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VP, Infrastructure Architect, GTO in Singapore at UOB Group

Date Posted: 2/3/2018

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Job Description

Functional area: T&O Shared Infrastructure Services
Employment type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent

Description
 
The IT Infrastructure Architect is a thought leader responsible for infrastructure deployment strategy as it relates to designing, selecting, building, configuring, and deploying business capability through application, infrastructure & technology solutions. This individual must be driven and must possess a wide range of IT infrastructure experience such as network, servers, storage, etc. 
Provide both internal business and infrastructure group expertise in the development & execution of IT infrastructure solutions to business requirements, from both a strategic and tactical perspective; including IT security aspects.
 
Role:
  • Reports into Infrastructure Planning and Design
  • Executes regional IT infrastructure Design responsibilities to meet the regional business requirements of the Bank
  • Engage and collaborate with engineering teams to establish, continuously improve and keep current regional IT Infrastructure Architectural Guidelines.
  • Work closely with application teams, engineering and capacity planners to provide infrastructure architectural oversight and, ensure validity and alignment of solutions with Bank’s Infrastructure guidelines.
  • Perform infrastructure project cost review prior to submission for budget approval.
  • Mentor and guide infrastructure teams to follow the agreed architecting guidelines.
 
 
Competencies:
  • A professional with the ability to drive for results and the passion for excellence
  • A strategic thinker who has the organizational agility to handle ambiguity and yet able to focus and set strategic direction for the team
  • with the ability to look at issues from multiple angles, the candidate should be able to appreciate diverse perspectives and complexity and ambiguity in management and strategic decisions
  • Possess the mental capacity and energy to sustain through difficulties and challenges; and the courage to raise issues and manage conflicts
  • Ability to handle diverse and multiple projects concurrently across the region
  • Able to work with multiple stakeholders and large teams
  • Self directed, self motivated with the ability to take ownership for business unit goals, he/she should make sound decisions in a timely manner, use good judgment and keep initiatives moving
  • Possess strong verbal and written communications skills and with effective presentation skills
 
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 10 years of IT experience of which at least 5 years as an Infrastructure Architect managing multiple, medium to large cross-functional projects.
  • Track record of successfully designing infrastructure architectural and review of complex IT systems across countries.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong experience in developing strategic roadmaps.
  • Preferred IT Skill areas include:
    • Server Hardware and technologies
    • MS-Windows server OS, all versions and Unix or open source alternatives.
    • MS Windows Server networking services (AD, IP protocol, DNS, DHCP, WINS, WSUS, etc.).
    • MS Client OS, all active versions.
    • Virtualization technologies
    • Storage Technologies – SAN, NAS etc.
    • Networking – specifically LAN server switching, both physical and virtual.
    • Backup & DR solutions and recovery technologies.
    • Scripting (shell, PowerShell, vb, or any other).
 
Significant technical projects outside of academic and work assignments that demonstrate a passion for infrastructure design are highly valued.


Desired soft skills include:
  • Stay abreast of how technology infrastructures are currently impacting and driving change.
  • Demonstrate ability to proactively look for process improvement opportunities, challenge conventional practices, and adopt new methods and best practices.
  • Demonstrate Leadership skills/potential along with the ability to interact and lead people in a matrixed organization – tact and diplomacy are essential attributes.
  • Project Management experience – formal training beneficial.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrably action orientated. 
  • Language knowledge: effectively Fluent in English (speaking / writing), other languages an advantage.
  • Flexible attitude towards working hours.