The Senior Cloud Architect is a member of a team delivering new technology capabilities to the Companys owners, customers, and partners within the organization. The Senior Cloud Architect will lead cloud architecture across public and private cloud, do Infrastructure architecture on On-Prem and Public Cloud.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities(Key Activities)
Develops a unified architecture that is scalable across the organization and ensures the use of industry and enterprise technology standards and develops roadmap incorporating industry best practices.Translates industry technology direction to business value and serves as a key advisor to stakeholders, providing new research and innovative approaches.Accountable for the development of high level business cases, with the ability to influence senior leadership, business partners, architects and key stakeholders within the architecture team and other functional areas on the adoption of technical solutions and drive the solution to completion.Research and evaluate, or provide direction to others researching and evaluating, new technologies coming to market and their potential application to IT strategies and business plans.Analyzes systems and processes from end to end, partnering with IT and business colleagues as appropriate.Provides guidance and enterprisewide influence leading to solutions that are well engineered, operable, maintainable, scalable, and delivered on schedule.Advices in decisions regarding strategic partnerships, vendor selection and acquisitions.
Education:Bachelors or Masters Degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
Experience:Typically a minimum of 1015+ years of progressive work related experience with demonstrated proficiency in multiple disciplines, technologies, or processes related to the position.
Technicalskills and Knowledge
Technical mastery and competency in all architecture, with vast knowledge of the capabilities and constraints of technologies supported.Understanding of the designs and technology footprints of multiple products within a product family.Required Skills:Experience on-prem/data center infrastructure (hypervisor/hardware/etc.)Lead cloud architecture across public and private cloudsPublic Cloud Focused: AWS (primary)Google Cloud PlatformAzureEnterprise Architectures for Compute and StoragePublic Cloud Landing Zone Architecture / StandardsLarge migration to Public CloudsService Oriented ArchitecturesMessaging Based Architecture e.g. Kafka and MQEnterprise Integration PatternsPublic Cloud NetworkingApplication Architecture Design Patterns/StandardsPrivate Cloud Focused:Compute & Storage Infrastructure Architecture/StandardsDesign Principles and Best PracticesHypervisor ArchitecturesVMware/NutanixOperating Systems Standards (Linux/Microsoft)Data Focused:Hospitality DataNeed to determine the Linux Operating System to use for the company, what hardware should we use for private cloud, what hypervisor technology should we use, what should be the public cloud landing zone architecture, solution architect on all projects for public cloud and private cloud, develop reference architectures for infrastructure (private/public), develop infrastructure technology roadmaps, etc.