Infrastructure Solutions Architect 5 in Windsor charter Township, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 11/28/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 55423

Infrastructure Solutions Architect - 55423

Job Description:

  • Create and maintain the overall technical direction for the design of storage solutions, providing vision and guiding principles for the architecture of enterprise solutions, as well as consultation to state agency project teams in the integration of virtual solutions.
  • Design system architecture to achieve the business, functional, and performance requirements of storage solutions while adhering to architecture principles, standards, software development and project management methodologies and best practices.
  • Consults and researches with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site support engineers and fellow administrators on best-fit technologies and, also ensure compliance to department standards and technology roadmap.
  • Consult with Customer Services applicable teams and business areas to make sure chosen technology meets system and application requirements as well as relevant existing licensing agreements.  (add in about costs for best licensing practice)
  • Determine opportunities to leverage existing solutions to meet client agency requirements.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture team for technology validation or suggestions for alternative solutions.  If necessary initiate Solution Assessments, Infrastructure Service Requests, and any applicable required documentation to implement the new technology.
  • Produce architectural framework documents i.e., white pages, guidance documents, best practices, technical reports, etc.
  • Lead technical workshops, training, seminars and conferences to expand end-to-end knowledge as well as get insight on emerging relevant technologies.
  • Perform event correlation and root cause analysis (RCA) tasks as assigned.
  • Research and recommend to management current regulatory requirements supported by Payment Card Industry (PCI) DSS (Data Security Standards), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other relevant security regulations.
  • End to end facilitator for virtual infrastructure security compliance.  This will involve communication within and across Infrastructure Operations divisions as well as across Agency Services, Michigan Cyber Security and the Office of the Auditor General. 
  • Create detailed architectural documentation pertaining to server security compliance processes and information.
  • Design processes for storage security compliance of Enterprise critical applications.
  • Design processes for regular testing of storage security controls to demonstrate and document controls are being met.
  • Lead architectural design meetings that will keep the virtual infrastructure current with industry standards.
  • Make continual recommendations regarding necessary upgrades through the use of capacity planning.
  • Provide leadership in EA Core Team workshops to guide clients implement best-fit technologies, recommend alternative solutions and provide general technical advice.
  • Leverage broad-based understanding of technology areas and end-to-end knowledge of current installations to craft architectural solutions or standards that can be applied across the board for consistency.
  • Represent the Enterprise Storage Services in workgroups, Local Change Advisory Board, and Enterprise Change Advisory Board sessions as required.
  • Design processes for storage security compliance of Enterprise critical applications.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • 12 or more years of experience in the field.
  • Experience in architecting advanced infrastructure solutions which may not be widely used or are new to the industry, including the ability to mentor other staff in the use of the specialty technologies and make recommendations on the use of the specialty technologies and integration within the organization’s architecture.

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.

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