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Infrastructure Architect

Redlands, CA · Information Technology
Use your understanding of industry standards and best practices to provide direction in the area of computing, storage, backup, and monitoring. 
In this role, you will work across all core infrastructures (server, storage, network, and applications) to recommend solutions or improvements for current and future projects and processes.

Design production, staging, development, and disaster recovery environments
Establish standards, policies, and procedures within the infrastructure architecture domain
Analyze technical requirements to determine systems design, potential issues, and cost for projects
Examine the risks and benefits associated with a solution
Lead the development and on-going maturity of The Company’s virtualization and cloud computing strategy, including but not limited to hypervisor, virtual desktops, application virtualization, networking, storage, backup, replication, DR, systems monitoring and management
Enable orchestration and automation to build a private cloud platform with a public cloud connection to enable hybrid cloud functionality including scalability, DR, and cost management
Build and establish a world class infrastructure to support the implementation of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and service catalogs for compute, storage, and backup
Create and maintain Infrastructure Reference Architectures
Provide input and recommendations for the following services: servers, storage, backup, monitoring, disaster recovery, and operational readiness
Create reports and present key infrastructure metrics to IST leadership
Provide support for business critical escalations as needed

Bachelor's in computer science or a technology related field
Minimum of 10 years of experience designing, building, and supporting large IT enterprise environments
Minimum of five years of experience utilizing tools for high availability and redundancy with concentration in virtualization and cloud environment
Practical working knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
Storage platform expertise with IBM, NetApp, Dell, Hitachi HDS
Experience with SAN fabric background with Brocade
Backup familiarity with CommVault
Enterprise monitoring experience with hands-on involvement at the application performance level
Working knowledge of database management systems and optimal storage configurations
Understanding of security best practices
Proven expertise with:
VMware vSphere 4 & 5, vCenter, Ops Center, vCloud, vCAC, HA/DRS clustering
Fiber Channel, NFS, FCoE, and iSCSI storage protocols
Server and storage virtualization
Virtualization resource management
Business continuance and disaster recovery solutions
Cloud services such as AWS and Azure
Strong project management experience including planning, coordination, tracking, and management of issues
Excellent communication and presentation skills including the ability to articulate technically complex concepts to non-technical and managerial audiences
Solid interpersonal and relationship building skills
Proven troubleshooting and problem solving abilities

Full relocation provided along with full health coverage and generous 401K contributions

Security Clearance US Citizen/Clearable

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