Job DescriptionAs a Senior Architect within our consulting practice, you will design, deliver, and manage complex IT solutions in a team environment to satisfy client's business challenges. You will utilize your extensive development, implementation and consulting skills to deliver state of the art systems while providing technical and project management leadership.Responsibilities:Performing architectural review and researching for internal and external solutionsFacilitating the definition of standards for delivery and processPublishing and auditing the use of implemented standards.Working as an integral part of the delivery model and enabling the strategic direction of client's technology servicesFacilitating research efforts in new or upgraded products, services and technology including Service Oriented Architectures, Infrastructure products, systems management solutionsResearching existing technical or business systems to understand and leverage unrealized capabilities.Designing and reviewing conceptual solutions for projects. This would include total cost of ownership, time-lines and integrated technology designsResearching marketplace changes to technology integrated to the future demands and direction of the businessFacilitating the definition of standards, working with a variety of technology groups within a client's organizationPublishing and communicating standardsResearching best practices within the industry and information technology to continuously improve quality, costs and delivery time-linesAuditing standards and technology solutions through the design, construction and implementation phases of projectsAssisting in the creation of a central component architecture library to ensure re-use, quality and speed to marketTypes of Projects:Large-scale enterprise infrastructure designComplex system deploymentsMigration planning projectsArchitect, design, and plan for enterprise deployments utilizing any or the entire current Microsoft server, back-office and desktop applicationsPreferred Qualifications:Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptableA minimum of 7 years practical experience working in a technology environmentExperience in research and development efforts, design responsibilities, or systems analysis in an infrastructure or application related capacityProven ability to facilitate major project design across multiple internal and external companies/solutionsDetail oriented with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to deal with situations where information is difficult to obtain, complex or ambiguousSolid leadership abilitiesExcellent oral, written and presentation skillsExcellent organizational skillsExcellent interpersonal, teamwork and negotiation skillsAbility to multi-task and work to tight timelinesPreference made for individuals that possess experience and education in the following disciplines:Citrix, Exchange products, VMware, Network, Hardware/System Software configuration and implementationManaging/Administration of distributed environmentsDesign experience integrating external companies technologies into a seamless solutionExperience in effectively applying computing technology to a wide range of business solutionsExperience in all aspects of business redesign, organizational and workflow analysis, and change managementProven requirements analysis experienceProcess and data modeling experienceCertifications including:VMware Certified Professional (VCP)Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)Preferred Experience and Technical Skills:Microsoft - Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2008 R2Microsoft - Windows Desktop Operating Systems (XP/Vista/W7)Microsoft - Active Directory (AD)VMware ESX and Desktop Virtualization productsCitrix XenApp ServerMicrosoft Virtual ServerStorage Area NetworksTape Backup SoftwareRouters and TCP/IP SchemaMicrosoft – SharePoint Server 2007/ 2010 /2008/ 2008 R2Citrix XenServer / XenDesktopNovell Netware, GroupWise and ZENworks SuiteLotus Domino Server and Notes clientSymantec GhostUNIX (Sun, IBM, Linux variants)Document Management SolutionsFax Server SolutionsNetwork ManagementVirus Protection SoftwareFirewall ServersPrint ServersLAN Management and partitioningServer Hardware (HP, IBM, Dell, Sun)Remote Access SolutionsMicrosoft - SQL Server 2000/2005Microsoft - Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA) 2006Microsoft - Internet Information Server (IIS)Technical DocumentationMicrosoft Office specifically Visio and ProjectScripting (KIX, ASP, Lotus, VB) Employee Benefits and PerksEquilibrium offers a wide variety of benefits and other perks. From our comprehensive benefits and compensation package, to our technical and professional growth programs, we think that you will be pleased with what we have to offer you as an employee.Insurance Equilibrium provides comprehensive medical and dental insurance benefits to keep you and your family healthy. We also offer plans to protect your family in the event of death or disability.Medical/Dental BenefitsHealth insurance is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Our health insurance plans offer access to regional PPO provider networks across the country, as well as out-of-network providers. The plan also includes a mail order prescription option and basic vision coverage. Dental insurance is provided through MetLife. Equilibrium pays 100 percent of monthly premiums for the employee, so the employee only has to pay for the spouse or family portion of the monthly premiums.Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance Employees receive life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance. Employees are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 60 days from their start date. You can also provide additional protection for you and your family by purchasing supplemental group life and accidental death/dismemberment insurance at group rates.401K PlanEquilibrium offers a generous 401K plan to all employees.Professional Development Program (PDP)Equilibrium offers an extensive Professional Development Program to all employees. This optional benefit to all employees helps individuals to set and track to professional development objectives in areas of soft skill development and technical growth. Equilibrium believes this to be a key factor in our success and the success of our clients.
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