Sr. Infrastructure Specialist - Windows Architect
The Hershey Company - Hershey, PA

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United States - Pennsylvania - Hershey - Information Services - Full-Time

The Hershey Company is dedicated to including the highest quality ingredients in our products, and is equally committed to finding the highest quality talent to join our team! Behind our global reputation lies a history of innovation, consistent commitment to quality and leadership, and leading edge processes. What we value even more is the expertise and capability of our people, working together as One Hershey to build the world’s leading brands.

The Hershey Company's Information Services (IS) team is looking for the best and brightest IT professionals to join us in achieving our vision to work together as one, immersed in the business to enable Hershey’s global strategy and create value through the innovative application and deployment of information technology.

You will find a rewarding and challenging career working alongside a group of highly engaged professionals within the global Information Services team. We use industry-leading technologies from companies such as SAP, Apple, Cisco, Sun, EMC, and Microsoft while leveraging Cloud, Social, Mobile, Open Source and Big Data technologies to further enhance value. We work globally in all of Hershey’s markets including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Asia, and India.

At Hershey, our IS professionals work with the most impactful technologies in a high-performance, results-oriented culture that promotes business partnership, teamwork, learning & growing, and career development. In addition, we value a social atmosphere where work jointly on various corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and celebrate our successes together. Hershey’s IS team is recognized both internally and externally as world-class.

Our staff enjoys flexible work schedules including work from home options that are available based on work assignments and job design. Hershey rewards differential performance with accelerated salary increases and promotion through increased responsibility. Consider being a member of Hershey’s world-class IS team and a part of the Hershey legacy.

About the position:
The Hershey Company has an opening for an experienced Information Systems (IS) Global Infrastructure Specialist - Architect. The Infrastructure Specialist is responsible for architecting, designing and managing the implementation of infrastructure solutions across the Unix/Linux and Windows server environments including other related technologies (e.g. SAN storage, database operations, enterprise backup, virtualization and disaster recovery). The Infrastructure Specialist collaborates all levels of IS staff and management to set and communicate strategic direction as it relates to IS infrastructure.

Responsibilities:
Research, architect, design, test and deploy Unix and Windows server-related infrastructure solutions, which are cost-effective, flexible, highly available and agile.

Manage complex projects and cross-functional teams to achieve results on time and within budget.

Participate in disaster recovery planning, implementation and testing.

Provide senior level technical expertise on decisions and priorities regarding Hershey’s enterprise global architecture.

Provide high-level coordination and support for internally escalated global infrastructure related problems.

Assist in building and maintaining a consolidated iterative 3-year rolling IT enterprise architecture roadmap.

Education/Certification:
BS Degree in Business, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field required

Additional consideration

will be given to candidates possessing a Masters Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration.

ITIL Training and Certification strongly preferred

Experience:
8-10 years experience in global computer operations, server administration and infrastructure services with experience architecting solutions in a large corporate environment.

Knowledge/Skills:
Background in software development and system administration with an in depth knowledge of multiple platforms

Superior project management skills including project estimation, resource planning, system and process documentation, vendor selection and contract negotiation.

Excellent verbal and written communications with ability to express / translate business needs into technology assisted solutions.

Knowledge and architectural experience with:
Windows Server / Active Directory / MS Cluster

Virtualization environments including vmWare, Hyper-V, Solaris zones and KVM

Exchange Server

SQL Server and Oracle

Citrix XenApp desktop virtualization and application virtualization

SAN storage platforms including NetApp and EMC

Enterprise backup solutions such as Netbackup and Data Protection Manager

Red Hat Linux, Suse Linux and Solaris

Clustering technologies including Veritas Storage Foundation HA

Disaster Recovery implementations

Leveraging Cloud-based solutions

High-level networking understanding

** This position can be filled at multiple levels based on experience**

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