IBM Compute and Virtualization Specialist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Over the past 100 years, IBMers all over the globe have helped make the world work better and smarter. In this new era of Cognitive Business, IBM is helping to reshape industries by bringing together our expertise in Cloud, Analytics, Security, Mobile, and the Internet of Things: Changing how we create, collaborate, analyze and engage. From transforming healthcare to improving the retail shopping experience – it’s what IBMers do. As we tackle the world’s biggest challenges, our company continues to grow, we’re looking for talented professionals to join us in this new era. Join us and be part of a diverse and global team of thinkers and doers - people who want to make an impact, cultivate their expertise and collaborate with some of the world’s top business and technology professionals. Compute and Virtualization Specialist Compute and Virtualization Specialist for various GTS projects in Saudi Arabia is needed. This role concentrates on the management systems infrastructure including software-defined environments, servers and virtualization, business continuity and resiliency required by the client. The Compute and Virtualization Specialist should utilize in-depth knowledge of leading-edge products and technology with specific focus on software-defined environments: compute and virtualization and open source technologies. The Compute and Virtualization Specialist is responsible for the overall operations and management of compute and virtualization technologies with a focus on data and platform performance, availability and scalability.Responsibilities to include:
Work within a team of architects: Infrastructure Architect, Transformation Architect, Data and Platform Architect, led by a Chief Architect
Administration and day to day tasks in large-scale compute systems including VMware, Hyper-V and different operating systems include Microsoft Windows and Linux
Enhancement of compute and virtualization environments based on vendor best practices.
Configuration, management and maintenance of compute and virtualization stack
Administration, diagnostic and resolution of common maintenance and performance issues
Evaluate performance, monitor workloads, and analyze results to ensure optimal operations
Work on common projects, including new installations, upgrades, etc
Arrange/perform replacements of common hardware failure items
Monitor and report on available updates/patches for firmware and software
Adhere to technology standards, best practices and IT policies
Deliver architectural programs that align IT with business strategy
Deliver requisite program documentation including program charters, schedules, requirements documents, specifications, design documents and testing strategies.
Cultivate relationships with IT management, project executives and client representatives and enforce IT service management procedures and processes
Maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization's technologies and architectures
Maintain current and planned state architectural blueprints
Maintain an aspirational architectural road map for the enterprise
Initiate and deliver technology evaluations and recommendations.
Conduct knowledge transfers with solution specialists colleagues and service delivery team regarding solutions, product updates/changes, lessons learned from previous engagements/experience, etc. as relevant.
Job Specifications and Technical requirements:
Proven Infrastructure (Compute and Virtualization) experience
Knowledge of Software-Defined Environments, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Converged Infrastructures, Cloud, Backup
High availability and Clustering
Extensive performance design, tuning, engineering and capacity sizing
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good analytic, organization, presentation, customer service and facilitation skills
Excellent problem solving skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Should possess excellent Organizing and communication skills
Proven extensive documentation skills using Visio, Powerpoint etc.
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