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Consultant Architect-Virtualization

Job Description

The Consultant (Virtualization) will be a key contributor to Cisco UCS virtualization consulting practice.
  • Technical lead to design, migrate, deploy and support new Microsoft/Oracle/SAP applications deployments
  • Work with service teams and delivery partners to establish credibility and capability to clients in the ability to configure, deploy and operate world class datacenter environments to support business and mission critical application architectures
  • Have at least one end to end Microsoft/Oracle/SAP deployment lifecycle in a systems administrator role
  • Have participated and lead application migrations.
  • Experience deploying Business Applications such as MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, Active Directory, SAP Business Suite, and Oracle eBusiness into a physical and Virtual Machine environment.
  • Provide knowledge transfer to end clients on how to best architect, deploy and operate their environment
  • Able to present and discuss technical best practices, concepts, and technologies for innovative computing solutions
  • Work on complex and sensitive business problems and help implement state of the art data center solutions.-Work closely with engineering and service teams to build unique technical configuration, skills, and best practices to optimize the use of Cisco technology in modern datacenter environments
  • Support and identify new service opportunities that exceed those currently offered
  • Participate in developing and delivering on strategic initiatives for the services team
  • Assist the team in the prioritization and development of key activities, tools and technical implementation programs
  • Develop and nurture strong customer relationships with the data center design, operations and support personnel.
Consulting skills required:
  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate data center technical professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate server based technologies within the virtualized data center of the future
  • Strong written, verbal and white board skills
  • Experience with enterprise applications, solutions and data center infrastructures.
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of data center virtualization
  • Strong customer-interaction skills and architectural skills
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and excitement with data center personnel, as well as work collaboratively with technical professionals.
  • Proven ability to document appropriate technical information to serve as base for training, technical operations run books and knowledge objects.
Technical Skills desired but all not mandatory or expected:
  • Broad technical knowledge of the data center and the three infrastructure pillars: SAN, Network and Server.
  • Strong understanding of virtualization tools and concepts (VMware, XEN, Hyper-V, Platespin, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of multi-tiered application environments, including their design, implementation, and capacity/scaling challenges (SAP Netweaver/Basis, Oracle Fusion, Websphere, Exchange, Active Directory etc.)
  • Extensive experience with the Linux (RHEL / Suse) and / or Microsoft operating systems. Experience with other Unix-based operating systems helpful.
  • Fundamental knowledge and experience with SAN, Server technologies and data center operations.
  • Knowledge of database technologies. Sybase, SQL Server, and Oracle RAC experience ideal.
  • Knowledge and experience with multiple platform interoperability and utility/grid computing concepts
  • Performance Tuning of Operating Systems, Applications, Databases, Storage, and Networking helpful.
  • Working knowledge of high availability and business continuity from a technology and business process perspective, experience defining RPO/RTO expectations Data replication technologies.
  • Understanding of security procedures and practices.
Role requires 3+ years of industry related IT consulting experience and BSCS or equivalent