Dell Consultant, IT Architecture PLM / Medical in McLean, Virginia

Job Description:

Remote - Home Based

Specific Job Description:

As a Virtustream platform architect, you are responsible for ensuring the quality, cost, and fit for purpose of clouds for these vertical workloads. Cloud operations requires aggressive automation, regardless of the technology consumed. This architect role includes not only design of technical component assembly, but also roadmaps and paths to automation. You will also design integrations between these technologies and open source or commodity technologies. Technical domain areas include compute, network, and storage including virtualizations in each of those areas. Application specific knowledge must be acquired and developed to best position adaptations of these applications or of present infrastructure and service components to facilitate operations in a cloud environment.

The strongest candidates will be familiar with disaster recover scenarios, capabilities, and features as well as industry vertical requirements around these items. They will be able to design options for hybrid cloud workloads, integrate virtualized storage, consider replication requirements (RPO, RTO), and develop requirements to host these applications and databases. They will be familiar with security and operations certifications such as ISO27001, SOC-1, SOC-2, PCI-DSS, HiTrust/HIPPA, FedRamp, and ITAR.

Ultimately, you are responsible for seeing your designs come to fruition, and as such will need do demonstrate leadership including listening to those closest to the technologies, addressing conflict in technical discussions, and assessing risks and rewards of approaches, and breaking technical deadlock with confident decisions. You will leverage your expert research capabilities, your ability to learn fast and your ability to communicate clearly in order to work effectively with diverse and dispersed virtual teams and technical leadership. You will have the technical and negotiation skills to drive cross-functional efforts to produce timely, valuable and actionable results.


  • Understand and articulate the capabilities of infrastructure services

  • Detailed working knowledge of vmware-based IaaS

  • Detailed working knowledge of Object Storage – S3 in particular

  • Develop metering and monitoring plans for these applications

  • Develop detailed testing plans and expectations for targeted applications in virtualized environments

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Operations and Product Management functions to continuously improve application delivery

  • Experience with Applications in the Healthcare market segment

  • Produce run books and "as designed" documentation for Operations

  • Create test plans and documentation

  • Capable of executing lab work to assess thresholds, determine scaling triggers, and specify metrics for collection / long term retention

  • Able to prioritize conflicting demands for time

  • Documentation and presentation skills

  • Participate in GitHub-based source control systems

EMC Values:

When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.

Critical Hiring Criteria:

Functional Area(s):

Administrative Services & Operations, Information Technology



Business Unit:



VA - Glen Allen, VA - Herndon, VA - McLean, VA - Reston, WI - Madison, WI - Pewaukee