Sr. Solution Architect

Company Name:
Sirius Computer Solutions
You've invested time and hard work to get where you are, and you want to work alongside people who've done the same and will motivate you to be better every day. You are looking to be challenged and grow professionally, and you need to be valued and recognized for your contributions. If this is you, Sirius is for you.
Sirius helps companies become more competitive by taking advantage of technology solutions across the data center and throughout the enterprise. We focus on best-of-breed IT solutions that are built on today''s leading technologies, from the world''s top technology innovators, and delivered by certified technology experts.
Our over 1,200 talented employees work across the US, designing, implementing, and supporting solutions from leading manufacturers, including Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, VMware, and many more. As a nationally recognized solutions provider with a 33-year history of success, we are known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally.
If it's time to get Sirius about taking the next step in your career, contact us today.
To meet the needs created by our strategic growth, we are looking for a Sr. Virtualization Architect with experience architecting virtualization solutions for enterprise environments. Individual must have experience with virtualization software, x86 hardware, SAN infrastructure, and datacenter networking. The primary responsibility of this position is to architect/design virtualization solutions for our clients. A Sr. Virtualization Architect travels regularly to client locations, and often acts as a lone consultant on engagements.
The Sr. Virtualization Architect will be required to:
Participate in pre-sales efforts, which may involve customer visits, conference calls, and assisting with defining the scope of services tasks for potential engagements
Assess customer environment and requirements and design world-class virtualization solutions, leveraging best practices and best-of-breed technologies
Installs and configures software and hardware systems
Performs system integration tasks
Develops customer relationships with data center customers in conjunction with Sirius sales teams
Basic Qualifications -
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field
At least five (5) years of information technology work experience and experience architecting, implementing, and/or managing virtual infrastructure environments
Other Position Requirements -
Experience with VMware virtualization technologies including vSphere, vCenter management suite, Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Suite, and Horizon Suite
Experience with x86 server and converged infrastructure technologies including IBM, Dell, HP and Cisco
Experience with storage platforms including NetApp, EMC, IBM, HP, & Dell Compellent
Demonstrated knowledge of platform and network connectivity
Demonstrated ability to work closely with customers
Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
Demonstrate d ability to produce clear and detailed technical documentation
Demonstrate d ability to work independently and in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum five years consulting experience
Minimum five years of experience with virtualization solutions
One or more of the following certifications
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
Experience with Microsoft virtualization technologies including RDS, App-V, & Hyper-V
Experience with mobile application management and mobile device management solutions
Experience with Citrix virtualization technologies including XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile and NetScaler
Essential Functions
The position exists to provide consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.
The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.
Requisition Number: 14-0090
Post Date: 3/20/2014
Title: Sr. Solution Architect
City: Chicago/OPEN
State: IL

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