IT Architect - Data Center Migration

Richmond, Virginia 23279 | Contract

Job ID: 1315 Industry: Information Technology Pay Rate: Based on Experience

TierPM, an  IT project management services firm specializing in data center infrastructure and  application development solutions for clients nationwide,  is  seeking an experienced IT Infrastructure Architect, with data center migration experience, to support a migration project in the Richmond, VA metro area.

**This is a short term 3-6 month contract with the possibility of extending to 12 months**

The ideal IT solutions oriented applicant will have 6-10 years experience architecting  complex  application centric  data center server consolidation, server migration and server refresh solutions.  

In addition, applicants must have broad expertise architecting  diverse technologies including Intel, Linux, AIX, Storage, VMWare, Networking, Cloud Hosting (Soft-Layer), Load Balancing, Disaster Recovery and Security requirements common in data center and server solutions.

Position Description:
  • Provide data center and server solution thought leadership by creating server architectures, providing oversight for technical components, and creating technical roadmaps for data center and server consolidation projects.
  • Responsible for the design of Intel, Unix and Linux server upgrade and/or migration solutions considering load balancing, virtualization, storage, security and DR considerations.
  • Evaluate data center technologies and services needed to achieve server migration, consolidation and upgrade objectives.
  • Provide forecasts and input for target system and site  capacity planning.
  • Work with application owners to evaluate application dependencies and produce server migration and/or upgrade solutions to ensure the successful server migration, consolidation or upgrade solution.
  • Evaluate application workloads and develop  cloud hosting, virtual and physical solutions based on the companies server architecture standards.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years experience architecting Intel, Unix and Linux server systems  including creating solutions for  dependent  storage, load balancing, security, networking as well as application dependencies such as IP changes, host name changes, service accounts, security access and upstream,/downstream application dependencies.
  • Overall 10 years of experience in the IT data center infrastructure support field.
  • Experience with technologies such as VMWare, AIX LPARs and cloud hosting solutions such as IBM Soft-Layer.
  • Experience with hardware technologies such as IBM and EMC storage devices, F5 BigIP devices, IBM/HP Blade and Enclosure server hardware 
  • Excellent analytical, communications (written and verbal), customer service, and decision making skills 
  • Demonstrate strong prioritization, time management and organization skills 
  • A thought leader with the ability to convey complex ideas and concepts to all levels of the team.
  • Must be able to work independently and also as a team member with minimal supervision 

Education:
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline; advance degree preferred 

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