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Senior Virtualization Architect/VMware/VRealize/Azure/once a week in KOP

King of Prussia, PA

Hybrid

Full Time

$150k - $160k

A well-known Technology focused company that pioneers in leveraging cutting-edge virtualization technologies to empower businesses to thrive in the digital age is looking for a Virtualization Architect to join the team. As a leading provider of IT solutions, they specialize in architecting robust and scalable virtualization infrastructures tailored to their clients' unique needs. Their commitment to innovation and excellence drives them to seek talented individuals who are passionate about revolutionizing the way businesses operate in the cloud.
Position Overview:
They are seeking a skilled and experienced Virtualization Architect with expertise in VMware and Azure to join our dynamic team. As a Virtualization Architect, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and optimizing virtualization solutions for clients, leveraging the latest technologies from VMware and Azure. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to assess business requirements, architect virtualization solutions, and deliver best-in-class infrastructure designs that drive efficiency, agility, and scalability.
Responsibilities:
  • Lead the design and implementation of virtualization solutions based on VMware and Azure technologies, ensuring alignment with business objectives and industry best practices.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather requirements, assess existing infrastructures, and define virtualization strategies that optimize performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Design and architect VMware-based virtualization infrastructures, including VMware vSphere, vCenter, NSX, and vSAN, to support mission-critical workloads and applications.
  • Architect hybrid cloud solutions integrating VMware environments with Azure services, leveraging Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and Azure Migrate for seamless workload migration and management.
  • Develop migration strategies and execute migration plans to seamlessly transition on-premises workloads to Azure cloud environments, ensuring minimal disruption to business operations.
  • Implement security best practices and compliance standards to safeguard virtualized environments, including network segmentation, identity access management, and encryption.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in virtualization, cloud computing, and infrastructure automation to drive continuous improvement and innovation.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in designing and implementing virtualization solutions, with a focus on VMware technologies.
  • Strong expertise in VMware vSphere, vCenter, NSX, and vSAN, with experience architecting complex virtualization infrastructures.
  • Hands-on experience with Azure cloud services and solutions, including Azure VMware Solution (AVS), Azure Migrate, and Azure Site Recovery.
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using PowerShell, Python, or similar languages for infrastructure provisioning and management.
  • Solid understanding of networking concepts, including TCP/IP, VLANs, VPNs, and routing protocols.
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and stakeholders.
  • Certifications such as VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or related certifications are highly desirable.
Benefits:
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching
  • Flexible work arrangements and remote work options
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee wellness programs and perks
  • Vibrant company culture with team-building activities and events

Posted by: Shawna Dunleavy

Specialization: Windows