Job Description :
Infrastructure Solutions Architect 

location: lansing, MI

duration: longterm

type: c2c or w2

mode of interview: inperson

visa: any expect opt/cpt

note:The client plans to schedule in person interviews for this position March 2nd/3rd only. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected



Job Description:
Experience in architecting advanced infrastructure solutions which may not be widely used or are new to the industry, including the ability to mentor other staff in the use of the specialty technologies and make recommendations on the use of the specialty technologies and integration within the organization’s architecture.

Create and maintain the overall technical direction for the design of storage solutions, providing vision and guiding principles for the architecture of enterprise solutions, as well as consultation to state agency project teams in the integration of virtual solutions.

Design system architecture to achieve the business, functional, and performance requirements of storage solutions while adhering to architecture principles, standards, software development and project management methodologies and best practices.
Consults and researches with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site support engineers and fellow administrators on best-fit technologies and, also ensure compliance to department standards and technology roadmap.
Consult with Customer Services applicable teams and business areas to make sure chosen technology meets system and application requirements as well as relevant existing licensing agreements. (add in about costs for best licensing practice)
Determine opportunities to leverage existing solutions to meet client agency requirements.
Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture team for technology validation or suggestions for alternative solutions. If necessary initiate Solution Assessments, Infrastructure Service Requests, and any applicable required documentation to implement the new technology.
Produce architectural framework documents i.e., white pages, guidance documents, best practices, technical reports, etc.
Lead technical workshops, training, seminars and conferences to expand end-to-end knowledge as well as get insight on emerging relevant technologies.
Perform event correlation and root cause analysis (RCA) tasks as assigned.
Research and recommend to management current regulatory requirements supported by Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS (Data Security Standards), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other relevant security regulations.
End to end facilitator for virtual infrastructure security compliance. This will involve communication within and across Infrastructure Operations divisions as well as across Agency Services, Michigan Cyber Security and the Office of the Auditor General.
Create detailed architectural documentation pertaining to server security compliance processes and information.
Design processes for storage security compliance of Enterprise critical applications.
Design processes for regular testing of storage security controls to demonstrate and document controls are being met.
Lead architectural design meetings that will keep the virtual infrastructure current with industry standards.
Make continual recommendations regarding necessary upgrades through the use of capacity planning.
Provide leadership in EA Core Team workshops to guide clients implement best-fit technologies, recommend alternative solutions and provide general technical advice.
Leverage broad-based understanding of technology areas and end-to-end knowledge of current installations to craft architectural solutions or standards that can be applied across the board for consistency.
Represent the Enterprise Storage Services in workgroups, Local Change Advisory Board, and Enterprise Change Advisory Board sessions as required.

Create and maintain the overall technical direction for the design of storage solutions, providing vision and guiding principles for the architecture Required 10 Years
Design system architecture to achieve the business, functional, and performance requirements of storage solutions while adhering to architecture princ Required 10 Years
Consults and researches with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site support engineers and fellow administrators Required 7 Years
Research and recommend to management current regulatory requirements supported by Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS (Data Security Standards), National Required 7 Years
Design processes for storage security compliance of Enterprise critical applications. Required 7 Years