Requisition Number: 04 2021 06 PRG081
Job Title: Infrastructure Architect
City: Columbia
State: SC

Infrastructure Architect

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Description/Job Summary

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located on Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $35 billion company into the future. If you are looking to fuel your professional development and gain exposure in the field of Information Technology Support Services apply today!

The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for the design and implementation of core infrastructure systems, along with ongoing management/maintenance, in the following areas (but not limited to): Client/Server infrastructure products, server OS and associated security baselines, directory services systems, e-mail systems, systems management/monitoring suites, Microsoft Azure and M365 products/platforms, web server and web application technologies, and application delivery technologies. Reviews, advises, and designs standard implementations of enterprise-class systems. Defines and presents options, risks, costs vs. benefits and impact on in relation to enterprise business process and goals. Understands enterprise-class systems and technologies at each level, and acts as a consulting resource to other Bank teams at the highest level. Understands interactions between infrastructure, operations, network, security, and application development - and uses this understanding to help solve complex issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, implementation, and ongoing administration of core infrastructure systems and additional technologies

  • Document architectural standards, system designs, recovery information, standards, and guidelines for assigned area; in addition to how they pertain to the larger environment

  • Provide architectural input on assigned AgFirst projects, serving as a subject matter expert and ensuring established standards and guidelines are followed

  • Serve as 3rd level technical support on issues related to systems infrastructure and other issues requiring senior level support as escalated via support teams
  • Mentor junior and mid-level technicians by assisting in the training development and coaching on infrastructure related task and responsibilities


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field preferred

  • 10 years of IT work experience in infrastructure/systems environments performing system planning, architecture design, engineering (hardware and software) and optimization

  • Preferred certifications:

    • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA), MCSE: Core Infrastructure, Microsoft Certified Expert: Enterprise Administrator/Azure Solutions Architect Expert

  • Proficient in high level administration and architecture in at least three of the following areas:

    • Windows Server OS, Active Directory technologies (ADDS, ADCS, ADFS, hybrid AAD, etc.), mail systems (Microsoft Exchange hybrid, ProofPoint), Microsoft Endpoint Manager hybrid, Microsoft Azure IaaS and PaaS, M365 products, web server and web application technologies (IIS w/ .NET or .NET Core, Apache Tomcat, etc.), SAML, OIDC

  • Technical understanding of network, storage, security, and app/dev principles and best practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


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