• IdealStaffs

Infrastructure Architect (Valencia, Spain)


Client: United Nations

Location: Valencia, Spain

Position: Consultant

Application Deadline: 22nd June 2021


To apply for this position, please send your resume at office@idealstaffs.com and mention the job title that you are applying for.


REMOTE work is available during the COVID situation, afterwards relocation to Valencia is required.

Only apply if you are legally eligible to work in Spain after COVID.



IdealStaffs Consulting is looking for a strong infrastructure architect consultant (both cloud and on-premise) with network knowledge that is up to date with the new technologies and methodologies. The candidate must be flexible, able to work in a highly collaborative environment, prioritize across multiple competing tasks, and be able to complete tasks on time.

At least 5+ years of combined experience is required in cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure) and systems administration. The candidate must be self-driven and must have strong experience in designing and implementing solutions spanning multiple portfolios within Enterprises.

The candidate should have good knowledge and appreciation of industry trends and solution capabilities in market and will help our customer to innovate in areas like Distributed Digital ID, Secure communications, Blockchain and many others.


Responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems

  • Interact with project leads and technical stakeholders in building and deploying cloud solutions

  • Responsible for the successful operation and continuous improvement of the service (Business oriented)

  • Design new Cloud solutions by answering efficiently our customer needs, analyze the technical decisions regarding the solution, the impact on business and the processes ;

  • Pilot applications and services migration on Cloud service providers, based on their Well Architected framework

  • Provide a Cloud technological watch to enable continuous innovation

  • Create documentation about migration methodology, architecture solutions, operating procedures

  • Work closely with customer teams, developers and architects to build solid DevSecOps capability within the organization

  • Improve the overall quality of product, deployment, monitoring (with Dynatrace for example), with emphasis on resilience, maintainability, performance, scalability, security and continuous improvement.


Required Technical Skills:

  • Effective communication and analysis skills to break down complex issues and formulate solutions.

  • Ability to be objective in evaluating solutions and making recommendations.

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change, and exercise appropriate time management to meet deadlines.

  • Be able to grasp knew concepts and technologies quickly

  • Be able to implement projects using latest technologies

  • Technical background.

  • Cloud solutions (hybrid and public) +5 years of experience.

  • Experience designing high complexity IT solutions.

  • Experience with web technologies and building enterprise architecture roadmaps

  • Previous experience in IT Security or Infrastructure Projects.

  • Good knowledge in two or more of the following domains: Operating systems, Virtual Platforms, Network infrastructure & Load balancers, Containers

  • Good knowledge about Infrastructure tools and methodologies (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, Infrastructure as Code, etc.)

  • Experience in implementing software architectures based on APIs and micro services.

  • Experience in implementing DevOps and CI/ CD methodologies.


Additional skills and experience:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills

  • Ability to work in a team that is geographically dispersed and with teammates of different cultures

  • A high degree of initiative, being independent and able to work with little supervision.

  • Be able to work on multiple projects at once

  • A high level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgement and maturity

  • Ability to deliver quality results

  • Experience with Project Management methodologies (PRINCE2/PMP, SCRUM, Agile methodology)

  • Ability to adapt to a constantly evolving environment; comfortable with uncertainty

  • Knowledge of python for cloud and infrastructure automation is desirable

  • Excellent technical documentation skills, and ability to deliver technical trainings

  • Customer-centric approach to delivery and problem-solving skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience.

  • Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English

  • Basic knowledge of other recognized UN languages is desirable


Required Soft Skills:

  • Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.

  • Communicating: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Demonstrates the ability to work constructively with people of all backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.

  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth.

  • Producing results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.

  • Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.


Desirable certifications:

  • Master’s university degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology is a plus

  • Professional certifications in the related field are a plus.



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