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 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.