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Career area:
Software Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Monday, June 14, 2021
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Description and Requirements

At Lenovo, we Never Stand Still. Every day, every employee at Lenovo is focused on moving forward, rejecting traditional limits, and always seeking a better way.

We’re looking for a Hybrid / On-prem Architect within the Advanced Innovation Center (AIC) Group at Lenovo. In this role you will work directly with engineering teams responsible for migrating Lenovo cloud platform to Hybrid and Customer on-premise setups , you should have experience building secure, robust and scalable cloud solutions.

You’ll be part of highly dynamic agile software development team and engineering cloud services and solutions from concept, to architect design, implementation, and deployment. In this role you will be working with both local and globally distributed teams and will be responsible for overall software and system designs, and evaluation and selection of which cloud provider(s) and managed services to use. You will apply your knowledge of full stack software engineering and cloud service architectures to execute and oversee software development tasks associated with designing, developing and debugging software applications, infrastructure, operating systems and databases. You will also need the ability to evaluate existing architectures and solutions for product enhancements such as cross-system integrations, scalability, redundancy or latency improvements, and ensuring products are of the highest quality.

As the technology expert, you will take a leadership role to ensure products are of the highest code quality and are developed using secure programming practices. You will also be mentoring junior and senior engineers by ensuring all development processes and coding standards are documented and followed.


* Lead teams building highly scalable, highly-available solutions deployed on public cloud (e.g., AWS, Axure, etc.), private cloud, On-Prem and/or hybrid environments.
* Responsible for migrating the Lenovo Cloud platform to Customer on-prem environments.
* Benchmark the Lenovo Cloud platform and provide blueprints and implement migration to various on-premise platforms.
* Contributes to and leads enterprise infrastructure architecture planning, development, and implementation covering storage, backup, compute, virtualization, applications, databases & network
* Contributes to and leads product evaluation and selection processes
* In depth Knowledge of Cloud native Architectures, Kubernetes, Containers , microservices, Service mesh.
* In depth knowledge of OpenStack, PaaS(OpenShift)
* In depth knowledge on Storage/Backup technologies such as EMC, Netapp, Brocade & IBM TSM
* In depth knowledge on Virtualization technologies such as VMware and Hyper-V.
* In depth knowledge on Networking technologies and appliances such as Cisco, F5, Fortinet & Checkpoint Firewalls
* In depth knowledge of Platform OS’s such as Windows and Linux
* In depth knowledge of Hardware compute solutions such as HCI, Cisco UCS & Dell technologies
* Thorough knowledge on concepts of networking, virtualization, and operating systems.
* Detailed understanding of storage performance, high availability, resilience, and business continuity
* Support Research & Development activities and engage with PoC exercises where applicable to propose improvements
* Automation and configuration management experience.
* Demonstrable understanding of monitoring, security, and infrastructure components (such as storage, backups, networking, user access, applications, and databases)
* Experience in scaling microservices architecture
* Hands on experience fixing performance and scaling issues in cloud native architectures.
* Mentor technical resources, run solution reviews, and oversee implementation quality by performing design and code reviews, following secure coding practices, and utilizing CI/CD and test automation tools and processes.
* Regularly present product solutions and proposals to both technical and non-technical audiences.
* Proactively engage with POs, APMs and BizDev managers across the organization to ensure solutions meet the needs of customers both internal and external.
* Domestic and international travel may be required (5%) for technical meetings, workshops and on-site collaboration activities.
* Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends, experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external tech communities, and interact with other members of the engineering community.

Position Requirements
* BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field, or equivalent experience.
* 10+ years of experience in Solution Design and Software Architecture
* 5+ years of software architecture experience building, maintaining and supporting cloud-native solutions (e.g., RESTful APIs, containerized apps, microservices, etc.)
* 3+ years of experience with two or more of the following: SOAP, SAML, JSON and Postgres/SQL/No-SQL/MongoDB
* 2+ years of hands-on technical leadership
* 2+ years of experience with one or more of the following: AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, Microservices, Containers, Ansible, Terraform
* 2+ years of experience with Agile development processes

Preferred Qualifications
* Demonstrable experience implementing and maintaining globally distributed, highly-redundant, scalable cloud-hosted solutions
* Familiarity with load and performance testing, and with designing solutions capable of scaling to support high traffic bursts.
* Designing, implementing and maintaining solutions on public clouds (e.g., Azure, AWS, AliCloud, etc.), private clouds, On-Prem and hybrids
* Ability to demonstrate knowledge of a container technology such as Docker
* Proficient technical knowledge of current tools and best practices at scale
* Demonstrable experience working with distributed teams & 3rd-party vendors
* Experience with monitoring and logging cloud services and infrastructure
* Fluency in Java and JavaScript (and NodeJS is a plus)
* Fluency in one or more scripting languages (Perl, PHP, Python, etc.)
* Experience using code management tooling such as Git/SVN/CVS
* Significant experience working with Linux servers and command lines
* Experience with Level 1 troubleshooting for a range of areas including Cloud Infrastructure (i.e. - AWS, Azure), LAN/WAN networking, and network security
* Experience using CI/CD pipeline tooling such as Jenkins, Bamboo or others
* Experience with Terraform, Ansible, Puppet and/or Salt
* Experience with Confluence and Jira
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