Sr. CLOUD Developer/ARCHITECT-VmWare

for The Judge Group, Inc. in Costa Mesa, CA

VMware, HP, IBM, Cisco, VCE, Dell Systems, virtualization (OVM), IIS, SAN, Hadoop, 
Costa Mesa, CA
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The Sr. Cloud Developer/Designer will be responsible for providing support for all activities related to cloud and virtualization on the x86 platform architecture for all types of servers and Operating Systems. This individual must understand thoroughly how to leverage cloud and virtualization technology with hands-on technical experience. This is a client facing role with a major focus on support of company pursuits and engagements.
The architecture team works with alliances and vendors to provide emerging platforms so that our applications teams are able to deliver exceptional value to our clients, and research and development for the practice. The ideal candidate will have extensive server virtualization and cloud experience. This position will require up 60% travel. Partial telecommuting options are provided.
The position will be focused on the following activities:

  • Deliver technology advisory and implementation solutions that extract and maximize business value from IT investments
  • Encompasses architecture, engineering, and provide third level support for operations services for the IT strategy, innovation, operations, and infrastructure required to deliver efficient and effective platforms fundamental to business success
  • Research and development on the latest virtualization technology, tools, and capabilities · Provide deep subject matter expertise in virtual server technology to resolve technical issues, consulting, and hands-on client project support · Architecture, design, and support of the hybrid cloud offering

Provide third level support to peer operations and network services groups in delivering IT services to the firm as defined by management · Research and development for emerging infrastructure technologies · Work with application owners/groups to ensure proper architecture and function of the company's server infrastructure · Work with alliances and vendors to provide emerging platforms · Identify business and technical requirements for new and existing technologies · Develop functional designs, prototypes, process designs, testing, training, and definition of support procedures · Provide technical support · Assist consulting practice on Pursuits, RFP responses, and solution development and sustainment · Develop documentation for best practices for server infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud computing · Review operations and business requirements for projects pertaining to the company's server infrastructure with all project teams, management and client services groups for deployment and ongoing operations support Personal Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience in a large, diverse, server environment
  • 3+ years of prior government and/or commercial consulting experience
  • In depth knowledge of VMWare, HP, IBM, Cisco, VCE, Dell Systems and other major vendors of infrastructure technology
  • Bachelor-level degree in engineering, information technology, data communications, telecommunications, computer science, or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications
  • An advanced degree or training in the area of specialization such as VCP is preferred
  • Technical proficiency including systems experience, strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills, and issue management in a multi-platform environment
  • Strong knowledge of emerging IT technology solutions, industry trends, and progressive operations methodology
  • Experience participating in all aspects of large-scale Enterprise Architecture projects including ideation, identification, planning and cost estimation through requirements, design, development, testing, implementation and production
  • Knowledge of Major Enterprise Architecture Frameworks with a minimum 2 years of hands on experience leveraging these frameworks to support client deliverables. Framework Examples include TOGAF, FEA(F), and DoDAF
  • Experience translating the end state business and technology models into architectural blueprints including recommendation of third party components, definition of required custom components, and determination of the appropriate ones to use
  • Experience identifying gaps in existing client skill base and developing documentation to include job descriptions for key architectural positions, skill requirements and required certifications for roles/positions, inventory of required competencies by job description/role, and an inventory of required technical skills by job description/role
  • Knowledge of Architecture governance best practices and experience applying them to solve client problems
  • Experience defining the specific metrics which communicate the benefits of an architecture program to the business; tracking to what extent those benefits are being delivered on an ongoing basis; and identifying metric stakeholders and owners
  • Deployment and operational expertise Windows, Linux, and VMware
  • Expert knowledge of VMware and/or knowledge of other virtualization technologies such as OVM
  • Familiarity with public and private cloud computing environments based on VMware , OpenStack, or others
  • Knowledge of big data and analytics solutions, and Hadoop environments
  • Knowledge of Microsoft IIS, Domains, Active Directory.
  • Familiarity with DNS and WINS
  • Strong knowledge of SAN technology
  • Experienced with networking and network/system security
  • Subject matter expert in server hardware and operating systems
  • Knowledge of project management methodology
  • Ability and discipline to work and succeed in a fast pace and organizationally complex environment, to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to lead and manage small projects
  • Demonstrated record in leading and instilling service disciplines and team work
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint)


Michael McElhatton
The Judge Group, Inc.