Senior Manager, Infrastructure Engineering & Technical Architecture

Leeds, United Kingdom
07 Jul 2021
13 Jan 2022

Founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, Burberry is a global luxury brand with a distinctly British attitude. We are a global business with an extensive network of both owned and franchised stores across EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas. We are digital pioneers, and innovative technology underpins every aspect of our business, from product design to distribution and marketing. We believe that modern luxury means being socially and environmentally responsible; this mindset is core to our business and key to our long-term success.


As an Infrastructure Technical Architect, you will lead the research, design, development, and the implementation of new infrastructure technologies. You will collaborate with the team and vendor representatives on strategic projects, installations, moves, and changes. You will stay informed of current industry trends and emerging technologies. You will evaluate new technology, products, and services for potential opportunity as future infrastructure solutions or upgrade/replacement.


  • Responsible for the strategic architecture, design, automation, engineering, product lifecycle and development of Infrastructure Operations services, including virtualisation platforms, servers, storage, backups, data centres, databases and core infrastructure platforms, such as Active Directory and SCCM.
  • Developing short and long-term strategic Infrastructure technology roadmaps, backed by pragmatic designs that support our enterprise technology roadmaps and key business objectives.
  • Building plans and policies for infrastructure platform services, strategies and technologies.
  • Establishing a consistent and progressive strategy and architecture for infrastructure, exploiting new market opportunities as appropriate.
  • Strategically plan, develop and drive implementation of new initiatives to enhance the global business. This includes projects related to investments and improvements.
  • Embrace, sponsor and coach agile ways of working with a view to automating services wherever possible.
  • Ensuring that required metrics are understood and available. These metrics make certain the platform remains operational, optimised and available to business end users.
  • Ensuring that key platform product life cycles are understood, tracked, and communicated with appropriate remediation when required.
  • Provides ongoing information to management and peers regarding the general health of the environment, as well as enhancements and innovations.


  • Strong service management skills.
  • Evidence of strategic business planning and management of multiple projects into an organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading and developing high performing teams with a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Credibility in operating at a senior level within a complex innovative business.
  • Proficient leadership and management skills, including change management.
  • A competitive and resilient approach to your work, continuously challenging yourself and your team to exceed targets and improve operational efficacy.
  • High level oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong skills in building stakeholder relationships.
  • Creative problem-solving skills and a solutions-focused approach.
  • Determination and persistence.

  • Proven experience as an Infrastructure Architect with specialist understanding of On-Premise and Hybrid Cloud infrastructure architecture and solutions.
  • Hands on experience of migrating infrastructure services to Cloud.
  • Experience of working on large transformation projects.
  • Strong experience working with HPE SimpliVity or other hyperconverged infrastructure technologies.
  • Previous experience of designing, implementing and operating Microsoft Active Directory - both traditional and AzureAD.
  • Previous experience in designing and implementing Citrix and other VDI / remote access solutions.
  • Experience of working in an ITIL framework to deliver enterprise services.
  • Extensive technical experience of the following infrastructure technologies:
    • Server Operating Systems: Linux, Windows.
    • Cloud services: Azure, Amazon, GCP.
    • Storage: SAN Technologies, Amazon S3, Azure Storage.
    • Backup: Data Protector, Backup libraries.
    • Windows platforms: Active directory, Azure Active Directory, File Shares, SCCM, Intune.
    • Database: SQL Server, MySQL, Amazon RDS.
    • Virtualisation Platforms: Citrix, VMWare, HPE SimpliVity.
    • Data Center / Hardware management.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || IT || ICS OPERATIONS & EMPLOYEE || n/a ||

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