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Junior Platform Architect - Virtual

Company: Cushman & Wakefield Inc
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title

Junior Platform Architect - Virtual

Job Description Summary

The role of Junior Platform Architect assists with technical planning, architecture and standard specifications for cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Including compute, storage, virtualization, and backup environments. Assists with developing specifications for new products and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies and has direct influence on the overall technology domain strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components. The qualified candidate should be experienced in managing multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment. This individual will have a diversified background of technical infrastructure and cloud services experience.

Job Description


  • Stakeholder in Global Envisioning, Architecture Design and Proof of Concept sessions for all new application and development projects
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for Private, Public, and Hybrid cloud models, including SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Containerization, and other Cloud services.
  • Owner of Operational Centers of Excellence (COE) for Cloud Platform, Datacenter and Branch Office infrastructure
  • Assist in Business Case development in refactoring or re-platforming approach to move legacy workloads to Microsoft Azure.
  • Assist in maintaining a library of documentation, including technology designs, build and patching based on current cloud, compute, storage, virtualization, and backup standards.
  • Attend regular product design and operational governance sessions. Directly influence roadmaps for future application/infrastructure strategies.
  • Partner with regional teams to enhance standard platform competence and adoption, by assisting the teams with planning and delivering solutions, answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members.
  • Able to technically lead major projects, making decisions, liaising with both project management and business line management.
  • Assist global project teams with execution, ensuring current standards and documentation are maintained.
  • Follow ITIL and Service Management Processes such as Incident, Problem and Change management processes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or any similar combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in managing Microsoft Azure Cloud architecture suite.
  • 5+ years of experience in managing VMWare and Microsoft Virtualization Platforms, plus Windows Servers
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure Cloud architecture and implementation techniques (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, automation, and elastic scalability)
  • Knowledge in Azure AD, Azure Pipelines, PowerShell, ARM Template development, Azure Blueprints, Terraform, Ansible or related toolsets.
  • Knowledge in VMware, ESXi, vCenter, vSwitches and Distributed Switches
  • Experience building and managing MS Windows Servers, VMware Templates and Customization Profiles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Experience

  • Experience with SD-WAN (SilverPeak), Load Balancing (F5) and managing firewall infrastructure, particularly Palo Alto.
  • Experience deploying network monitoring tools and fine-tuning alerting and reporting. Hands on experience with SolarWinds is advantageous.
  • Experience working in large enterprise environments.
  • Experience with task automation and Windows scripting, such as PowerShell
  • Experience with backup solutions, such as CommVault
  • Knowledge of Cisco Unified Computing Systems

Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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