Solution Architect - Network and Unified Communications

Solution Architect - Network and Unified Communications

AIA Group
10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

Bring your career aspirations to life with AIA!Responsible for analyzing business (technology) requirements, solution development, risk & impact assessment, implementation & transition, documentation & compliance to AIA Architecture Standards. The role will support business, project and transformation initiatives in multi-Cloud and Infrastructure environment across AIA landscape.
Job Description :
  • Technical support and expertise in analyzing & defining the scope of business requirements in conjunction with technology landscape's current capabilities and ensuring technical solutions are fit for purpose and will accomplish the business objectives.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of standards, architectural governance, design patterns, and practices for all things in Enterprise Network and Unified Communications & Collaborations.
  • Owns the solution design, testing, implementation, and transition of project builds to delivery/operations support.
  • Engage all (cross-functional) technical resources required for an accurate solution design.
  • Produce technical specifications and integration requirements for the solutions, and technical design documents to match the solution design specifications.
  • Document all deliverables and what constitutes a successful implementation of a solution.
  • Lead and execute architectural solutions (including project related proof of concepts), features and provide assessment report and recommendations to ensure they are viable.
  • Ensure that solutions are agile, robust, cost-efficient, and meet AIA business needs without compromising the quality.
  • Lead, prepare, justify, and present to the related Company governing committees where applicable: Architecture Review Board (ARB), Technology Review Board (TRB), Sourcing Committee (SC), Change Advisory Board (CAB) for project related changes and enhancements.
  • Conduct research and make recommendations on Cloud and infrastructure technology platforms & services. Act as a technical lead on Cloud and infrastructure related projects, scope of work, and negotiate with respective vendors.
  • Together with Information Security function, ensure effectiveness of Cloud and Infrastructure security.
  • Collaboration framework with suppliers and partner organisations to offer solution leadership and design.
  • Contribute in technology selection, define & implement standard design patterns/templates

Job Requirements :
  • Degree holder in IT / Computer Science or equivalent discipline.
  • At least 10 years work experience within IT Infrastructure functions with at least 5 years in architecture & design role.
  • An understanding of architecture design & implementations on premise and hybrid clouds with fully virtualized environments (IaaS, PaaS).
  • Advanced knowledge in design, implementation, and management of Enterprise networks (LAN/WAN).
  • Expertise in IP networking with networking concepts including software defined networking, routing, Data center switching, Wireless, VPNs, load balancers, and firewalls.
  • Expert knowledge in WAN resiliency, high availability and quality of service drivers, WAN optimization, unified communication concepts, session initiation protocol (SIP)
  • Expertise in cloud networking architecture, including multi-cloud, hyper scaler specific solutions, and securing virtual environments (Azure, AWS, Ali-Cloud)
  • Strong understanding of legacy and present-day unified communications and collaboration services (Voice, Video, Chatbot, Contact Center, etc.) at On-premise and in Cloud.
  • Experience, in delivering UC/Contact Center and Collaboration Solutions across major leading vendors.
  • Experience in Multi-vendor Integration projects such as: Cisco and Teams, or other cross-platform collaboration.
  • Network Automation and DevOps Experience is a plus.
  • Ability to drive multiple vendors to support a complex enterprise infrastructure environment
  • Work with internal and external partners, carriers, facility operators and our hardware vendors to design and develop connectivity strategy
  • Strong project implementation background, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong sense of ownership & self-driven
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Cooperative, good teamwork, and able to work independently

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About AIA Group

For more than a century, AIA has strived to make a significant, positive impact for our customers and communities across Asia, reinforced by our Purpose : to help millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives . Our Purpose guides the decisions we make and the actions we take as an organisation - empowering and enabling people to understand and manage their health, while meeting their long-term savings and protection needs. We believe that helping to create a healthier Asia is one of the most important and valuable things we can do for our communities, today and in the future.

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