Primary Skills: Architecture, Disaster Recovery, SRM, VMware, Virtualization, Microsoft Office, Visio
Duration: 3+ Months (Possible Extension)
Contract Type: W2 Only
Roles & Responsibilities:
Translate IT business requirements into a clear & concise, cost-effective network architecture
Research industry best practices and determine the relevance and feasibility of incorporating them into the Global Enterprise Network.
Author and maintain all server, virtualization and cloud architecture and standards documentation
Provide input for automation playbooks and drive towards infrastructure as code
Works in creating the roadmaps for products and deployments
Drive server, virtualization, cloud and process innovation through research and evaluation of both cutting edge and well-established technologies.
Participate in industry events and forums in an effort to further close that infinite gap between what we know and what we still have yet to learn
Participates in requirements/architecture discussions, design reviews, UAT, and deployment/training processes of various projects and products
Defines server, virtualization and cloud requirements and aligns technology roadmaps
Understands cloud designs and associated models Vendor Management
Builds and maintains effective working relationships and partnerships with stakeholders
Architect solutions utilizing industry best practices.
Determine operational weaknesses within the existing the server, virtualization and cloud infrastructure, and present execution plans to remediate problem areas.
Evaluate and identify opportunities to improve the security and/or performance of existing environments.
Interact with other teams to provide escalation support during outages and customer issues, even if the problem might not be directly related to the server, virtualization and cloud infrastructure.
Work to complete all projects assigned and exhaust all possible resources in order to provide results on time and within specifications.
Implementation and enforcement of existing and self-designed security measures and policies to protect the *** from both external and internal attacks and/or abuses.
Travel may be required to meet project objectives. Approximately
Proven track record designing and implementing hybrid multi cloud architectures.
10+ years of progressive server, virtualization and cloud architecture experience in global large-scale enterprise and data-center environments.
5+ years of hand on experience with VMware Hypervisors and associated products
Expert in SRM
Expert knowledge of and support of NSX
Hands on knowledge and experience with VMC on AWS
In depth knowledge and experience with the design and implementation of Cisco UCS and Dell R series systems.
Knowledge of and experience designing Docker containerized environments.
4+ years architecting, designing, and implementing AWS infrastructure.
3+ years architecting, designing, and implementing Azure infrastructure.
2+ years architecting, designing, and implementing GPC infrastructure.
2+ years' experience architecting supporting VMC
Infrastructure Security experience around securing hypervisors, clouds and servers.
Experience automating server tasks
Ability to work as a member of a cross functional team.
Ability to document solutions with Visio, Word and PowerPoint.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with clients, management, and peers.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Hybrid Milt cloud data center design
VMware to include NSX practical application and design
Cisco UCS architecture and design
Proven experience architecting AWS and Azure cloud environments
Experience with connectivity products
Experience and/or knowledge of Docker Containers with Kubernetes
Design and implementation of VMC on AWS
Automation tools such as Service Now, Terraform and ansible
Application stack layer 3-7
Positive attitude with a love of learning new tech.
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Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm and the staffing partner of choice for many leading companies across the US. We offer comprehensive benefits including Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Cafeteria Plan (HSA, FSA, and dependent care), 401(k) (enrollment subject to eligibility), and Sick Pay (varies based on city and state laws).
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