Columbia Advisory Group

  • Cloud/vRealize Architect

    Job Locations US-IL-Lincolnshire
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    We are seeking an Architect with a deep understanding of VMware technology stack in converged/hyper-converged environments, including vSphere, NSX, vRealize, vRA, and vROps.

    o          Strong foundational infrastructure skills, including architecture principles and design patterns of distributed systems in private and public cloud (VMWare and AWS).

    o          Passionate about IaC (Infrastructure as Code) philosophy and adept in IaC methodology.

    o          Hands-on experience implementing programmable infrastructure: beyond mere automation scripts to using IaC methodologies and tools to manage infrastructure configuration and automatic provisioning.

    o          Consideration for those certified with VMware products.

    o          Evangelist in VMWare Cloud Management Platform (CMP), able to architect, deploy and implement, define best practices, review and enhance software components, and mentor others.

    o          Expertise in VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), including DR automation experience.

    o          Hand-on experience automating configuration management and deploying PaaS solutions in private and public cloud (AWS) using any of the following IaC tool: Terraform, Ansible, Cloud Formation, Docker, etc.

    o          Scripting skills using any of the following: PowerShell, PowerCLI, Python, JSON, JavaScript, etc. Experience working with REST APIs is a big plus.

    o          Hands-on experience designing, building, maintaining, and securing AWS microservices, IaaS and PaaS solutions for highly available business critical cloud-based systems.

    o          Support global organization as an infrastructure automation and cloud (AWS) SME.


    o          Strong oral and written communication skills, with emphasis on fostering relationships with other teams.

    o          Ability to work effectively under pressure and on multiple projects simultaneously.

    o          Ability to identify risks early, fails fast, and improve on the next iteration.

    o          Being a strong believer in infrastructure modernization and the power of automation.

    o         Local to the northern Chicago, IL area.

    o         Eligible to work with any U.S. employer without requiring sponsorship.

    Education and Certifications

    o          Required years of Infrastructure Experience: 10+

    o          BS level technical degree.

    o          VMWare Certified Preferred.

    o          AWS Certified Preferred.


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