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Infrastructure Architect - Storage Services

Richmond, VA

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Job Description
The Role:
S&P Global, a premier provider of essential intelligence, is looking for an Infrastructure Architect for Data Center and Storage Services to join our IT Services team.

The Location
: Charlottesville, VA; Richmond,VA; Centennial,CO; New York or New Jersey
The Impact:
In this role, you will use your technical knowledge, skills, experience and judgement to architect storage and backup infrastructure solutions that will enable our digital infrastructure transformation.
The Career Opportunity:
This position provides a tremendous opportunity to grow personally and professionally. You will have the opportunity to architect solutions based on industry best practices and use your critical thinking skills to overcome challenges as we transform our legacy environments.
The Team / The Business:
Our Data Center and Storage Services Team is responsible for architecting highly available, scalable, secure, performant, and cost-effective solutions for block, file, and object data storage and protection needs. We develop the standards and advise on the procedures that our operations teams use to ensure system stability while running the storage infrastructure. Our team collaborates with the lines of business and infrastructure peers to manage our data center strategy and design data center spaces that meet a diverse set of requirements. You will have the opportunity every day, to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and can develop a close team dynamic with coworkers from around the globe.
Job Responsibilities:
Apply objective and effectively structured decision making techniques to project activities, purchases, and troubleshooting.
Serves as the senior most technical member of the organization tower, providing guidance and setting direction for architecture and strategic activities.
Research new solutions and make recommendations based on objective data.
Liaison with vendors and service providers to select products and services that meet company goals.
Creates and maintains storage infrastructure services technology roadmaps.
Creates infrastructure solutions to achieve long-term objectives in accordance with company data center, storage, and backup strategies.
Provides expert-level guidance to other infrastructure towers to guide the development of their respective strategies.
Experience and proficiency with a variety of system tools and skill-sets including:
10 years of experience in System Administration/Engineering and Architecture
Deep understanding of storage, compute, and network architecture and engineering best practices.
Special focus on block, file, and object storage accessed using a multitude of protocols.
Brocade Fiber Channel networks. WWN zoning and other industry zoning methodologies.
Expert-level knowledge of the use cases, limitations, benefits, and requirements for snapshot and replication technologies along with principles of effective copy data management.
A successful track record in project definition and technical management.
Background in varied technologies such as telecommunications, client server architectures, electronic commerce infrastructures, enterprise and workgroup server platforms, Web applications, portals, etc.
Ability to create constructive relationships, influence, and communicate (to project team, IT management, and non-technical staff).
Ability to lead complex, cross-functional problem-solving initiatives.
Exceptional analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
Exceptional understanding of the Client?s goals and objectives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent architecture and technical support documentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal and consultative skills.
Proven ability to conduct research into emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products as required.
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Promoting a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Experience delivering solutions in a complex, globally distributed infrastructure
Please note:
This position is open to individuals who will not require sponsorship now or in the future.

At S&P Global, we don?t give you intelligence?we give you essential intelligence. The essential intelligence you need to make decisions with conviction. We?re the world?s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets. Our divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. For more information, visit ****

To all recruitment agencies: S&P Global does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward such resumes to any S&P Global employee, office location or website. S&P Global will not be responsible for any fees related to such resumes.

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: ****
and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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