Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, IT - Networking & Telecom, IT - Software Development
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: GHood
Location: Basrah, Basra Governorate, Iraq

Digital Design Lead Architect - 12 Months Contract - 28 x 28 Rotation - Iraq


Outside of IR35

All flights, accommodation, food, Iraqi tax, BUPA all paid for


Essential:-  Experience with one or more prominent public cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure). TOGAF. Experience architecting distributed highly available, resilient, & scalable solutions. Deep level of awareness in Cloud & Security technologies so as to enable creative solutions to complex & high-risk challenges. Experience in solution design & development with the Microsoft technology stacks. Knowledge & understanding of DevOps methodologies, processes, & tools. Highly developed specialist knowledge & experience in applying strategic business, operational & design experience to inform architectural decisions. Ability to present technical concepts, analysis, & solutions to a wide technical as well as non-technical audience to ensure broad adoption of the overall data architectural plan


Digital Design Lead Architect Qualifications


•         Bachelor's degree on Computing or related discipline.

•         Microsoft Certifications - Azure Fundamentals AZ-900

•         Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert (AZ-303, AZ-304)

•         Microsoft Certified - Windows Virtual Desktop Specialty (AZ140)

•         Microsoft 365 Certified - Enterprise Administrator Expert

•         TOGAF Certification would be advantageous


Digital Design Lead Architect Role Synopsis       


The Digital Design Lead Architect reports to the IT Digital Design & Security Manager. This role is responsible for the strategy, design, guidance on implementation & configuration including maintenance, troubleshooting, security, usage monitoring & the development of specialized system procedures.


Digital Design Lead Architect Key Accountabilities


  • Single-Point of overall Technical Design Authority for solutions & Incident scenarios.
  • For new solutions to be able to break down & refine features to provide high level estimates & ensure architectural, functional & non-functional requirements are captured
  • Ensure that regulatory, legal & compliance concerns are captured & addressed
  • Perform unbiased technical comparison analysis versus competitor solutions
  • Architect & design solutions to exceed functional & non-functional requirements as defined by the IT Digital Design & Security Manager & the CIO.
  • Work closely with the rest of IT & the business to build close relationships, understand their specific needs & act as a trusted advisor to help influence how IT is used to benefit the whole organization.
  • Create & review architecture & solution design artefacts. Providing recommendations on enhancing/improving the environment & have input into technical strategic direction
  • Ensure adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.
  • Proactively guide DevSecOps methodologies, standards, & leading practices
  • Technically Guide Implementation & Solution Architects & review as-built configurations during construction phase
  • Provide insight & direction on roles & responsibilities required for solution/product operations
  • Identify, communicate & mitigate Risks, Assumptions, Issues & Decisions throughout full lifecycle
  • Use strategic thinking & consider the art of the possible, comparing various options based on feasibility & impact
  • Propose actionable plans & roadmaps that balance tactical & strategic needs
  • Provide training & knowledge transfer as required

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.