Architect- Cloud
Virtela Technology Services Incorporated
Mumbai, India
23h ago


Deliver solution architecture for enterprise level customers based on Openstack / Cloudstack Clouds.

Drive solution architecture based on recommended practices

Design and implement end to end cloud solutions in-line with company’s Business objectives.

Actively participate in Cloud architecture and security governance and help drive process improvements.

Create content for design and technical reference.

Run highly complex enterprise-wide projects requiring in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architectural domains.

Understand cloud technology trends, how they impact future solutions, and provide strategic direction to the broader technology community.

Train, develop, and manage a team.

Qualifications :

  • Education : Any Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience :
  • 12+ years of experience on Linux & Virtualization technologies.
  • 7+ years of design / implementation / consulting experience with distributed applications ( preferably NFV )
  • 5+ years of software development tools and methodologies
  • 4+ years of experience of presenting to executives, IT Management, or developers
  • Technology and Software : Linux Operating Systems (CentOS / RedHat or similar)Understanding of virtualization technologies : KVM, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXiSecurity : Linux hardening , iptables , security patchingCloud Infrastructure Mgmt : Cloudstack, OpenstackSoftware defined storage : Design and Implement software-defined storage systems, such as CEPHCloud Migrations : Plan and implement migrations to Openstack PlatformScripting language : Bash, PythonMonitoring : Nagios, Zenoss, Zabbix or similarConfiguration Management Systems : Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt or similarDatabase : MySQL or similarNetworks : Thorough understanding of Networking Fundamentals CCNA Level.
  • Preferably CCNP Level.Software Defined Networking ( SDN ) : Openvswitch , Open ContrailDocumentation : Ability to document standard technical procedures, production designs , technical solutions & test casesHardware : Understanding of Hardware procurement and deployment.

    Troubleshooting : L3 / L4 level troubleshooting & RCA for complex & priority issues.ITIL : Knowledge of standard operational processes like change management, incident management & problem management.

    Applications : Network Function Virtualization ( NFV ) applications like Palo Alto, Silver Peak WAN Optimizers , Silver Peak SDWAN etc

    Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Design solutions and execute on approved plans for a secure, highly available, and efficient cloud environment.
  • Develop cloud solutions, design specifications, policies, procedures and organizational cloud deployment and support standards.
  • Plan and conduct technical tasks associated with the support, implementation and maintenance of cloud application infrastructure.
  • Participate with engineering teams to perform PoCs and test new products and services.
  • Identify ways in which new services and modifications or enhancements to current product catalogue can be successfully implemented.
  • Deploy and manage internal as well as customer-based virtual machines via a Cloud-based portal.
  • Co-ordinate with internal teams and handle escalations to ensure issues are resolved quickly with least customer downtime.
  • Optimize the environment to maximize auto recovery and geographically distributed redundancy.
  • Improve system monitoring and alerting to improve incident time to resolution while decreasing false positives.
  • Improve system logging and benchmarking in order to fine tune application infrastructure and gain better insight into system issues and performance.
  • Work with application development teams to improve system performance through environment upgrades and improvements.
  • Update systems to support new development and technology initiatives.
  • Required Skills :

  • Advanced Technical Knowledge : This is a senior technical position that requires extensive experience with enterprise architecture, design and implementations
  • Communication : Ability to communicate technical ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders is critical. Ability to negotiate and solve conflict.
  • Additionally, the ability to document support procedures to ensure that deployed systems are properly maintained and supported.

  • Leadership : Collaborative leadership is important to gather technical and business requirements and build plans that incorporate feedback.
  • Strong organization, project planning and time management skills.

  • Analytical : You will be required to project the impact of design decisions and weigh compromises in operational criteria to meet business objectives.
  • Training / Certifications :
  • Vendor certifications : RedHat Linux, KVM, Citrix, VMware, ITILv2 / 3 a plus.
  • Experience in multiple private cloud implementations on CloudStack, Openstack, a plus
  • Experience in designing and implementing NFV Clouds a plus.
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