Senior Infrastructure Architect
Capital Group Companies - Irvine, CA

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The Capital Group Companies, Inc. is a global leader in investment management. Our businesses encompass The American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund groups in the U.S.; and a globally diverse institutional investment group managing large pools of capital such as pensions and endowments.

Capital Group is seeking an experienced Senior Infrastructure Architect with deep experience in virtualization technologies for servers, storage, and networks. This is an exciting opportunity to work with cross functional teams to create strategies that will guide the development of IT capabilities. The Senior Infrastructure Architect will also work with infrastructure domain partners to create standardized services to be used as building blocks when constructing solutions with application team partners.

Primary responsibilities/essential functions:
•Creates IT architecture designs as either a solution or domain architect (e.g. infrastructure) to address business projects, translating user requirements to solutions
•Researches, designs and develops solutions, applying hardware engineering and software design theories, principles and practices
•Develops multiple solution alternatives based upon an understanding of the key requirements
•Enhances and utilizes enterprise and solution architecture standards documents to produce IT architecture solutions
•Develops non-functional requirements
•Applies ITG engagement model and Systems Delivery Life Cycle best practices to ensure proper level of involvement in solution architecture engagement
•Asks questions to clarify requirements and performs solution analysis in response to coaching and guidance from lead architects, principals, and managers
•Facilitates, organizes and/or participates in architecture reviews as needed
•Supports and provides input for strategies, roadmaps and blueprints for architecture function or for individual area(s) of technology focus
•Researches, stays current with, and understands relevant business and technology trends and applies them to current Capital Group needs
•Mentors and instructs others outside of the Architecture group on architecture standards, best practices, and the engagement model
•Partners with the business to understand needs and explain architecture, architectural options, relevance to the business, and associated value in order to educate the business on architectural considerations and help make well-informed decisions
Hiring Criteria
•5–10 years experience in IT solution delivery and/or architecture
•Broad experience in multiple infrastructure domains such as: network, database, desktop/mobile, server, virtualization, security, disaster recovery/business continuance, e-mail and collaboration tools, unified communications/VOIP, & middleware
•Experience with the development and implementation of reference architectures
•Experience developing roadmaps and strategies
•Demonstrated ability in facilitating and influencing solution design and delivery
•Knowledge of architecture development methodologies
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
•Demonstrated comfort in participating or leading project teams

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The Capital Group Companies, founded in 1931, has built a business being a steady Eddy for its clients. As a rule, the investment firm...