Systems Architect

Dimension Data - Ashburn, VA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $130,000 - $160,000 a year
Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees. You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies – who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work – whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success. You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams. Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

Position Description
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.
What you'll be doing

Major areas of responsibility

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.
Experience with switching (l2/l3 designs) advantageous.
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
What would make you a good fit for this role?

Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

Diversity in Dimension Data

Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.