaps and feeding wider business requirements into central infrastructure and engineering teams.
Analysis of service-related trends and recommendations of technology change or improvements that better fit business needs.
Working with implementation teams to ensure that delivered solutions match customer requirements
Any other tasks to ensure successful delivery towards the end customer
Contribution to Infrastructure Service Catalogue
Expertise in the design of Active Directory, ADFS, Microsoft Cluster Solution architecture and Integration of core infrastructure technologies.
Good knowledge and understanding of Linux architecture & integration with Active Directory
Expertise in the design & deployment of VMware, Hyper-V and other Virtualization Technologies.
Basic knowledge in core enterprise network design & infrastructure.
Knowledge Application deployment architectures specifically System Centre Configuration Manager advantageous.
Experience with design of Ansible, Kubernetes & Puppet is advantageous.
System Centre Configuration Manager architecture & deployment.
Strong knowledge of storage hardware including NAS & SAN environments.
Experience in the design and deployment of public key infrastructure environments utilizing the latest technologies.
Knowledge of architecture for privilege management and implementation across a large scale organization.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Security, SQL Server Reporting Services & SQL Server Integration Services.
Enterprise IT Lifecycle Management.
Understanding of IT Infrastructure recharging & cost management within an enterprise environment.
Advanced knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Security Practices including experience in the design of group policies, machine hardening & management.
Experience in the deployment of all infrastructure systems.
Experience in TOGAF, Agile and waterfall are all advantages with experience in relevant consultancy and/or architecture roles.
Degree level education or equivalent experience.
You should exhibit:
Ability to design and implement new systems
A clear ability to multi-task in a complex dynamic environment with regularly changing priorities
A strong belief in and commitment to structured and formalized approaches to documentation
Deep understanding of customer service with the ability to view systems in terms of service provision rather than discrete technical components, and should see technology as a business enabler
Strong ownership and sense of responsibility
An understanding that the role of a technical specialist will occasionally require the flexibility to work out-of-hours and take ownership of service affecting issues until a satisfactory resolution is reached
A commitment to knowledge sharing, cross-skilling and a general appreciation of the need to eliminate single points of failure and enhance systems to the point of “zero effort maintenance”
An ability to take an evidence-based approach to problems and developments, gather data and demonstrate how proposed solutions will provide optimal outcomes
High levels of persuasion, persistence, and determination, as well as the ability to influence and negotiate with people and present ideas and issues with authority and evidence
Understanding and appreciation of a formalized service management approach (ITIL for example), including an understanding of incident, problem and change management
A very high standard of written and spoken English to help facilitate all the above.