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Senior Infrastructure Architect in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Securitas Security Services USA

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

Job Code: 87603446043

Category: IT

JOB SUMMARY:

The Senior Infrastructure Architect, Infrastructure Operations will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, design and implementation related to infrastructure services. Initiates research, design, and implementation of software/hardware components that are standards based, high performance, highly available and secure in delivering the required business functionality.  Leads the evaluation and selection of infrastructure service and ensures proper alignment of projects and major initiatives.  Define, design, implement and promote standard configuration and change management, processes and best practices.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Infrastructure Architecture, Implementation, Operations

  1. Provides hands-on technical depth, enables direct oversight, problem-solving leadership and participation for complex infrastructure implementation, system upgrades and operational troubleshooting.
  2. Serve as level-4 escalation point for operations team and assist with problem resolution and root cause analysis as needed.
  3. Plans for life and refresh cycles. Ensures that architected solutions work in line with application, network, desktop, server, storage, etc.
  4. Responsible for design and implementation of a cloud technology-based solutions to increase Securitas's agility speed to market and efficiency.
  5. Continuous review of current environment to detect deficiencies, recommend, plan and implement solutions for improvement.
  6. Implementation of an automation framework delivering faster time to market and improved stability of all infrastructure components, modernization of the monitoring environment to provide proactive response capabilities.
  7. Sets strategy, develop implementation plans, executes and oversees the global technical infrastructure, architecture, security systems and/or related business processes to ensure the reliable implementation and operation of current and new technologies and services.
  8. Lead a senior team of highly qualified architects ensuring intra-departmental teamwork, standards and expectations are achieved. 
  9. Define, implement and manage engagement model for collaborating with Enterprise Application, BI and IT Application support who together will develop integrated business/ applications road maps.
  10. Collaborate with other IT functions on design, strategy, and standards; documents and publish appropriate infrastructure architecture principles and standards, position papers, blueprints, best practices, patterns, and frameworks.  Facilitate, communicate, collaborate and persuade others in defining, adopting and implementing a coherent technical architecture.
  11. Additional duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY

Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Bachelors degree in Computer/IT or IS Engineering/Science required; advanced degrees or certifications (Microsoft, Cisco, etc) a plus
  • 10+ years of systems infrastructure and architecture experience, preferably within a small to mid-sized and diversified financial or professional services organization that operate in a virtualized environment

Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):

  • Proficient in advanced Infrastructure technologies, such as clustering, Cloud, VEAMM, Office365, Microsoft Exchange 2013 DAG services, SQL 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP, and VMware
  • VMware, Windows Server, SAN (NetApp) and (Brocade)switch Infrastructure experience is required
  • Excellent technical skills including, however, not limited to, Microsoft Operating systems server 2003-2016, Exchange 2007-2013, Active Directory, VEEAM, SCOM, Networking (both LAN and WAN), TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, Experience working with HP Server and Blade class machines including HP virtual connect
  • Experience using monitoring including SolarWinds, MS SCOM and Idera
  • Solid track record of supporting cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) with advanced technology solutions and achieving desired RPO and RTO levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success in efficiently managing, investigating and improving upon IT systems/resources and project imperatives 
  • Proven experience and an advanced ability to independently make sound and value-add judgment calls in a highly transactional business context
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and an effective player/coach
  • Must be comfortable presenting to Management
  • Creative and data oriented problem solver; detail oriented with outstanding organizational skills

Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands:

With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions.  In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

  • Maintaining composure in dealing with executives, clients, prospects, and staff, in group settings and in situations requiring high performance and results.
  • Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey.
  • Handling and being exposed to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Regular talking and hearing.
  • Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasional local and regional/national travel for presentations, meetings, and visits.
  • Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds.
  • Job will be based in Parsippany, NJ.

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