Cloud Architect

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18
Ames, IA
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 04/20/18

The Architect will: 

  • Provide thought leadership regarding application design, architecture, integration and define highly complex technology-based business solutions 
  • Learn and understand the intricacies of the existing infrastructure, servers and services 
  • Participate in documenting business and technical requirements as it relates to cloud providers 
  • Work with stakeholders and implementation teams (internal and third party) to deploy cloud technologies 
  • Lead and mentor other team members 
  • Work with the Project Team to ensure timely delivery of cloud migration as well as establish procedures for ongoing support 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with analysts, strategists, business users and product management to migrate servers, services and applications to public cloud vendors. 
  • Produce high level and detailed design documentation. Produce detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation. Participate in and develop requests for proposals, scope documents, and statements of work for projects. 
  • Document related technical requirements. Quantify the impact of business and technical requirements on availability, performance, capacity, resiliency, and design. 
  • Design and implement new products and solutions to improve performance, service and cost using cloud platforms 
  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems on Windows, Linux, applications and network services in the cloud alongside application owners and team members. 
  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars and through other related activities 
  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs 
  • Work alongside internal team members, oversee consultants and act as a liaison between IT staff and application owner to ensure project success 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required: 

  • 10+ years' experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in implementation, engineering, design, and architecture roles 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various level of technical and non-technical management 
  • Cross-functional collaboration with othertechnology teams, including engineering, operations and development groups; works with project team members and otherinternal teams to deliver projects 
  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment. 
  • Migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into cloud and hybrid environments (public and private) 
  • Strong CLI and API scripting (Pearl, Python, Power Shell, Bash) and automation skills (Terraform, Puppet, CHEF, DSC, ARM, Cloud Formation) 
  • Fluency in the associated programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, PowerShell or any otherscripting) 
  • Experience with migration tools such as CloudEndure, RiverMeadow, CloudScape, ATAData, etc 
  • Strong knowledge and implementation of configuration management (AWS System Manager, Azure Automation, Puppet, Chef or DSC) 
  • Experience developing automation solutions and working in a highly automated environment 
  • Familiarity with databasetechnologies such as MySQL, MS SQL, RDS, Azure Cosmos DB or PostgreSQL 
  • Experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale or current hands on technologyinfrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience 
  • Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly desired 

Preferred: 

  • AWS Certifications (AWS Certified: SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect) 
  • Azure Certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) 
  • Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect
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