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Director Technical Data Center Engineering Apply to This Job

Company: ExecuNet
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Remarks: Modern data center needs are changing and require a multi-disciplinary approach to design and management. Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Multi-Cloud Interoperability are becoming required components in any data center or cloud-hosted buildout, where efficiency, resiliency, and security are crucial to operations. If you thrive in a cross-functional role with engagement with teams and projects across the data center stack, the Data Center Engineering (DCE) team could be the place for you! As a Technical Director on the team, you will be responsible for developing new technologies, providing general oversight (audit and review) of team projects, and interfacing with other business units such as R&D and InfoSec on product direction and security initiatives. As the Director of Company Data Center Engineering team, you will assess, develop and integrate technologies with existing and future Data Centers. Our Data Centers provide service for all of Company. Your role will be closely connected to our partners, enabling the organization via conduits you will develop and maintain for rapid deployment, integration and access to critical R&D environments. Your responsibilities are heavily focused on storage and network technologies, including related availability, resiliency, automation, consolidation, scale and security directives set by your staff and our partners in collaboration with relevant architecture teams. - Your ability to evaluate and identify areas of opportunity and work across professional bureaucratic and political lines is crucial to our organization's success. To be successful in this position, you will need to be able to demonstrate strong analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills. We are a 24x7 DevOps organization and support our partners via on-call availability. Your role will be a member of our Tier 3-4 support staff and will be used in the event of escalation. - Responsibilities The Technical Director will serve as a resource and liaison for the DCE team, and will be responsible for enhancing data center operations. Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identify areas of opportunity to bring relief and scale to Company Data Center Engineering Services.
  • Homogenize and integrate architectures across existing and new Data Centers.
  • Bring security, governance and compliance assessments and solutions to Company Engineering Services.
  • Heavy focus on the reduction of manual effort with a direct target of enabling Company Engineering Services to scale and move faster. -
  • Develop and hire engineers to support our objectives.
  • Bring experienced software development and infrastructure architecture capabilities to Company Data Center Engineering Services.
  • Build and maintain conduits of trust between Company Engineering Services and our partners.
  • Review and improve existing protocols and manual processes to support your objectives.
  • Leverage best-of-breed technologies and design methodologies to create fit-for-purpose solutions.
  • Coordinate with R&D and all Company Partners on new requirements, feature requests, and product roadmap.
  • Coordinate with InfoSec on security initiatives, incident reviews, and future designs.
  • Work with leadership and other DCE team members to establish technical direction.
  • Provide leadership in technical forums, conferences, and cross-departmental initiatives.
  • Present at internally- and externally-facing meetings, webinars, and conferences. Required Skills: This position will require candidates to have the following baseline skillset:
    • Forward thinking and predictive roadmap development with the ability and default desire to "think outside the box"
    • Relevant experience in designing and developing frontend and backend applications and the ability to identify talent
    • Willing to drive and support change, even when faced with difficult political hurdles
    • Advanced understanding of security elements: access controls, governance, compliance, auditing, cryptography, identity (AD, LDAP, Kerberos, SSO, SAML, OAUTH, PKI)
    • Advanced understanding of physical and virtual data center infrastructure, dependencies, and resilient design - server architecture, storage SAN/NAS, networking, monitoring, and management
    • Experience and working knowledge of Company products
    • Advanced understanding of containerization (Docker/Kubernetes)
    • Experience with product/service lifecycle - evaluation, introduction, operation, retirement
    • Experience with product development - requirements, design, code, debug, test, Agile
    • Proficiency in scripting and coding
    • People, program, and project management
    • Excellent written and oral skills Highly Desirable Skills: Knowledge of and experience with:
      • Executive level communication and presentation skills
      • Forensic investigative triage and guidance
      • Infrastructure: Compute (Servers), Network Configuration (Cisco, IPv4/IPv6), Storage, Load Balancers, Management (SAN/Isilon), Company Virtualization (vSphere, ESXi, NSX, vSAN), Network Services (DNS/DHCP/IPAM)
      • Cloud Providers: i.e., Company -vCloud -Director, AWS EC2, Google Compute Cloud, VMC on AWS
      • ITSM tooling and related platforms: -Jira+Service -Desk, ServiceNow, Slack, Microsoft Teams
      • Platforms: Physical Servers, VMs, Cloud Native/Containers (Kubernetes, Company TKG)
      • Automation frameworks: Ansible, Jenkins and -SaltStack
      • Relevant storage and network protocols: e.g., FC, iSCSI, NFSv3/v4, L2, L3, BGP, OSPF, -FabricPath, VPN
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