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Data Centre Architect

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Human Resources

Job Description

Data Center Architect / Specialist

We are an established mid-sized IT consulting company based in Toronto and we are 
undergoing rapid expansion and growth.  As such, we are looking for the most talented fulltime 
and contract IT specialists in the market.
 
We offer extremely attractive compensation and highly challenging client project work.  
If you are looking for dynamic and exciting opportunities and the chance to work with top notch 
people, please submit your resume so we can consider you for our team.
 
As a Data Center Architect / Specialist you will contribute strategic vision as a trusted advisor to 
our clients and integrate a broad range of ideas regarding Technology Architecture related to 
data center operations and management. This is a senior architect role and you must be 
recognized for expertise and thought leadership in the industry in data center architectures, 
concepts, operations and management and generally sought out as a resource for resolution of 
unique or complex problems. 
 
The Data Center Architect will provide support for account development activities, presales 
presentations and will be generally viewed as a subject matter expert resource in support of 
these activities. 
 
We Are Looking for someone who: 
 
 Apply "best practice" operational design concepts to Data Center Transformation
projects, i.e. ITSM / ITIL / Disaster Recovery / Security.
 Lead complex consulting engagements.
 Articulate, at a strategic level, IT operational frameworks and hardware as they apply to 
Data Center Transformation initiatives.
 Build, develop and document infrastructure processes with a focus on technology growth, 
performance, reliability and security.
 Understand the financial modeling components and concepts associated with data center 
consolidations.
 Maintain industry awareness and knowledge with the latest tools and technologies to 
support server virtualization, consolidation and application migrations on an enterprise 
scale.
 Design and implement processes and solutions for infrastructure monitoring for use as a 
24x7x365.
 Build in-depth relationships with customers; leverage that relationship to further advance 
the technical vision and strategy.
 Lead and mentor assigned subordinates in implementing infrastructure projects.Page 2
 Work with customers and project teams to integrate new systems into the end-user 
environment.
 Understand competitive market dynamics.
 
Must Have:
 
 7+ years of Information Technology experience including technical infrastructure and 
security experience, including team lead and trusted advisor roles.
 Senior Consulting and project delivery skills.
 Strong project planning and project management skills.
 Proven and verifiable project experience with data center consolidations and 
optimization.
 Verifiable background experience in all phases of engagement lifecycle from
requirements to implementation as well as the ability to translate a strategy into a 
tactical, transformational work plan
 Competency engagement development experience : Data Center Redesign / 
Consolidation; Server consolidation / Virtualization; Disaster Recovery / Business 
Continuity; ITIL; Security; Applications & Data 
 Experience with migrations to new platforms (.Net, VMware, Linux)
 Experience collaborating with software development teams.
 Experience with software development processes, methodologies, and environments.
 Process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and/r evaluating experience preferred.
 Experience with VMware in large scale production environment. Migrating experience.
 Knowledge of virtualization tools such as Plate Spin, CiRBA, and VMware capacity 
planner.
 Focused and action-oriented; pragmatic and self-disciplined; good at team motivation
and delegation.
 Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups.
 Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules and priorities.
 Excellent communication, writing, meeting facilitation and presentation skills including 
presenting technical design, technical solutions and enterprise architecture solutions to
executives and customers.
 Ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations and gather team consensus to move
forward.Page 3
Education Requirements: 
 Bachelors or Master degree in Information Technology area.
 Key experience within IT Rationalization / Transformational areas is preferred.
 Advance training or Certifications like: PMP, ITIL, Six Sigma, CS-COBIT, Cisco, Microsoft, 
SANs.
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