Capgemini Data Center Transformation; Managing Consultant/Senior Solution Architect in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Data Center Transformation; Managing Consultant/Senior Solution Architect

Business Area: Cloud Infrastructure Services

Who we are?

With more than 200,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries and celebrates its 50th Anniversary year in 2017. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience at http://www.capgemini.com/about/how-we-work/the-collaborative-business-experiencetm TM at http://www.capgemini.com/about/how-we-work/the-collaborative-business-experiencetm , and draws on Rightshore at http://www.capgemini.com/about/how-we-work/rightshorer ® at http://www.capgemini.com/about/how-we-work/rightshorer , its worldwide delivery model.

Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com at http://www.capgemini.com/ .

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Within Capgemini, the Cloud Infrastructure Services business provides leading solutions to large global customers through an integrated global sales and delivery model. We are a global team of committed professionals who advise, transform and run client IT services. We help organizations meet their business goals by transforming and managing their IT infrastructure landscape – leveraging innovations notably in automation and the cloud.

The focus of your role within Capgemini, what you do:

  • Capgemini is looking for a Managing Consultant within Data Center Transformation to lead change engagements within clients’ IT infrastructure landscape.

  • As a Managing Consultant within Data Center Transformation at Capgemini you are responsible for leading the technical streams in data center transformation, consolidation, relocation, transition, and optimization projects. Dynamic and varying projects with labor budgets ranging from 100k to 6M and matrix management of up to 100 project resources. You will be part of a growing international business domain within Capgemini that acts on the global market, and work with clients with a global reach and agenda.Responsibilities:• Technical knowledge and skills in the infrastructure domain, such as:• Understanding of the different architectural layers (e.g. Network, Storage, Databases, etc.)• Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, Containers, LPAR, etc.)• Experience/Exposure to Cloud migrations (i.e. Public, Hybrid, or Private cloud)• Ability to assess the logical setup of AS-IS environment and create a transformation roadmap• Identify and map interdependencies from an application and infrastructure layer• Experience of greenfield data center build projects and well versed with Uptime Institute’s Tier concept and PUE values• Management knowledge and skills, such as:• Staffing and management of a team of project resources composed of both internal and external personnel• Maintain strong focus on customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional project performance and predictable, repeatable project results• Responsible for developing the transformation strategy • Responsible for designing the target architecture and experience in writing detailed design documentation• Responsible for Data Center Transformation project preparation and execution of the transformation strategy• Monitor and control project progress, ensuring optimal utilization of project resources• Ensure compliance towards established governance structure; owning sponsor status reports, minutes, and coordinate status reports and approvals on deliverables both for Capgemini and the client• Maintain open communication amongst stakeholders• Exposure to the full procurement life cycle (e.g. working with third parties to receive quotations, assisting in the commercial aspects of procuring data center related hardware and/or licensing, etc.)• Manage standards, procedures, and practices for record keeping of contractual agreements• Identify potential project risks and incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency plan• Familiar with ITIL processes• Ensure clients and third parties deliver on their obligations where requiredKey skills/experience required for the role:• 10 years of infrastructure architect experience (required)• 10 years of technical project manager experience (preferred)• Infrastructure Transition and/or Data Center Migration project experience is a must• Proven track record of successful project delivery results• Ability to work independently and repeatedly accomplish all work within Project plan• Commercially astute with exceptional written and verbal communication skills• Sales orientated with the ability to identify, pursue and assist in closing potential sales opportunities• Experience working within both project-centric and project matrix resourcing models• Monitor schedule deviations and assist in the development of alternative methods for corrective action at project level• Working knowledge of quality assurance methods, tools, and techniques• Ability to travel in accordance with requirements of assignment/client• Certification strongly preferred (ITIL Foundation V3, IPMA, PRINCE II, as well as relevant technical certification.

What we offer:

We offer an exciting challenge for those who want to create real change in future IT organizations. You will work closely with customers and help them to make tomorrows business successful.

Together we form a winning team with a “One team” approach and excellent opportunities for work and personal development.

Your career matters to you and is important to us too. Because your goals and needs are constantly evolving, we offer visibility, leeway and support to help you grow and progress in your career. This approach builds notably on our comprehensive competency framework , our personal development , training and career management programs , and our University innovative and business-focused learning curriculums .

We promote a culture of diversity . We believe working with talented individuals from different backgrounds and points of view is a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity . Diversity enriches our creative solutions and adds value for our clients.

Our Shared values have been at the heart of the group since our formation . They are honesty , boldness , trust , freedom , team spirit , modesty and fun . These values influence the way we meet client needs while respecting the regulatory requirements of each country in which we operate, and the way we promote ethically sound practices within Capgemini and in our partnerships .

Qualified candidates may email resumes to: josh.harben@capgemini.com

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Technical knowledge and skills in the infrastructure domain, such as:

• Understanding of the different architectural layers (e.g. Network, Storage, Databases, etc.)

• Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, Containers, LPAR, etc.)

• Experience/Exposure to Cloud migrations (i.e. Public, Hybrid, or Private cloud)

• Ability to assess the logical setup of AS-IS environment and create a transformation roadmap

• Identify and map interdependencies from an application and infrastructure layer

• Experience of greenfield data center build projects and well versed with Uptime Institute’s Tier concept and PUE values

• Management knowledge and skills, such as:

• Staffing and management of a team of project resources composed of both internal and external personnel

• Maintain strong focus on customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional project performance and predictable, repeatable project results

• Responsible for developing the transformation strategy

• Responsible for designing the target architecture and experience in writing detailed design documentation

• Responsible for Data Center Transformation project preparation and execution of the transformation strategy

• Monitor and control project progress, ensuring optimal utilization of project resources

• Ensure compliance towards established governance structure; owning sponsor status reports, minutes, and coordinate status reports and approvals on deliverables both for Capgemini and the client

• Maintain open communication amongst stakeholders

• Exposure to the full procurement life cycle (e.g. working with third parties to receive quotations, assisting in the commercial aspects of procuring data center related hardware and/or licensing, etc.)

• Manage standards, procedures, and practices for record keeping of contractual agreements

• Identify potential project risks and incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency plan

• Familiar with ITIL processes

• Ensure clients and third parties deliver on their obligations where required

Key skills/experience required for the role:

• 10 years of infrastructure architect experience (required)

• 10 years of technical project manager experience (preferred)

• Infrastructure Transition and/or Data Center Migration project experience is a must

• Proven track record of successful project delivery results

• Ability to work independently and repeatedly accomplish all work within Project plan

• Commercially astute with exceptional written and verbal communication skills

• Sales orientated with the ability to identify, pursue and assist in closing potential sales opportunities

• Experience working within both project-centric and project matrix resourcing models

• Monitor schedule deviations and assist in the development of alternative methods for corrective action at project level

• Working knowledge of quality assurance methods, tools, and techniques

• Ability to travel in accordance with requirements of assignment/client

• Certification strongly preferred (ITIL Foundation V3, IPMA, PRINCE II, as well as relevant technical certifications)

Job: Infrastructure

Organization: INFRA US PNC

Title: Data Center Transformation; Managing Consultant/Senior Solution Architect

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 035749