Infrastructure Architect in BRENTWOOD at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Define and maintain documentation of reference architecture and technology standards, processes, and policies related to core solutions.
  • Effectively integrate solutions into the existing infrastructure.
  • Provide leadership and direction for technical infrastructure support; on-call support and support for escalated trouble tickets. Lead the resolution of key implementation and system integration issues.
  • Define and document target architectures, anticipating growth and scalability.
  • Use KPIs and effectiveness metrics to improve processes; bridge different areas of the infrastructure.
  • Work closely between infrastructure and engineering teams to understand broad IT solution needs.
  • Assess emerging technologies relevant to global, regional, and local business needs.
  • Establish and vet key vendor relationships, give advice on investments regarding price versus performance.
  • Ensure disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Anticipate skill and resource needs and effectively build plans to balance these across multiple teams.
  • Develop innovative approaches/solutions to complex design problems while meeting aggressive deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Protect customers, employees, and brands by incorporating security and compliance in all decisions and daily job responsibilities; follows security policies and procedures; continuously identifies and recommends opportunities for improving security.
  • Listens to and evaluates business needs to determine and provide high quality solutions that align with business expectations; Identifies opportunities for improvement; ensures others are aligned with business expectations.
  • Commitment to cost controls and effective measure to reduce
  • Help establish business case and articulate business value through storytelling and alignment with the broader IT vision
  • Design, install, and maintain Windows Servers including future state for associated infrastructure
  • Design and architecting high-availability and disaster recovery solutions
  • Train and mentor other system administrators; serve as point of escalation for system issues
  • Troubleshoot system malfunctions and/or other unplanned outages, and provide analysis and recommendations for resolution and prevention
  • Experience with provisioning and cloning virtual machines
  • Maintains the integrity and security of servers and systems
  • Experience with maintaining and restoring virtual machine "backups" and snapshots
  • Experience evaluating and tuning for maximum performance as well as high availability
  • Experience with performing ongoing security checks to maintain the security, integrity, and backup routines
  • Experience should include troubleshooting, security, Group Policy design and implementation
  • Experience providing configuration management and security compliance for the virtual infrastructure software and hardware
  • Develop PowerShell scripts for administration tasks
  • Partner with other Infrastructure Team Members to learn, develop and enhance the skills needed to support software-based Infrastructure
  • Collaborate with Internal Infrastructure Teams to resolve escalated support issues
  • Be self-directed, provide detailed estimates and work breakdown of typical activities leveraging an agile framework
  • Take part in an after-hours on-call support rotation and implement solutions, patching and deployment activities after hours as needed
  • Adhere to established security, support, and testing policies and procedures
  • Keep current through contacts with professional societies, and technical publications
  • Maintain awareness of applicable new technologies, processes, and competitive trends
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner companies
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with Internal Infrastructure, Application and Business partners in order to understand needs, use, and systems to facilitate effective technology implementations
  • Maintain technical expertise in Microsoft, VMware, and virtualization technologies
  • Research and follow industry trends around Server Engineering and provide recommendations that influence our strategic plans


  • 8-10 years experience with Windows Server operating systems
  • 8+ years experience with VMware
  • 2+ years experience with Amazon Web Services or Azure
  • 2+ years PowerShell scripting experience
  • B.S. Degree in Computer Science or related IT work experience in a global information technology environment
  • Extensive professional experience in business requirements engineering, solution architecture, design, development and deployment of large-scale business solutions
  • Proven success and demonstrable ability to effectively communicate with and influence decision makers of all levels, including technology and business leaders
  • Proven success leading the development of global architectural strategies and road maps for solutions that solve business problems, are scalable and sustainable, are secure, and meet internal long-term goals of IT and the business
  • Proven success building and fostering relationships, including success coaching and mentoring other architects and engineers
  • Broad and deep expertise of the end user technology industry, providers and design practices