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Infrastructure Architect

Allstream Business Inc.
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job Description:

The candidate should be a visionary with multifaceted hands-on experience designing, implementing, and managing the complex enterprise systems critical to the delivery of Allstream's products and services. The candidate should also be an expert in multiple technologies including networking, operating systems, enterprise storage, and virtualization.

Job Duties:

* Design, implement and operate enterprise level DNS, NTP, and other core infrastructure services
* Respond to, identify, isolate and resolve issues related to the datacenter environment
* Automation of infrastructure tasks using DevOps methodologies
* Accurately document current infrastructure design and footprint
* Working with business partners and Senior leadership to gather requirements, build technical plans, and design optimal solutions with other team members
* Craft architectural diagrams and present to Senior leadership, team members, and business partners
* Maintain a deep understanding of and engagement with emerging and industry leading solutions and communities, including Open Source and COTS solutions and be able to articulate comparisons and drive optimized decisions, based on cost, best fit, and sustainability of the solutions
* Mentor to upgrade skillset of existing team
* Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation

Job Qualifications:


* 5+ years professional experience in system planning & design for data center environments
* 10+ years professional, hands on experience with mid to large scale VMware and Citrix environments (VMware ESX, vCenter, and vSphere) in development and production environments, including implementing, troubleshooting, managing, configuring, and patching
* Gather business and technical requirements necessary for the design, development and implementation of enterprise virtualization solutions
* Provide Operating System administration for, but not limited to, Linux and Windows Server guests including guest OS builds, template creation and deployment, and VM cloning
* Exposure to VMware performance, capacity planning, monitoring, virtualization analysis, and consolidation activities
* Knowledge of backup and recovery best practices including the ability to design and recommend backup solutions for a virtual environment
* Knowledge of Disaster Recovery architectures including SAN and NAS based and host-based replication methodologies and differences between RTOs/RPOs for various technologies
* Proven experience supporting and communicating with customers
* System tuning and capacity planning activities geared toward meeting specified Service Levels
* Experience with configuring and maintaining Enterprise Storage Arrays
* Strong knowledge of systems administration and best practices
* Experience with SAN and NAS implementations with a variety of operating systems and databases including Linux, Solaris, Windows Server, VMWARE, MSSQL and Oracle

Other Qualifications

* A team player with good verbal and written communication skills
* A critical thinker & problem solver
* Highly organized with solid documentation skills and consultative experience and skills
* Able to work in high-profile, potentially stressful customer environments
* Able to work flexible schedules, evenings and weekends, according to project requirements
* Able to deliver small projects with minimal oversight and direction
* Ability to work across teams and within the team to gather requirements, create workplans, and designs
* Have a design first mentality
* Strong drive to keep learning and exploring new technology options
* Ability to articulate solutions and advocate for a position
* Strong leadership qualities
* Team focused with an ability and desire to see everyone succeed
* Willingness to take ownership, establ

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