Datacenter Architect

About the role

Employment Type: Full-time permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

English and German is a must

Role:

In your role as Infrastructure – Solution Architect, you will play a key role in creating highly scalable infrastructure architecture designs based on customer requirements. In your role, it is essential to always consider both sides - the customer's perspective and that of the technical team. With excellent analytical skills and a knack for tackling problems head on, you will find the right solution for all stakeholders and effectively put it into action.

Your responsibilities

  • Map high level architectural ambiguity driven by customer requirements, product roadmaps etc... to highly scalable architecture designs.
  • Will be primarily responsible for architecting and delivering datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions for our customers.
  • Consulting with client stakeholders on strategies for deployment of new cloud technology implementations, monitoring and optimization of existing equipment
  • Delivering end-to-end infrastructure management solutions for our customers
  • Improving infrastructure operations through better use of monitoring, coding and scripting best practices
  • Automating infrastructure migration to private and public cloud environments
  • Implementing governance, build, deployment and monitoring standards for the clients
  • Support our clients as they improve agility and resilience, and identifies opportunities to reduce IT operations spend through automation and Cloud journey
  • Be the single point of contact for Application Owners (customer) for a group of applications for architecture of application infrastructure.
  • Translate customer requirements into infrastructure changes and ensure fulfillment
  • Maintain operational and architectural documentation for Application infrastructure
  • Organize Application Recovery and Disaster Recovery tests
  • Propose and implementation infrastructure optimization and service optimization
  • Ensure implementation of security guidelines.
  • Work with Operational managers and Operational teams to ensure stable operations.
  • Ensure service quality.

Skillset required

  • Proven years of experience in Datacenter and cloud technologies (Compute, Virtualization (VMWare), Windows, Linux, Storage (Netapp), Backup (VEEAM), Networking, etc.)
  • Experience in architecture and design
  • Experience with architecting and administering virtual private clouds based on VMWare
  • Experience in architecting database(Oracle, PostGreS, MS-SQL) and middleware (Websphere MQ, Websphere Application server, Apache, Tomcat) platforms
  • Experience in Micro-services architecture and Kubernetes will be an added advantage
  • Prior experience in managing large and complex hybrid cloud environments
  • Experience with Datacenter transformation and migration projects would be of advantage.
  • Experience with hyper converged infrastructure & Software defined datacenter solutions would be an added advantage
  • Automation experience would be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience on cross-functional business initiatives
  • Should be familiar with cloud native services
  • Good background and experience on datacenter & cloud security
  • Knowledge of Disaster Recovery & BCMS principles & processes

Qualifications required

  • Deep understanding of operation and change management and related network processes within ITIL, ideally with certification
  • Experience in leading a team.
  • Experience in Customer Handling and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to handle escalations, be a trusted advisor for the customer and work closely with customers in defining solutions
  • Ability to drive Service Improvement programs and drive service quality improvements.
  • Familiarity billing and charging topics
  • Understanding of service level management process, related agreements – SLA/OLA and workflow steps.
  • Analytical ability
  • Planning and organizing – Optimally organize the workload across the team.
  • Willingness to provide oncall support

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