Cloud Analyst/Consultant

Cloud SME, IT solution delivery, design, implementation, migration, technical lead experience
Contract W2, 6 months
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Please note that this is a 6 month contract position. 

Develops conceptual, logical and physical IT engineering designs, that support the infrastructure requirements of varying levels of technical and business application projects. Completes analysis of business requirements, as it relates to technical infrastructure design, and ensure traceability of the design to the business requirements. Assesses testing requirements and prepares testing strategies, as well as preparing implementation and transition plans. Advanced level position is recognized as an advanced contributor and subject matter expert in field. Functional Area Duties & Responsibilities: • The primary responsibilities of the Cloud SME is to maintain virtual infrastructure availability, automate activities, reduce operational risk, change and incident management of his/her technology and improve overall customer experience when working with infrastructure teams. • Identify, evaluate and recommend products and technologies that the enterprise will use to implement its application or cloud infrastructure strategy. • Facilitate the technical evaluation and selection recommendations of Private Cloud hardware and software technology to meet business needs. • Oversee and contribute to the documentation of solution &/or technical architecture design and analysis work, including project postmortem documentation, lessons learned and metric collection. • Provide hands-on engineering expertise in designing a cloud hosting environment. Responsibilities include the design, creation, configuration, and delivery of cloud infrastructure environments. • Evaluate on-premise cloud hosting requirements, including multitenancy, scale, high availability, disaster recovery, growth, and automation • Create the future mode Private Cloud environment design • Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all core components of the Private Cloud including: o vRealize Automation (vRA) o vRealize Orchestration (vRO) o vRealize Operations Manager o vSphere o ESXi o Site Recovery Manager (SRM) • Perform flows and software modifications (VRA/VRO, VMware lifecycle actions) • Base virtualization software installation and configuration • Bring together relevant delivery units after the installation and configuration of the various solution components and to ensure the proper validation and testing of a cohesive solution before it gets released to production and ongoing operations • Determine appropriate server hardware per environments • Collaborate with engineers to review upgrades to in-scope private cloud systems • Setup and enable monitoring tools to track system capacity • Provide ongoing technical support and maintenance of production and development systems/software programs on various platforms • Provide professional engineering practices for the full software development lifecycle • Maintain the long term architectural and design knowledge to allow changes to be performed on the cloud solution • Maintain the VRA/VRO flows, Automation/Orchestration lifecycle actions, and Remedy integration • Continual improvement of private cloud infrastructure 
• Current VMware certifications of the “Specialist” or “Advanced Professional” level • IT Service Management Tools - eg: Service Manager, Service Now, BMC Remedy, BMC Patrol, CA Unicenter, CIAC, vCloud Director • Experience in one or more Converged Server Technologies: BladeSystem • Experience in one or more Converged Network Technologies: FlexFabric • Experience in one or more SAN and NAS Storage: EMC VNX, EMC VMAX, Hitchi VSP, Netapps • Experience in Converged Infrastructure: CloudSystem • Experience in one or more Hypervisor Technology: VMWare ESXi, OpenStack KVM, Oracle VM, • Experience with replication and data protection architecture and solutions; SRM, Recover Point, Oracle Dataguard • Communications: Strong interpersonal, negotiation, creativity, attention to detail, and oral and written communications skills tailored for the intended audience. • Risk Management: [The individual] is responsible for understanding and applying risk management discipline in decision making, and contributing to his or her function’s risk management. • Decision Making: Works under direction with infrequent checks; follows established methods and clear-cut policy. Makes decisions when general instructions or established methods indicate action to be taken. • 3 - 5 years of experience with IT solution delivery, working on design, implementation, and operations for distributed applications • 3 – 5 years of experience with public, private, and hybrid Cloud services and the planning, development, migration, • Knowledge of the Cloud computing stack and Cloud concepts, including virtualization and containerization • Experience as a customer-facing technical lead, including working with both senior management-level executives and development teams • Strategic thinking and a demonstrated ability to provide and articulate architecture future visions • Experience with DevOps a plus • Solution Architect or Cloud Architect Certification a plus 

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Position Id : 2345
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