Cloud Solutions Architect / Engineer
Solution Partners, Inc.
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: I.T. & Communications
Our Downers Grove client is searching for a Senior Cloud professional. This is a new opening for our client. The preference is permanent, but will consider a contract for hire. The target salary will be 100K-130K with a 15% bonus. If you are more of an Engineer level they would like to target between 115K-120K plus bonus. Great benefits!
Right now our client is 90%-95% on a cloud environment. They are using AWS and Azure. The challenge has been that most people are only working at a company that is 25% on the Cloud. They do not want to see candidates like this. You should have significant Cloud experience, be able to put plans into place to migrate to the Cloud for an Enterprise environment. We need someone who is still hands on. This is more of an Architect/Engineer.
Collaborate with delivery and development teams, offshore resources, business leaders and customer advocates to leverage cloud services such as Azure, AWS, Salesforce, and others.
Author principles, create reference architectures and produce guiding materials that blend industry-specific requirements with "state of the art" cloud services and tools. Consistently monitor, updates and communicate changes to the technical landscape as appropriate.
Partner with engineering and support teams to convey technology roadmaps. Assist with overcoming design challenges and recommend new capabilities that would simplify solutions.
Accountable for ensuring successful delivery outcomes, working directly with internal clients to drive delivery, and sales results.
Lead solution planning and design efforts across teams and work streams to deliver value for the business.
Maximize involvement of architecture in solution planning and ensures success in business outcomes.
Conduct application assessments and analysis for new application and cloud migrations, identify application requirements for cloud services as well as potential refactoring that may be required for cloud functionality.
Bachelor's degree in business or technology-related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related) or MBA.
Broad understanding of Microsoft Azure IaaS offerings (virtual machines, networking, integrations). Additional knowledge of AWS services preferred.
Experience with, Azure Resource Manager, Azure Templates, Azure Active Directory, Azure networking, Azure DSC, Group Policy, Exchange Server, Azure operations, including data assurance, monitoring, alerting and notifications.
Experience leading highly-available and fault-tolerant enterprise solution deployments.
Experience with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. Azure DSC, Powershell, Python, Ansible, CloudFormation).
Exposure and understanding of Server-less design patterns, Microservices and Containerization (ECS, Docker or Kubernetes)
Strong practical Windows-based and Linux systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment.
Presentation skills to represent Architecture well within the environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges.
Highly technical and analytical, possessing 15 or more years of IT implementation experience.
Significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery
Deep hands-on experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale or current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience.
Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (eg. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc...).
Strong consulting / project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale, complex projects.
Ability to guide and direct leadership teams in development, production, and promotion of solution offerings.