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Principal Systems Administrator

New York, California 10036

Job ID: 11647 Category: Professional

Job Description:

Assist in planning, executing, and managing the strategic integration of acquired enterprise applications into a cloud based architecture ensuring the integration planning and practices are aligned with strategic business goals and the company's overall strategic vision 

Provide technical expertise and management of migrating on-premise and managed hosting Internet facing applications to cloud based infrastructure 

Drive technical discussions across the infrastructure, development and support teams toward cloud infrastructure deployments (IaaS, SaaS) 

Lead advanced projects to introduce and implement new cloud based technologies, understanding the technology on an expert level, and how to optimally apply it to meet business needs 

Provide technical leadership in cloud provisioning, Linux, networking, storage and virtualization initiatives and platforms 

Conduct project reviews, feasibility, cost benefit analysis, prioritization, initiation, execution for all project related work related to assigned programs and projects 

Assist in identifying and defining requirements for the Cloud management tool: a central console/ user interface/ web portal 

Assist the infrastructure team to establish and improve lightweight but reliable processes for highly available deployment and change management 

Interface with multiple tier 1 cloud service providers to remediate integration related technical challenges 

Assist with developing standards and processes to support and facilitate integration projects and initiatives 

Effectively communicate, consult, and interface with business users, developers and the infrastructure team to design innovative cloud based infrastructure solutions and affordably meet business SLAs 

Conduct meetings, and create and present professional grade deliverable such as timeline and project deliverable documents, technical drawings, and presentations 

Understanding legacy environments and applications to identify and determine the migration strategy and schedule associated with transforming to a cloud based infrastructure 

Keep pace with emerging tools, techniques, and products for cloud platforms, windows and Linux based web applications along with a deep understanding of the pros and cons of introducing new technologies into the overall architecture 
 

Qualifications:

BS or MS in Computer Science or related discipline 

Requires enterprise cloud infrastructure experience 

Requires experience managing and leading complex, mission-critical infrastructure initiatives in an enterprise environment 

Independent worker with proven ability to simultaneously execute multiple projects in a demanding environment 

Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc. 

Demonstrated success in defining and executing migrations to cloud based infrastructure 

Proven track record leading and working with cross functional teams 

Excellent analytical skills in decision making, with the ability to speak in both business and technical terms 

Excellent track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies demonstrated through training, job experience and/or industry activities 

Ability to effectively perform cost benefit analysis, determine TCO, prepare and manage projects to budget 

Experience with IaaS, SaaS and major cloud providers 

Experience with CI/CD cloud tools - Terraform, Jenkins, Puppet 

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills 

Requires experience with Integration technologies, platforms, and tools 

Experience in application security is a plus 

Knowledge of cloud based services such as Hadoop / Cassandra / memcached / NoSQL a plus 

Experience with web services and XML standards (SOAP, REST, WSDL, XML Schema, etc.) a plus 

Knowledge of programming in modern languages - Python, Go, etc. 

Knowledge of network hardware, protocols, and standards a plus 

Knowledge of Operating system, database software and administration a plus

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