Hybrid Data Center Architect 

About Katalyst.

Katalyst has a great reputation of being a family oriented and fun place to work. We work hard and we have a lot of fun. Our mission is to drive success through technology and our vision is to empower people and organizations. Our core values of grit and humility show through in our culture every day. We are always on the lookout for potential team members that align with our culture and can help us be better.


Katalyst is a full service technology consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC. We provide technology services as well as the right technology products to serve the needs of our clients. These services include IT engineering, adoption, managed, and cloud services. Katalyst also has offices Hickory, North Carolina and Spartanburg, South Carolina. We are a Cisco Gold and Master partner as well as a partner to many other technology manufacturers. Katalyst has attracted and retained some of the industry’s most talented people! We offer great benefits, flexible work schedules and a very dynamic environment with minimal overnight travel required. If you are looking for a company that embraces creativity, tenacity, and grit please apply to join our team.


Position Description: 

This position will be a customer facing Solutions Architect working with high scale Data Center and Cloud computing designs. The Solutions Architect has the responsibility for architecture, design, implementation, and support ability of Data Center solutions and related data center infrastructure. Responsibilities also include designing and building service models for cloud hosting. The successful candidate will work with other business units and end users to understand business requirements and identify appropriate solutions. The Solutions Architect serves a critical role to compliment Katalyst’s existing Hybrid Cloud practice.


Responsibilities/ Job Function:  

  • Candidates for the position of Data Center & Cloud Architecture will lead in the design, development and implementation of Cloud & Data Center technologies and services.

  • Candidates must be able to provide expert level technical support to customers and internal teams accordingly on product functionality and designs.

  • Candidates will participate in business requirement gathering sessions, understand the customer requirements and assist in the reconciliation of technical and business requirements as they relate to cloud or data center solutions. In addition, this position will assist with cloud readiness assessments, presentations, proposals, training sessions, and participate or lead in vendor and customer presentations.

  • Candidates will conduct research on emerging technologies in support of cloud and infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.

  • Candidates must be able to work in a strong team environment to support the design, development, testing, documentation, and support of company projects.

  • Candidates for this position must be willing and able to represent themselves and Katalyst professionally to customers and vendors alike through both verbal and written communications.



  •  Preferred: Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect

  •  Preferred: NetApp Converged Infrastructure

  •  Preferred: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – Data Center



  • Public and Private Cloud offerings and ecosystems: Azure, AWS, GCP, etc.

  • Experience with O365, planning and migrations

  • Networking Protocols, design and products: ACI, VXLAN, OTV, LISP, FabricPath, etc.

  • Storage networking: SAN switching, zoning, and multi-pathing as well as storage protocols including, Fiber Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, and NFS/CIFS

  • X86 hardware solutions including rack and blade server solutions from Cisco, HP, IBM, and Dell

  • VMware: ESXi, Site Recovery Manager, Horizon View, and VMware Cloud

  • Microsoft: Hyper-V, System Center, Active Directory, Office 365, and Exchange

  • Data Center facilities: power/cooling/cabling

  • Backup and disaster recovery solutions including: Zerto, Rubrik, Veeam, Azure Site Recovery, and Azure Backup

  • Dell/EMC, and NetApp storage technologies

  • Hyper-converged solutions including: HyperFlex, vxRail, Nutanix, and NetApp’s HCI

  • Software defined networking including: Cisco’s ACI and VMware’s NSX

  • Solid understating of the multi-cloud world in which we now live

  • Must possess exceptional Microsoft Visio network drawing and solution design documentation ability coupled with presentation skills


Accountabilities/ Performance measurements:

  • Ability to drive success through technology

  • Ability to better people and organizations

  • Demonstration of Grit, Humility, Accountability, and Client Advocacy

  • Focus on quality

  • Demonstrate a humble attitude with a hunger for performance and intellectual prowess


Compensations/Benefits: Will be commensurate with experience and skills 


Estimated travel:  Less than 15% overnight; frequent daily travel in the Carolinas


Relocation:  no


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