Infrastructure Architect (Technical Assessment)

Infrastructure Architect (Technical Assessment)

222 W Adams St, 11th Floor
Chicago, Illinois, 60606
United States

West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better.

Think you’re up to the challenge?
West Monroe Partners is seeking a Network and Platform Architect with expertise in network and platform design, architecture, engineering, strategy, and deployment. Consultants will be responsible for working directly with multiple clients in various industries as a member of our Cloud and Infrastructure Practice here at West Monroe Partners.

What will you be doing?
* Perform assessments of existing client infrastructure environments and document "as-is" state
* Organize project work into client presentations, outlining findings and recommendations for C-level executives
* Work with clients to develop strategy around infrastructure platforms (server, storage, and public cloud) and telecommunications
* Engaging with industry teams, including our Mergers and Acquisitions practice, on technology due diligence and potentially serving as infrastructure lead for integration and separation projects
* Interact with key decision makers (CIO, IT Directors, etc) at our clients to drive projects
* Plan, organize, and manage infrastructure-related work streams or projects

Technologies you’ll be assessing
* Networking, both WAN, LAN, Internet, MPLS, VPN, SDWAN and configuration associated with Layer 2 switching (VLANs, STP, vPC, LACP), Layer 3 routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), Network Security (ACLs, NATs, IPsec VPNs, SSL remote access VPNs), and telephony
* Hybrid Cloud implementations, either in AWS VPCs or Azure VNETs via either VPN or dedicated circuits (ExpressRoute or Direct Connect)
* Infrastructure security and vulnerability tools, including firewalls, antivirus, PEN testing, OS patching, (Cisco IOS, ASA, Nexus, Meraki, Palo Alto, FortiGate, Juniper)
* Data Center Facilities for on-premises, colocation, managed service and cloud platforms (Azure, AWS)
* Data Center Hardware including, servers, virtualization software and storage platforms
* Operating Systems for servers, workstations and mobile devices
* High availability and disaster Recovery designs, data replication, supplemental power systems
* Management and Monitoring tools to support asset management, performance management, monitoring and support
* Backup and Retention tools for both on-premises hardware and cloud based backup systems
* Domain Architectures and Authentication Services (Microsoft AD, single sign on methods)
* Collaboration tools for email, instant messaging, productivity tools, intranets, team sites)
* Workstations, mobile devices, and peripheral hardware (PC, Tablets, Smart Phones, other)
* Telephony Systems, Digital, Analog, IP phones, voicemail, call centers, SIP, POTS, and other circuits
* Policies, procedures, documentation, support levels and more

Deliverables you’ll be providing
* Develop detailed network designs in the following areas: on-premises data (LAN, WAN, Data Center), Cloud (AW S, Azure), and Network Security (Firewalls, IDS/IPS)
* Advising, planning, and implementing datacenter orchestration solutions (Cisco ACI, VMware NSX)
* Assessing, advising and recommending (current state, future state, and projects to address short comings)

We need someone who has prior professional services experience working with:
* All aspects of assessing, building, managing and administering both corporate and product infrastructures

What else do you need to bring to the table?
* 5 + years of experience designing, building, and deploying infrastructure solutions
* 5 + years of consulting experience is preferred
* Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, or related field
* Willingness to travel for out-of-town client engagements, at least 50%.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer -
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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Location

222 West Adams Street , Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe Partners

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Senior Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Advanced Analytics

What are West Monroe Partners Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Where you decide to build your career is one of the most important decisions you will make. Our hope is you see the value of building it here at West Monroe Partners. As a firm, we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow and well into the future.

We invest in you. At West Monroe Partners, we don't just give lip service to the philosophy that people matter. We invest in it, through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

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