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  • Job Title:

    Data Center Principal Architect
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  • Duration:

    1 year +
  • Job Description:

    Must Haves:
    • Proven track record of implementing highly complex cloud systems as this Principal Architect will work on our current Cloud Technology initiative and will be the go-to technical resource for a wide range of cloud technology
    • Extensive experience and knowledge in architecture of hybrid Cloud platforms, solutions, and migration.
    • Experienced as a trusted advisor of data center technologies and innovation, from servers & storage to the latest converged infrastructure and private cloud architectures.
    • 10+ years of broadly based technical experience in system/network architecture, design and implementation in virtualized computing, storage, networking, telecommunications, data centers, disaster recovery, and related fields.
    • Experience and knowledge of implementing security and controls in all architecture designs and technology.
    Technical Knowledge and Skills:
    • 10+ years of broadly based technical experience in system/network architecture, design and implementation in virtualized computing, storage, networking, telecommunications, data centers and related fields.
    • Target System Architecture: Understand potentially complex cross product implications, communicate, influence and work with a wide audience in order to help drive the target system architecture across the State Fund Cloud systems portfolio.
    • Innovation: Identify key trends and emerging technologies that can enhance or impact the solution architecture to maximize the value of State Fund Hybrid Cloud offering.  Supporting a culture of idea generation / thought leadership is expected.
    • Technology Strategy: Contribute to technology and business planning for IT organization
    • An industry recognized level of expertise in at least one key area (preferably several key areas) relevant to hybrid cloud platforms and infrastructure running different OS and application stacks.
    • Strong creative ability demonstrated with an exceptional track record of innovation and hybrid cloud strategy generation.
    • Extensive, knowledge and practical application experience working in advanced software defined networks concepts, Cloud computing and Platform as a Service methodology.
    • Experience with Flexpod is a must
    • Hosting and running websites on a large scale environment
    • In-depth knowledge of Data Center operations
    • Understanding of networks and firewall systems
    • Experience with virtual technology, such as, VMWare ESX.
    • Scripting experience and fluent in at least one scripting language: VB Script, PERL, or Windows PowerShell. Fluent in basic T-SQL language is a plus.
    • Willingness to travel.
    Professional Skills:
    Preferred Skills
    • Proven track record of implementing highly complex web products and cloud systems.
    • Detailed knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems and tools.
    • Working knowledge of web services, web application development, multi-tier application systems.
    • Knowledge of software configuration, source control, and build engineering, scripting and system administration is required.
    Qualifications and Certifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (e.g. Computer Science, IT, or similar disciplines).
    • Equivalent work experience implementing and operating enterprise level data center and/or office networks.
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