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Job ID :

2749

Company :

NTT Data

Location :

chelsea, MA

Type :

Hire

Duration :

6 Months

Rate :

Open

Status :

Active

Openings :

1

Posted :

4 years ago

NATURE & SCOPE:

  • Provide analytical and technical solutions for

new hosting infrastructure projects, enhancements to existing hosted solutions,

data center infrastructure projects and client strategic infrastructure

projects.

  • Lead or participate in infrastructure solution

designs and reviews using client design process and industry best practices.

  • Collect and analyze requirements and translate

them into hardware and software capabilities.

  • Detail and document the logical and physical

designs as per the IPG methodology, client standards and ETRM.

  • Conduct design walk-throughs for review and sign

off.

  • Liaise and negotiate with vendors on quotes for

infrastructure hardware, software and services.

  • Lead or participate in defining the client

Infrastructure Technology Roadmap.

  • Lead or assist in definition and management of

standards, guidelines and processes for Data center infrastructure technology

and software development.

  • Collaborate with stake-holders to conduct and

demonstrate proof-of-concepts for new products and architectures.

  • Lead and / or participate in writing of RFP

(request for proposal) and SOW (statement of work) for infrastructure

solutions.

  • Participate and / or conduct ‘brown-bag’ sessions

to communicate architecture guidelines, standards and industry trends to fellow

employees.

  • Perform capacity planning analysis, define

requirements and assist in engineering solutions in order to provide

cost-effective alternatives.

  • Stay engaged with multiple projects and provide

architectural/design oversight for application projects.

PRINCIPAL

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Conduct information technology (IT) assessments

and focuses on the strategic direction to support the business vision.

  • Review agency/secretariat project plans and

assessment results which will support project objectives and to make

recommendations and decisions regarding project feasibility, direction and

priority.

  • Prepare and give presentations to upper

management as required on project direction and status.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum five years’ in information processing or

related responsibilities with at least two years of IT technical planning and

design experience.

  • Knowledge and/or certification with respect to

ITIL and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

  • Technically competent in the information

processing area, and ability to gather and analyze data through interview,

observation, design workshops and independent research.

  • Strong knowledge of computer, system and network

protocols and architectures, especially in large heterogeneous, client server

environments. Strong knowledge of and/or experience with Internet and Intranet

Web-based architecture and services.

  • Demonstrated success in assessing industry trends

and vendor’s competitive offerings as part of the definition of an IT future

state and for more near-term technology assessment and selection activities.

  • Current knowledge/experience with SAN/NAS/HSM

technologies, server consolidation strategies, high availability and clustering

strategies, LAN and WAN technologies, security and authentication standards and

technologies, and the infrastructure requirements and approaches for delivering

services to customers via the web.

  • Knowledge of Data Center operations and

infrastructure.

  • Ability to express findings and recommendations

clearly, to differing levels of management, both verbally and in writing.

  • Familiarity with IT business practices and

ability to interface and integrate with client functional areas.

  • Excellent analysis skills, planning and

organizational proficiency and good business judgment.

  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and

oral communication skills.