Senior Cloud Architect
Softec Solutions, Inc. - Englewood, CO

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Founded in 1996, SofTec Solutions is a leading IT Consulting Services firm for Federal, State Local Government, Commercial and Healthcare industries. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our candidates and clients to find just the right match. We look for candidates who go beyond the norm of the usual employee and are hungry for new learning experiences and situations. Because of our resources we have been listed for 3 consecutive years in the Inc.

Magazines Fastest Growing Companies in America. SofTec's valued Client-- a leader in both cloud computing and communications--has been in business for over 23 years and currently has an opening for a Senior Cloud Architect and Virtualization Engineer. Clientpossesses its own data center in the Denver tech center with a redundant fiber ring and 11 colocations. The company has over 2500 customers and is currently experiencing significant growth in its cloud computing business.

Clientexpanded nationwide in 2012 and has entered into business in 10 other states and is preparing for major growth in 2013 and onwards. Gartner research Estimates that Cloud Services Spending will surpass 150 Billion at the end of 2013. Its infrastructure is comprised of best of class Enterprise equipment including Cisco routers, firewalls, and switches, F 5 load balancers, Juniper routers, VM ware, Microsoft, Dell servers, Arista 10 Gig switches, Checkpoint firewalls, and much more. The ideal candidate for this position must be detail oriented, have a professional appearance and demeanor, and be results driven with the ability to work in a demanding environment.

Must have exceptional organizational skills, be a team player and tolerant of erratic service schedules. This position will act as a primary technical principal and is responsible for delivery of virtualization solutions at a Service Provider Level. Expertise with virtualization and network infrastructure technologies such as VMware vSphere, F5, Citrix XenApp, Cloud Automation, LAN, WAN, and Data Center. The successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of industry leading virtualization technologies from both a design and engineering perspective.

The candidate will be able to demonstrate technical capabilities and solution offerings for virtualization in the Data Center, on the Desktop, and in the Cloud. Candidates for this position must be able to, from day one, roll up their sleeves and hit the ground running, and bring their experience to the team to make the project deployments much smoother. Desired Skills Experience Minimum of 7+ years experience in overall IT (either systems or network engineering) Expert level experience with vCloud Director, vSphere, ESXESX, Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer and related VDI products. Advanced Technical Certifications including knowledge of virtualization, networking, storage, and compute platforms.

Experience passion supporting a production infrastructure. Experienced in the design and operation of large scale Virtualization, Utility Computing and Cloud based platforms in a SaaS environment. Experience developing or contributing to the development of an enterprise architecture andor Infrastructure architecture framework is strongly desired. At least 5+ years of Data Center experience.

Experience with diverse hardware platforms ( Netapp, Cisco, EMC, etc) Experience with cloud automation technologies. Preferred Skills Ability to Assess, Architect, Design, and Implement Servers, Server Virtualization, and PrivatePublicHybrid Cloud Environments. Recent experience with design, implementation and support of IaaS, PaaS andor SaaS highly desired. VMware VCP5, VCAP or VCDX certification is required Experience with VMware SRM and VCops also desired.

Microsoft MCSE or MCITP certification is required Cisco CCNP or CCIE is a plus vCloud Director, vSphere, ESX/ESX, Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, XenServer and related VDI products, Netapp, Cisco, EMC