Global Domain Architect for Data Center and Storage Technology

08 Jul 2016
01 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The ABB Global Business Services - Information Systems organization (GBS IS) is a unique unit working on infrastructure services and software development which supports business processes of ABB across the world. Everyday a team of talented developers, infrastructure experts, project managers and other specialists works on advanced IT solutions which improve efficiency of our company. Currently we are looking for candidates for a position of Global Domain Architect for Data Center and Storage Technology to join our team.

• Analyze and understand technology, innovation and market trends, and determine their potential impact relevance to ABB;
• Oversee or consult on technical architecture implementation and modification activities, particularly for new and/or shared infrastructure solutions;
• Understand and apply business economic considerations to the (development of) target infrastructure architecture;
• Be regarded and act as an authority across ABB in this area of expertise;
• Guide and coordinate the Infrastructure Solution Architects to ensure consensus based enterprise solutions that are aligned with IT infrastructure architecture roadmap;
• Work closely together with all stakeholders regarding expectations, business and technical requirements, and in accordance with Group IT policies, procedures and guidelines;
• Through the IT enterprise technical infrastructure architecture enable the Group to invest in the right and appropriate IT Infrastructure technologies and technical platforms which help to standardize the IT environment, reduce operational cost and create value for the business;
• Direct or indirect involvement in the development of policies, standards and guidelines that steer the selection, development, implementation and use of infrastructure technologies within the company;
• Contributes to work on full inter-operability between the various infrastructure architecture domains as well as the other enterprise architecture domains.

• 10+ years of experience with IT Infrastructure processes and solutions, in particular:
• Data Center Architecture (collocated DCs and Public Cloud);
• Storage Technologies: SAN, NAS, Virtualization;
• Backup and Restore;
• Archiving Solutions;
• Disaster Recovery;
• Housing;

• Compute Platforms, Systems and Servers (e.g. x86: IBM/Lenovo servers, HP blades; IBM System p™ servers (AIX), etc.)
• Server Virtualization (VMWare, Hyper-V)
• Systems Management (e.g. MS SCOM, MS SCCM, etc.);
• Networking;
• Firewall;

Other requirements:
• Strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of the overall context of business processes and technologies;
• Experience in leading IT people who do not report directly;
• Capable of identifying and resolving issues between team members or other teams;
• Able to translate business requirements into IT capabilities and solutions;
• Experience in objectively evaluating solutions and making recommendations;
• Experience in project planning and execution as well as economic aspects of system management and life cycle;
• Degree in information management, computer systems, business engineering or similar;
• Fluent spoken and written English.