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Infrastructure Network Architect

Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology Specialists in the industry, you'll bring your own ideas to the business - helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As the Infrastructure Network Architect, integral part of the program team delivering to our Supply Chain and have primary responsibility to oversee the deployment of infrastructure services to our depots in alignment with our technology standards and infrastructure roadmap.

You will work closely with other Infrastructure and Domain architects as part of the Tech Architecture Practice, providing expertise and input into projects and high-level designs. You will create, review and ensure solutions that are fit for purpose for Primark; a part of this governance will be ensuring that budgets are sensible and financially sound to support the architecture.

The role will be principally based out of our Reading office (hybrid working) but will demand travel to the Supply Chain location during critical phases of delivery.

What You'll Get
The world is changing and it's important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it's essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That's why we offer benefits that put you first.
Some of our benefits are:
  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidised cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks - Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices

What You'll Do:
In your role, you'll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here's a flavour of your day-to-day:
  • Network and Infrastructure design and architecture governance
  • Develop and document technical designs and solutions
  • Demonstrate value to the organisation, both cost and functional levels of network decisions
  • Working alongside vendors, plan and co-ordinate deployments of Cisco, Aruba technologies
  • Negotiate with key stakeholders including prioritisation of projects and resources
  • Provide technical design assurance for new projects, operational change, and enhancements
  • Provide direction and take design ownership for network elements of the infrastructure architecture, including:
    • Structured cabling, Network virtualisation, campus and site networking deployments
    • Telecoms, WAN, LAN, Wi-Fi, VOIP/IPT, Video Conferencing and collaboration platforms
    • Security, Firewalls, Remote access
    • Traffic management, Network management

What You'll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued - so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:
  • Exposure to business-critical, high-availability design and deployment
  • Experience in technically managing complex network projects
  • Experience of network design in virtualized environments
  • Proven track record of delivering WAN/LAN/Wi-Fi network services
  • Proven delivery experience of network infrastructure in retail and warehouse environments
  • Broad technical skillset extending to EUC, Virtualisation and Platform.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to all stakeholders
  • Relevant Professional Qualifications, i.e. CCNP, TOGAF
  • Ability to operate and deliver within a highly pressurised and fast-paced environment

Ready? Good - because we can't wait to see what you can offer. You'll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you'll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you're excited about this role but don't meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we'll help you develop yours.

If you need any reasonable adjustments or have an accessibility request during your recruitment journey, such as extended time or breaks between online assessments, a sign language interpreter, mobility access, or assistive technology please contact your talent acquisition specialist .

All offers of employment are subject to background checks, including the right to work, reference education and for some roles criminal, and financial checks. If you have any concerns please reach out to our talent acquisition team to discuss.


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