Friday, October 21, 2011

Job Openings for Solutions Architect-Applications and Virtualization Consultant @ Cisco Careers

Requisition #: R901133
Job Title: Solutions Architect-Applications and Virtualization Consultant Region: AMERICAS
Area of Interest: Cisco Services (Formerly Customer Advocacy)
Level of Experience: Experienced - Non Manager
Flexible Work Option: Yes

Job Description: It's an exciting time to work at Cisco.

Every day we connect people to the network and make it come to life. Whether it's using e-learning to educate students far from city centers or downloading the entire Library of Congress in seconds, our networking technology has not only revolutionized the way people do things, but who they are. People are more informed, more efficient, and more involved. With all forms of communications converging onto the network, Cisco is entering an exciting new era. The concept of the network as the platform for transforming life's experiences is no longer a possibility: It is quickly becoming a reality. And Cisco is leading the experience.

The Solutions Consultant (application migration) will be a key contributor in Cisco's UCS virtualization consulting practice. The right candidate has strong knowledge of multi-tiered application environments, including their design, implementation, and capacity/scaling challenges and expertise in one of the following areas: SAP, Oracle or Microsoft. This is a high impact role, and is part of a team that will lead Cisco’s new application services portfolio for the data center advanced services practice. Cisco’s cutting edge solutions are changing the way businesses deploy application architectures in data centers all over the globe:

The Solutions consultant will lead to design, migrate, deploy and support new Microsoft/Oracle/SAP applications deployments on a Unified Compute Architecture.
Job Responsibilities:
• Work with service teams and delivery partners to establish credibility and capability to clients in the ability to configure, deploy and operate world class datacenter environments to support business and mission critical application architectures
• Participate and lead application migrations and upgrades.
• Deploy Business Applications such as SAP Business Suite, Oracle E-Business/RAC Database OR MS Exchange/Sharepoint/Active Directory into a physical and Virtual Machine environment.
• Provide knowledge transfer to end clients on how to best architect, deploy and operate their environment
• Present and discuss technical best practices, concepts, and technologies for deploying applications on a unified compute architecture
• Work on complex business problems and help implement next generation data center solutions.-Work closely with engineering and service teams to build unique technical configuration, skills, and best practices to optimize the use of Cisco technology in modern datacenter environments
• Identify and support creation of new services for Cisco’s application’s portfolio
• Participate in developing and delivering on strategic initiatives for the services team ie (SAP Hana, SQL upgrade, RISC Migration)
• Assist the team in the prioritization and development of key activities, tools and technical implementation programs
• Develop and nurture strong customer relationships with the data center design, operations and support personnel.

Consulting skills required:
• Passionate, persuasive, articulate data center technical professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate server based technologies within the virtualized data center of the future
• Strong written, verbal and white board skills
• Experience with enterprise applications, solutions and data center infrastructures.
• Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of data center virtualization.
• Ability to quickly establish credibility and excitement with data center personnel, as well as work collaboratively with technical professionals.
• Proven ability to document appropriate technical information to serve as base for training, technical operations run books
• Strong customer-interaction skills and architectural skills

Technical Skills Required:

• Strong knowledge of multi-tiered application environments, including their architecture, design, implementation, upgrade, and migration of one or more of the following: SAP Netweaver/Basis, Oracle E-Business, Exchange, SQL, Active Directory etc.)
• Hands on experience installing, migrating, upgrading SAP, Oracle, and MSFT solutions. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following:
• SAP OSDB Migration
• SAP Hana
• Oracle RAC Installation and DB Migration
• Oracle E-Business Migration
• MS Exchange Upgrade
• SQL Upgrade
• MS Sharepoint
• Broad and deep technical knowledge of the data center and the three infrastructure pillars: Server, Network and Storage.
• Extensive experience with the Linux (RHEL / SUSE) and / or Microsoft operating systems.
• Strong understanding and hands on experience with virtualization tools and concepts (ie VMware, Citrix/XEN, Hyper-V, Platespin, etc.)

Skills Preferred but not Required:
• Knowledge of database technologies. Sybase, SQL Server, and Oracle RAC experience ideal.
• Knowledge and experience with multiple platform interoperability and utility/grid computing concepts
• Performance Tuning of Operating Systems, Applications, Databases, Storage, and Networking helpful.
• Working knowledge of high availability and business continuity from a technology and business process
• Experience with Unix-based operating systems(AIX, Solaris, HPUX) helpful.
• Experience defining RPO/RTO expectations Data replication technologies.
• Understanding of security procedures and practices.
• Have at least one end to end Microsoft/Oracle/SAP deployment lifecycle in a systems administrator role
• Fundamental knowledge and experience with SAN and Network technologies and data center operations.

This person can be in major US metropolitan area. Other locations may be considered. This position will require *75% travel*.

Role requires 10 plus years of industry related IT consulting experience and BSCS or equivalent

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