Summary of Position with General Responsibilities:
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