Role Value Proposition: The Director of Converged Infrastructure provides strategic direction and leadership in research, evaluation, engineering design and delivery of virtualized hosting solutions in Converged and Hyper-Converged environment. This person will lead a cross-functional center of excellence (COE) that is essential in deploying infrastructure according to best-of-breed converged principles. A key to success in this role is building strong partnerships spanning Networking, Compute, Storage, Performance, and Automation/Orchestration teams. This role delivers the ability for MetLife to implement complex infrastructure solutions under a consistent global strategy with a strong understanding of the applications hosted in these environments.
Key Responsibilities: •Establishes, communicates and drives a unified global Converged and Hyper-Converged technology roadmap and capability strategy •Directs the selection, design, development and implementation of converged and hyper-converged technologies and their respective eco-system (monitoring, automation, orchestration, service management) components •Owns process, structure, and best practices for the deployment and operational readiness of the Converged and Hyper-Converged environment •Provides clear, articulate business case analysis for new projects or ideas with an solid understanding of financial principles •Recruits, administers, directs, motivates and develops key staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team •Foster innovation, team cohesiveness, and open collaboration
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
Required: •10+ years of related work experience with Data Centers, public/private Cloud environments and various hypervisor technologies (VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM) •10+ years of related work experience with converged Network, Compute and Storage integrations, leveraging EMC-Dell VCE/VxBlock and vScale technologies •5+ years of related work experience with cloud computing and/or open platforms like OpenStack, CloudStack, or OpenShift (containers); Proven thought leadership around taking traditional hyper/converged and transforming into potential future state technologies •3+ years of related work experience with automation, orchestration, and general programmability around converged technologies •Excellent oral and written communication proficiency including presentations to senior management, strong influencing skills with demonstrated ability to present and communicate concisely and clearly with all levels of financial, non-financial, technical and executive audiences.
Preferred: •Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline; Master’s / MBA added bonus •Experience in organizational change management •Exposure working closely with Procurement/Vendor Management teams on purchases and acquisitions •Experience in infrastructure solution development around Big Data, Analytics and Software Defined •Skills in data center resiliency strategy and design •Knowledge/experience in methodologies around SAFE, Agile, DevOps and Continuous Integration •Experience in leading or directing the migration of converge or hyper-converge infrastructure in product testing, selection, sizing, architectural design, and application workload selection. •Experience with platform optimization to support various Enterprise workloads (such as I/O intensive or compute intensive) to increase infrastructure utilization efficiency
Internal Number: 104307
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