Infrastructure Architect

  • London, UK
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Technology & Architecture
  • Office: London

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain.  Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Responsible for the architecture of GEL’s Infrastructure architecture. The role will be responsible for networking, firewalls, security, storage and compute in a high performance computing and high availability hybrid cloud environment.

Key Accountabilities:

Our Infrastructure Architects will own the architecture for GEL’s storage, compute, WAN and LAN services. Including HPC cluster, Weka cluster, Next Generation Firewall, Security SIEM solutions, AWS VPC’s. You will take responsibility for ensuring solutions are resilient, robust and secure, whilst also developing standards and guidance for the adoption of cloud services.

You will work with product teams, DevOps and SysOps engineers to assist with designing & building out the infrastructure. Providing governance and oversight, whilst monitoring systems and providing proactive performance and cost optimisation support.

You will have responsibility of reviewing and supporting the testing of changes to networks, hosted systems & cloud configuration changes and you will perform reviews of deployed infrastructure solutions to ensure that best practices are adopted.

Essential Skills:

Deep knowledge & practical experience of private and public cloud infrastructure architecture is essential, as is a background of working on with HPC high performance solutions i.e. / Luster Sfx , Mellanox , GPU NVIDA DGX. You must have experience of architecting and securing object stores i.e. Quantum / AWS S3 at Peta byte scale. You will possess the ability to architect secure, fault tolerant and scalable solutions, with a hands on expertise across technology inftastructure.

AWS certifications are highly desirable, as is experience of working with VMware, IAM Okta, Openshift and other architectural tools. You should also have experience of working with Python, Powershell, Terraform or similar.


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent
  • AWS certified architect professional / AWS Infrastructure architect   

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

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