NTT Communications - Ashburn, VA3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
Position Title: Systems Architect

General Role Description:
NTT Communications Cloud Infrastructure Services (NTT Com CIS) is part of the global NTT group of companies. At NTT Com CIS we know that with the right people anything is possible. The dedication and integrity of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay ahead. By hiring the right people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure you a forward-thinking environment.

Are you an ambitious, innovative and motivated individual who wants to work for a global, niche Cloud platform provider? You will experience a work environment and culture like no other. We believe in empowering our employees to foster innovation. We promote teamwork and collaboration in all parts of our business and we welcome the diverse ideas and the spirited energy of all our employees. Our connected culture allows for an agile and flexible approach in all that we do.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What are we looking for?

We have an immediate opening for an Architect in our R&D organization, primary focus being storage and systems. We have various projects initiatives in our MCP (Managed Cloud Platform) that are being developed and we need a technical hands-on Architect to be responsible for the architecture design and how we will orchestrate the installation, configuration, deployment of various services in our cloud. The Architect will provide strategic vision and work with our Product team and developers to complete the vision of a product/service, evaluate different technologies for achieving the product/service and finally lead and implement said product/service. The Architect will provide direction to the teams during solution realization and work as intermediary across delivery streams throughout all the regions to ensure overall alignment. Be proactive in making changes necessary to the solution architecture triggered by changes in business requirements, technical requirements, develop options to incorporate the changes in a transparent manner. The Architect must be able to work across all levels of staff including executives, architects, engineers, and developers.

Key Responsibilities:
The scope of work includes, but is not limited to:
Research, test products and solutions for evaluation of use in new Dimension Data products or enhancing existing products.

Design, deployment and ongoing support of Managed Hosting & Cloud Storage infrastructure.

Provides advanced technical and engineering support for internal groups and customers.

Research new technologies and recommend changes to existing infrastructure and products.

Writes and revises documentation and procedures, do training of designed solutions.

Independently lead or execute complex design assignments and deliverables.

Skills Required

10+ years of proven experience of Systems and cloud solution architecture.

Design the end-to-end functional landscape and cloud solution design.

Experience in Linux/Unix is required.

Experience of HCI technologies (Nutanix, VSAN etc) is highly preferred.

Experience with Virtualization, specifically in VMware is required.

Experience in Storage technologies (EMC, Netapp, Pure, Solidfire, Rubrik) is preferred.

Experience in Storage replication & technologies used in Disaster Recovery is preferred.

Experience with automation/scripting/devops (Python, Powershell, NodeJS, Ansible, Cheff) are highly preferred.

Experience in automating system and application builds (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Terraform) is highly preferred.

Experience working with web service based API’s (REST, SOAP) are required.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are a requirement.

Professional certifications in above mentioned technologies are preferred.

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience required

Education, Experience, Skills and Behavioral Competencies Required

Education: Degree in Computer Science or equivalent.

Strong Writing skills
Clear and concise communication skills
Exceptional attention to detail and takes pride in delivering demonstrated results.
Goal oriented while exhibiting persistence in follow up, escalation, and resolution.
Ability to multi-task projects, assignments and daily workload while maintaining timely deliverable.

Behavioral Competencies:
Must have a start-up mentality and be able to navigate through bureaucracy.

Strong networking and relationship building skills required to liaise with the various senior stakeholders across NTT Group companies, and within Cloud Infrastructure Services.

Ability to deal with conflict and adversity. Able to resolve internal conflict gracefully through strong, clear communication and exemplary leadership

Ability to operate at and with all levels of the organization, including frequent engagement with executive management.

Ability to work cross-border and willing to travel globally as and when required.

Must be Able to collaborate and build effective working partnerships across organizational lines.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, high Emotional quotient

Must be innovative in approach with ability to simplify and clarify complex technical requirements into a client value proposition

Detailed-oriented, great analytical skills, and focused on high levels of data accuracy

High ability to learn and adapt quickly.