Lead Virtualization Architect

US
Job ID
2017-1125
Category
Virtualization
Department
Professional Services

Overview

The David Kenneth Group is seeking to add a qualified Lead Virtualization Architect to its team of experienced data center migration professionals. We specialize in data center transformations. Our services include data center migrations, infrastructure and virtualization optimization, and advisory services for large enterprise clients. Data Center migration projects are mission-critical, come with inherent risks and the qualified candidate must have previous experience with data center virtualization migrations, consolidations and/or relocations. Due to high demand for our services, we are seeking to add a Lead Virtualization Architect to our team.

 

The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate subject matter expertise in virtualization technologies. This candidate has extensive experience in data center migrations. This is a position where you will be directing team virtualization efforts based on your design product. The ideal candidate will work to resolve the most complex migration issues and demonstrate good judgement in selecting multiple methodologies for resolution. Personal interaction skills are needed for you will be working directly with the migration team and with the clients as well; technical staff and management. This role will also lead and mentor engineering/architectural staff.

 

Our work culture mandates an entrepreneurial mindset and a self-starter attitude. David-Kenneth Group hires individuals that embrace critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement of themselves and those around them. This position will provide unique challenges as well as an opportunity to work with an industry leader whose services are in high demand. If you meet these qualifications, exude passion, and enjoy the challenges of deploying highly technical and innovative projects at a massive scale, then this is the job is for you!

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of Technology Infrastructure experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with VM designing and implementing enterprise (multi-site, >250 VM’s) virtualized and cloud based infrastructure
  • 5+ years of consulting experience
  • Must have at least one of the following certifications (VCP-DCV, VCAP, etc)
  • Hands-on implementation of VMware up to 5.x and 6.x & Guest OS are a plus
  • Must be able to articulate ITIL best practices within a data center migration
  • Expert knowledge of one or more Operating Systems (Windows 2003/2008/2012; Linux-Redhat, SUSE, etc)
  • Working knowledge of Networking (Troubleshooting connectivity at host & vm level, Distributed Virtual Switch)
  • Working knowledge of Storage relation to virtualization (Provisioning, connecting hosts to FC, NFS, FCoE Storage)
  • Significant P2V & V2V experience using scripting and/or tools (Converter, DoubleTake, Platespin, Veeam)
  • Hands-on experience with VMware automated tools such as PowerCli, vCO
  • Must be able to support VM related highly-available and business critical infrastructure
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas to technical staff and management concisely

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience supervising and mentoring virtualization engineers and architects
  • Data Center Migration experience
  • Cisco UCS and/or converged compute/storage/network solutions
  • EMC, Netapp, or IBM storage & technologies relating to virtualization
  • Storage Virtualization & Replication Experience (RecoverPoint, SnapMirror, SRDF, VPLEX)
  • VDI (Citrix or VMware)
  • Zerto
  • Cisco Nexus (including storage networking)

Additional Information:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Full time position/w Benefits
  • Ability to travel as needed with prior notice (approximately 20-30% 1wk/per month average within continental US annually)
  • Telecommute ( willing to support any U.S. Time Zone)

Corporate Summary     

David-Kenneth Group is a privately held company whose main offices are in Annapolis, Maryland. Our core competency and singular focus is data center migration and disaster recovery. The company is a certified veteran-owned business and has more than 40-years of experience increasing market share and revenue for clients.  All of our people, processes and methodology are purposed to help achieve the very attractive business benefits associated with data center migrations.  What is typically a once in a lifetime project for most organizations is what we do all day, every day.    

Please visit our website at www.davidkennethgroup.com for additional information.    

  

What We do!   

Our typical engagements are relocations, mergers, consolidations, and modernizations lasting anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Our clients usually operate between 300 and 2000+ virtual servers providing mission-critical IT services in the health care, financial services, media, retail, utilities and national defense industries. Our data center migration services include data center migration strategy workshops, relocations, colocations, consolidations, transitions (transformation), and disaster recovery. We help organizations determine the strategy that best meets their evolving technical requirements and business goals. A data center migration strategy can include infrastructure optimization, colo and outsourcing selection, or application modernization services; our experts will guide clients through the process without interruption to services.   

  

Our Benefits & Our Culture  

The David Kenneth Group is committed to providing our employees with a competitive benefits package that complements our core values and demonstrates our people-first commitment.  We offer a competitive salary; paid time off; FLEX- Time, paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K; profit sharing program; and additional benefits such as employee development, education assistance, and employee referral bonuses. The hiring and retention of employees is critical to our success so we are continually striving to enhance our attraction as a great place to work!   

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