Sr. Infrastructure Architect in Rochester, NY at Windstream

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Rochester, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    7 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:
    7/24/2020

Job Description

Job ID:20002124

Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and well being of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority!

Sr. Infrastructure Architect

Visionary with multifaceted hands on experience designing, implementing, and managing complex enterprise systems and services. The candidate must be an expert in multiple technologies including networking, operating systems, web technologies, frameworks, software, budgeting, and program leadership. Must be able to identify gaps in current technology and identify opportunities for transformation and consolidation. It is critical that this Individual possess a deep understanding of Agnostic Public-cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations. Knowledge and experience in the telecommunications industry as well as physical data center equipment is required. The candidate must be a trusted advisor to leadership, the team, product owners, and business partners.

Initial Responsibilities include:

  • Accurately document current infrastructure design and footprint
  • Working with Senior leadership to gather requirements, build technical plans, design optimal solutions with team members

  • Serve as a Principal escalation for critical and business impacting events
  • Craft architectural diagrams and present to Senior leadership, Board of directors, team members, and business partners
  • Maintain a deep understanding and engagement with emerging and industry leading solutions and communities, including OpenSource and COTS solutions and be able to articulate comparisons and drive optimized decisions, based on cost, best fit, and sustainability of the solutions
  • Maintain a social presence on Internal Company Site
  • Mentor to upgrade skillset of existing team

Preferred Experience

  • 5+ Years in Enterprise IT
  • 8+ Years in leading system planning & design
  • 5+ Years in hybrid-cloud environments
  • Demonstrated success in enterprise implementations
  • Demonstrated experience in Network configuration, security, and operations
  • Data center architecture and design
  • Event management, correlation, and enrichment

Preferred Skills & Tools

  • Open Container Initiative
  • Expert in Microservices and Containers
  • Container management systems: Kubernetes, Docker,etc
  • Monitoring and ticketing systems: Netcool, Resolve, Remedy, Jira, Nagios
  • Coding languages: Go,Python, JavaScript, PHP, Rust, Java
  • Agnostic Public-cloud experience
  • Understanding of relational and NoSQL databases
  • ITSM, CMDB experience such as ServiceNow, Cherwell
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Grafana, Prometheus, Janusgraph, Dynatrace (or similar), SNMP
  • Experience setting up HA and DR
  • Deep understanding of BigData
  • Plan POC activities with new technologies and drive workgroups to complete evaluations in timely efficient manner

   Work Style & Leadership

  • Ability to work across teams and within the teams to gather requirements, create workplans, and designs
  • Have a design first mentality
  • Hype focused on delivery and scalability of solutions
  • Strong drive to keep learning and exploring new technology options
  • Ability to articulate solutions and advocate for a position
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Team focused with an ability and desire to see everyone succeed
  • Willingness to take ownership, establish a point of view, and take corrective actions when needed
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can set goals and accomplish them
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Judicious risk taker who is not afraid to attempt solutions which may not result in absolute success

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Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:College degree in a Technical or related field and 7-10 years professional level related Technical experience

Preferred Skills & Tools

  • Open Container Initiative
  • Expert in Microservices and Containers
  • Container management systems: Kubernetes, Docker,etc
  • Monitoring and ticketing systems: Netcool, Resolve, Remedy, Jira, Nagios
  • Coding languages: Go,Python, JavaScript, PHP, Rust, Java
  • Agnostic Public-cloud experience
  • Understanding of relational and NoSQL databases
  • ITSM, CMDB experience such as ServiceNow, Cherwell
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Grafana, Prometheus, Janusgraph, Dynatrace (or similar), SNMP
  • Experience setting up HA and DR
  • Deep understanding of BigData
  • Plan POC activities with new technologies and drive workgroups to complete evaluations in timely efficient manner



EEO Statement: Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

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