ICT Technical Architect

Date: 30-Nov-2022

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited


Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Member Co-ops; Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers. It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees. Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.


 The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.


 Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Forto and BEO. Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East and the US.


Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world. Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.


Ornua’s Values


At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.


Dynamic Working

Ornua have a Dynamic Working policy in place which facilitates flexible hours and hybrid working.


Job Summary


As a Technical Architect, you will be working in the ICT Solutions Delivery team developing, designing and implementing modern infrastructure and security solutions and working with other departments to integrate SaaS solutions into existing technologies.   

The successful candidate will work closely with Infrastructure, Security and Service Delivery teams to ensure all solutions are aligned with Ornua’s cloud first strategy and architecture principles.


Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Architecting and delivery of Microsoft Azure and Office365 projects.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of business requirements to design and build solutions.
  • Liaising with implementation teams on solution deliverables and acting as an escalation for clarifications.
  • Creating and maintaining technical diagrams, procedures, and documents.
  • Provide effective knowledge transfer and upskilling to ICT support teams.
  • Provide 3rd tier support and advanced troubleshooting for Azure and on-premise services.

Key Skills & Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge in architecting, configuring, and deploying solutions across Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services.
  • 5 years’ experience in a Technical Architect role.
  • Detailed knowledge of on-premises infrastructure components (Server, Storage, Network, Network Security, and Active Directory).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of identity, authentication, and enterprise application management with Azure AD.
  • Experience in drafting technical documentation and explaining technical problems and solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience managing service providers and other project stakeholders.
  • Proven commitment to continuous technical development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to clearly communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Experience architecting and implementing solutions within a global enterprise environment
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experienced in the design and delivery of enterprise level Highly Available solutions.
  • Understanding of project delivery and service delivery methodology.
  • Experience working on information security related projects.
  • Microsoft Azure certification and TOGAF would be an advantage.


Key competencies

  • INTEGRITY: Supports and encourages constructive outcomes for others by demonstrating integrity.
  • Working Together: Encourages co-operation in own team and ensures cross-functional working.
  • Forward-looking: Responds positively to change and looks ahead to anticipate task.
  • OWNERSHIP: Takes responsibility for and pride in delivering quality and results; is tenacious.















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