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Job Title: VBLOCK Solutions Architect (Data Center and Network Professional)

Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

Client: Pan-African IT Service Company


•       Overall technical architecture, design, and health of the Vblock

•       Solutions Architects enable the customer to maximize the full capabilities of their Vblocks.

•       Designing and operating multi-tenant infrastructure (IaaS & SaaS) in complex environments.

•       Solutions Architects have the full support of and access to all VCE Professional Services Practices

•       Deeply knowledgeable in all areas of the Vblock, expertly versed in VCE best practices

•       Effectively manage converged environment deployments and their day-to-day operations in a demanding market.

Technical Skills


•       Completed VCE Vblock Administration and Management training, assisted in customer Vblock build and deployment utilizing EMC UIM.

•       Proficient with Cisco Nexus 1000v, able to deploy VEMs onto hosts and configure ready for use, have also completed the Nexus DCXN1K course.


•       Deployed and managed F5 load balancing (BIG-IP) and completed F5 LTM Advanced course.

•       Confident with health monitor and iRule scripting (content filtering & manipulation etc).


•       Managed VMware vSphere ESX & ESXi environments, experienced with common management tools & scripting.

•       Managed server OSs such as Windows 2003/2008 and Redhat Linux distributions (CentOS, Fedora etc).

Storage: Completed EMC training for CLARiiON (incl. SnapView/MirrorView) and Celerra.


•       B. Degree in Computer science or any related course

•       Professional certifications would be of added advantage: VMware Certified Professional (VCP5) , Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), EMC Proven Professional (EMC SA), Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) and SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP 09).


Vblock: Experienced in implementing many Vblock elements including Cisco UCS, VMware vSphere 4/5.x, EMC CLARiiON, EMC Celerra, EMC VNX, EMC UIM, Nexus switches etc.


•       Significant experience with managing large LAN and MAN networks, particularly in heterogeneous environments including Brocade, Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet and F5.

•       Knowledgeable in cross-platform management, using tools such as SolarWinds Orion for both monitoring and chargeback.

Computer: Lead design and integration of several Cisco UCS platforms, including physical installation and configuration ready for service, and performed day-to-day management/upgrades as necessary.


•       Managed dual-cluster VMware ESXi (4.x & 5.x) environment comprising 150+ VMs day-to-day and experienced in troubleshooting network & storage related issues.

•       Some experience of VMware vCloud Director & View 4.5 in a lab environment.


•       Deployed and managed Celerra/CLARiiON unified systems in production, including provisioning, replication and maintenance tasks.

•       Must  have a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience

•       Must have worked in the following industries: Service Provider, Systems Integration, Media and Technology

Deadline: 28th March, 2013.

Only qualified candidates would be contacted.

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