Infrastructure Transformation Architect // Remote

Location: Kansas city, KS
Date Posted: 06-22-2018
Infrastructure Transformation Architect
Remote
6 Months to CTH
 
Need Only US Citizens and GC
 
Travel Required:
50%-75% of the time.  Confirm candidate is willing to travel this amount of time.  Expenses will be reimbursed. 
 
3-5 skills/experiences manager will look for in resumes:
  • Experience with building tactical and strategic (multi-year) infrastructure roadmaps for clients 
  • Experience executing a strategic roadmap to attain business KPI’s 
  • Experience working with at least two platforms of the following list and associated integration and transformation techniques 
    • Storage and related storage systems and distributed infrastructure 
    • Enterprise compute and related virtualization platforms 
    • Network and related network enterprise network capabilities 
    • Strong familiarity with public and private cloud architectures and migration techniques
 
Position Overview: 
Client  is seeking a Technology Consultant and Advisor for the Americas to act as a Technology Strategy Consultant to support our IT Consulting Capabilities and Cloud & Infrastructure Services Practice. 
In this role, you will lead consulting engagements while interfacing with mid-senior level executives to plan a strategic direction to enhance the maturity of the client organization’s infrastructure transformation program effectiveness and maturity. 
You will scope, plan and execute strategic initiatives while managing and directing a leveraged team of infrastructure consultants; work with the other Unisys or third party Services Organization to staff and execute projects; manage and QA Delivery across all active projects; and act as liaison to the account team as well as the executive sponsors. 
This will be coupled with the tasks of working with cross functional teams to help provide Cloud and Infrastructure Technology and Advisory transformational roadmaps that strategically influence compute, storage and network on-premise and into the cloud; service management and operations strategy; cloud transformational risk and workload movement impact assessments; providing strategic guidance on the intersection of critical business processes and their related interdependencies on the underlying infrastructure; the ability to optimized infrastructure to achieve critical business KPI’s; maintaining currency in industry, practice trends, and the ability to speak to large groups and provide thought leadership at conferences/industry events; providing perspective to clients when recommending solutions to business problems and understanding the obligation to descent on strategic misdirection. 
The ability to manage multiple clients and sub-teams simultaneously. 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Work independently within a business area and assists at the enterprise level to influence the strategic and infrastructure-related decisions during all phases of an engagement (Strategic/Technical). 
  • Know relevant issues and considerations in implementing transformation programs, controls, processes and practices within an enterprise and across all facets of an infrastructure (Strategic) 
  • Know relevant issues and considerations in selecting both public and private cloud environments and the associated packages/solutions and vendors including capabilities, clients who have installed them, and user experiences with them (Technical). 
  • Recommend, Design and construct policies and standards that impact infrastructure operations and services but also improve overall business performance. (Strategic) 
  • Understand interfaces and API’s across platforms especially as defined by the emerging Software Define X environments (e.g. Software Defined Storage, software defined networks, etc.) (Technical). 
  • Have the ability to drive and lead an overall project as an individual contributor and as part of a large, medium and/or small team 
  • Provide consulting support to projects during the vision and strategy, architecture, and development phases (Methodology). 
  • Lead both technical and strategic resources (company, client and third-party resources) in the area of expertise to the conclusion of a project phase (Management). 
  • Provide input in identifying issues and considerations for selecting business application packages and vendors (Business). 
  • Manage client expectations and balances the needs of the company and clients to ensure satisfaction for both (Relationship Management). 
  • Influence decisions and project direction at the executive level (Relationship Management). 
  • Perform in proposal efforts and assists in sales calls (Leverage). 
  • Provide leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel (Leadership). 
  • Communicate in formal presentation settings including medium to large sized groups of key decision makers at the executive level; tailor presentations to needs and interests of the audience. 
  • Develop blog posts, articles and white papers covering areas of expertise (Communication). 
  • Grasp key client issues based on fact-gathering activities and develops appropriate analyses and hypotheses (Business). 
  • Communicate company vision, organizational structure abilities and services in context of client situations (Business). 
  • Understand and apply approaches and techniques related to business area architecture (BAA), information technology strategy (ITS) and enterprise transformation planning (ETP) (Methodology). 
  • Assist sales staff in qualifying leads and generating proposals (Leverage). 
 
Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
  • 8 or more years of consulting experience with management and/or operations strategy 
  • 4 to 5 years of consulting experience with infrastructure architecture analysis and design as well as executive level business strategy 
  • Master's degree Information Systems or Master’s in Business Administration highly desired 
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience delivering Strategic Transformation assessments 
  • Good technical infrastructure performance modeling and benchmarking skills (i.e. capacity planning and performance engineering) 
  • Experience leading clients through visioning and workshop activities 
  • Experience working with the client's enterprise products, services, and strategies 
  • Experience with building tactical and strategic (multi-year) infrastructure roadmaps for clients – plus 
  • Experience executing a strategic roadmap to attain business KPI’s 
  • Experience working with at least two platforms of the following list and associated integration and transformation techniques 
  • Enterprise System Management Tools (e.g. Microsoft System Center, Nagios, or Solarwinds) 
  • Enterprise System Automation Tools (e.g. Puppet, Chef) 
  • Service Desk Tools (e.g. Intelligent Agent Technology, Knowledge Management and Automation) 
  • Cloud Management Tools (e.g. RightScale, ) 
  • Service Management and related best practices for ITIL 
  • Strong familiarity with public and private cloud architectures and migration techniques 
  • Understanding of desktop and mobile solutions across the enterprise 
  • Additional experience in AI Based or predictive tools like IPSoft, Resolve and Amanda are a plus 
  • Experience working with business principles, practices and economics 
  • Experience working with common best practices, innovations, trends and challenges in the industry 
  • Ability to deal with and resolve ambiguity 
  • Ability to anticipate problems and take decisive action, giving regard to the impact on both the client and the company 
  • Ability to adjust personal style to different situations 
  • Willingness to travel 75% or more both locally and internationally 
  • Current US Passport required. 
  • Experience with building tactical and strategic (multi-year) infrastructure roadmaps for clients 
  • Experience executing a strategic roadmap to attain business KPI’s 
  • Experience working with at least two platforms of the following list and associated integration and transformation techniques 
  • Storage and related storage systems and distributed infrastructure 
  • Enterprise compute and related virtualization platforms 
  • Network and related network enterprise network capabilities 
  • Strong familiarity with public and private cloud architectures and migration techniques .
Regards,
  
Ashok
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