Datacenter, Virtualization, and Storage Architect Project Leadership Associates
PLA seeks an experienced Datacenter Virtualization/Storage Architect to help us continue to grow our Advanced Infrastructure Practice. The position will be directly responsible for leading clients through architecture design sessions for virtualization solutions along with implementing the solutions and documenting those findings in a comprehensive plan.
The position will also participate in client presales activities as well as enterprise virtualization and storage assessments. This is a great opportunity to get involved with multiple platforms and expand your technical skill set.
This is a direct hire position (not contract).
Day to day Responsibilities:
Provide support for sales and vendor led pre-sales engagements
Architecture, implementation and troubleshooting for client storage systems (EMC, Dell, HP, Microsoft)
Architecture, implementation and troubleshooting for client virtualization systems (VMware, Microsoft)
Assist in client projects and issues around various datacenter technologies (virtualization, backups, networking)
Conduct client workshops/training
Assist Technical Specialists in executing engagements
Experience designing and planning server and desktop virtual environments involving high-availability and clustering leveraging SAN technologies
Extensive knowledge about virtualization and SAN best practices
Knowledge of virtualization using storage products such as EMC (CLARiiON, Celerra and VNX), NetApp, etc.
Experience with multi-server environments running VMWare ESX/ESXi/vSphere products and associated management applications (vCenter Server, VEEAM Backup and Replication, etc.)
Experience with Microsoft Hyper-V Clustering and associated management applications (Microsoft System Center Suite 2007/2012).
Experience with cloud technologies such as Microsoft Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services preferred
Expertise with Windows OS (Server 2003,Server 2008 R2, Windows 2012) and Active Directory
Experience with Microsoft StorSimple a plus
Tape backup systems (ADIC) and architecting/maintaining backup systems such as Data Protection Manager, Symantec NetBackup, CommVault, and others a plus
Knowledge of Datacenter infrastructure including DNS, PXE, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, MS
General LAN/WAN Knowledge
Knowledge of Citrix solutions a plus
Microsoft Private Cloud certifications a plus
VMware VCP 4/5 a plus
EMC/ASN Certification is a plus
Other storage certifications
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|Company Profile:||Project Leadership Associates (PLA) is a business and technology consulting firm that empowers small, mid-market and enterprise organizations with services across four core solution groups: 1) Strategy & Execution, 2) Business Operations, 3) Applications and 4) Infrastructure. We focus on delivering all of our services with industry leading thought-leadership, seasoned senior consultants and strong business understanding. As our name suggests, we hire experienced consultants with strong business and technical backgrounds, capable of leading projects to successful completion.
PLA has been consistently ranked among Crain's Chicago Businesses' Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine's Inc. 5000 List as an annual recognition of our growth, performance, and for maintaining profitability since its founding in 1998. With headquarters in Chicago and branch offices in Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC, PLA is uniquely poised to offer a broad array of business and IT consultancy services that work collaboratively with clients to help them realize substantial results. Project Leadership Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes individuals of diverse talents and backgrounds.
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