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IT Infrastructure Architect

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Location: Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45388
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Information Technology
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

In this exciting new role as an IT Infrastructure Architect you will be working on a new programme being led by the Maintenance Technology Systems team. You’ll play a key role in efficiently and effectively maintaining, developing, troubleshooting, enterprise level IT systems. Critically you will support the transition of the existing technology solution from supplier to an in-house and then reviewing the architecture to assess gaps in architecture and solutions.


Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Perform in-depth business and technical analysis and design of the new solution in order to produce the Strategy going forwards. This will involve evaluating the Engineering and Service & Maintenance requirements.

  • Responsible for knowledge transfer from the existing supplier and transitioning existing infrastructure estate to a potential cloud based solution

  • Responsible for designing new technical infrastructure architecture and producing design documents

  • Monitor, diagnose and resolve problems with key IT systems to ensure systems work efficiently.

  • Manage crisis situations and work under pressure to resolve problems

  • Installing and managing network nodes.

  • Writing/Reviewing of detailed Technical documents regarding the Network Design and Network Configuration.

  • Writing/Reviewing network and system diagrams.

  • Perform routine/scheduled check of the system, including all backups.

  • Bash scripting, AWK, Perl, Python

  • Root cause analysis of problems affecting the platform

About you
  • Previous experience in designing IT infrastructure solution for a large organisation, preferably within rail industry(rolling stock)

  • Experience in investigating and reporting faults at network, operating system and application level.

  • Understanding and configuration of a LAN/WAN/VPN network infrastructure and protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, MAC, 802.11 x, SNMP, UDP, XMPP, SSH, VNC, X11, HTTP/S, NTP, FTP.)

  • Experience in setting up and administering a virtualized environment such as VMWare and Docker

  • Depth of experience in configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible

  • Installing, configuring and managing of:
    • Network (intranet, both wired and wireless) devices like Routers, Switch, Servers, APN, etc.

    • Cisco Experience (working with Firewalls, configuring VPNs, Layer-3 devices, IDS, Reverse Proxy)

    • Operating Systems (Linux CentOS/Ubuntu and Windows)

    • Enterprise HW (Racks, UPS, Blade Server, Fiber Channels, SAN).

    • Virtualization Middleware like VMware, oVirt.
    • Common Linux/Unix applications and services like DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NFS, AutoFS, Kerberos, PAM, PXE.

    • Backup tools and policies configurations
    • SAN systems
    • Network Monitoring Tools (like Nagios, etc.)
  • Experience in working in large cross boarder projects with CI and DEV-OPS methodology

  • Willing to travel in the UK, Europe and overseas


Desirable Requirements

  • Experience and knowledge of train to shore systems and communications, preferable knowledge of train systems and architecture



  • A minimum of a degree in Information Security, Computer Science or Computing, or equivalent certifications and experience


Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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