Senior Windows/Devops Administrator

Alliance Data Irving , TX 75061

Posted 3 months ago

This individual has expert technical and analytical skills in enterprise systems architecture and software, will be responsible for working with senior business and technical staff across all units in the company to formulate, maintain and communicate a cohesive systems architecture strategy. The candidate should have previous cloud and On-Prem automation experience, a demonstrated track record of a production infrastructure implementations and possess both hypervisor and server/CPU hardware expertise, and at least one prior job as an IT infrastructure architecture, delivery or operations team leader. Current knowledge of the ongoing developments in server virtualization, cloud architecture, cloud management areas and user community is also of importance for the successful candidate. Role includes the ability to provide operational guidance for infrastructure design, capacity planning, functionality testing, and load testing of virtualized computing environments, documentation as well as training of other organizations and ongoing server solution support.

The candidate should possess expert knowledge of VM technology with experience to include detailed level VM system architecture, application deployment in VM environments, VM management, distributed computing systems, implementation, operations, and replication experience. Experience with Network Services/Telecom industry is a plus. Domestic and international travel may be required.

Responsibilities

  • Develop Automation platform for delivering and managing Cloud and On-Prem infrastructure including: Windows, VMWare, AWS, physical servers and networks.

  • Work closely with other infrastructure and application teams to develop, plan and implement automation products/services for deployments and manageability.

  • Drive technical innovation and efficiency in cloud and On-Prem infrastructure via automation scripting and working with API's

  • Support cloud and On-Prem servers including security configurations, patching, and troubleshooting.

  • Develop scripts for automating client/server functions

  • Monitor automated systems recovery solutions

  • Develops descriptions of systems and business functional boundaries

  • Develops and maintains the comprehensive systems architectures, frameworks and application interfaces

  • Works with senior IT staff and management to develop and maintain company technical processes and standards (ITIL based)

  • Reviews and approves technical designs for conformance to standards and architectural requirements

  • Provides consultation and assists project teams in formulating solutions

  • Must be able to perform under tight timeframes and execute problem solving skills

  • Identifies and understands the key drivers that impact the business

  • Performs business and technical requirements analysis and review

  • Proactively learns about and evaluates emerging technologies (reviewing technical journals, team sharing, mentors, vendors, peer groups, special training)

  • Develops, monitors and enforces technical standards

  • Understands and leverages best practices of Information Technology

  • Establish technical specifications that facilitate easy, accurate coding or scripting/configuration

  • Develops information processing strategies and plans that add value and/or competitive advantage to customer

  • Executes risk assessment utilizing established methodologies

  • Develops relevant, repeatable criteria for assessing future risks and problems

  • Develops appropriate metrics to measure total system performance

  • Applies an understanding of the key vulnerabilities related to data transfer between internal/external systems to maximize data security and integrity

Experience Required

  • 2 years hand-on experience on Cloud platforms AWS, Azure or VMWare

  • Experience in Automation and Power Shell.

  • Experience in large project implementation using: AWS EC2, ELB, S3, IAM, ECS etc. (or) Azure Compute, Cloud services, Azure Active Directory, Traffic Manager, Express Route

  • 9 years of design and implementation experience with distributed applications.

  • In-depth technical skills in infrastructure design & server infrastructure implementation.

  • Knowledge about APIs and to architect cloud ready applications

  • Experience conducting proof-of-concept, developing prototype and reference models.

  • Familiarity with datacenter concepts and best practices, high-availability systems, capacity planning, system performance evaluation, and diagnostic techniques and methodologies.

  • Strong communication skills in order to effectively communicate with and make strategic recommendations to Sr. and Executive Mgmt as well as all levels of internal/external service partners

  • A deep passion for technology and a love of learning new things.

  • Ability to understand business processes and develop APIs, Cloud Native applications

  • Ability to understand customers business and suggest connected value proposition with other Digital offerings

Technical Skills Required

  • Cloud Platforms SaaS/IaaS/PaaS Cloud solutions: AWS, Azure, Google, VMWare

  • Cloud integration platforms

  • VMWare ESX

  • MS Windows (2012, 2016, etc.)

  • TCP/IP

  • WAN, LAN and Cloud Hub technologies

  • OS Security

  • Experience with Power Shell

Technical Skills That are a Plus

  • Storage/SAN/NAS system technologies

  • Experience in DevOps, Automation technologies including: Ansible, Python

  • Experience in Code Repositories like GIT.

  • Experience in CI/CD tools.

  • Unix (Linux, Solaris, etc.)

  • DevOps (Cloud Foundry, Visual Studio Team services, etc)

Education

  • An undergraduate degree (BA/BS Computer Science) is required and a graduate degree is preferred. Equivalent experience can be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • MS Windows, CISSP, Infrastructure Architect certifications preferred

Conditions of Employment

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of certain background checks which unless prohibited by applicable law may include criminal history checks, employment verification, education verification, drug screens, credit checks, DMV checks (for driving positions only) and fingerprinting.

Great People, Deserve Great Benefits

We know that we have some of the brightest and most talented associates in the world, and we believe in rewarding them accordingly. If you work here, expect competitive pay, comprehensive health coverage, and endless opportunities to advance your career. From tuition reimbursement to scholarship programs to employee stock purchase plans and 401(k)s, we offer associates a variety of benefits that work as hard for them as they work for us.

About Epsilon

Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. We provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution. Epsilon's digital media arm, Conversant, is a leader in personalized digital advertising and insights through its proprietary technology and trove of consumer marketing data, delivering digital marketing with unprecedented scale, accuracy and reach through personalized media programs and through CJ Affiliate, one of the world's largest affiliate marketing networks. Together, we bring personalized marketing to consumers across offline and online channels, at moments of interest, that help drive business growth for brands. An Alliance Data* compnay, Epsilon employs over 8,000 associates in 70 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.epsilon.com and follow us on Twitter @EpsilonMktg.

Alliance Data provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

For San Francisco Bay Area:

Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

Alliance Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alliance Data will provide accommodations to applicants needing accommodations to complete the application process.

Any applicant offered employment will be required to establish that they are legally authorized to work in the United States for Alliance Data.

Alliance Data participates in E-Verify.

Alliance Data will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal and credit histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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