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Datacentre Migration Senior Architect

Job Description

Candidate Description

  • Good knowledge in datacentre migration methodologies

  • Good in planning the entire migration activities in details

  • Understanding of the Customer Strategy and Business Requirements

  • Experience translating Business Requirements into Technical Requirements

  • Experience developing High Level Design to meet Customer requirements

  • Ensured Traceability of requirements through design, implementation and testing phases of the project.

  • Should be able to design the rack elevation diagram for the current and target Datacentre

  • Experience in data collection and assessment

  • Able to identify the right workloads and prepare the grouping of server for wave planning

  • Good communication skill to interview the application owners for identifying the application affinity and server mapping

  • Should have experience in AAQ template creation, analysing and assessing the AAQ.

  • Must have very good experience in the end-to-end legacy datacentre migration to Greenfield DC

  • Experienced in brownfield DC migration and transformation

  • Should know the Run book creation for the DC workload move

  • Good in planning and design the entire DC to DC workload migration

  • Experienced in swing and swap approach and using swing kits for DC migration

  • Very good knowledge in VMWare ESxi, and migration tools (VMConverter, Platespin, Doubletake)

  • Deep understanding on various aspects of technology such as;

  • Servers (UNIX and Wintel)

  • Consolidation and Virtualization

  • Data centre migration.

  • Storage and backup

  • Data centre build and implementation

  • Network (LAN and WAN)

  • Disaster Recovery/BCP

  • Database (Oracle/SQL/DB2 etc.)

  • Public/Private Cloud

  • Detail and high-level designing experience across multiple technologies.

  • Excellent ability to handle vendors

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively present findings and reports at the local and senior business management level

  • Strong technical background in one of the core IT Infrastructure areas like Platform/Network/Database (L3 or above)

  • Ability to understand and design the business resilience and data centre strategies for customers across technology.

  • Deep understanding about the build-up of a Datacentre. Should have been part of at least a couple of Datacentre builds.

  • Ability to perform independently consulting assessment reviews and assisting client organization with development, execution and testing of overall solution.

  • Intimate knowledge and understanding of the methods used in performing risk analysis and business impact analyses

  • Good overall understanding of IT infrastructure design, IT operations, Datacentre maintenance, Vendor co-ordination, Voice & Data Network setups, Application development and End User computing areas in order to review and assist in the preparation of recovery procedures in these areas

  • Experience in maturing independent programs and delivering them, independently.

  • Ability to calculate DC Power and Cooling requirements based on IT infrastructure design plans

  • Deep understanding of DC facility related setups of Physical Security Monitoring devices, Access Control setups, Surveillance setups through Audio and Video setups, Electrical build out etc.

  • Knowledge on Structured cabling design and implementation

  • Deep understanding of DC operations and ability to define SLA's, handle sudden change requests, handle rollback requirements etc.

  • Very good skills in project management

  • Should be capable of leading a team to achieve the deliverable within the scope and timeline

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Employer Description

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.