Rackspace AWS Migration Engineer in San Antonio, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
The ideal candidate is passionate and has hands-on expertise with Amazon Web Services (AWS). They must have had previous experience with migration of applications and data from any platform to cloud environments. The candidate must have systems administration experience with Linux or Windows operating systems; hands-on experience with virtualization technologies (Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, etc.); the ability to analyze, design, and implement cloud migrations; experience integrating applications with cloud services (e.g., monitoring, backups, networking, etc.); good written and oral communications.
Design Low Level Detailed Migration Plans for Workloads from any platform to AWS
Utilize workload migration tools to AWS
Develop technical roadmaps, data migration approaches to successfully complete the project
Strong ability to multi-task in an environment of changing priorities.
Implementation and documentation of best practices; assessment of new tools and technologies
Work within and across Agile teams to design, develop, test, implement, and support technical solutions across a full-stack of development tools and technologies
Help to document best practices in developing and deploying cloud-centric solutions.
Provide project updates through weekly business calls and status reports
Identify opportunities to provide additional value to our clients and to work internally with the Rackspace sales and account team to progress
Work closely with FAWS leadership, peer and support teams to establish best practices and provide multiple solutions for the customer
Experience working with complex customers (SMB, MM, Enterprise)
In depth knowledge of AWS products and services
Knowledge of application deployment and data migration on AWS
Understanding of application server platforms used in a corporate environment and the hosting requirements these require
Knowledge of migration concepts (The 6 R’s), sync mechanism (block, Image, File), Sequencing, Application grouping, Migration and replication jobs, target blueprints (VPC, Subnets, ELB's, SG, NACL's etc.)
Deep understanding of migration project requirements and experience with migration strategies and Disaster Recovery solutions.
Experience with cloud hosted databases such as AWS RDS
Hands on knowledge for migrating OS workloads in AWS
Strong CLI and API scripting (e.g., PowerShell, JSON, Bash, Perl, Ruby, Python)
Successful track record of implementing AWS services in a variety of distributed computing environments
Experience using discovery tools to define and develop customer requirement and pricing model
Working knowledge or exposure to Agile teams
Professional Services Consulting experience
Demonstrated experience in troubleshooting complex issues and solutions.
Previous migration experience to AWS is a plus
Strong communication, presentation, and advisory skills, both oral and written.
Willing to travel. Less than 10%
Req # 34444
Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio