Infrastructure Engineer Consulting Director - Hosting at CNA

| Chicago, IL
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Job Summary
The "Consulting Director Infrastructure Engineer - Hosting" position is an individual contributor role responsible for public cloud and on-premises hosting infrastructure design, with a focus on public and private cloud platform. Collaborates with business and technology team members to develop and communicate technology roadmaps, strategies, and IT standards to meet current and future business requirements. Designs conceptual and logical design for infrastructure systems that support solutions to complex business problems. Provides technical guidance and leadership in research, evaluation, and operationalization of new hosting domain capabilities. Ensures alignment with CNA's Enterprise Architecture processes.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
  1. Creates, maintains, and communicates product roadmaps, standards, and strategies for the infrastructure hosting domain that align with strategic objectives.
  2. Provides hosting domain expertise. Consults with team members in developing optimal solutions for CNA's business initiatives
  3. Performs and oversees data center virtualization deployments utilizing VMware vSphere and vRealize Suite products (scripting, system configuration, and automation)
  4. Troubleshoot various vSphere issues related to performance and optimization or configuration including but not limited to VLANS, standard and distributed virtual switches, vCPU/Memory optimization, vMotion, vRA, and bugs in software updates
  5. Configure, maintain, and verify compliance requirements, and industry best practices for Windows and Linux VMs, vCenter and vRealize, and server hardware
  6. Create and utilize PowerShell, Python, and Ansible to standardize and automate workflows with regards to initial configurations, patching, and decommissioning of environments
  7. Responsible for the evaluation of technical risks and map out mitigation strategies

May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship
Typically reports to Director or above.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  1. Detailed technical knowledge of public cloud, private cloud, and on-premises infrastructure architecture capabilities, including Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), operating systems (Linux, Unix, Windows), compute platforms, including hyper-converged infrastructure), storage, infrastructure tooling (including automation, configuration management, and monitoring), and data center capabilities.
  2. Experience with GIT, RPM/yum, Ansible, Puppet, PowerShell
  3. Experience with VMware, IaaS, Cloud Computing, and PKI
  4. Ability to research emerging technologies and determine fit-for-purpose with CNA's requirements.
  5. Ability to drive results by identifying and resolving problems within scope of responsibility.
  6. Familiar with modern software development and deployment practices, including DevOps concepts and agile methodologies.
  7. Have a good understanding of networking: TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS. Having capabilities in scripting languages and experience with relational databases are also helpful.

Education & Experience
  1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
  2. Typically a minimum of ten years of Information Technology experience, preferably in infrastructure engineering and/or architecture roles.
  3. Public cloud experience required. Google Cloud Platform experience preferred.
  4. Demonstrated ability to lead technical solutions, experience working with technology vendors and managed service providers.

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CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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