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Request Technology - Stephanie Baker | Alpharetta, Georgia
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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.


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.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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