IBM Cisco Unified Compute Systems- Global Subject Matter Expert in Austin, Texas
The Global Subject Matter Expert for Cisco Unified Compute Systems (UCS) requires advanced knowledge of UCS Hardware, UCS Manager and optionally Intersight. You will need hands-on experience with Cisco UCS Compute, Networking and Storage of at least three years. This includes management of LAN and SAN connectivity, implementing role-based access control and configuration and maintaining of service profiles. In short, you will serve as a UCS subject matter expert.
Preferred work location: North America (required)
Your Role and Responsibilities
The Global Cisco UCS SME will work as an escalation point for the global UCS Center of Excellence. They
will work with teams to design and build new implementations of Compute as a Service. They will lead global teams, helping in critical situations, up-skilling, and designing processes to support implementations. This position should have a board level understanding of various operating systems, especially in open source.
Have excellent problem solving, decision-making and continuous improvement skills and mindset.
Ability to translate disparate business strategies into comprehensive, pragmatic technology strategies and execution plans (roadmaps) to satisfy business strategy.
Ability to design and deliver solutions that factor in system performance, usability, quality, cross-system interdependencies, scalability while accounting for development and maintenance costs.
Strong communication skills (written / verbal) with varied audiences including good interpersonal skills.
Experience modeling as-is and to-be architectures based on business requirements.
Must be a self-starter, strong leader, and have the ability to work independently with no supervision.
Basic knowledge in Agile methodologies.
Fluent in English language.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
Experience with both physical and virtual (UCS/VMware/RHEV/RHV) infrastructure.
Ability to analyze and troubleshoot issues within the UCS implementation.
Evaluate the data center solution design and design process in regard to contemporary data center challenges, data center solution architecture, and components.
Configure and manage Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity.
Assess the requirements and performance characteristics of the data center computing solutions.
Employ design steps to size the Cisco UCS solution for given data center requirements.
Evaluate and design Cisco UCS solution LAN, SAN, and virtual access layer connectivity.
Recognize and design Cisco UCS solution server deployment.
Experience with Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects and Fabric Extenders.
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
Experience implementing and managing an enterprise-wide virtual infrastructure using ESXi is a plus.
Experience with VMware tools (e.g., vRA/vRO Site Recovery Manager) is a plus.
Expert level Red Hat skills supporting enterprise level environments.
Cloud based training /certification.
Experience explaining difficult concepts to decision makers to help shape technology strategy.
Participate in technical architecture discussions to determine the most-appropriate scalable model
Champion the appropriate use of technology and provide leadership in balancing technical elegance with functional requirements and practical benefits, as we implement and integrate technologies.
Provide coordination across technical teams to encourage application of standards and adherence to standards-based methodologies.
Keep current with industry technologies and trends
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