Senior EUC Architect 6 month Contract

South East England
22 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
About Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading global law firm with a history spanning almost 200 years, and clear strategy for our future growth. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit here

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Business Area - IT

Role: Senior EUC Architect 6 month Contract

Location: Based at Ashurst's London office

Reporting to: Head of IT Architecture

Hours of work - Monday to Friday, 09.30 to 17.30. You will be required to work such hours as are necessary to carry out your duties.

Department/ Role Overview

The purpose of this role is to work as part of the Architecture Team to design, document and facilitate the implementation of the Ashurst LLP application, technology and enterprise architectures through the various IT teams and technology partners. These IT Architectures must support the overall Ashurst LLP business strategy. This role reports to the Infrastructure Manager.

Main responsibilities:

Participate in the development and continuous improvement of:
application and data architectures that are aligned to the business strategies and direction
technology architectures that enable the application and data architecture
Development architectures that enable Ashurst's IT to develop business solutions in the most efficient and effective manner adhering to the Ashurst IT Solution Design Principles.
Ensure that these architectures are recognised as the road map for all business services and technical solutions.
Stay abreast of developments in appropriate new technologies/services and participate in the investigation / assessment of the suitability of these to Ashurst's environment and business needs.
Production of technical solution designs for assigned projects, and gaining acceptance and approval from internal stakeholders. Be an active participant in teams formed to progress projects and business initiatives
Ensure that IT Architecture is, and is recognised as, a valuable asset to Ashurst LLP
IT Governance:
ensure that documented standards and working practices are followed
highlight any non-conformance with documented standards and working practices with the Infrastructure Manager
Promote an environment that encourages collaboration, team working and innovation both within the Architecture Team and across IT and other Ashurst LLP teams
Act as an ambassador for Architecture and IT

Risk and Control: Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with our regulatory requires and internal policies

Essential skills and experience:

Knowledge and experience:
Demonstrate good experience in the IT industry with expertise in many areas of infrastructure and applications, preferably in a technical or enterprise architecture capacity
Have demonstrable experience in infrastructure design, strategy and architecture related activities
Demonstrate a good knowledge of IT industry trends, suppliers and products, preferably in the legal sector
Expert Level Knowledge of End User Computing architectures to include: VDI and Citrix, Microsoft SCCM, Microsoft AppV, profile management, BYOD
Experience with application deployment methods
Experience with encryption technologies for devices
Experience with sizing, performance and high availability of EUC environments
Experience with data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery strategies and technologies
Good knowledge of Microsoft Technologies:
Windows 7, 10
Active Directory
Office 365
Other Application Types:
Appsense, Persona management technologies
Cloud (Azure) and Hybrid technologies
Hardware Devices
Blackberry, Apple, Windows Phone, Android
Lenovo, Microsoft Surface, Tablets
One or more of the following certifications are desired
VCP certification (VMware Certified Professional)
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) or equivalent experience
MCA (Microsoft Certified Architect) or equivalent experience
Any Azure certifications

People/Team Management

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal including active listening
Ability to identify and analyse alternative approaches to dealing with issues and problems.
Demonstrates commitment to the firm's values
Ability to influence and persuade others outside his/her direct control
Exhibit confidence in dealing with various levels of the organisation both within Ashurst IT and the business units, including executive management levels.
Ability to identify and analyse alternative approaches to dealing with issues and problems.

Excellent Client Service

Demonstrate confidence in dealing with all levels of the firm, including executive management levels.
Demonstrate ownership and responsibility for deliverables/services.
Excellent customer service and consulting skills
Demonstrable skills in influencing and negotiation methods and techniques

Our Culture is shaped by our core values of Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity and Accountability. They guide how we relate with each other, our clients, our behaviour.