Virtualization Architect

Kinney GroupIT & Cybersecurity 6-8 Years

Job Description

Kinney Group has an opening for a Virtualization Architect for its Next-Generation Data Center business to lead and manage a team of skilled engineers.

The Virtualization Architect´s role is to analyze, design and plan architecture according to best practices, while ensuring high levels of data quality and availability, including analysis and integration of new customers and projects into the Architecture. This individual is responsible for the design, specifications, sizing, development, and oversight of policies, standards, and procedures to ensure a consistent architecture and management throughout the organization.


7+ years of previous architecture experience, across multiple vendor and technologies
In-depth understanding of Cloud, Server, Storage, and Virtualization architecture design techniques, theories, principles, and practices
Solid experience architecting enterprise Cloud, Virtualization, Server and Storage systems within a broad spectrum of technologies
Expert knowledge of Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud environments
Excellent knowledge of Cloud Orchestration platforms
Proven experience Windows Server, Linux, in HA/DR type configurations
Excellent knowledge of Sever hardware
Extensive experience with VMWare ESX, vSphere, vRA
Expertise with SAN, NAS, DAS, RAID, SCSI, Fiber Channel, Backup to Disk, clustering, encryption technologies from multiple vendors
Ability to travel up to 60%
Ability to obtain a security clearance

VMWARE Cloud, Virtualization, Server and Storage vendor Certifications Preferred
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred

Present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language appropriate to both executive, managerial and technical audiences.
Effectively manage relationships with other architecture teams, application teams, vendors, partners, stakeholders, business and customer representatives.
Organizational skills with attention to task details, documentation and target dates.
Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Team orientated, willing to share knowledge and collaborate with peers.
Proven analytical, strategic vision drawing on strong problem-solving abilities.
Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Conduct research into server, storage, virtualization issues, standards, and products.
Work with sales leadership to scope new opportunities and develop sales materials
Work with the Program Management Office on successfully and timely program execution.
Provide solution design guidance and technical development support to the team.
Work with the other leaders to develop and enforce quality and process standards.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required to present to internal, external & industry stakeholders.

Posted On

October 21, 2019