Migration engineer

Context

For one of her enterprise customers, Itility is responsible for a project to migrate a number of applications to infrastructure in a new datacenter. This new IT production environment is based on a FlexPod design (Cisco) and includes Cisco UCS, Netapp storage and VMware virtualization. In this phase Itility is searching for an engineer supporting the migration by migrating servers, storage and databases to the new environment.
After an inventory phase of an application, all found servers, storage, network and database configurations will be transferred to the new solution. We use a strict step-by-step plan (factory plan) to efficiently execute the migration.

Competence

Candidate is well acquainted with software techniques and DevOps. Further requirements on candidate:

  • Bachelor of science / Master degree
  • Minimal 2-5 years of relevant work experience within an enterprise environments
  • Advanced knowledge of RHEL6 and Windows Server 2012R2
  • Advanced knowledge of VMWare 5 and 6
  • Experience with NetApp FAS storage solutions preferred
  • Experience with databases (MSSQL, Oracle) preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good documenting capabilities (to be proven by set of reference documents)

The candidate has a hands-on mindset, a strong customer- and problem-solving orientation, shows fast results, and has demonstrated good communication skills, especially in an international IT organization. To achieve the project goals, the candidate is able to liaise directly with all stakeholders. The candidate has a clear focus on results and quality, and is eager to develop quickly as a project leader, serving customers mainly in the US West coast (San Jose, San Diego).

Activities

  • Work in shifts outside office hours (evening & weekend day-time)
  • Intake / analysis of applications for migration
  • Creation or update of migration run books
  • Migration of VMware instances to the new platform
  • Creation of storage disks, virtual storage devices
  • Reconfiguration of servers, including storage & network

Interfaces

Reports to the Itility project manager, works in close harmony with team members and has interfaces with the standing IT organization.

Location of work

Primarily based out of San Jose (CA) and San Diego (CA).