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Job Overview

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Infrastructure Architect - Cloud and Data Centre

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing

The objective of the Infrastructure Architect - Cloud and Data Centre role is to lead the roadmaps, design, build and support escalations of these domains. This role will work across teams and collaboration with the other architects across IT (Data, Domain, EUC, etc) to design and build solutions and improve existing solutions. This role will also need to work successfully with multiple outsourcers to deliver solutions and improve systems and processes.

  • Design user-centric IT solutions aligned to VA’s technology standards and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Accurately estimate the cost to implement and support the solutions.
  • Provide guidance to outsourced teams, ensuring systems are built in accordance with the solution design.
  • Maintain 2–3-year roadmaps for the business systems and underlying technology platforms.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to rationalise and improve VA’s technology assets.
  • Develop re-usable reference architectures to ensure consistency in solution designs.
  • Contribute to Architecture Governance processes, ensuring solution designs are formally endorsed in line with architect standards.
  • Act as technical leaders for project, working closely with project leaders.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership.
  • Engage and assist other departments and development areas.

You’ll be great for this role if you...

  • Extensive technical breadth gained through experience with infrastructure domains such as Storage, Backup, Server MOEs, Firewalls, Cloud PaaS/SaaS, Microsoft technologies, Security controls.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills to engage various business areas in solution design processes.
  • Experience leading others through technology changes and adoption of modern ways of designing and building IT systems.
  • Advanced understanding of solution design frameworks to ensure effective structures and patterns are being utilised to deliver the business requirements.

Desirable but not essential...

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Endorsed qualification in cloud technologies such as AWS Solution Architect.
  • Experience working within standard architecture frameworks such as Togaf.
  • 10+ years of experience working in IT roles.
  • Experience working in Agile project delivery teams.
  • Previous experience with Scripting and PowerShell.
  • Previous aviation industry experience.

What you’ll get from us

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Discounted flights for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • A flexible, hybrid work style. Work from home or the office, adapt your location to suit your style and needs
  • One of Brisbane’s most admired head office locations, with South Bank train station, a supermarket, pharmacy, and lunch options downstairs plus a 5-minute walk to the Busway, a rooftop restaurant and onsite gym (with a low membership fee) and South Bank Parklands just across the road
  • Discounts on travel insurance, lounge membership, car hire, accommodation, and experiences worldwide
  • Cheaper hospitality, retail, technology, beauty and wellness services
  • Free counselling and access to a wellbeing app to support your physical, mental, social and financial health
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever makes you feel great for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And we love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

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