Monitoring Systems Architect
Virtustream Inc. - Vienna, VA

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Virtustream ( ) is a leading enterprise cloud software and services provider. The company's secure high-performance cloud platform, xStream, enables hybrid cloud deployments, supports multiple hypervisors, and is the industry's first to offer a sub-virtual machine pricing model that is truly consumption-based. Virtustream’s team comprises of architects, engineers and developers with deep expertise in cloud migration strategies, cloud platform deployment, enterprise application management and advanced data center technologies.

Monitoring Systems Architect - xStream Operations will be the primary resource responsible for the design, implementation, and operations of the monitoring systems and tools used by Virtustream Operations Center and across the customer infrastructure. Working closely with the Monitoring Systems Engineer,
the Architect drives solution design with different teams determining requirements,
analyzing different architectures, and driving the monitoring solutions. The Architect defines the limitations of different monitoring tools, software and hardware.
Working with the assistance of the Monitoring Engineer, the Monitoring
team will develop and execute project plans resulting in the implementation of
different monitoring solutions, creating, testing and documentation of systems
and tools. Other responsibilities include development of policy, process, and procedure documents.

The Monitoring Architect needs a very strong understanding of enterprise technology infrastructure, including converged networks, IP networking, storage area networks and servers. Also important is a deep understanding of network standards including, but not limited to Simple Network Management Protocol, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Internet Message Access Protocol, Secure Socket Layer, and Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Virtustream primarily uses Nimsoft Monitoring solutions, including Universal Management Portal, Infrastructure Manager, Alarm Console, and the core monitoring systems.

The Architect will be responsible for ensuring the monitoring systems are available and operational in a 24x7 environment. This includes a rotating on-call responsibility including nights, weekends, and holidays.


Installation, configuration, and administration of software and hardware systems

Understand and document business and technical requirements as they relate to systems

Develop technical solutions and processes for implementation and upgrade of monitoring

Develop and execute project plans for implementation and upgrade of monitoring systems

Develop monitoring systems documentation and provide training for other employees


Bachelors’ degree in technical field, with a Master’s degree preferred

Strong technical understanding of Windows operating systems, with a focus on Windows Server 2008

Strong technical understanding of virtual machine systems, with a focus on VMWare

Recent Systems Administration experience with one or more of the following

VMware vCenter 4.0 & 5.0


Dell Compellent

Cisco iOS

Windows 2008 Server & Microsoft Active Directory



Recent configuration and administration experience with Tomcat and MS-SQL Server

Deep understanding networking architecture including




Understanding of, or certification in, ITIL and ITSM

Project management experience


This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone and standard office equipment, lift up to 25 lbs., bend, stoop, and carry articles used in office activities. Occasional travel, including operating a motor vehicle, may be necessary.