Cloud Architect - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Job Summary

As a Cloud Technical Architect you will be responsible for translating business requirements into secure, scalable and reliable cloud solutions. You will have an expertise in designing and implementing solutions that run on Microsoft Azure and have experience in development and DevOps processes. This person will work within the Cloud Center of Excellence and will collaborate and mentor technology teams across multiple business units driving the implementation of the cloud strategy.

You will have experience in a broad set of PaaS services, compute, storage, network and security. You will be required to make design choices that optimize cost, operations, performance, reliability, and security. In addition, you will work across development teams and other stakeholders to drive and enable the migration and refactoring of on-premises applications to cloud native design and deployment methodologies.

You will mentor and work with both senior and junior developers and architects to bring them up to speed on cloud data architectures emphasizing modern cloud deployments within a DevOps environment.

This individual must be able to translate complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and also communication with developers resolving complex design issues.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develops well architected solutions, optimized for cost, operations, performance, reliability and security.
  • Designs target state Cloud Architecture, partnering with other areas, such as Cloud Network Architects, Cloud Data Architects, Cloud Security Architects, and Cloud Engineering and Development teams.
  • Builds Reusable Patterns for application development in the public cloud to deploy and modernize applications, provide governance around adoption, and influence application development teams on roadmaps and designs
  • Ensures all technical leaders have architected resilient and extensive systems. May oversee technology assessments, technology strategy reviews, and provide internal consulting to ensure all areas are practicing sound architecture hygiene.
  • Translates complex ideas, technology, and programs into language senior management can relate to and performs as a key influencer on technical decisions that affect the business on a long-term basis.
  • Leads the Development of metrics and scorecards to guide the technology teams on industry best practices for cloud development.
  • Functions include interfacing with clients to identify specific system requirements and feasibility of solutions throughout lifetime of project.
  • Assists in troubleshooting of component applications and technologies.
  • Guides/provides direction for projects.
  • May perform as the Lead or technical subject matter expert.
  • Responsible for solving technical and complex problems for several projects.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years OR High School/GED + at least 7 years of experience in Engineering, Software Engineering and/or Architecture
  • Experience with public cloud architecture
  • Experience with additional cloud providers, such as Azure
  • Knowledge of various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience re-architecting applications for cloud platforms.
  • At least 2 years of experience contributing to financial decisions in the workplace.
  • At least 2 years of direct leadership, indirect leadership and/or cross-functional team leadership.
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Experience suggesting/recommending competitive and innovative technical options, obtaining client buy-in and delivering on commitments