Advanced Engineer, Infra Eng

Invesco Houston , TX 77020

Posted 7 months ago

Invesco is one of the world's leading global investment managers, entrusted with managing $1.2 trillion* in assets on behalf of clients worldwide. We are the 6th largest US retail asset manager and the 13th largest investment manager globally, and our more than 8,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. We are purely focused on managing a comprehensive range of active, passive and alternative investment capabilities, which we draw on to provide customized solutions aligned to client needs, our most important benchmark. (*As of May 31,2019)

About Invesco Technology

At Invesco Technology, we are strategic problem solvers. Our mission is to create world-class technology solutions to enable global operations, lead in the innovative use of data and emerging technologies to redefine the investment experience, and help our clients "get more out of life." This mission is fueled by our high-performing teams, which thrive on collaboration, operate on shared trust, and leverage diversity of thought to deliver valuable results every day to Invesco, clients, and partners.

We wholeheartedly believe that our success is driven by our people. That is why we invest heavily in our top talent, providing opportunities for continuous learning and professional development. Our employees are encouraged and supported in taking advantage of development opportunities tied to their goals and are recognized for employing new skills to make an impact beyond the scope of their daily roles.

To continue building our high-performing, OneTech Team, we are seeking candidates who champion innovation, operate effectively in an agile environment, challenge the status quo and are empowered to take risks.

Job Purpose (Job Summary):

Provide technical expertise in the planning, design and implementation of the company's Server (virtual \ physical) and storage platforms. Drive forward the Server and Storage road-map incorporating all server and storage services and technologies. Accomplish project objectives by planning and evaluating project activities, focusing on technical strategies, innovation, forward & lateral thinking. Additionally, maintain and follow all relevant procedures and documentation, reviewing and updating where required. Ability to configure and deploy complex infrastructure solutions, create supporting documentation and able to deconstruct environments within a Lab setup to aid troubleshooting or test recommended platform upgrades.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Agree clear project scopes, objectives, deliverables, priorities and timescales.

  • Participate in project team meetings to represent the server and Storage SMEs and provide input on project architectures

  • Coordinate with application developers and platform owners to provide server and storage environments needed to support the development and deployment of applications, databases and backup strategies.

  • Determine requirements, develop specifications, architect a solution and implement it.

  • Ensure project status reports to stakeholders are submitted by ensuring regular and accurate blogging and updates of projects and activities.

  • Ensure project deliverables are clearly defined, planned, prioritized & kept on track and within scope

  • Make sure that each stage of a deliverable is progressing on time and to the relevant quality/standards.

  • Work closely with relevant stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).

  • Ensure project documents are completed, current, appropriately stored and handed over to the Operations team within the relevant timescales.

  • Make sure there is a smooth changeover from the old technology system to the new one.

  • Automate and orchestrate where possible

  • Act as a technical touch point for members of the team, offering guidance, coaching and support.

  • Ensure operational standards are adhered to. This includes actively looking to continuously improve working practices to ensure the team work's as efficiently as possible.

  • Follow team procedures, identify gaps and resolve effectively. Including the Business/Disaster Recovery program.

  • Continually assist in updating road-maps and future state documents.

  • Keep abreast of all Server and Storage technologies.

  • Work on establishing the Server and Storage strategy and way forward. Thinking transformationally.

Work Experience / Knowledge:

  • Converged infrastructure knowledge- CISCO FlexPod and others

  • Storage knowledge - NetApp Filer (CDOT version) and others

  • Virtualization knowledge- VMWare

  • Windows Windows Server 2012 and newer

  • Proficient in Windows and NetApp systems administration.

  • Experience in an Enterprise support environment

  • Experience in scripting and automation

  • Knowledge of general storage technologies: iSCSI, FC, FCoE, NAS, Snapshots, SAN-SAN replication is desirable

  • Design, install, configure, and maintain virtual environments on VMware

  • Strong understanding of networking concepts: TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, DHCP, DNS, Routing

  • Deployment of patches, updates, service packs using both native and 3rd party tools

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact and communicate with a variety of individuals at all levels is required.

  • Organizational skills are required to ensure compliance with corporate standards.

  • Strong research initiative, a self-starter at locating relevant documentation, support and process assistance

  • A continuous improvement mindset with an ability to refine processes to make them more efficient and effective, making more effective use of the resources.

  • An ability to think 'outside of the box' with a long-term view, when recommending solutions.

  • Must possess a solid understanding of software and/or hardware systems used in assigned area.

  • Candidates must have an exceptional ability in diagnosing and solving information system problems, while maintaining professional and interpersonal courtesies.

  • Must have the ability to manage projects, establish priorities, meet deadlines and concentrate on detailed information in a fast-paced, demanding work environment.

  • The ability to influence others in a politically correct manner, so that objectives are met, is required.

  • Candidates must have the ability to motivate and lead others in a positive manner and ensure the group's work gets done in a timely fashion.

  • The ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.

  • A successful candidate will be required to lead and assist in efforts to research networking technologies, propose, design and implement those technologies within the company infrastructure.

  • The ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.

  • Supports recovery efforts in the event of systems failure or disaster

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties)

  • Degree or equivalent experience.

Working Conditions:

  • A normal work environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature.

  • Intense visual concentration may be required

  • Frequent sitting and intermittent walking is also required.

  • Hours may include evenings and/or weekends

  • Shift work or adjustable work hours are likely.

FLSA (US Only): Nonexempt

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

Invesco's culture of inclusivity and its commitment to diversity in the workplace are demonstrated through our people practices. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, or veteran status. Our equal opportunity employment efforts comply with all applicable U.S. state and federal laws governing non-discrimination in employment.


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Advanced Engineer, Infra Eng

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