[ProgSoc] [JobSoc] Enterprise Datacentre Architect

Mike Stalenberg stryker at progsoc.org
Fri Apr 11 10:12:48 EST 2008


Send me your resume if you're interested.

cheers,
Mike

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Job Summary

This function has the architectural responsibility in the Sun 
Professional Solutions Delivery Organization to ensure success of 
implementation projects with the Sun Virtualisation Practice. This 
includes services around understanding and improving the Environmental 
footprint of datacentres, virtualisation and consolidation of datacentres.

The IT market is faced with major power and cost challenges in 
datacentres that are full and have no room for expansion. Sun is 
investing to meet those needs through the use of its infrastructure 
solutions which have market leading advantages in power consumption and 
virtualisation. While addressing virtualisation, Sun needs to build 
sufficient professional services delivery capacity to meed the demand 
that is creating.

Able to define customer requirements and translate these requirements 
into a solution architecture blueprint (high level physical and logical 
design) for a consolidated infrastructure environment.

To provide, within a project team, a quality, revenue-earning IT 
consultancy service to identify, propose and deliver technically- and 
operationally-viable solutions which meet the business needs of customer 
organisations, resulting in customer satisfaction and leading to ongoing 
business sales and opportunities.

To provide technical leadership across the project lifecycle, from 
inception, through technical delivery into annuity service. The role 
includes the management and shaping of key customer relationships and 
perceptions at all levels, this is not a pure technology role.

An interest in minimising the environmental impact of datacentres is an 
essential attribute of this position.


Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
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* Owns technical solution architecture and ensures that customer 
requirements and processes are implemented as per Sun best practice.

* Responsible from analyzing customer requirements up to rollout of the 
complete solution

* Acts as trusted advisor for Sun customers in datacentre implementations

* Provide timely and accurate project updates, reports and escalations 
to management and account team


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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* Very good knowledge of Data Center Management (e.g. System Management 
Tools, Service Levels, Measurement of KPI's, etc.)

* Experience in physical design, build and consolidation of large 
datacentres

* Good understanding of Project Management methodology

* Project experience with large scale datacentre consolidation, 
migration or disaster recovery planning essential.

* Capable of performing as a technical team lead from business 
requirements gathering, to architecture, to overseeing implementation 
and delivery.

* Display high levels of energy and drive, thrives under pressure, with 
strong business acumen, strong process orientation and excellent verbal 
and written communication skills.

* Significant regular travel within region may be required.

* Proficiency in English (spoken and written) essential.

* ITIL certification an advantage

* Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.


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