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Enterprise Infrastructure Architect - Hybrid Cloud

Dallas, Texas, United States
Description Cognizant Technology Solutions is currently seeking a highly skilled Enterprise Infrastructure Architect who will be responsible for designing and implementing information systems that will meet or exceed the needs of enterprise infrastructure for our clients. This individual will be the technical expert within the CIS Delivery Team who will be responsible for Thought leadership, with ability to get their hands into the building process and issue resolution for our Infrastructure Services Organization. Ability to work independently and remotely, with willingness travel for client engagements as needed.Responsibilities:Responsible for developing and driving the infrastructure roadmap for clients as their enterprise architect providing strategies including hybrid-cloud, standardization and modernization of legacy environments, Greenfield datacenter builds, migration and operational optimization strategies and processes across all aspects of infrastructureAnalyzes system requirements and defines systems architecture that will meet business needs, including cloud, hybrid-cloud, server infrastructure, capacity planning, storage requirements, and networking protocols, information security standards and regulatory compliance. Ensures that architecture project roll-outs meet security and architectural standards. Assist in the development and continuous improvements of migration methodologies contributing to successful transformational migrations. Will supervise and guide the work of lower-level architects. Works on the largest and most complex infrastructure architecture projects sometimes in parallel more than one at a time.Partner with Track/Tower Architecture teams to implement corporate/enterprise infrastructure initiativesAnalyze the risks, benefits and opportunities associated with architectural strategies align to CTS Architecture Review Board, and champion a balanced approach with a focus on operational functionalityLead, and build consensus among infrastructure teams, in the design and development of infrastructure building blocks for simplicity, availability, performance, integrity, stability and scalability of global enterprise systemsDevelop and continuously improve Migration Methodologies Lead, guide, coach and mentor peers and lower level architects on design standards, implementation strategies and best practicesProvide expertise and leadership in problem solving, root cause analysis during systems outages, and championing a methodological approach to troubleshootingEngage with management, infrastructure peers, business and project stakeholders to understand system requirements and advise stakeholders on options, risks, business impacts and cost-benefitsCommunicate with stakeholders at all levels to inform them of architecture strategies and roadmapsParticipate in the governance of projects or initiatives to close the gaps between current and future-state architecturesWork with the infrastructure engineering teams to evolve and mature enterprise IT infrastructureRequired Skills:Applied knowledge of server hardware and virtualization technologies (Cisco UCS, DellEMC, HPE, VMware, vRealize suite and NSX, VXrail, Nutanix, etc.)Applied knowledge of VDI and hyper converged architectures and SDI Software Defined InfrastructureApplied knowledge of cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, VMware VSAN Private Cloud, etc.)Applied knowledge of high availability infrastructure designs and methodologiesApplied knowledge of networking, Load Balancing, and network security technologies (Cisco, F5, Netscaler)Applied working knowledge of Windows Servers all generations, including Active Directory Applied working knowledge of popular Unix/Linux Applied knowledge of systems monitoring, capacity planning and performance tuningWorking knowledge of DevOps (Puppet, Chef, Anisible, Jenkins)Education and Qualifications:14 years' experience in IT to include lead and senior roles10 years of Infrastructure Consulting experienceCurrent technical certifications preferred (VMware, NSX, Horizon, other relevant certifications) Excellent communication skills - able to speak to audiences executives, business and technical leaders; able to represent complex ideas with effective documents and visuals and to adapt presentations to the expectations and background of the audienceAbility to get hands into systems for building or complex problem resolution Ability to collaborate- able to work effectively with others on common tasks; build rapport, gain support, instill confidence, take actions which respect the needs and contributions of others; find common ground; negotiate win-win solutions; and share credit with others; Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, information systems or related discipline demonstrated 7 years related work experienceOther Requirements/Skills:Exceptional decision making and problem solving skillsExceptional personal time management, planning and organizational skillsAbility to travel up to 50% - Post Pandemic#LI-FA1

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