Data Centre Architect

  • Strasbourg, France
  • Full-time

Company Description

Arηs is a fully independent group of companies specialized in managing complex IT projects and systems for large organisations, focusing on state-of-the-art software development, business intelligence and infrastructure services.

We are composed of 13 entities across 6 countries that are unified by the Arηs Group, with more than 1750 consultants.

This corporate structure enables us to respond quickly to market changes and customer requests, and to communicate and make decisions without layers of bureaucracy.

Our success can be attributed to the synergy among our nine complementary entities, combined with our methodologies, which are based on the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and the Scrum agile software development framework.

Established in 2016, the Greek entity Arηs Developments Hellas aims to extend Arηs Group activities dedicated to the European market providing high-quality services in Software Development, covering the entire application development lifecycle: starting with user requirements, business process redesign and specifications, to continue with development, testing and application maintenance.

Job Description

 

We are currently looking for a Data Centre Architect to join our growing team in one of the biggest European organizations in Strasbourg, France.

  • Assist in the design, architecture, implementation, security and support of data center 
  • environments and solutions
  • Assist with development of future state Data Center systems and designs
  • Perform capacity planning (power, cooling, rack spacing)
  • Assist in the implementation of industry best practices for data center engagements
  • Act as an expert for data center projects
  • Execute industry best practices in data center deployments, integration, testing, and packaging of 
  • infrastructure documentation and application solutions
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on service 
  • offerings and products provided by IT
  • Assist in the design, architecture, implementation, security and support of data center 
  • environments and solutions
  • Assist with development of future state Data Center systems and designs
  • Perform capacity planning (power, cooling, rack spacing)
  • Assist in the implementation of industry best practices for data center engagements
  • Act as an expert for data center projects
  • Execute industry best practices in data center deployments, integration, testing, and packaging of 
  • infrastructure documentation and application solutions
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on service 
  • offerings and products provided by IT
  • Provide senior consultancy support on IT Building Infrastructure
  • Provide senior consultancy support on IT work place strategies.
  • In charge of the synchronization between the building project team and Data Centre, IT operation 
  • and ICT teams for technical aspects.
  • Performing regular meetings with the project core team and the IT and Data Centre teams to follow up on activities, tasks during all the project’s phases
  • Supporting the Project manager by providing the requested documents and reports

Qualifications

Who you are

  • 4 years of relevant education (master or equivalent) after the secondary school plus minimum of 9 years of relevant professional experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in building and supporting mission critical infrastructure for critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner
  • Experience working extensively with different Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as 
  • Cisco, Brocade, Checkpoint, IBM, EMC, HP, Bull, NetApp, and Dell in implementing Solutions for 
  • Networks, Security, Storage, Backup and Compute Infrastructure
  • Comprehensive knowledge and hands-on-experience related to Data Centres.
  • In depth knowledge of technologies related to racks, business continuity/disaster recovery.
  • In depth knowledge of capacity planning (power, cooling, rack spacing) practices
  • In depth knowledge of patching and cabling installations.
  • Familiar with infrastructure implementation/management, service/operations management, etc.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux/Windows virtualisation and "Infrastructure As A Service" architecture
  • Experience facilitating meetings with multiple customers and technical staff, including building 
  • consensus and mediating compromises when necessary
  • Experience in project and task planning 
  • Familiarity with various requirements gathering techniques

Bonus/Advantage skills:

  • Proof read communication, documents, draft emails, etc. as needed in English
  • Experience of at least 3 years in IT buildings cabling (regulation, norms and acceptance 
  • procedure) for both copper and optical fibre
  • Experience in servers room design
  • Familiarity with IT networks
  • Familiarity with BMS and its protocols and automates 
  • Familiarity with Wireless network (physical installation, good practices)
  • Experience in Multimedia installations and end-user equipment especially on the workplace 
  • strategy
  • Ability to write specification documents in cooperation with different teams
  • Ability to put into place process to check if the administrative and technical deliverables are in accordance with the specifications
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