Job Description :
Title: Infrastructure Architect Location: Akron, Ohio Duration: Contract Required Skills/Experience At least 10+ years of the experience must have been performing professional information technology work in the following areas: Proficient on Windows & Linux/Unix OS administration Strong hands-on virtualization experience with vSphere systems administration and support including VMotion, HA, DRS, VDS, Affinity rules, vCenter, storage migrations, Unified Compute System (UCS) and P2V/V2V migrations Experience in SAN/NAS storage administration and good understanding of object storage, block storage, file storage and other modern storage technologies (i.e. IBM Storwize) Experience with tape libraries, Commvault backup software and disaster recovery (DR) solutions ITIL practitioner (certification is plus) Roles and Responsibilities: Provide global production support for the Windows (2008/2012/2016), Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Solaris, AIX in a distributed infrastructure in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements. Deploy and support highly available and scalable multi-hypervisor (VMware) infrastructure over Cisco UCS/HP/Dell compute platform leveraging IBM SAN/NAS storage for global IT environment. Configure Windows system registry and services such as SMTP, DNS, IIS, FTP, CIFS Responsibility include managing corporate directory structure/folder permission, access control and file system management (Windows, Linux LVM, and Samba) Technical coordination with application development, security, and architecture team to optimize newly build/cloned OS parameters value for application/system optimal performance. Perform gap analysis of existing environment to determine opportunities for new or improved technology or process solutions. Liaise with business to funnel new requirements to operations team and participate in new technology integration for Windows/UNIX & Storage include but not limited to automated patching, vulnerability scanning & clustering technologies. Maintain system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, performance tuning, troubleshooting, system hardware, installation, firmware patching, and VMware software patching. Provision and reclaim storage space from SAN block storage (i.e IBM Storwize) Set up backups within a complex environment utilizing CommVault tool for backups and bare metal recovery within Dell/IBM for storage and storage virtualization with HyperVisor level integration. Provide governance of operational standards and best practices implementation to meet required service levels. Capacity planning - develop and continuously refine documented technical strategies to provide a scalable and manageable environment for future growth Assist in license management, Audit (internal/external) & true up. Responsibility include ability to work in a fast paced, production support environment while effectively prioritizing tasks and based on requirement on call to be supported.