Arriva has a long history dating back to 1938 when the Cowie family opened a second-hand motorcycle shop in Sunderland, UK. Little did we know it would become the first chapter in our incredible story that would see us grow to become a pan-European passenger transport partner.
Today, we are diversified across 12 countries, holding leading market positions in many markets across the countries we operate in. We are one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing c.39,000 employees and delivering more than 1.2 billion passenger journeys every year.
This role of Infrastructure Consultant is for a 12 month period and offers flexibility on a base location. The role can reside in either our Sunderland or London office.

About the role

As our Infrastructure Consultant, you will be responsible for designing and implementing IT (Infrastructure) solutions that meet the business and IT strategy, industry trends and Arriva Group requirements.
You will identify and evaluate different technologies and new solutions as part of a procurement process and use in-depth industry knowledge to identify opportunities to maximise cost savings and business benefits using technology.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Prepare technical programme/project estimates for proposed solutions and support the delivery
  • Agree solutions with the Technical Design Authority before they are implemented.
  • Help manage technical governance through both a divisional Technical Design Authority (TDA) and a group wide Global TDA.
  • Use TDA structures to agree the architecture and high level designs including technology choices, standards, principles, policy etc.
  • Provide technical assurance using key solution deliverables to ensure the solution is compliant with the agreed architectural specification and with Arriva group standards.
  • Work with stakeholders (both business & technology) to develop and shape architecture roadmaps that deliver against Arriva group strategies
About you
  • You can demonstrate significant experience as an infrastructure consultant/architect/lead with experience in designing end to end solutions* in the transport, logistics or retail sector.
    • *Cloud based solutions (SaaS / iPaaS / IaaS) including both Azure and AWS cloud landscapes.

  • You have a broad technical knowledge of infrastructure solutions, system integration and the ability to learn new technologies and skills as required.
  • You have experience working with a combination of the following: Kubernetes; Infrastructure as Code; Cloud Operations, Management & Optimisation; Cloud Monitoring; Cloud Cost Management; Cloud Security, Cloud Backup & Disaster Recovery; OnPrem Datacentre to Cloud Migration; OnPrem workload to Cloud migration; Secure DevOps.
  • You have the ability to quickly establish relationships and credibility with customers.
  • You are able to build trust, drive change with customers and hold challenging conversations at all levels.
  • Your are an organised individual with excellent planning skills.
  • AWS/Azure Certifications is desirable.

What we can offer you (in addition to your base salary):

  • Generous pension plan
  • Hybrid working with family friendly working conditions
  • 25 days holidays and 8 bank holidays, with the option to purchase up to 10 additional days (Note the 2023 window has now closed)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • The Village – our Online Reward Gateway for high street discounts and more
  • Arriva Bus Pass which gives you and your family free travel on all Arriva bus services outside London (T&C’s apply).
  • Global Arriva Inclusion Network (GAIN)- a community of people who are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion.

Why work for us?
Arriva is a people focused business. In every part of Arriva, our people deliver high standards of customer service and work together to demonstrate kindness, determination, and resilience. Our values were created by Arriva people. They guide our actions and the way we work, helping to reflect and shape our culture. They focus on caring, integrity and making the difference.
Our people choose to work for us, and to stay with us, because we are a great place to work. At Arriva, we strive to create a culture where we can all be ourselves, where we belong, feel respected and our differences celebrated. We actively seek out and value difference. We want our business to reflect the wide range of communities in which we operate, so we can serve them even better.

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