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Job ID R80126 Date posted Jun. 07, 2019

IT Network Architecture

Location: Remote USA

Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organizations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.

As a Virtustream cloud platform Network Architect, you are responsible for ensuring the quality, cost, and fit for purpose of infrastructure and software for critical workloads. Cloud operations requires aggressive automation, regardless of the technology consumed. This architect role includes not only design of technical component assembly, but also roadmaps and paths to automation. You will also design integrations between these technologies and open source or commodity technologies.

Technical domain areas include compute, network, and storage including virtualizations in each of those areas.

Knowledge of Enterprise Application, Physical to Virtual Migrations will be necessary in addition to the skills in designing physical architecture.

Knowledge of Enterprise Applications, Virtual Desktop, Big Data, and Industry-specific Vertical Applications must be acquired and developed to best position adaptations of these applications or of present infrastructure and service components to facilitate operations in a cloud environment.

You will leverage your expert research capabilities, your ability to learn fast and your ability to communicate clearly in order to work effectively with diverse and dispersed virtual teams and technical leadership.

You will have the technical and negotiation skills to drive cross-functional efforts to produce timely, valuable and actionable results.

Must Have Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years Infrastructure Network Architecture experience
  • Understand IaaS offerings (VM rental or Server rental)
  • Strong comprehension of Hyper-Converged-Infrastructure (e.g. VMware NSX) with servers contributing compute, network, and storage
  • Experience with security and operations certifications such as ISO27001, SOC-1, SOC-2, PCI-DSS, HiTrust/HIPPA, FedRamp, and ITAR
  • Extensive hands-on experience with VMware virtualization products
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and extracting requirements from existing applications

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in designing, engineering, and operating IaaS platforms
  • Familiar with network failover and disaster recover scenarios, capabilities, and features as well as enterprise requirements around these items

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ultimately, you are responsible for seeing your designs come to fruition, and as such will need to demonstrate leadership including listening to those closest to the technologies, addressing conflict in technical discussions, and assessing risks and rewards of approaches, and breaking technical deadlock with confident decisions.
  • Familiar with Dell Technologies products and solutions as a palette for cloud platform construction
  • Collaborate with Engineering, Operations and Product Management functions to continuously improve delivery
  • Produce run books and "as designed" documentation for Operations and Engineering functions
  • Create test plans and documentation and possess excellent presentation skills
  • Executing lab work to assess thresholds, determine scaling triggers, and specify metrics for collection / long term retention
  • Collaborating with colleagues in GitHub-based source control systems
  • Ability to design options for hybrid cloud workloads, integrate virtualized storage, consider replication requirements (RPO, RTO), and develop requirements to host enterprise applications and databases.

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

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