#JOB – Infrastructure Architect – Providence, RI (#InfrastructureArchitect #DataCenter #Architect #Virtualization #Storage #Providence #RhodeIsland)

Role: Infrastructure Architect | Location: Providence, RI | Job Type: Contract to Hire

Overall Responsibilities will require to:

• Design solutions that integrate hardware, operating systems and connectivity for the target technology

• Evaluate new technologies and stay current with industry trends and developments.

• Assist in developing and maintaining the Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture framework.

• Review business drivers, needs and strategies with Application Enterprise Architects to understand the implications of technical and middleware architecture.

• Identify and communicate risks (business, application, technical) associated with requested components or application implementations.

• Work on complex programs that have multiple applications components.

• Experience to address Fortune 100 scale datacenter and infrastructure on global basis with 18,000 servers (Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris) and 4PB of storage (EMC, Netapp, HP)

• Be able to understand the business side of IT infrastructure and Strategy and participate in meetings with stakeholders for strategy and direction

• Ensure compliance with developed architectures and best practice through audits and gap analysis specific to IT infrastructure technology.

• Develop engineered solutions including design(s), specifications, documents, diagrams and configurations applicable to data center services.

• Develop user focused solutions spanning multiple IT Infrastructure technologies.

• Design Infrastructure solutions spanning multiple technologies based on application platform requirements

• Ability to audit existing infrastructure architectures, identify gaps and propose resolution path and future roadmap

• Provide expertise, input and troubleshooting support as the most senior level of technical escalation for IT infrastructure engineering and on-call operational teams.

• Experience in transformation projects that include Subsystem Standardization, Common Refresh, Common OS, Control Center Standardization and Hardware Refresh

• Establish fully document and evangelize domain standards, best practices and architecture patterns across the Autodesk eco-system

• Develop service reference architectures and artifacts which ensure and enforce architectural consistency across solutions implementation. Ensure consistency of architectural artifacts generated by engineering teams.

• Design and establish metric models and dashboards measuring and enforcing architectural compliance

• Assess business process, technology and information architecture at logical, system and component levels to understand the risks/benefits to Autodesk, apply critical thinking, and influence the overall design of the system.

• Understand big picture enterprise risk patterns, contribute to strategic planning, and address as initiatives.

• Establish infrastructure architecture best practices, communicate and link them to implementation guidelines – make them actionable.

• Develop content and instructional design strategy for security courses to promote domain competence of colleagues and partners.

Business Partnership

• Establish strong working relationships with Customer and Peer Solution Architects.

• Establish strong working relationships with the business, operations and other technology tower members.

• Participate in HCL-wide Architecture/Engineering working groups ensuring that the technology organization is aligned to corporate technology directions.

Relevant Technical Skills

The critical skills will depend on his/her current level and specific responsibilities within the organization. Instead, this list includes typical skills that a Sr. Infrastructure Architect may be required to demonstrate over the course of this role.

• Understanding of Data Center Compute Solutions including vertical and horizontally scaling solutions for Intel in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

• Deep experience with storage management in large environment (SAN/NAS) with architecture design and planning. Must have experience with EMC, Dell and Netapp storage.

• Understanding with all aspects of high availability, fault tolerant architectures

• Knowledge of Virtual environments and hypervisor management including ESX

• Deep and Broad Infrastructure experience related to large server environment with Windows and Linux/RHEL. Other Unix flavors (HP, Solaris, AIX) are a plus to have.

• Deep experience of Data Center Compute Solutions including vertical and horizontally scaling solutions for Intel in physical, virtual and cloud environments.

• Experienced with all aspects of high availability, fault tolerant architectures

• Expert level experience with vCloud Director, vSphere, ESX/ESX, Hyper-V, VMware View,

• Experience with Virtual Networking for VMWARE

Knowledge on Key Technologies required

• O/S & Network: Windows Server, Citrix, TCP/IP, L2/L3 Switching, Load Balancing, Firewalls, Remote Access

• Critical Skill: Microsoft Windows 2003-2012 R2 server design through implementation experience

• Hardware: UNIX Servers (HP, IBM, Sun), Wintel Servers(HP, IBM, DELL), Storage (EMC, NetApp, IBM), Database Appliance (Oracle Exadata)

• Virtualization design experience

• Storage solutions: EMC and Netapp. Hands on experience with fiber and iSCSI technologies.

• Experience with capacity planning and capacity planning tools, virtualization, migration, EOSL, upgrades, benchmarking and benchmarking tools.

• Experience with DR planning and technologies for supporting DR such as: VMWare SRM, DB replication, file replication and mirroring.

• Office Automation: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint

• Planning & Design: Microsoft Project, Visio

• Integration Technologies: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Oracle WebLogic, Oracle Service Bus

• Databases: Oracle RDBMS, Oracle RAC, Oracle ASM, Microsoft SQL Server

• Information Risk Management: High-Availability Design, Microsoft Active Directory

• Automation skills and tools: WMI, DCOM, VBscript, Jscript, PowerShell, PowerCLI, SUA

• Software Engineering Experience: Tuxedo, Eclipse/MyEclipse, C, PowerBuilder, TSql, PL-SQL, SQL Plus, K Shell

• eSkills: HTML/CSS, Java/JSP, J2EE, XML

• Modeling / Reporting Tools : Embarcadero, Erwin, Metadata Tools, Cognos

• Standards & Methodology: ITIL, Six Sigma, CMMI

Technical Certifications Desired

• Infra Architecture Certifications

• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (Desired)

• Red Hat Certifications (Desired)

• VMware Certified Professional (VCP) (Required)

Work Experience Required

• Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in overall IT

• At least 5+ years of large Data Center experience with architecture and planning capabilities for servers, consolidation and virtualization focus


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