Infrastructure Architect Consultant/Expert in Allen Park, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

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Job ID: 54942

Infrastructure Architect-54942 Position Description:

  • Be part of the transformation of our infrastructure solutions to meet challenges of the next generation applications supporting internal business, mobile applications, and autonomous vehicle application hosting requirements. 
  • This lead Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) position will design and provision infrastructure such as RedHat OpenStack (primary) and Pivotal Cloud Foundry PKS (secondary) supporting cloud native applications alongside a geographically distributed team. 
  • Emphasis will be on container strategies and ecosystem such as Docker and Kubernetes supporting our rapidly increasing data and compute requirements. 
  • These environments will be both multi-cloud (AWS, Azure) and on-prem datacenter (bare metal, VMWare). 
  • We are seeking a motivated individual with a drive to be on the technology cutting edge while helping change the culture of IT towards a more nimble and iterative methodology.

Experience Required:

  • (3+ years) Strong Linux knowledge on multiple platforms (CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, SUSE). 
  • (1+ years) Experience in use of Kubernetes. 
  • (1+ years) Experience in use of container technologies. 
  • (3+ years) In-depth use of Cloud-based PaaS and IaaS. Azure and AWS experience preferred. 
  • (2+ years) Experience with GIT and CI/CD pipelines using Concourse and/or Jenkins. 
  • Experience using PaaS solutions such as Cloud Foundry. 
  • Demonstrable proficiency in at least one programming or scripting language. Go and/or Bourne Shell preferred. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of RESTFUL API concepts and JSON formats. 
  • Working knowledge of application development architectures, web deployment methodologies and mobile technologies. 
  • This position requires a wide breadth of skills and experience in-order to develop a new app hosting strategy.

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with Chef, Ansible or Puppet IT Automation products. 
  • Experience with VMWare version 6+ and orchestration suites (e.g. vRealize). 
  • Experience with HashiCorp Vagrant and Oracle Virtualbox. 
  • Exceptional technical writing skills (run books, DR plans, platform architecture, etc). 
  • Ability to work with a variety of cross functional teams to support deployment to remote locations across the global. 
  • Must a self-starter, capable of working independently and within a team with minimum supervision. 
  • Must have good communication skills. 
  • Work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Team leader capability desired. 
  • Pairing with team members occasionally required. 
  • Primary team is located locally with other individuals distributed globally.

Education Required:

  • CS associates or bachelors preferred.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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