Forrester: Virtual Infrastructure Architect

Forrester: Virtual Infrastructure Architect - Job Profile And Description

Job Title: Virtual Infrastructure Architect

Position overview: The virtual infrastructure (VI) architect is responsible for managing all of the virtualized infrastructure across technology domains (this usually does not include the virtual desktop).


· Working with the business to develop new functionality and ensure service-level agreements with the business are met

· Monitoring resource usage and system performance

· Forecasting demand for infrastructure resources down the road in order to have capacity ready when it is needed

· Training internal users and external customers on the value and functionality of virtualization

· Coordinating with employees in different technology groups to ensure virtual environment runs smoothly

· Planning for future expansions of the environment

· Setting standards and protocols for the virtual environment and enforcing said policies


· Ability to implement, maintain, and support a virtual environment across servers, storage, and networks

· Strong communication, presentation, and facilitation skills, along with the ability to relate technical issues to nontechnical customers

· Close attention to detail.

· A proactive and hands-on attitude

· Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to changing situations

· Knowledge of the virtualization platform and tools across domains

· Diverse technical experience

· Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills


· Bachelor's degree in information systems or engineering

· Two to three years minimum hands-on virtualization experience

· Experience working in multiple silos of technology

· Experience playing the role of technical lead on a large-scale server consolidation or virtualization initiative involving physical-to-virtual migrations is a plus

· VCP, CCA/CCEE/CCIA, or MCTS certifications are a plus, but not required

Compensation range:

· $90,000 to $130,000/year