IT Systems Architect - Technology Services

City Of Denver Denver , CO 80208

Posted 2 weeks ago

About Our Job

This job application is scheduled to close on Wednesday, October 21st at 11:59 pm. Please apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.

The Technology Services Department (TS) of the City and County of Denver is using state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies to deliver and improve the systems, applications and operations that we deliver to our customers. Technology Services supports the people, agencies and ideas that make the City and County of Denver world class city. The City offers a unique opportunity to work with a diverse business and technology environment on a large scale as we employ over 12,000 people, of which 9,000+ are daily technology consumers in support of a diverse population in excess of 500,000 citizens.

In Technology Services, our mission is to improve city performance through four basic strategies: reliability, innovation, access and partnership. In this IT Systems Architect role, you will play a fundamental role in defining and implementing the City's strategy and architecture in the following areas:

  • VMware

  • Cisco UCS

  • AWS and Azure Services

  • Cloud/hosted services - SaaS/PaaS/IaaS

  • Highly Available Infrastructure

  • Service Automation

  • Linux and Windows Operating Systems

  • Storage platforms and services

Utilizing your expertise, you will collaborate with the Security, Network and Application teams to develop strategies and roadmaps, solution architecture(s), establish processes and implement best practices.

In this IT Systems Architect position, you will:

  • Design, implement, and oversee operation of enterprise VMware environment

  • Design, implement, and oversee operation of enterprise Cisco UCS environment

  • Lead the infrastructure build out of AWS for City wide use

  • Collaborate with other disciplines and Architects to define cloud and automation strategies

  • Lead Technology Services in defining, designing, implementing, and maturing our IT systems and processes

  • Design and implement our virtualization and storage strategies

  • Work with stakeholders to understand the business capabilities that are required and develop a technical design/roadmap to meet them

  • Need to incorporate non-technical requirements into designs and implementations

  • Identify systems and process that could be modified or replaced to increase efficiency and/or user experience

  • Analyze complex or ambiguous challenges and/or requirements and recommend potential solutions

  • Manage relationships with partners and vendors to conduct research, define statement(s) of work, build project timelines, and hold them accountable for deliverables

  • Develop and communicate strategies and roadmaps, project timelines, deliverables and obstacles as they arise

  • Collaborate across technology domains to effectively develop enterprise-class solutions

About You

Our Ideal Candidate has:

  • Experience in designing and deploying and operating VMware enterprise virtual environment

  • Experience with Cisco UCS server Infrastructure

  • Experience in designing and deploying foundational components for public cloud services, preferably AWS

  • Experience in developing technology strategy and roadmaps across infrastructure layers for public cloud and Managed Services.

  • Strong experience Designing, implementing and managing VMware virtualization technologies is required

  • Infrastructure automation experience, preferably Ansible

  • Proven experience in architecting highly available infrastructure across geographically disperse data centers and cloud platforms.

  • Delivering leadership as a hands-on expert, recognized for their experience, demonstrating both formal and informal influence on the direction of technology adoption

  • Experience leading large and complex solution delivery programs or projects

  • Ability to handle complexity and ambiguity, and provide structure to complex problems

  • Ability to effectively present and explain information to various groups at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information and records with a high degree of discretion, diligence, and good judgment

  • Experience with block and file-based storage

We realize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Administration, Mathematics, or a related field.

  • Experience:Three (3) years of professional information technology experience installing, maintaining, and/or modifying operating system and/or network operating system software and associated hardware. Two of these years must include experience in designing and implementing enterprise level systems and scalable solutions.

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

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Job Profile

CI2214 IT Systems Architect

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Position Salary Range

$97,129.00 - $155,406.00

Starting Pay

Based on education and experience


Technology Services

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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IT Systems Architect - Technology Services

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