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Cloud & Infrastructure Architect

In This Role

  • You will provide architectural expertise to the enterprise across business and technology domains.
  • Determine the strategic vision for the enterprise using cloud, managed solutions, and traditional capabilities, complete with forecasted total cost of ownership.
  • Work collaboratively on architectural efforts of the highest significance that involve technical, business, and organizational complexity.
  • Understanding of TOGAF and how to best apply the concepts for an agile organization.
  • Effectively create and leverage architectural principles, policies, and guardrails as it relates to our infrastructure.
  • Create migration strategies and transition architectures to ensure value realization and cost containment.
  • Communicate the changing definition that leveraging cloud solutions brings to concepts such as disaster recovery and backup.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and training to other employees as well as the organization as a whole.
  • Exhibit the ability to assess our strategic business needs and identify and propose appropriate options.
  • Show comfort being uncomfortable and helping others along that journey.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of experience in architecture, infrastructure or system engineering.
  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5 years of significant experience with cloud computing, in particular architecting enterprise solutions on public cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, or Azure, and how to measure TCO versus traditional approaches.
  • Significant experience with the tooling required to effectively automate DevOps efforts in the cloud, such as Terraform, Chef, Puppet, and Azure DevOps.
  • Experience with enterprise-class instrumentation and monitoring products.
  • Multi-year experience in cloud migration and rearchitecture efforts, with clear understanding of the relevant drivers and decision-points the enterprise must consider.
  • Experience operating at a strategic architecture level and providing guidance and support to teams operating in an agile delivery method.
  • Experience with enabling and supporting a variety of leading SaaS and PaaS platforms such as Salesforce and Workday, with bonus points for iPaaS.
  • Experience considering and weighing costs, complexities, supportability, and adherence to well-designed principles when defining solutions and road maps.
  • Experience leading infrastructure design and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Experience reaching broad and wide, frequently outside of preconceived boundaries, to achieve the highest business value.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 15 years of experience in architecture, infrastructure or system engineering.
  • Master’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing major, complex projects, involving delegation of work and review of work products.
  • Experience with higher level communication styles, exhibiting the ability to interact with junior associates as well as senior executives.
  • Experience partnering with technology and business executives to understand needs and providing options that realize value.
  • Experience with defining and implementing practical SLA, RPO, and RTO targets.
  • Experience leading the research of emerging cloud and infrastructure trends to identify potential opportunities for the enterprise.
  • Experience transitioning the entirety of an on-premise infrastructure environment to AWS and other 3rd party SaaS and PaaS solutions.
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