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Enterprise Infrastructure Architect

Summary Information for vacancy - reference M568590


Mi5 (Security Service)


Circa £70k - Competitive


City of Westminster, Greater London, London

Closing Date

18 July 2011

Interviews start

Not specified


Not Specified


Not specified

Pay frequency


Appointment Terms

Fixed-term contract

Working Arrangement

Full time

Travel required


No of vacancies


Field of work

Information Technology

Brief Description

MI5 safeguards the United Kingdom against threats to national security. Enhancing our IT services is critical in ensuring the business builds the capabilities it needs for the future. MI5 is recruiting exceptional Enterprise Infrastructure Architects experienced in establishing and defining technology/infrastructure standards within a managed service or outsourced model.

Vacancy description

As an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect you will work within the Enterprise Architecture team, creating key artefacts using a variety of different sources and tools. With demonstrable experience in the design of enterprise-class technology/infrastructure architecture standards, you will own and promote the use of Enterprise standards systems in areas such as Backup, Storage, Virtualisation, Networks, Application Hosting, Databases etc, you will own and promote the use of Enterprise strategies throughout other areas of the organisation.


You will be adept at establishing and managing relationships to understand dependencies and constraints while maximising architectural component or service re-use. You will have demonstrated the ability to deliver architecture roadmaps using industry frameworks such as TOGAF that provide a multi-year business capability and architecture design. You will be able to specify the delivery of technology/infrastructure capability at a service contract or specification level and assure the subsequent designs.

A confident communicator passionate about delivering business value, you will work with project teams, contracted delivery partners and other Enterprise Architects to deliver solutions that remain aligned to EA strategies and the wider business, technical and delivery standards.

Further information

CRB check required - No

Regulated by OCSC - No

Reserved for existing civil servants - No

Reserved for UK nationals - Yes

How to apply

Applicants must be 18 or over and British citizens. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Processing applications may take around six months. Closing 18/0711.
To apply please send your CV to in the first instance. For more information please visit

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