Hybrid/Private Cloud Design and Build Engineer - Glasgow

13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The CIS Transformation Services Europe organization provides IT Infrastructure consulting and transformation services to Large Enterprises across the region. It is part of the Cognizant Infrastructure Services horizontal, which services all vertical customer segments. This role will be within the CIS TS Enterprise Compute practice, which provides Cloud and Data Center Professional and Consulting services to accounts and clients within the UK and Europe, from strategy/assessments to full implementation and migrations. Other practices within CIS TS cover Cloud, End User Computing, IT Service Management and Networking and project and program management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates Technical Infrastructure Architectural knowledge, playing a vital role in the design of production, staging, QA and development IT Infrastructures running in 24x7 environments.
  • Participates in development of customer architectural strategies, including technology standardization, modernization and virtualization, with a focus in cloud and (hyper-) converged infrastructures
  • Analyzes business and technical requirements to determine system design, potential issues, and related cost for each project request.
  • Align architectural strategy with customer’s business objectives, delivers designs that meet business requirements, are on time, and within budget.
  • Develops implementation and migration strategies that preserve the availability, performance, integrity, stability, and scalability of systems.
  • Produce design documents to effectively hand over infrastructure architectures to Operations teams for successful systems engineering and implementation.
  • Leads or participates in the successful delivery of complex customer IT Infrastructure projects from planning, design to implementation.
  • Solves complex, cross-functional issues that cross technologies in Cloud, network, server, storage, O/S, virtualization, consolidation, middleware, security applications, operations, content switching, caching and/or content delivery networks and security.
  • Working closely with customer teams and Cognizant customer account teams across the UK and Europe.
  • Continuously focuses on project delivery excellence and high level of customer satisfaction
  • Build tight working relationship with CIS TS offshore delivery teams and Technology Office.
  • Good business judgment, a comfortable, open communication style, and a willingness and ability to work with customers and teams.
  • The candidate will be part of Cognizant’s CIS TS team in the UK, providing Cloud and Data Center expertise within the team.
  • Candidate will report to CIS EC Practice lead for the Europe and be part of the European Enterprise Compute Expertise team.
Technical Skills required

  • Strong understanding of industry standards and best practices for IT Infrastructures, keeping current with industry trends and emerging technologies and providing guidance and direction to customers and project teams.
  • Strong understanding of across main infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end IT Infrastructure architectures and designs.
  • Leading practioneer in virtualization infra designs with VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) or equivalent
  • Experience with AWS and MS Azure Cloud architectures.
  • Experience with Network virtualization and software defined networking (VMware NSX, CISCO ACI
  • Experience in platform and data center migrations and consolidations.
  • Good experience as an IT Infrastructure Architect, with focus on server, storage, networking, and cloud technologies.
  • Good experience with MS Server Operating Systems
  • Good experience with MS SQL, Sharepoint and .NET
  • Good experience with SAN, NAS design (preferably EMC) from architectural standpoint
  • Must be well versed in and have experience IT policies and procedures and technology standards
  • Knowledge of (Hyper-) converged infrastructures (HDS UCP, VCE Vblock, Simplivity, Nutanix)
  • Experience in leading a team in applying all elements of Technical Consulting
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Must be comfortable making Disaster Recovery Models or recommendations.
  • Understanding of Datacenter applications.
Consulting skills required

  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate cloud and data center technical professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate server based technologies within Cloud or within the virtualized data center of the future.
  • Strong written, verbal and chalk board skills
  • Experience in working in TOGAF or building block design standards
  • Experience in enterprise applications, solutions and data center infrastructures.
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of data center virtualization
  • Strong customer-interaction skills and architectural skills.
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility and excitement with data center personnel, as well as work collaboratively and in a hands-on manner with technical professionals.
  • Proven ability to document appropriate technical information to serve as base for training, technical operations run books and knowledge objects.
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams.
Degrees/Certifications Earned

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology
  • Relevant Industry certifications such as Microsoft (MCSA for Server 2016)) and VMWare (VCDX-DVC)
  • Togaf certification is a pre.
  • AWS, Azure certification is a pre.
About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.

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