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VF Corporation

Senior Architect - Infrastructure Solutions

VF Corporation - Greensboro, NC

Senior Architect - Infrastructure Solutions

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Greensboro

North Carolina

Job Description

Position Summary:

This role will focus on developing future state environment for all aspects of enterprise class platforms/concepts such as IBM AIX, Intel (physical and virtual), Cisco network and compute topology, Storage (local, SAN, and SAN fabric), and network, that will reduce complexity and improve performance and availability. The position will propose new strategies and take existing ideas and model change from a holistic perspective (What platforms will be required? Will current products be upgraded or replaced? What workloads are appropriate for virtualization?).

The Senior Infrastructure Architect will develop a cohesive vision for these ideas and sell them within infrastructure and business systems development teams, suggest and gain approval for new projects as required across various coalitions within the Project Management Office (PMO) lifecycle process and the Request for Service (RFS). Internal and managed solutions are included within the scope of this position. This role will also provide infrastructure governance for vendor-developed solutions and will serve as a VF subject matter expert (SME) by reviewing and approving solutions.

This is a senior leadership role within the Global Enterprise Architecture group and will develop portions of the global infrastructure roadmap and global technology strategy.

Description:

Propose new strategic ideas. Recognize future disruptive technology changes that will impact VF’s business and develops vision for embracing or avoiding the disruption for Intel platforms.

Collaborate appropriately with infrastructure, business systems and business units within VF to develop vision and ensure appropriate hand off of strategic projects for delivery that reduce complexity and improve performance and availability. Develop standard solution offerings that are provided to business systems and the business units that can be used to plan for and estimate projects. Develop server and operating system architectural guidelines and standards for VF’s project teams, (including virtual environments). Monitor key projects, ensuring they adhere to established enterprise and industry standards.

Use IT Strategy to develop vision for individual solutions or aggregated solution focus area. Recommend individual POCs or a set of POCs to realize VF’s strategy. Establish roadmaps for delivery of these strategic POCs. Develop the necessary business justification for gaining approval and budget for execution of POCs.

Review and / or construct technical designs / architectures for selected high profile VF projects. Design implementable solutions for the data center provider that include configurations. Technical leadership of technology pilots, proof of concepts, or projects that represent early production uses of new technologies. Author white papers on various technology related topics, including specific analysis of issues faced by a single project, best practices, position papers, standards and guidelines that focus on Intel servers and virtualization. Participate in or lead the development of the system architecture blueprint, including recommendations for Intel platforms and operating systems.

Educational/Position Requirements:

10 years of related professional experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

At least 5 years experience as technical or solutions/project architect.

Experience with Windows, Windows Server and Linux.

Experience deploying virtual environments using VMWare and Citrix.

Systems Architecture experience.

Familiarity with Security Architecture and design.

Familiarity with Network design and performance.

Experience with Gartner Enterprise Architecture methodology or similar.

Superior level of practical and theoretical technical knowledge.

Detailed level of architecture skills and experience spanning various technologies and platforms.

Knowledgeable of emerging technologies and experience in hardware / software evaluation processes.

Strong business analysis skills and the ability to translate business requirements into technical architecture.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including those needed for formal and informal presentations. Excellent listening skills.

Ability to influence others through persuasion when no direct authority exists. Comfortable in matrix environments.

Skills:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to relate to all levels of a global organization.

Skilled in both business and IT processes.

Strong business analysis skills and the ability to translate business requirements into technical architecture.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including those needed for formal and informal presentations. Excellent listening skills.

Ability to influence others through persuasion when no direct authority exists. Comfortable in matrix environments.

Relocation assistance is available

Organized in 1899, VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, with global iconic brands, 64,000 associates and $12.4 billion in revenue. Our businesses and brands are organized into four categories called coalitions, comprising: Outdoor & Action Sports, Jeanswear, Imagewear, and Sportswear. While VF is highly diversified across brands, products, distribution channels and geographies, our One VF culture and approach to doing business provide a unique and powerful competitive advantage.

VF Diversity Vision Statement

VF is committed to creating an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the differences among all of our associates, customers, suppliers and the communities in which we live and conduct business. The continued success and growth of VF is enhanced through initiatives that promote diversity throughout VF around the world.VF is an equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action employer of minorities, females, protected veterans and the disabled. VF is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, and treating our VF associates and VF applicants without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, protected veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

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Senior Architect - Infrastructure Solutions VF Corporation - Greensboro, NC, United States

   

Location: Greensboro, NC

Company Profile:
Our strategy begins with a passion for our products and a deep understanding of our consumers. We call it the Art and Science of apparel. Our rigorous methodology combines data-driven insights, expert execution and some of the most creative minds in the industry. The result is new products that strengthen the bond between consumers and our brands.