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IT  Architect  -­‐  Cloud/Virtualization  
 
$130  -­‐  $160  base  +  bonus  +  bens  
 
Sacramento  or  the  Bay  Area  (SF  or  San  Jose)  
 
Our  Client,  a  leading  national  provider  of  IT  solutions  and  Cloud/Managed  services,  is  seeking  an  experienced  
technical  leader  who  wants  be  a  part  of  a  dynamic,  fast  growing  team  of  professionals  delivering  leading-­‐edge  cloud  
computing  solutions  to  customers  in  both  on-­‐premise  and  hosted  delivery  models.  
 
Job  Description    
This  position  has  responsibility  for  planning,  design,  architecture,  implementation  oversight,  support,  and  technical  
ownership  for  the  Company's  Managed  Services  core  infrastructure  and  customer  solutions  with  a  focus  on  
advanced  server  virtualization  and  cloud  computing.  This  includes  design,  implementation,  maintenance  process,  
and  operational  procedures.  
 
Primarily,  this  role  acts  as  a  forward  leaning  technical  architect  to  design  and  oversee  solutions  implementation  for  
operational  and  production  platform  infrastructure.  This  may  include  systems,  devices,  applications  and  tools  related  
to  direct  customer  service  delivery  or  supporting,  monitoring  and  maintenance  of  the  platform  or  ancillary  
management  tools.    
 
Further  the  architect  must  function  as  a  final  stage  escalation  point  for  operational  support  engineers,  and  other  
architects.  The  ideal  candidate  will  have  the  ability  to  research  and  report  on  technologies,  generate  white-­‐papers,  
generate  designs,  advise  internal  and  external  customers  on  technical  direction,  and  technical  strategy.  Build  and  
validate  equipment  configurations,  and  be  technically  hands-­‐on  as  needed  in  a  complex  multi-­‐vendor,  multi-­‐
technology  environment.  
 
The  ideal  candidate  should  have  a  passion  for  technology,  be  innovative,  and  experienced,  and  have  an  established  
background  in  defining  and  living  with  the  consequences  of  architectural  technology  decisions.  
 
Primary  Duties  
Perform  the  following  tasks:  
• Architect  solutions  for  a  complex  multi-­‐vendor  environment,  with  a  “whole  solution”    
• approach  and  analysis,  including  input  from  peer  architects  around  systems  in  their  sphere  of  expertise  
• Coordinate  and  run  POC’s,  reference  implementations,  and  R&D  setups  of  various  products  and  solutions  
• Define  maintenance  and  monitoring  practices  
• Write  documentation  and  maintenance  guides  for  infrastructure  implementations.  
• Assist  in  developing  training  plans  for  mid-­‐level  engineers  
• Research  new  products  and  technologies;  stay  current  on  latest  technology  trends  and  solutions  
• Work  collaboratively  with  the  Managed  Services  Product  Management  team  to  bring  new  cloud  computing  
solutions  to  market  
• Act  as  a  Tier-­‐3/Tier-­‐4  point  of  escalation  for  issues  
• Provide  mentoring  and  guidance  for  other  engineering  staff  
• Establish  and  document  forward  leaning  designs  and  roadmaps  for  infrastructure,  software,  process  and  
procedures  
• Define  and  maintain  capacity  management  methodologies,  and  present  capacity  reports  that  account  for  both  
licensing,  logical,  physical,  and  performance  capacities  
• Develop  and  conduct  ongoing  training  and  documentation  for  operational  engineers  
 
 
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Supervisory  Duties:  
• Provide  technical  and  operational  guidance  and  leadership  to  other  engineers  during  critical  events,  and  
environmental  analysis  
• Provide  and  contribute  to  technical  and  product  strategy  for  the  business  unit  
 
Essential  Education  and  Experience:  
Experience:  
• Minimum  5+  years  experience  with  data  center  IT  infrastructure  including  architecture,  design  and  operational  
responsibilities  
• Minimum  3+  years  design  and  operational  experience  with  server  and  data  center  virtualization  with  a  focus  on  
VMware  technologies  (ESX,  vSphere,  and  others)  
• Desired:  Design  and  operational  experience  with  multiple,  cross-­‐technology  disciplines  including  storage  
systems,  data  center  networking  and  security  
• Experience  operating  in  24x7  environments  
Education:  
• Desired:  Bachelor's  Degree  in  Computer  Science  or  Engineering,  or  equivalent  
• Demonstrated  history  of  self-­‐driven  education  
Certification  
• VMware  VCP  (VMware  Certified  Professional)  and/or  VCDX  (VMware  Certified  Design  Expert)  
• Other  industry  certifications  are  a  plus  (EMC,  Cisco,  HP,  etc.)  
Servers  /  Systems  
• x86/x64  Servers:  IBM,  HP,  Cisco,  Sun,  others  
• Operating  Systems:  Linux,  Windows,  Unix  
• Virtualization:  VMware  required;  Microsoft  HyperV,  Citrix  Xen  and  others  is  a  plus  
• Applications:  MS  Exchange,  MS  SQL,  MySQL,  Oracle  experience  is  a  plus  
Storage  (preferred  but  not  required)  
• Technologies:  NAS,  SAN,  DAS,  FCoE,  iSCSI,  NFS,  CIFS  
• Vendors:  EMC,  NetApp,  Cisco,  Qlogic,  Hitachi,  Brocade,  Isilon  
• Applications:  NaviSphere,  PowerPath,  Fabric  Manager  
 
Ideally  this  position  would  be  based  in  the  Sacramento  area,  as  a  second  choice  San  Francisco  or  the  San  Jose  areas  
might  work  for  the  right  candidate.  
 
If  you  think  you  have  the  drive  and  technical  capability  to  succeed  and  can  demonstrate  this,  then  get  in  touch  now  
and  send  your  CV  to  Alaric  Turner  at  alaric@searchtribes.com  
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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