Cloud Architect

Location: Flexible Location
Job Code: 508
# of Openings: 1

Description

Summary:        

The Cloud Architect designs, deploys and supports the ongoing maintenance of all cloud systems including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, and management networks.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud.

                                                                         

Duties

  • Participate in the creation of a well-informed cloud strategy and manage the adoption process.
  • Regularly evaluate, design and execute proof of concepts with cloud technologies, hardware, and software.
  • Work closely with Network and Security SMEs to create conceptual, logical and physical design for hosted and disaster recovery cloud solutions.
  • Support SAs in the sales organization in building hosted solutions for new clients.
  • Deploy cloud technologies and define operational elements to properly maintain throughout the technology lifecycle.
  • Work closely with IT security to monitor the company's cloud privacy and monitor disaster recovery
  • Respond to technical issues in a professional and timely manner.
  • Offer guidance in infrastructure movement techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of workload migration to cloud; both Private and Public. 
  • Provide Tier 3 support to operational personnel on incident, problem & performance resolution
  • Engage in capacity planning & environment optimization
  • Provide guidance in automation techniques and opportunities to streamline deployments and overall management of the environment.
  • Execute and document processes around environment recoveries in support of disaster recovery requirements.
  • Interface with DEVOPS to help define and deploy automation capabilities.
  • Assist in the creation, definition and deployment of standards and reference architectures for hosted applications.

 

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or relevant field.
  • 5+ years' experience designing, executing and supporting IT cloud solutions.
  • Excellent knowledge of cloud computing technologies and current computing trends.
  • Experience with ESXi server and storage virtualization required.  Nutanix hyperconverged & AHV preferred.
  • Experience with Cloud monitoring tools.
  • Experience in a service provider/multi-tenant cloud environment supporting SLA driven workload a requirement.
  • Experience with replication and recovery orchestration tools.
  • 3+ years experience with AWS, OCI, and/or Azure required

 

Soft Skills:       

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to properly articulate complicated cloud reports to management and other IT development partners.
  • Excellent service-driven customer-focused skills.
  • Positive attitude and a strong commitment to delivering quality work.
  • Proven ability to work in both a team environment and independently.  Exhibit a high level of individual initiative.
  • Ability to multi task, prioritize, and successfully follow-to-completion all assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work with minimal or no supervision.  Ability to take direction from all levels.
  • Proven ability to absorb, master and leverage emerging technologies.  Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving abilities.




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