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Infrastructure Architect
Ref No.: 17-00165
Location: New Providence, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/15/2017
Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:
Overall Responsibility:
  • Develops and maintains Company's Infrastructure architecture, standards, guidelines and best practices.
  • Liaises with offshore team and other ITS functional areas to deliver infrastructure solutions that meet the desired business outcome.
  • Supports Transformation initiatives related to Infrastructure.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Reviews all designs created by the vendor to ensure quality and adherence to Company's infrastructure standards and best practices.
  • Continuously assesses infrastructure architecture and platforms; recommends changes/upgrades based on technical trends.
  • Lead and/or participate in multiple concurrent efforts to gather infrastructure requirements from the individual application teams and then consolidate these requirements into a single, optimal infrastructure strategy
  • Supports technical reviews of all internal and hosted solutions.
  • Provides guidance on Infrastructure lifecycle replacements, technology operations and technology innovation
  • Develops and maintains cloud computing strategy. Provides hosting guidelines for new solutions based on standards and best practices. Liaisons with Rackspace and other hosting providers
  • Defines standards and technologies for enabling system performance qualities, such as availability, scalability, recoverability, reliability and extensibility
Basic Qualifications Required:
Education and/ or Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of designing, architecting, and engineering large-scale enterprise infrastructure systems
  • Broad knowledge of multiple UNIX OS platforms and Windows-based operating systems; deep understanding of supporting technologies in Storage, Networking, Cloud, Backup, Web, Middleware, Databases and surrounding infrastructure support technologies
  • Experience in architecting cloud based infrastructure/platform solutions
  • Experience in designing and implementing hybrid cloud solutions
  • Understanding of VOIP telephony services
  • Working knowledge of database and messaging technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN) and related technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco-based network communications technology.
  • Broad knowledge of advanced environment monitoring & management tools, performance modeling tools, capacity analysis tools, and other advanced modeling and trending tools
  • Experience with infrastructure sizing and capacity planning in large scale environments
  • Systems planning and engineering skills
  • Experience with consolidation and efficient resource utilization
Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge:
  • Experience working with an outsourcing provider
  • Demonstrated knowledge of with latest technology and trends