Sr. Infrastructure Architect
Senior Infrastructure Designer to develop and facilitate Infrastructure and Platform level designs by evaluating business strategies and requirements, collaborating with application solution designers and Ops subject matter experts, managing design standards, and facilitating integration and security solutions. Responsibilities will also include discovery and documentation of as-built end-to-end service mappings, gap analysis for reliability and availability, development of templates and standard reference architectures, procurement of Infrastructure components, and support for build submissions. The individual will be able to collect and analyze design requirements to provide solutions while mitigating risk with deployment into production networks.
Candidate should have a strong background with modern cloud platforms like fleet technology Anthos GCP, AWS, Azure, enterprise class datacenters, LAN/WAN, storage, virtualization, and cloud infrastructure/platform technologies from strategic partners including Dell, Cisco, EMC, NetApp, Redhat, Oracle, Microsoft, and Citrix. The candidate will also understand application and data security, application and infrastructure fault tolerance and high-availability designs, application/service level protocols and communication methods, and possess the soft skills necessary to communicate both at the technical and executive level to define budgetary estimates, provide cost benefit justifications, and provide technical expertise to influence solution designs with cross-functional team support.
Architect, supervise and participate in the implementation of technologies and platforms supporting a complex corporate data and voice infrastructure.
Ensure high availability of enterprise voice and data platforms that support internal employee business functions and external customer contact.
Serve as one of the primary points of contact for telecommunication carriers and service providers and coordinate circuit design, provisioning, installation, and troubleshooting.
Planning and implementing systems and network integrations.
Document the design, operation and troubleshooting of technology platforms and procedures.
Prepare project level and/or solution level designs for moderately complex initiatives and solutions.
Define and document architecture capturing and documenting non-functional requirements, preparing estimates and defining technical solutions to proposals.
Provide technical leadership to project teams to perform design to deployment related activities.
Provide guidance, perform reviews, prevent and resolve technical issues.
Coordinate with internal teams and stakeholders on solution development that will drive technical change.
Support assigned portfolios as the domain's lead "go to" contact around project pipeline, innovation and escalation, especially understanding and interpreting business requirements, and translating them into architecture, designs, and technical specifications.
Assess the viability and feasibility of third party solutions to meet business requirements, and to advise and influence project sponsors and teams on the technical direction.
Collaborate with colleagues within the domain architecture team to provide technical design guidance that aligns with the enterprise architecture vision and applicable technical standards.
Work independently to evaluate and make strategic decisions that address specific technology design needs and issues within their technology area.
Recommend improvements to existing data, application, and infrastructure architectures in areas of expertise.
Facilitate or influence changes to product portfolio to improve competitive position and optimal product performance.
Multi-cloud infrastructure deployment and management experience is a plus.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
o Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 8+years of experience
o Expert level knowledge of GCP Architecture, AWS Architecture, Azure, Networking, vRA,VDI/IT Infrastructure/ Server/Storage/Back Up infra design and supporting technologies required for the delivery of virtual desktop services.
o Expertise in a Workplace technologies including but not limited to Printing, Email, Collaboration tools, MDM, Wi-Fi, and Identity management.
o Broad knowledge of data and infrastructure technologies such as SAN, VMware, Blade, and Active Directory.
o Knowledge of architecture frameworks and methods
o Hands-on experience for SNOW automation and reporting
o Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, schedule, and execute assignments.
o Strong analytical skills, with strong problem-solving capability
o Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
o Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
o Ability to lead moderately complex initiatives and solutions.
o Technical certifications a plus