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Virtualization and Windows Solutions Architect

Rust-Oleum Corporation

This is a Contract position in Vernon Hills, IL posted October 14, 2020.

Virtualization and Windows Solutions Architect

Join our IT team as a Senior level hands on engineer working alongside like-minded engineers with 20+ years in the field. Bring your strong desire to learn and a high level of drive to architect and design solutions with deep skills at the enterprise level. Apply best practices, conduct considerable up front research and development to implement advanced designs for Windows Server, storage, security and virtual environments.

Solving challenges is the very foundation of who we are. After all, our founder, sea captain Robert Fergusson, didn’t particularly set out to invent rust preventive paint. He just wanted to keep his ship intact and stumbled upon a valuable solution. Today, that discovery is Rust-Oleum Corporation.

Founded in 1921, the same passion that drove the Captain to create the world’s first rust-preventative paint still drives us today. When we see a problem, we work diligently until we’ve perfected a solution, which has led to some of the most cutting edge, durable and innovative products in the industry. Our creative and talented team of over 2,000 people across every corner of the world help us remain the global leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry.

As a Virtualization and Windows Solutions Architect, your tasks will include:

Design and architect, work with state of the art compute, virtualization and storage systems.

Design and develop computing systems architecture to meet demands of the business.

Conduct vulnerability scan and assessments of production platforms and provide recommendations for identified vulnerabilities, work with other teams to identify, resolve, and mitigate vulnerabilities in those systems.

Evaluate the current and upcoming infrastructure stack from a security perspective and provide hardening recommendations.

Virtualization and Windows optimization & performance.

Active Directory global consolidations, optimization, consolidation

Coordinates and supports information security efforts in Windows Server, virtualization and storage

Scripting and automation, builds

Business acquisition technology audits and recommendations for integrations on compute, virtualization, storage, AD for acquired businesses

Systems management and alerting

Disaster and Site Recovery

Take part in life cycle management and continual refresh processes

Efforts are mainly in the core data centers and technology within


10 – 15 + years in an IT engineering / solutions architecture role in corporations or in consulting services in companies with $2B-$3B+ in annual revenue.

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent education.

MCSE required, security certifications, Azure certifications are a plus.

Experience with F5 Big IP, LTM, GTM, ASM a plus

Extensive automation skills (Powershell, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, or similar)

10+ years VMware vSphere 6.0 – 6.7, Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2 – 2016, and expert Active Directory.

HPE compute, storage, and fiber switching experience required or equivalent

Must possess strong enterprise level experience

Ability to manage hundreds of VMs, expert knowledge of AD GPOs, and make enterprise wide changes in a planned, and orchestrated fashion.

Able to adapt to dynamic requirements, complex interdependent applications, and rapidly evolving project goals.

10+ years of experience Strong Windows OS, Active Directory, and automation skillsets.

Expert level knowledge of scripting, AD group policy design, and Windows/AD security best practices.

AD migration and consolidation experience in global companies with thousands of users.

2008R2-2016 migration experience, solution architecture, Vmware Horizon, SRM, Disaster and Site Recovery, Horizon

Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States

Full-Time/Regular PI124643624