Infrastructure Architect – EndPoint

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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world’s major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you’ve come to the right place with Lear.

Infrastructure Architect – EndPoint

Location: Southfield, MI – REMOTE

Summary

The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for the development and ongoing technical expertise and architectural solutions in infrastructure, hardware, hosting service and network areas. This role holds significant responsibility for providing robust and scalable technology platforms to ensure the ongoing performance of Lear systems. This role will be focused on settings standard, design and implementation of end point systems including workstations, mobile devices, and associated management tools and infrastructure.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for complete design, systems analysis, and security.
  • Deployment & adoption of Office365 technologies.
  • Windows 10 gold build, associated GPO’s, and adoption planning.
  • Acts as expert for infrastructure teams in the plan, design, and delivery of IT solutions.
  • Advises teams of IT technology standard requirements, methodology and processes.
  • Drives short term and long-term architecture strategy for the overall IT project portfolio.
  • Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and enabling business strategy.
  • Communicates and validates program architecture with infrastructure team, project management team, and other organizational teams.
  • Conducts end-to-end technical plan design.
  • Develops enterprise standards to ensure compatibility and integration of multi-vendor platforms.
  • Design and develop infrastructure blueprints for the implementation of new solutions.
  • Responsible for impact analysis and design modifications to existing systems to support new solutions.
  • Develops specifications for interfaces from existing to new systems.
  • Maintain a common documentation library of standardized procedures and configurations.
  • Provide last level of support for incidents and problems in designated areas of expertise.
  • Communicate and collaborate with local IT staff as well as colleagues in other parts of the world for configuration, troubleshooting.
  • Implement life-cycle planning for all in-scope infrastructure components.
  • Ensure regular health checks of all “major” infrastructure components are performed.
  • Perform vendor identification, engagement, selection, negotiation, and relationship management.

Qualifications

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is a plus.

Required Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience in a production IT environment managing enterprise IT infrastructure, hardware, hosting service and network areas.
  • Ability to write architectural design documents or review design documents provided by others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs.
  • Proven experience and understanding of architecture principles across infrastructure platforms, security, data, integration, and applications layers.

Required Attributes

  • Leadership – Can demonstrate strength in leadership and see the big picture. Can inspire people to adopt and achieve a vision.
  • Solution Oriented – Develops creative, workable solutions to complex issues. Demonstrates agility and resourcefulness in identifying creative and practical solutions.
  • Collaborative – Good at collaborating with business specialists, designers, and developers around the globe to envision and iterate concepts. You must also appreciate ambiguity and value creative conflict in support of strong design and outcomes.
  • Innovative – Good at initiating or taking creative ideas of others to market and displays good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
  • Solves Problems – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Communication – Can effectively communicate across all levels of the organization including technical and non-technical people both verbally and in writing. Represents company interests with outside customers and vendors in a succinct and articulate manner.
  • Organized – Ability to work on multiple projects at once, prioritizing tasks and deliverables, and managing expectations accordingly.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the Windows concepts, Domains, Active Directory and its concepts, and the interaction between hardware, operating systems, network, data center, and application software.
  • Strong working knowledge of System Center, specifically Configuration Manager.
  • Strong working knowledge of client systems (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10).
  • Strong working knowledge of scripting including VB & PowerShell.
  • Strong working knowledge of Office365 including services and management of services.
  • Knowledge of network topology and associated technologies.
  • Knowledge of systems monitoring, capacity planning and performance tuning.

Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

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