Vmware Architect – Cloud Automation & Containers – Luxembourg

Introduction

At Westpole we love people who inspire us. People with vision and ambition, people full of energy. Westpole is an innovative ICT-company, freshly re-branded, with more than 500 talents working in 3 different countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy).

This position will offer you the unique opportunity to combine lots of different responsibilities.

Organization

Luxembourg – Consulting Services

Function

The Vmware Architect – Cloud Automation & Containers will be part of the team responsible for

designing and delivering creative cloud solutions. The duties will include designing, building, and

automating resilient, and secure private cloud solutions, as well as migrations of existing

workloads to clouds. In this role he/she willbuild, and is responsible for the primary services

needed to meet the full lifecycle of containers and ease consumption of those services. Working

as a member of highly skilled Architects/Engineers, you will be responsible for assessing,

selecting, developing, customizing, and integrating tools and technologies in support of the

Container Platform’s roadmap. You will design, build, elaborate and perform several functions

from VMware/Pivotal bosh operations and Kubernetes Container Platforms, client onboarding,

upgrades, research and experiment with new container-related technologies to support identified

feature needs, iteratively improve service stability/availability, and improve customer experience.

Additionally you participate in the design, the development and improvement of the current vRO

workflows developed on VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestration products and design

and implement version control using branching strategies as part of a new Continous Integration

and Continous Deployment strategy.

The The Vmware Architect – Cloud Automation & Containers will serve as a lead to support the

current Cloud teams to maintain the Private Cloud environments involving Development,

debugging and improvement of new or existing CI/CD platforms including vRO workflows and

vRA forms.

The The Vmware Architect – Cloud Automation & project teams with technical issues including

the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy, research & development within the

project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing,

testing and rolling-out solutions.

Requirements

Facilitates the cloud lifecycle aligning to Agile, DevOps and ITIL with a strong metrics and

analytical mindset to drive automation and self-service technology

• Lead the cloud automation architecture and set strategic direction to ensure that

technology automation and orchestration is in alignment with business strategies,

capabilities, and platform governance

• Transforms the organization by leveraging and enabling software defined toolsets

predicated on continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD/CMP) such as: vRA,

Ansible

• Design and drives end-to-end executable technology into a reusable code/template and

multi-cloud model while promoting agility and ease-of-use

• Provides expertise in the areas of cloud automation and CI/CD to determine technical

requirements, feasibility, performance and engineering to establish modern and

comprehensive solutions supporting multi-cloud, edge, and cloud application platforms

that meet customer use cases

• Implements/integrates cloud automation solutions that address cloud security and

compliance fundamentals, deployment automation, and elasticity of environments

• Works closely with other technology teams to identify dependencies and collaboration

needs

• Act as a subject matter expert in end-to-end cloud architecture

• Be comfortable in designing complete multi-cloud, edge, and cloud native architectures,

mapping from platform components to the nuts and bolts of operations and infrastructure

layers

• Be a thought leader on VMware SDDC products• Understand how to position the latest cloud capabilities as they relate to multi-cloud,

edge, and cloud native trends relevant to VMware

• Be an expert with CI/CD, and how to build infrastructure-as-code systems

• Work with SREs, Architects with various technical titles to influence them on how they

can improve the cloud architecture designs and integrate those into cloud or container

automation & management systems

• Understand the various cloud architecture standards pertaining to security and data

sensitivity

• Promote the adoption of automation techniques and DevOps practices to improve the life

cycle including infrastructure and application uptime, availability, time-to-market, and

value flow for users

• Design, implement and operate automated, container services platform with a focus on

application concerns, including migrating workloads to containers, containerizing

development workflows, high availability, networking policy, service routing, observability,

integrating with shared enterprise services, integrating container platforms with

automated continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipelines, and

platform security

• Design and implement API’s and other tooling as required to enable consumption of

containerized computing resources as a secure, reliable, and highly automated service

consumable by business focused development resources.

• When necessary, participate in technical troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and

remediation efforts.

• Develop methodology and tooling as required in support of observability of applications

and the platforms to support efforts such as capacity planning, workload placement and

balancing, chargeback, etc.

• Drive initiatives across organization boundaries as required to ensure availability of

underlying infrastructure, CI/CD tooling, and cybersecurity services as required in support

of container platform service requirements.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field

• Extensive experience across Cloud architectures, IaaS, PaaS, Kubernetes, SDDC, SDN, IT

Automated Delivery, and Data Center

• Extensive experience with DevOps, TOGAF, ITIL and Agile process methodologies

• Demonstrated experience providing architectural leadership integrating Kubernetes into large

enterprises in a manner that is easily consumable by development teams as a highly

automated and resilient service.

• Experience working with container build and runtime technologies.

• Hands on experience deploying and supporting Kubernetes on at least one IaaS provider.

• Experience building and supporting distributed computing environments.

• Robust proficiency in Linux and/or Windows systems

• Strong understanding of virtual computing environments and concepts such as hypervisors,

virtual switches, vCPU, and load balancing concepts

• Strong understanding of TCP/IP network concepts including bridging, switching, routing & DNS.

• Strong understanding of continuous integration concepts and tooling, preferably with hands on

experience designing or implementing portions of CI/CD pipelines, and integrating such

pipelines with source code and container image scans etc.

• Experience designing and implementing containerized infrastructure logging and observability

technologies, such as Splunk, Prometheus, Grafana, Wavefront.

• Demonstrated understanding of Cybersecurity threats and mitigating controls.

• Demonstrated understanding of Public Key Infrastructure. Experience with cert-manager on

Kubernetes is a plus.

• Experience implementing automated software and cloud integration

• Experience designing, building, and implementing API gateways and micro-services

architectures

• Ability to communicate complex, technical topics to a wide variety of audiences

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent planning and organizational skills

• Service-oriented mind-set;

• Ability to communicate in writing and verbally in a clear and concise manner;

• Initiative, accuracy and attention to detail;

• Fluent in English (written and spoken) is essential;

• Any other European language is a plus.

• Knowledge of ITIL functions and processes;

• Promote and follow prescribed project management guidelines for projects

• Maintain documentation for all operational / support processes for the systems supported;

automate repetitive processes where appropriate

• Stay current with new technologies and techniques as appropriate

• Deep skills with VMware vRealize suite (vRA/vRO) and Custom Workflow Development

• Version control with in depth experience with merging, rebasing and branching.

• Experience architecting, implementing, and maintaining Kubernetes cluster deployments with a

preference for experience with vendor supported variants such as VMware PKS/TKGI or

IBM/Redhat OpenShift.

• Experience in design, setup, jobs and release pipelines using Jenkins.

• Understanding of Agile Methodologies.

• REST API, HTTPS authentication design and service consumption.

Nice to have

Understand how to build DR, BCP, and Reliable Cloud systems

• Exposure to SRE day-to-day activity, comfortable with coding (Python)

• Fluent in virtualization – compute, storage and networking

• Fluent in Virtualisation, VMware SDDC stack, knowledge in Network security/Firewall, Switch

and Loadbalancer concepts including VMware NSX.

• General understanding of distributed systems architectures, challenges and design implications

• Industry leading technical certifications such as VCDX, CCIE or MCA are highly desirable



Offer

You will work in a company in full growth and with development opportunities.

We offer you an attractive salary package that matches your experience, and extra-legal benefits such as insurances and a company car.

You can count on a varied and exciting job in which autonomy and responsibility are key.

Your main office will be in Luxembourg, but teleworking and working from other locations are an important part of our smart working-philosophy.

Working schedule is fulltime.

A young but stable, open and pleasant business environment with wonderful colleagues (especially those working in HR).

Does all the above look like your ideal next move?

Send us your CV via the button below as soon as possible so we can get connected!

Please Note that if you don’t receive a feedback in 1 week from our HR team your application wasn’t selected for this opportunity.

Information

Lorrene Assuncao +352 390 326 388

Application

Lorrene Assuncao +352 390 326 388

Our values

We do not only have a set of value that guide our daily choices, but they are really embedded in our DNA. We call it WESTPOLE MENTALITY. Our culture respects individuality and growth for each employee, and if you join our family you will be in contact every day with our values, which represent the way we face our daily challenges.