VMware Presales/Solutions Architect in San Diego, CA

Job Title: VMware Presales/Solutions Architect
Location: San Diego, CA


I. VTSP 5 (VMware Technical Sales Professional) Foundation, plus as many of
the following specializations:

– VTSP5 IV (Infrastructure Virtualization)

– VTSP5 BC (Business Continuity)

– VTSP5 MGMT (Management)

– VTSP5 VBCA (Virtualization of Business Critical

– VTSP5 Cloud (Cloud IaaS)

– VTSP5 DV (Desktop Virtualization)

II. VCP 5 (VMware Certified Professional)

– VCP5-Cloud

– VCP5-DV (Datacenter Virtualization)

III. VCAP 5 (VMware Advanced Certified Professional) -this cert is a “plus”,
but not necessarily required

– VCAP5-CID (VMware Advanced Professional -Cloud
Infrastructure Design)

– VCAP5-DCA (Datacenter Administration)

– VCAP5-DCD (Datacenter Design)


1. vCenter Operations Manager

a. Sizing, Deploying and configuring all versions standard to

b. Upgrade both appliance versions and installation based versions of
vCenter Operations

c. Configuring vSphere UI, alerts, policies, groups, etc.

d. Configure vCenter Operations multi-tier applications and implement
best practices for using tags.

e. Configure and Design super metrics, attribute packages, KPI’s, with
in the Custom UI.

f. Configure/Determine when to use static and dynamic thresholds, or
combined static/dynamic thresholds, and define alert filters within the
Custom UI.

g. Design and implement custom dashboards with in the Custom UI using
all dashboard elements, such as top n, etc.

h. Configure all adapters that are available for vCenter Operations,
such as Netapp, SCOM, View, sql, Hyperic, relationship, vcloud, vin, vcm,

i. Configure ldap/permissions and showcase how to share custom
dashboards or design custom dashboards.

j. Configure multi-node vCenter Operations deployments

k. Using Metric Data distribution to fine tune attribute packages,
static alerts, determine color thresholds for custom dashboards, or confirm
efficiency metrics are accurate for right sizing virtual machine resources.

l. Minor API experience

m. Minor experience with vCenter Operations Manager snmp alerts
triggering VCO workflows.

n. Minor experience developing adapters using SQL/REST.

2. vCenter Configuration Manager

a. Sizing, Deploying and configuring Configuration Manager

b. Installing and updating compliance packs

c. Configure agent deployment for VCM

d. Configuring VCM to monitor vSphere Environments

e. Configuration of compliance, patching, provisioning, and asset
management with in VCM

f. Showcasing how to use VCM to enforce compliance.

g. No Service Desk Integration Experience

3. vCenter Chargeback

a. Sizing, Deploying and configuring Chargeback.

b. Design and implement accurate cost models/hierarchies.

c. Managing reporting and users for Chargeback

d. Minor API experience

4. Vcenter Infrastructure navigator

a. Configuring VIN version 1.x to 2.x

b. Integrating VIN with vSphere 5.0 and 5.1 and vCenter Operations

5. vFabric Hyperic

a. Sizing, Deploying, and configuring hyperic, (both appliance and
installable versions)

b. Deployment of hyperic agents to linux and windows endpoints

c. Integrating hyperic with vCenter Operations 5.x, attribute
packages, custom dashboards.

d. Configuring hyperic to monitor snmp devices.

e. Deploying additional plugins into hyperic and endpoints

f. Designing application level dashboards within vCenter Operations,
such as a dashboard for Microsoft exchange level metrics.

g. Configuring Hyperic to trigger corrective actions, such as
restarting windows services upon service failure.

Julian Hicks, |

Staff Smart, Inc. – Where IT Professionals Hire IT Professionals

P.O. Box 28446 | San Diego, CA 92198

Local (619) 342-2600 x 202 | Toll Free (877) 978-2337

Fax (619) 342-2608 | Cell (858) 774-0953

email: julian@staffsmart.net |

Twitter: jsh_staffsmart | Facebook.com/staffsmartinc | IM julian_staffsmart

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VMware Systems Engineer – Malden, MA

Company: Confidential (60 year old Global Company)

Position: Systems Engineer

Location: Malden, MA

3-6 month+ contract

Contractor will be involved with several projects including setting up Terminal servers, setting up virtual servers and virtual desktops.

Putting together a DR process for a CDP we have replicating data to NJ.

Skills needed:

Knowledge of Cisco IOS

Knowledge of VMWARE

Knowledge of SAN and NAS storage

If you are qualified, available, interested, planning to make a change, or know of a friend/colleague who might have the required qualifications and interest, please contact me ASAP at ckelly@judge.com . I can offer a $ubstantial Referral Fee for anyone you can introduce. Please NOTE, in considering candidates, time is of the essence, so please respond ASAP and include:

– A current copy of your CV (.DOC)

– Current and Asking Rate/Compensation

– Availability to Interview/Start

– 3-4 sentence summary or bullet point list of your specific qualifications for this position

– Any other pertinent information that may impact your qualifications for this position

Thank you very much for your time and consideration! I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely yours,

Chadd D. Kelly
IT Recruiter

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VMware Consultant – Palo Alto, CA

Title : VMware Consultant

Location : Palo Alto CA

Duration : 12 Months


* VMware products (ESX, View Client, vCenter)
* Analyzing and reviewing logs diagnostics generated by these
* VMware Virtual Infrastructure and vSphere administration
* Basic network configuration.
* Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Server 2003\2008, Windows 7
* Linux administration
* Firmware, Flashing firmware to devices (basic understanding is

Please Reply with:

Candidate Name
Contact No(Primary and Secondary):
Email ID:
Best time to call:
Current location:
Willing to relocate:
Work Status: Citizen/Green Card/EAD/TN/H1b(please send name and contact
details of sponsoring company):
Expected Rate/Salary(Hourly/Annually):

With Warm Regards,

Asim Taj

Recruiter- Intellectual Capital Development
Caresoft Inc. 220 Lincoln Blvd Suite 300 Middlesex NJ 08846 URL :
Phone – 732-444-6495 Fax: 732-875-0595, email:

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Desktop Virtualization Solutions Architect / Dallas, TX or San Jose, CA

Job Title: Desktop Virtualization Solutions Architect

Location: Dallas, TX or San Jose, CA

Duration: 1+ year

The Desktop Virtualization Solutions Architect provides technical and business consultative support within Cisco’s Advanced Services organization during the pre-sales and post-sales cycle. Will provide technical leadership for specific Cisco data center products in order to engage the customer or execute an engagement. Works closely with Sales and Data Center Program Manager and other Advanced Services personnel in order to deliver the best solution for the customer.

Job Description

Solutioning :

* Understand the current and future requirements of customer business needs/requirements and, based on that understanding, formulate and execute an overarching end-user compute strategy with specific and detailed actions to evangelize the products, platforms and technologies leading to customer-specific solutions and the value they bring in solving business problems. This may include quantifying customer return-on-investment (ROI) for proposed solutions.

* Working with other Advanced Services personnel, own and execute desktop virtualization service opportunities in assigned accounts.

* Understand the Cisco data center technology roadmap and alignment to market orientations and future opportunities. Create, manage, and own activity of selling business value to CxO-level and business heads.

* Conduct one-to-many presentations, demonstrations, and proof-of-concepts.


* Understand the customer’s business domains (Finance/Insurance/BFSI/Legal, etc.) enough to help provide innovative business solutions for the opportunity.

* Support the desktop virtualization implementation lifecycle, including requirements mapping, design, pilot, and deployment phases.

* Develop detailed desktop virtualization solution designs encompassing hardware, software, management, physical design, deployment, and operational design requirements.

* Deliver solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability, and overall cost to develop and maintain (TCO).

Technical skills:

* Knowledge of major desktop virtualization platforms and components, including VMware vSphere, View and ThinApp, Citrix XenServer, XenDesktop and XenApp, Microsoft Hyper-V, AppSense user virtualization tools, Liquidware Labs and Lakeside Software assessment and monitoring tools, Atlantis Computing ILIO.

* Knowledge of enterprise operational standards and processes, including change management, capacity management, and SLA management.

* Expertise using design and project management tools, including Microsoft Project and Visio.

* Experience analyzing, developing, deploying, and supporting solutions in large-scale enterprise environments.

* Familiarity with desktop engineering concepts, including application packaging, Active Directory GPOs, automation, and migration.

Other Skills

* Ability to utilize knowledge of Cisco and data center industry business application, competitive solution offerings and best practices to effectively to maximize growth of Cisco’s revenue and market share.

* Clear understanding of Cisco’s product and advanced services offerings and value proposition.

* Excellent written, verbal and formal presentation skills to audiences ranging from technical implementers through CTO/CIO levels.

* Ability to conduct effective business meetings, negotiations, and to influence executive decision-makers.

* Broad-based understanding of enterprise application, computer and storage systems technology and architectures.


* Typically requires a BS in technical field or equivalent plus 7-10 years industry experience.

* Experience working with customers in technical pre-sales and post-sales roles.

* Ability to effectively communicate IT business solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.

* Strong written and verbal skills with ability to develop effective presentations and customer-facing documentation.

Please e-mail Virender Singh at virender.singh@pyramidci.com for more info.

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SAN/NAS & Virtualization Test Consultant – Phoenix, AZ

AMEX – Storage Expert – Phoenix – Lab environment Must be US Citizen or
Green Card ONLY – Please Working and Testing some of the newest and latest
innovative technologies.
6 months to start however this is a SOW and the contract will for a very
long duration

Not all skills required. American Express would like consultants to have
SAN & NAS & VMWARE & Virtualization as their primary skills.

Long Term Contract
Accountable for several critical distributed/open systems storage projects:
SAN virtualization, Enterprise NAS testing, storage for VMware, and data
lifecycle management.
Candidate must possess strong experience in VMWare/ESX, Windows, Unix and
Linux hosts with both SAN and NAS technologies. Must have experience in
testing and benchmarking technologies including: Storage technologies from
EMC, Oracle and NetApp, SAN/NAS hardware and software, Cisco switching
products, thin storage, EMC FASTVP or similar, EMC VPLEX or similar,
server/array-based SSD, local/remote data replication using SRDF,
Recoverpoint , or similar, NFSv3/4, SMB, encryption,
deduplication/compression. Must have experience with backup and recovery
products such as; TSM, EMC Avamar, Data Domain. Strong knowledge of VMWare
vCenter, EMC Enterprise Command Center/IONIX, Storage Scope, Unisphere,
volume managers and file systems and the ability to create scripts in common
scripting languages is also desired.

Email jill.davis@experis.com for more information.

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Thomson Reuters-System Engineer-TR1JP00012146-Broadway , NY

Please find the job description below, and call me if you have any questions on 651 925 1973 Ext-119 / dinesh.c.ilink@tajtech.com

The Position Description is below:

Req: Number: TR1JP00012146

Position Title: System Engineer

Duration: 12 months

Location: Broadway, NY

Client: Thomson Reuters


Project Summary and Position Overview: (A detailed description of the Project and what the Position entails must be included)
“We are seeking to recruit a Systems Engineer to support the Editorial and News infrastructure in the production, QA and development environment. The System Engineer’s job responsibility is to identify and resolve software and hardware issues on the servers and data deliver networks. Support Engineer will interact with field engineers, application support teams and communication technicians. The position will involve managing 100’s of servers with various critical applications. ”

Essential Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
• Identify and resolve software and hardware issues on the News servers and data delivery networks (LAN and WAN)
• Interact with field engineers, application support teams and communication technicians
• Isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning equipment or software.
• Analyze system performance data such as error logs, system logs, and other diagnostic and fault isolation tools to identify problem issues, taking corrective action as necessary
• Perform scheduled system upgrades
• Report design reliability and maintenance problems or “”bugs”” to design engineering/software engineering teams
• Accept ownership of issues until a solution is achieved
• Work independently or part of a team on technically challenging projects to design, implement and manage specialized support technologies and activities aimed at improving service
• Work in a 24/7 support environment

Additional Information: (e.g. Shift Resource, % work that is development vs. maintenance, etc.)
“The majority of job responsibilities are focused on production support, but there is some script development (20%).
Job responsibilities will from time to time require work during off hours and on the weekends.”

Bachelor’s Degree required

Required Skills (Must have), Necessary industry Experience & associated number of years of experience:
1. Solaris 8 & 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions 3, 4 & 5 and SCO versions 5.0.6 & 6 Administration and Troubleshooting
2. Experience in managing multiple hardware technologies like Dell 1950, 2450 & 2550, Sun 6800, V440, x4150, Sun StorEdge arrays T3, T4 & 6130, HP Proliant DL380, DL580 and IBM xSeries x260, x3800
3. Experience in installing packages and deploying patches. Background in ITIL process is a key advantage
4. Experience in all standard Unix and Network protocols and Applications: i.e. NIS, DNS, NTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, SSH etc
5. Working knowledge in Storage Area Networks and preferable on Network Attached Storage
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and team peers globally
7. Proven analytical and troubleshooting skills

Thanks & Regards,
Dinesh Kumar |dinesh.c.ilink@tajtech.com | Ph: 651-925-1973 x 119

TAJ Technologies Inc
Mendota Heights| MN-55120| www.tajtech.com

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BIDW Business Analyst for Kaiser Permamente in Oakland, CA

Job ID :33238

Title : BIDW Business Analyst

Location : CA-Oakland

Duration:12+ Months

Client: Kaiser Permanente


Job title: Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Analyst – Senior

Detailed job description with responses to the following questions:

-Top 3-5 required skills:

– Thorough knowledge of Oracle Database environments

– Advanced SAS, SQL & Visual Basic Programming Skills

– Effective Communication skills

– Budgeting and benefit realization

– Data Modeling Experience

-Minimum years of experience required: 10

-Top 3-5 daily responsibilities:

– Building Dashboards

– Performing data research

– Documenting Project requirements & Data Dictionary updates

– Designing Data Audits

-Desired skills:



– Visual Basic

– Data Modeling

– Oracle Database Design

-Type of background you are looking for:

– Financial Services

– Marketing

– Data Warehousing

– Data Modeling

– IT Projects are a plus

-Size of the team:

– Project Team will vary between 5-20 individuals

-Information on the project:

– Lead analyst supporting projects to develop new campaigns. Must be an effective communicator to understand existing data requirements and researching alternate data sources to determine data availability and integrity. Must interact with other business analysts and business leaders to interrogate the business rules and expectations. Work will result in the creation of dashboards, data dictionaries and supporting artifacts for the overall project.

– Work will focus on transitioning work between departments and developing a process to support the new work

-Minimum education requirement (must be the same as for an FTE):

– HS Diploma

– 4-Yr Degree or equivalent Experience

If you are currently available and interested in this opportunity, please call me ASAP at 877-884-8834 X 2225 OR EMAIL at renu.baluni@mastech.com. If you are not interested in this particular position, we do have many other opportunities available that I would be happy to review with you. Or if you are not available for this opportunity please refer your friends and let me know what date in the future when you may be available. Your resume will not be sent anywhere without your permission.I look forward to hearing back from you and working with you.

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VMware Systems Manager in Lebanon, PA

TerraNova is looking for a VMware Systems Manager for our end client.

Location: LEBANON PA

Duration: 3 Months C2H

Must be a U.S Citizen or Green Card holder

If interested, please send your updated resume to samm@tnovaconsulting.com
and best hourly rate on W2 or 1099 all inclusive.

Job Description:

. Responsible for managing technical systems functions including but
not limited to networks, database engineering, systems administration,
quality assurance, systems security, business analysis, end-user computing
environment, and application software integration.

. Ensure that systems and networks meet both the business
requirements of the organization as well as vendor product technical

. Research, analyze, recommend, and implement emerging technologies
to improve reliability of the systems? infrastructure while enhancing the
end-user computing experience.

. Continue to strive for system and network optimization using
industry best practices for purchasing, implementing and monitoring data
communications and storage technology.

. Maintain departmental policies and procedures current and
compliant with organizational requirements. Oversees and facilitates change
control management processes.

. Manages supervisors, professional level groups (for example,
system administrators, network engineers, operators, PC techs, Help Desk
analysts) and may manage other managers.

. Frequently interacts with subordinate team members, functional
peer group managers and customer.

Education/Training ? 4-year degree in computer science or related field or
equivalent experience.

Business Experience ? 4+ years systems administration and/or network
engineering or equivalent experience and 2+ years managerial experience.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills ? In-depth knowledge of the definition, design,
and implementation of technology infrastructure platforms including VMware
5.x, Citrix 6.x, SANs, desktop computing, network, and system
communications. Active certification for MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, or CCNP
preferred. CISSP certification a plus.

If interested, please send your updated resume to samm@tnovaconsulting.com
and best hourly rate on W2 or 1099 all inclusive.

Please pass this on to your friends or colleagues who might be interested in
this job.


Sam Merrick

TerraNova Consulting

Strategic. Staffing. Support.

404-448-1813 Office

954-206-0043 Fax


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Infrastructure Architect position in Torrance, CA

Our client has an immediate need to hire a Technical Services Project
Coordinator for a long-term, on-going contract opportunity in TORRANCE, CA.
All work will be performed on-site and you MUST be available for a face to
face interview. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401K coverage to all
our contracting staff and as a 1st tier vendor we have 40+ contractors
working at this client site. If you would like details about this position,
please email your RESUME to recruiter.key@partnersconsulting.com

Partners Consulting Services can transfer your H1 Visa and sponsor you for a
green card. We will only work with consultants who are able to with us
directly as W2 employees, no exceptions will be given.

Local Candidates Only….

Position: Infrastructure Architect

Dept: Infrastructure Planning and Design

Duration: 6+ Months (Contract only)

Location: Torrance, CA (on-site only)

Rate: $70.00 – $75.00 per hour (W2 ONLY)

Project: Global standardization project, Global Data Center, Telematics,
NAIS Transformation and Refresh, etc.

The Infrastructure Architect/Engineer will work as part of the
Infrastructure Strategy and Engineering area and is responsible for
architecting, designing, deploying, transitioning and supporting the
end-to-end infrastructure engineering for one or more Infrastructure
Services provided in support of business strategies, plans and projects.

This role will primarily work with Application Development teams, Project
Managers, Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure Architects/Engineers,
Infrastructure Operations teams, Data Center Facilities team and Third party
Service Providers. As a member of a project team, will focus on designing,
building and deploying scalable, resilient, highly available and supportable
infrastructure related solutions both in a cloud and traditional data center

Responsibilities Include:
– Work closely with key stakeholders who include Technology Planning and
Architecture teams, as well as the Infrastructure Operations teams, in
ensuring the technologies adhere to the enterprise architecture standards
and service level agreements/targets
– Develop technology roadmaps and lifecycle plans
– Build capabilities that support on-demand access, rapid scalability and
workflow automation
– Deliver reference architectures, cloud capability, and maturity
assessments for both technical and organizational structures
– Understanding the business and technical requirements, support or lead the
design, architecture, and implementation of solutions utilizing
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) frameworks
in a private or hybrid cloud environments utilizing industry best practices
– Act as a technical lead, where appropriate, in helping new projects and
new technology refreshes/releases are successfully progressed from inception
to deployment
– Work with both internal and external partners
– Develop and utilize performance and capacity management KPI’s for
proactive management of large distributed infrastructure environment.
– Develop scripts/tools to ensure a streamlined/automated application
– Translates the Service design (including functional & non-functional
requirements) into testing requirements and takes responsibility for testing
– Plan and implement structured validation and test processes to provide
evidence that new or changed Services will support the requirements of
– Conduct and/or participate in Proof of concept (POC) and Proof of
Technology (POT) activities. Develop and recommend solutions with supporting
decision analysis documents with results from POC/POT.
– Presents or makes recommendations on technical issues
– Present briefings as well as associated technical documentation
– Consolidates system data to formulate reports for business managers
– Provides appropriate knowledge transfer and/or training to other
engineers, operations staff or application development team members related
to new technology introductions


– Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related
– 8 years of experience designing, architecting, and implementing virtual
and non-virtual Windows, Linux, UNIX, enterprise scale compute, network,
storage, and endpoint architectures.
– Experience with clustering, high availability, optimizing systems, high
performance computing, and grid technologies
– 3+ years as a Systems Administrator or Senior Systems Engineer
– 1+ years ITIL (or similar) experience to qualify infrastructure service
value definition as well as fit for use and fit for purpose
– Prior experience in drafting and evaluating service level
agreements/contracts that cover compute, network, storage and endpoints is
– 3 years of experience with virtualization technologies, including VMware,
PowerVM supporting scalable servers and applications
– 3 years experience managing or architecting enterprise storage
technologies, including SAN (EMC, 3PAR, IBM) and NAS (NetApp)
– 3 years of experience with technical task management, including tech lead
or technical project manager
– 1+ years experience implementing multiple levels of Infrastructure
Architecture security policies and controls, including hardware, server, OS,
and perimeter security
– Prior experience with converged infrastructures like Cisco UCS, HP
Cloudmatrix, VCE VBlock, Netapp Flexpod is a plus
– VCP, CCNA, CCNP, EMC Cloud Architect, ITIL, CISSP. VMware Certified Design
Expert (VCDE) certification is desirable.
– Ability to develop technology whitepapers, design documents, and a wide
range of systems engineering documents
– Superior verbal and written communication skills and comfortable
presenting to senior-level executives (CIO, VP etc.)
– Able to prioritize effectively and meet strict deadlines while managing
multiple, competing tasks
– Strong team player able to form functional work relationships with peers
and superiors
– Ability to succeed in a highly matrixed, virtual and international culture
while managing quality, cost and delivery objectives
– Familiar with a wide array of application profiles and has led at least 1
major consolidation or migration effort to move applications from
traditional data centers and put them into a virtualized uniform computing
– Experience designing data center automation and workflow processes and
integrating with 3rd party COTS and open systems products
– Knowledge and experience with the design and implementation of network
infrastructure, including LAN, WAN, VPN, DNS, DHCP, DMZs, and highly
available, scalable, and redundant enterprise firewall, routing, and
switching environments is useful
– Experience designing and supporting existing Cloud Computing
– Proven vendor management and team negotiation experience
– Knowledge and experience with existing cloud provider technologies, AWS,
Rackspace, Openstack etc.

Experience in the following tools and technologies:
– vSphere, SRM, vCloud Director, Orchestrator etc.
– Windows Server 2003/2008 OS experience is a must
– Redhat or Suse Linux OS is highly desirable. AIX experience is a plus
– Web servers : IIS, Apache
– Application Servers : Websphere, JBoss, Tomcat, .Net
– Database Management Systems : MSSQL, Oracle or DB2
– Deployment Tools: CVS, Clearcase (at least one tool)
– Knowledge of System Management and Monitoring Solutions like Tivoli and
– Security: Encryption; Network security; Network topology
– Protocols: HTTP, SSL/TLS, TCP, UDP, IP v6, DNS, NIS, and NFS, Samba, CIFS,
SOAP and REST; Peer-to-Peer Networking, Edge Computing etc.
– Experience working in large load balanced environments (Cisco, Juniper, F5
– Desktop Virtualization with VMWare View experience is a plus

For details/consideration, email resume to


Thank you,
Tonya Orlenko (x713) & Michell Casey (x715)
Partners Consulting Services


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Senior Storage Manager Opportunity in San Jose, CA

JOB TITLE: Senior Storage Manager


My direct client, a software company has an immediate need for a Senior
Storage Manager.

Duration: Perm

Location: San Jose, CA

Salary: Open

Start Date: ASAP

Position Summary

The client is seeking an IT Manager with top notch organizational,
technical, process and people management skills to lead the Storage services
team. This individual will manage and lead a team responsible for operating
Storage & Backup infrastructure of the client’s IT. The candidate should act
as a role model, an agent of change, mentor and coach to others both within
and outside the team. This individual will provide oversight for design and
ensure that Storage infrastructure is implemented in best practice fashion,
managed optimally and aligned with the strategic architectural roadmap.


. Responsible for the deployments, configuration and standardization of
Storage, Backup/Recovery and data management infrastructure

. Manage and update reference architecture and implementation standards for
Storage & Data management

. Develop and manage KPIs for Storage services and communicate regularly
with senior management to report on operational performance

. Provide leadership and guidance in managing, monitoring and improving
Storage infrastructure lifecycle, including – deployment, upgrade, security,
availability, configuration and capacity management

. Ensure that team members follow the service management processes such as
change, incident and problem management

. Track and manage success, adherence, and maintenance of Operating Level
Agreements, while ensuring alignment to Service Level Agreements

. Provide supporting inputs to budget planning, HW lifecycle planning and
resource planning/allocation

. Develop and manage vendor relationship for HW procurement, product
roadmaps and emerging storage and data protection technologies

. Adopt and implement the client’s Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)
initiative and program

. Make leadership decisions on operational, strategic and tactical
initiatives by working closely with decision makers from business units and
global infrastructure and operations organization

. Provide leadership and guidance in managing and coordinating the
introduction of new storage, data protection and data management concepts
and technologies, and associated people and process changes

. Responsible for developing skills update plan for the Storage team and
ensuring team members are adequately trained

. Play significant role in performance management by writing appraisals,
giving feedback and helping staff design their career development plans

. Promote effective teamwork and manage the resolution of interpersonal


. College degree in the field of computer science or Computer Information
Systems or other degree with equivalent work experience required

. Minimum of 10 years of experience in Information Technology including 3+
years in leadership, supervisory or management position is required

. 7-10 years experience with large Storage systems, Clustered Storage,
scale-out NAS and SAN

. The candidate should be proficient in Storage technologies and must have
prior experience in leading either Storage engineering or operations at the
enterprise level

. Experience with HDS USPV/VSP, HDS AMS/HUS, NetApp filers and Isilon
scale-out NAS is required

. Strong understanding and experience with Storage virtualization
technologies, thin provisioning, single instance and de-dup technologies

. Must have demonstrated background in designing and implementing Storage,
Backup/recovery and Data Management solutions

. Proven exposure to hardware platforms (Unix/Wintel – HP/IBM/Sun etc.) and
operating systems (Windows/Unix/Linux)

. Experience with designing and deploying Data Management Lifecycle

. Strong written, verbal, negotiations and presentation skills

. Excellent problem solving/analytical skills and knowledge of analytical

. Strong understanding and experience in ITIL processes

. Ability to effectively interface with technical and non-technical staff at
all the levels of the organization

. Must have prior experience in leading change through influence and

. Prior experience in defining and developing strategy, technology blueprint
and roadmaps is required

. Proficiency in data distribution and replication technologies and
experience with BCP/DR methodologies is required

. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to establish strong
relationships with all levels of the organization

. Strong personnel management and leadership skills, adept in identifying
and managing to key behaviors, must be able to assess individual strengths
and weaknesses, and develop plans to build required competencies within the

. Experience in vendors management, communication and negotiations

. Experienced in analyzing project scope and determining resources needed to
meet projects demand

. Knowledge of financial models, TCO, ROI and budgeting

. Effective at driving short-term actions that are consistent with long-term

. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic and
high-pressure environment.

If qualified and interested, please send your most current resume as a word
document to sandy.liao@bluewolfgroup.com along with a time and number where
you may be reached.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Sandy Liao

Created on January 8, 2013 by Rick Scherer

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