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The "phenomenal growth" of systems integrator gen-i has created a need for a Wellington-based senior technical architect in the infrastructure group, says technical architect Sandy Good.

Title: Senior technical architect, Gen-i, based in Wellington

Function: Develop company IT infrastructures

Description: Design, manage projects, install systems, consult with customers, build client relationships. Handle projects and budgets.

Dosh: $120K (agency estimate)

The “phenomenal growth” of systems integrator gen-i has created a need for a Wellington-based senior technical architect in the infrastructure group, says technical architect Sandy Good.

“The company is looking to double in size over the next two years and we have won major new business. That has created a need for a senior technical architect who will design company solutions from an infrastructure perspective,” Good says.

The company claims to be the biggest integrator in New Zealand, employing more than 400 people at six offices across New Zealand and in Melbourne. The firm deals in network management, internet infrastructure, directory services, thin clients, security, storage, mobile technologies and voice and data convergence.

The solutions to be designed by the successful candidate are on the networking side, says Good: servers, connectors, security.

She says the successful candidate will originally have come from a “break/fix” or systems engineering role, or possibly from the LAN/WAN side, and probably now occupies a technical architecture role at another firm. They will be “very, very high end” with over 10 years’ industry experience. “They would be capable of taking a project on board and managing it through to fruition. They will design and consult to the customer. They will manage the customer relationship from a technical perspective. They will be senior and well-placed in a organisation. It’s a weighty role,” she says.

The post does not involve managing staff but could lead to team leadership, or specialising in matters such as security or Windows 2000. Budgets are managed, depending on the projects.

Good says gen-i’s growth will create more opportunities, including working in Australia. Gen-i, she says, is a stable employer, dynamic, loyal and friendly, highlighted by some staff staying 15 years or more.

Salary is in the “upper quartile”, though she won’t disclose figures, citing reasons of privacy.

Auckland recruiters Enterprise estimates a salary of around $120,000.

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