Title: Senior Consultant – IT Infrastructure Qualification: BE/B.Tech/M.E./M.Tech/MSc/MCA or equivalent professional technical qualification with 10+ years experience in the IT industry Atleast 5 years of experience managing, configuring and troubleshooting hardware such as servers, routers/switches, firewalls, storage devices etc.,
Location: Chennai Responsibilities: Design and implement short- and long-term strategic plans to ensure IT infrastructure components such as Servers/Storage/Network meet existing and future requirements.
Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for IT infrastructure resources administration and appropriate use.
Practice asset management, capacity planning, including maintenance of server/storage/network components inventory, life cycle management and related documentation.
Conduct research and make recommendations on IT products, services, protocols, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts. Perform cost-benefit, RoI and TCO analysis for proposed systems to support implementation decisions.
Plan, acquire, and coordinate installation of hardware and software as per department needs.
Establish and monitor service level agreements with vendors & end user departments.
Manage and ensure effectiveness of servers, their associated operating systems and software. Manage and ensure optimal operation of all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, UPSs, and so on.
Manage and ensure effectiveness of security solutions, including firewalls, anti-virus solutions, and intrusion detection systems.
Oversee the administration of software components such as user authentication systems, DevOps tools etc., Technical Skills:
Experienced in configuration and troubleshooting of server hardware and network/storage systems
Hands-on experience with server virtualization technologies such as VmWare, OpenStack etc.,
Experience with the services like databases, data backup, anti-virus, streaming technologies
Strong experience installing, administering & troubleshooting Linux server operating system platforms
Knowledge of current protocols and standards in the areas of Core Switching/Routing, SSL/IPSec, SAN, Virtualization, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery.
Experience with open source application/infrastructure monitoring tools
Experience setting up and administering DevOps environments is highly desirable
Proficiency with any scripting languages such as Perl/Python/Unix Shell Business Requirement:
Ability to quickly understanding business requirements and proposing reference architectures and technology solutions.
Ability to drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation.
Ability to develop innovative solutions to complex business and technology problems.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex material to wide range of audiences in plain language
Ability to multi-task, manage projects, set time frames, and meet deadlines
Ability to work as team player, comfortable with fast paced, changing environment and ambiguity ,