Consulting Architect Job Listing at VMware in Chicago, IL (Job ID ScrapingHub16628-60808)



Location: Chicago, IL
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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# About Us

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.

With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, 55,000 partners, and 14,000+ employees in 50+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our employees who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Want to be part of a compassionate community that thrives on architecting what’s next in IT? Learn more at

# Why work for our Division

The global VMware Professional Services Organization (PSO) influences the success of each VMware implementation. The PSO team is dedicated to the success of the customer and their virtualization strategy and implementation. The PSO team ensures that VMware customers are successfully implementing their business plans from adoption all the way to a fully functioning virtualized datacenter. The VMware PSO team includes Implementation/Managed Services, Project/Engagement Management, Education Services, Partner Management and Technical Account Management (TAM) Services.

# Why work with our Group

As a VMware Consultant, you will lead the largest brand companies on the planet in the transformation of their IT services business. You will help to develop strategy, discover key business, technical, functional, and operational requirements and then design enterprise class architectures that when deployed will provide those customers with fully automated and integrated Iaas, Paas, Saas and ITaas solutions. VMware Consulting Services is a high growth, high challenge, high reward work environment where your personal and professional opportunities have no boundaries or limits and your creativity, energy, and passion are leveraged every day and every week to deliver extremely high value to these very special customers.

# Job Description

As a VMware Consultant, you will provide customers technical leadership in the installation, configuration, and implementation of VMware products and services. You will help to document best practices in developing and deploying VMware solutions, and feed them into our knowledge base for best practices by customers and partners. This group gives the consultant the opportunity to work in most of the top Fortune 500 companies in the world. Services include (but not limited to) Operational Readiness, Business Continuance, Disaster Recovery, and Storage, and IT services Delivery. Responsibilities:

* Provide technical leadership to VMware professional services consulting project teams, which will include project work at customer sites

* Design and develop innovative solutions to customer requirements using our server and desktop products, with assistance from our internal engineering group as required

* Maintain current knowledge of the entire VMware product line

* Assist in the development of standard reusable VMware “productized” consulting service offerings, including definition of tasks, deliverables and standard estimate

* Participate in the pre-sales process to understand customer business and technical objectives and product requirements, in order to develop effective solutions

* Help to document best practices in developing and deploying VMware solutions, and feed them into our knowledge base for reuse by customers and partners

* Recruit and mentor other technical consulting staff Requirements:

* 10+ years of relevant experience

* At least 6 years experience in customer-facing positions as a professional services consultant or engineer, preferably with an Internet or “Big 5” consulting organization

* Experience with modern software development methodologies, with emphasis on software and hardware architecture, and infrastructure design and development

* At least 3 years experience in infrastructure architecture and design of complex distributed systems environments, including failover techniques, recovery/rollback, and application partitioning

* At least 2 years experience in a technical lead role for small- or medium-size teams

* Strong practical Unix or Linux systems administration skills

* Strong application software development for one or more of the Linux, Unix (e.g. Solaris), Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems. Systems programming or OS internal level skills would be an advantage

* Understanding of computer server architectures, including peripheral interfaces (SCSI, RAID, Ethernet) and multi-processor designs (SMP)

* Familiarity with systems management concepts, processes and standards (e.g. SNMP); capacity/performance management and tuning; and storage and network management

* Understanding of modern IT production data center and Internet (ISP/ASP) hosting operations

* Strong Perl programming/scripting skills required. Programming in C/C++ and Unix shell are also an advantage

* A good practical understanding of Web-based application development, including cgi-bin, and Apache or IIS server platforms

* Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

* Ability to travel up to 50 percent of the time, including international

* B.S./B.A./M.S. degree or equivalent technical training

# EEO Statement

VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment.

*Posting Title:* Consulting Architect

*Advertised Location (Select only ONE location):* Chicago, IL, US

*Is this a remote or multiple location position?:* Yes

*Requisition Number:* 48018BR

*Level of Job (LinkedIn):* Mid-Senior Level

*Advertised Group (Place a checkmark to select multiple groups):* IT

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