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.
Education : Any Bachelor’s degree
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.