IT Infrastructure Lead

  • Orange, CA
  • Full Time
  • Engineering

VPLS Group of companies comprises of numerous ventures from Cloud and Dedicated server hosting to enterprise consulting services. Our headquarters in Orange, CA is home to 1 out of 3 VPLS Technical Assistance Centers, the others are located in El Segundo, CA and Bangkok, TH. VPLS Solutions is our technology integration practice and focuses on selling and integrating solutions we use in the data center such as Brocade, Nimble Storage, VMware, and Microsoft technologies.

VPLS is seeking an experienced I.T Infrastructure Manager / Lead Architect that will serve as the team leader for establishing a stable, secure and efficient network and systems environment. This position will manage the provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware, software, and network as well establishing policies and procedures to align with our customer's business goals.

In this role you will:

  • Develop policies and procedures for all aspects related to the network and applications such as monitoring, job scheduling, electronic data exchange, storage and database management
  • Provide incident reporting and continuous improvement to achieve 100% uptime SLA
  • Monitor network and system logs to ensure successful processing
  • Upgrade systems by conferring with vendors and services; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements and new software
  • Troubleshoot and resolves complex hardware, software and network technical problems
  • Manage network and security infrastructure from Web Application Wireless, Brocade Wireless and Brocade network switches
  • Perform system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems; escalating application problems to vendor
  • Manage and mentor a small team of system and network engineers/system administrators
  • Manage staff on-call rotation and incident management
  • Contributes to maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the engineering team
  • Maintain effective relationship with Infrastructure vendors and business partners
  • Participate in projects to implement, test and design the various Infrastructure components and applications
  • Performs a variety of tasks as required by the IT Officer and Program Director. Works under minimum supervision

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8 - 10+ years of experience in an enterprise environment
  • Experience with VMware, Citrix, NetApp, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SQL Server
  • Certifications a plus such as:
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 5 or 6
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNP)
    • Microsoft MCSA / MCSE
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Must be able to work on-site normal business hours and provide emergency remote support after hours

Company Benefits:

  • VPLS provides health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k with company matching
  • Paid Time Off