Infrastructure Architect

  • Full Time
  • Centurion, Gauteng , South Africa

Tasiso Consulting (Pty) Ltd


Lead the conceptualization and design of enterprise wide solution architecture and provide enterprise solution architecture guidance and services guided by the EA principles and policies.

  • Understand and familiarize with the project’s business requirements
  • Understand and familiarize with the proposed conceptual solution business, data and application architecture domains
  • Understand and familiarize with the solution architecture meta-model
  • Understand and familiarize with the as-is infrastructure and security architecture
  • Create the Conceptual and logical infrastructure and security architecture for the proposed solution.
  • Create the overall system architecture documentation and implement standards and guidelines that direct the design of technology solutions, in partnership with other domain architects.
  • Architect and design secure robust, scalable infrastructure platforms to support the delivery of the Company’s products and services. This also includes the adoption of reusable technology assets to improve efficiency.
  • Designs and completes a detailed analysis of systems/data/infrastructure, to ensure systems/data/infrastructure meets security standards and are resilient in the event of a disaster.
  • Identify security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; studying architecture/platform and identifying integration issues.
  • Plan and design security systems by evaluating network and security technologies; developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related security and network devices.
  • Design and develop security systems by establishing requirements for public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software; adhering to industry standards.
  • Design and develop security systems by specifying intrusion detection methodologies and equipment;
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cybersecurity requirements.
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Develop TOR’s and evaluate requests for information (RFIs) and requests for proposals (RFPs).
  • Perform vendor identification, engagement, selection, negotiation and relationship management
  • Drive product evaluation and selection of new infrastructure products to meet strategic business initiatives. This may include project activities from proofs-of-concept, production deployment and handover to operations
  • Documents all work using required standards, methods and tools, including internal tools where appropriate.
  • Designs and executes test plans to verify correct operation of completed system implementations.


  • Post Graduate degree in Computer science or equivalent
  • TOGAF certification is a requirement. Knowledge of other frameworks (e.g. Zachman) will be an advantage.
  • Sound PC skills including Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
  • Experience in Enterprise Architecture tools like Casewise, Visio, Sparx Enterprise Architect.
  • At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience in developing infrastructure architectural designs
  • At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience and knowledge of infrastructure development and implementation methodologies
  • At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience in ICT infrastructure and ICT security infrastructure across the ICT systems landscapes and application portfolios
  • At least ten (10) to fifteen (15) years’ experience of VMware or other virtual software, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols and productivity tools
  • Provide thought leadership, innovation and best practice
  • Work collaboratively with other EA team members (domain architects) on the projects to deliver the architecture artefacts and guidance provided from those teams into the programmes and projects
  • Analyses system requirements and defines system architecture that will meet business needs, including server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols.
  • Review architecture deliverables and artefacts
  • Experience In hybrid, private and public cloud architecture design


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