Experience:
5+ years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/11/2017
Job Category:
Information Services
Data Center Architect
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Job Description

There is an immediate need for a Data Center Architect with a leading Financial Services Organization.

This is a highly visible and exciting opportunity wherein the Data Center Architect will drive complex Data Center transformation and modernization strategy efforts.

Legacy data centers are being relocated to Co-Lo providers and the Data Center Architect will play a very important role towards creating a Data Center operations program to govern the new data centers. The Data Center Architect will also have a major say in pushing architectures toward cloud adoption.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 15 years of experience in information technology and 2 years lead experience
  • High-level understanding and experience with:
    • DC management, support, optimization, availability and disaster recovery
    • Cloud services and impacts to DCs including SaaS, IaaS, DRaaS
    • Server platforms (x86 and pSeries) and virtualization (VMware)
    • Storage platforms and SANs(EMC)
    • Security platforms related to DCs; Firewalls, Proxy, load balancers
    • Power distribution and calculation of consumption
    • Cooling concepts
    • Network platforms (LAN, WAN, Internet) and software defined networking
    • Cable management
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build consensus and strong partnerships across both business and technical teams.
  • Self-motivated and able to work well under pressure; persistent and resilient.
  • Experience performing operational duties in complex, multi-vendor IT environments.
  • Comfortable critically evaluating vendor presentations and solutions.
  • Multiple successful DC and applications migrations and/or consolidations.
  • Prior engineering experience implementing top-of-rack/aggregation/distribution switching, converged infrastructure, hyper-converged infrastructure, and software-defined DC services.
  • Advanced understanding and engineering experience with cloud solutions including AWS, Azure, and/or additional cloud solutions.
  • 7+ years providing technical leadership and project management for DC technical projects.
  • 7+ years of DC operations and workload management experience.

Qualifications

Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location