IT Infrastructure Solution Lead

Align Communications in

  • Industry: Information Technology - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Job Description: Data Center Migration & Consolidation . New York, New York " Why Align For nearly three decades, many of the world's leading firms have relied on Align as a trusted IT solution provider and center of excellence in IT advisory, infrastructure design, build, delivery and managed services. We are actively seeking innovative minds to establish and strengthen our team to deliver high-quality state-of-the-art technology solutions for our enterprise and boutique clients. Position Overview The IT Infrastructure Solution Lead will provide direction for Align's IT infrastructure and cloud advisory projects helping customers transform their technology. This professional will be part of the Align management team advancing Align solutions to meet the technology demands of our clients. This role will have a significant focus on sales support, solutions development and pre-sale technology design. The Infrastructure Solution Lead will work closely with Align subject matter experts (SME) and execution focused team members to understand our customers' business and technology goals and deliver the correct solutions and drive success. Qualified candidates must have excellent consulting skills and be customer focused with the expertise to recognize and recommend hybrid cloud and on-prem solutions. The ideal candidate will have a client consulting background with prior experience leading enterprise IT infrastructure strategy and cloud migrations engagements. This person may have the opportunity to lead the Cloud Advisory Solution within Align. The IT Infrastructure Solution Lead will be based in our New York City office, at times up to 25% domestic travel may be required This is a full-time employment position offering competitive salary, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, 401K matching, a health savings account, company paid life insurance, paid time off, paid training, and performance-based bonuses Responsibilities Lead pre-sales and solutions development activities as the cloud and transformation subject matter expert to solve customer problems and translate customer requirements into effective solutions Create blueprints for hybrid cloud infrastructures centered around Azure, AWS, or other public cloud offerings (network, server, storage, and management software topologies) Provide consulting expertise on Cloud Operational Model and Strategic Roadmap Own successful implementation of sold solutions by ensuring successful transitions of designed solutions to the delivery team and remain engaged with the client while becoming a "thought leader" for the next opportunity Ensure that a quality solution is delivered in a timely manner, within budget, and to our client's satisfaction Communicate Align's value proposition to varying technical and non-technical clients, including executive ''C'' level management, VP, Director level, and end-users Establish strong and lasting relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers in client organizations Collaborate with Sales and Account Management team to develop sales playbooks outlining strategies for driving high value into strategic accounts Contribute to the development of internal best practices as well as new innovative consulting services offerings that we can take to market Contribute to Align's presence and brand in the Cloud and DevOps community This role is based out of our New York City office. The position in its nature requires some travel, which at times could be up to 50%. Qualifications Bachelor's degree from an accredited university required Minimum of 8-10 years of experience with public, private and hybrid cloud architectures Experience working for a technology or consulting company with a focus on Microsoft Azure Level of certification in Microsoft Azure Architecture (AZ-300: Azure Architect Technologies, AZ-301: Azure Solutions Architect Transition, or AZ-302: Azure Architect Design) Solutions level of understanding of other cloud provides such as AWS, Google, etc. Strong expertise in designing technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies and presenting them to the client from proposal to implementation Knowledge and familiarity with adjacent technology areas including Network, Security, Identity and Access Management and Management and Monitoring Deep understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, networking, and cloud-based delivery models High level knowledge of automation platforms and tools (Terraform, Infrastructure as Code, Azure Resource Manager, Ansible, Chef, etc.) Technical Experience with Microsoft Azure: Foundational Services: (Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Virtual Machines, blob storage, Load Balancer, Azure Active Directory, App Service, Azure Database, etc.) Ability to mix deep technical expertise with simple, everyday language to deliver a story that is memorable, educational and useful Must have a firm grasp on the industry and anticipate trends and movements while balancing maturity and timing Motivated self-starter who loves to solve challenging problems and feels comfortable working directly with customers Highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent time management skills and able to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume, and evolving work environment Comfortable managing multiple and changing priorities, and meeting deadlines in an entrepreneurial environment About Align Align is a dynamic and flexible place to work, offering professionals unparalleled opportunities to train in the leading technologies, make an impact within the industry and control their own destinies. We have a flawless track record of delivering technical solutions and have established long-standing relationships with an impressive client list of both Global 1000 and SMB clients. We work across a diverse list of industries including financial services, life sciences (pharmaceutical and health care), retail, technology, media and telecommunications. We give our professionals the autonomy to pursue opportunities and manage assignments in ways that maximize their creativity and talents, leading to self-fulfillment and financial rewards. For more details, visit www.align.com. PM19 - provided by Dice

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