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Cloud  Solutions  Architect  
  $150K  to  $175K  plus  quarterly  MBO  bonus  ($5-­‐10K+)  &  stock  options     West  Coast  preferred…though  for  the  right  person  anywhere  USA   Our  Client,  a  leading  national  provider  of  IT  solutions  and  Cloud/Managed  services,  is  seeking  an  experienced   technical  leader  who  wants  be  a  part  of  a  dynamic,  fast  growing  team  of  professionals  delivering  leading-­‐edge  cloud   computing  solutions  to  customers  in  both  on-­‐premise  and  hosted  delivery  models.   Job  Description   The  Cloud  Solutions  Architect  is  a  senior,  pre-­‐sales,  consulting  engineer  who  will  work  closely  with  our  Client's   customers  to  help  architect  and  design  leading-­‐edge  cloud  computing  solutions  for  customers  migrating  from  legacy   infrastructure  systems  to  cloud-­‐based  computing  hosted  internally  by  the  customer  or  by  our  Client  under  their   Cloud  offering.  The  Cloud  Solutions  Architect  will  also  help  establish  company-­‐wide  best  practices  around  cloud   computing  architectures  and  cloud  migration  strategies  and  will  work  with  both  the  Professional  Services  (PS)  and   Managed  Services  (MS)  teams  within  the  Company  to  deliver  both  on-­‐premise  and  hosted  cloud  solutions.   In  addition  to  customer-­‐facing  technical  architecture  duties,  the  Cloud  Solutions  Architect  will  collaborate  with  our   Client's  Product  Management  and  PS/MS  Engineering  teams  as  the  field  representative  in  support  and  development   of  current  and  future  Company  cloud  solutions.  The  Cloud  Solutions  Architect  will  also  work  closely  with  the   Company's  major  vendor  partners  including  VMware,  Citrix,  Cisco,  EMC,  VCE,  NetApp,  HP,  Microsoft  and  others  to   asses  and  integrate  their  technology,  products  and  best  practices  into  the  Company's  reference  architectures  and   customer  solutions.   Primary  Duties   • Provide  expert,  pre-­‐sales  technical  architectural  support  and  consulting  to  the  Company's  field  sales  teams  and   customers  looking  to  integrate  cloud  computing  infrastructure  solutions  into  their  IT  environment   • Help  customers  determine  the  right  cloud  computing  solution  to  meet  their  business  needs,  whether  hosted  by   the  Company  or  by  the  customer   • Create  migration  strategies  for  customers  moving  from  legacy  data  center  architectures  to  cloud  computing   architectures   • Document  best  practices  and  reference  architectures  in  regards  to  cloud  solutions  and  assist  Product   Management  with  the  creation  of  standardized  cloud  computing  offerings   • Function  as  the  "go-­‐to"  subject  matter  expert  on  cloud  and  data  center  virtualization  technologies  across  the   company   • Maintain  deep  technical  and  business  knowledge  of  cloud  computing  industry  direction,  vendors,  technologies   and  trends   • Work  collaboratively  with  the  Company's  Product  Management  and  Engineering  during  the  development,  launch   and  continuing  refinement  of  the  Company's  Cloud  solutions   • Research  and  disseminate  technical  and  product  information  on  cloud  computing  solutions  to  the  national  and   regional  teams   • Speak  and  present  on  cloud  and  virtualization-­‐related  topics  at  seminars  and  other  events  sponsored  by  the   Company's  Marketing  team   • Travel  is  required  up  to  50-­‐70%          
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    Qualifications/Requirements:   The  ideal  candidate  will  possess  the  following  skills  and  experience:   • 7+  years  in  a  senior  consulting  architect  role  designing  and  implementing  virtualization  and  data  center  solutions   with  a  proven  ability  to  deliver  resulting  working  directly  with  customers   • VMware  VCP  required,  VCDX  (Design  Expert)  preferred   • Citrix  Xen-­‐related  certification  is  plus   • A  Bachelor's  Degree  in  Computer  Science  or  Engineering  is  desired   • Must  be  effective  working  both  independently  and  in  a  team  setting   • Strong  listening  and  question  based  selling  skills   • Ability  to  uncover  business  challenges  and  develop  a  custom  solution  to  solve  those  challenges   • Excellent  communication  skills,  both  written  and  oral  are  required   • Proven  track  record  of  selling  services  as  part  of  a  solution   • The  individual  should  have  extensive  architectural  skills  and  experience  with  infrastructure  solutions  including   expert  level  knowledge  of  x86  servers,  operating  systems,  advanced  networking  and  storage  architectures   including  the  following:    VMware  ESX/ESXi,  vSphere,  vCenter,  vCloud  Director,  SRM  and  other  VMware  virtualization  solutions    Citrix  Xen  Server  and  Microsoft  HyperV  experience  desired    Storage  architectures  and  systems  including  storage  virtualization  and  consolidation,  EMC  and/or   NetApp  experience  preferred    Windows  and  Linux  and  Unix  operating  systems  and  architectures    Backup  and  Disaster  Recovery  /  Business  Continuity  architectures  and  best  practices  for  cloud  and   virtualized  environments    Data  center  networking  as  it  relates  to  virtualized  architectures    Data  center  consolidation,  assessment  and  capacity  planning  tools  and  best  practices    Virtualization  and  infrastructure  management  software     If  you  think  you  have  the  drive  and  capability  to  achieve  and  can  demonstrate  this,  then  get  in  touch  now  and  send   your  CV  to  Alaric  Turner  at  alaric@searchtribes.com                    

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