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Infrastructure Architect

  • Location: Edina, MN
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-00701
  • Date: January 28, 2019
  • Job title:



Julia Channon

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Job Description - Infrastructure Architect

Infrastructure Architect

Direct Hire


Edina, MN

Looking for someone with a strong background in Infrastructure and Engineering. Added plus if you’ve worked doing Networking, VM and with Virtual Desktop. This role will have some hands on aspects but looking for someone to also be apart of the strategic planning for future infrastructure technologies. This person will be defining a cloud strategy and assist in putting DevOps into place through automation and visualization to support CI/CD.


  • Develop methodology for maintaining and managing the use of the infrastructure architecture in the immediate and long-range strategic plans and solutions.
  • Assess the scalability, security and availability of new systems technologies and enterprise-wide solutions.
  • Define future standards for systems infrastructure including criteria to determine hardware, systems software, network, and capacity design and configuration.
  • Define strategies around cloud strategy and infrastructure transformation to a Dev Ops organizational model.
  • Lead key design decisions regarding specific infrastructure issues.
  • Produces infrastructure designs for large and/or architecturally significant IT initiatives.
  • Provide architecture oversight and sign-off on the detailed designs produced by service providers.
  • Serve as an architectural or subject matter expert advisor to senior IT management and provide guidance to other staff within multiple areas of the IT organization.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to design next generation technology solutions, while continuing to support existing business capabilities on legacy systems.
  • Be able to serve as an infrastructure engineer with hands on experience in trouble shooting technical problems.


  • 10+ years of IT Infrastructure experience with a variety of technologies (Windows, Java, Citrix, Network, Virtual Private Network (VPN), VM and Storage).
  • 5+ years of Enterprise or Solution Architect/Engineer experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with Networking Storage and VM tools.  Proven knowledge with Network: LAN, WAN, SD-WAN (Cisco, Palo-alto), switches, firewalls, DMZ, CDN, DNS, VPN.  Additional proven knowledge with Hosting and Storage: Compute (Linux, windows) Virtualization (VMWARE) and Converged - Hybrid infrastructure.
  • 3+ years of experience successfully guiding the troubleshooting of issues in a distributed system, as well as working with operational teams and vendors as needed to isolate and restore service upon escalation.  This includes experience working with other teams and staff to identify the root cause of problems and making recommendations on how to avoid repeating problems.
  • Cloud platform experience with proven knowledge of Cloud Solutions and how they should be implemented including public, private and hybrid cloud solutions and subscription models.
  • Proven knowledge with virtual desktop and mobility: Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise, VMware User Environment Management.
  • Deep conceptual understanding of the current state of enterprise infrastructure with Dev Ops including automation and orchestration, continuous integration/deployment.
  • 4-year degree in business or other related field of study or equivalent experience in lieu of degree acceptable.
  • Architecture Certification (TOGAF, CITA, EACOE, Certified SOA Architect).
  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) certifications in Windows 2008 and beyond.
  • Knowledge of Cisco network and technologies, CCNA(P).

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