World Wide Technology Infrastructure Automation Architect in St. Louis, Missouri
Infrastructure Automation Architect
St. Louis, MO
World Wide Technology, Inc. is currently seeking an Infrastructure Automation Technical Solutions Architect to develop our infrastructure automation business. This strategic position will reside within the Global Data Center Infrastructure team as part of the global engineering organization. This resource will be responsible for evaluating and developing new automation solutions for the WWT Advanced Technology Center (ATC), enabling our regional technical and sales field resources, and working on strategic sales opportunities.
In collaboration with the Infrastructure Automation practice lead, executives, regional architects, and sales leadership:
Will set go-to-market strategy for WWT to grow the IA business.
Build and maintain collateral for our field to help them position and sell IA solutions. These could be things like Brochures, Briefings, Workshops, Reference Architectures, Advisory Services, Sandboxes, POCs, and demos.
Train WWT and/or partners through roadshows and briefings on our unique ability to market, sell and deliver IA solutions.
Collaborate with our professional services organization to set the strategy for growing our IA solutions business
Conduct regular virtual team meetings and training on related to IA products and solutions.
Develop partner ecosystem and relationships that are complementary to WWT's go-to-market strategy around IA solutions.
Collaborate with public/private cloud management and compute infrastructure teams to create higher-level solutions.
Support business development and marketing initiatives as needed.
Achieve converged certification requirements to maintain partner status
Key Skills and Training
At least 3 years architecting and/or operating compute infrastructure automation and configuration management solutions and products such as:
Automation and Configuration Management Tools:
Ansible and Ansible Tower
Puppet and Puppet Enterprise
Chef and Chef Automate
SaltStack and SaltStack Enterprise
Knowledge of core infrastructure automation technologies:
·Knowledge of compute infrastructure management points of integration:
oHypervisors: VMware, Hyper-V, KVM
oServer Management: Dell EMC iDRAC, Cisco UCS Manager, HPE iLO
oPublic Cloud: Azure Resource Manager, AWS Portal
oCloud Management Platforms: VMware vRA/vRO, Cisco CloudCenter
At least 5 years of experience architecting and/or deploying datacenter solutions, including the following products:
Servers -- Cisco UCS, HPE ProLiant, or Dell EMC PowerEdge
Storage -- NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE, Pure, Nimble, or IBM
Networking -- Cisco Nexus, HPE, Dell EMC
Working knowledge of key application suites leveraging SDI solutions including:
Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems
SQL, Oracle, and OSS databases
iPAM, Software-Defined Networking, and Software-Defined Storage solutions
Superior organizational, conflict resolution, time managementand negotiation skills are required.
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