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Sr IT Architect - AWS/Azure
Mounds View, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 2, 2022
Job Id #56522 Posted May 24, 2022

Job Description:

  • Partner with client's  Global Security Office and Global Application Services team to establish architectural patterns for Cloud platform solutions
  • Lead a cross-functional team of Architects who are responsible for creating architectural plans for platform builds
  • Refine and improve governance practices and forums in partnership with the client's  Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Collaborate with development teams and internal stakeholders to specify operational characteristics and support of complex infrastructure
  • Provide subject matter expertise and guidance to identify new technologies and tools to utilize on a go forward basis
  • Develop and use CloudFormation templates to deploy AWS infrastructure as code
  • Utilize test driven development practices to develop secure, scalable, highly available, and self-healing cloud infrastructure environments that leverage cloud native services
  • Execute DevOps CI/CD pipelines and maintain consistent environments across critical applications
  • Troubleshoot network and performance issues in large scale distributed systems
  • Drive change through new technology adoption and re-engineering where necessary to support continuous improvement
  • Provide technical demos to and lead deep-dive discussions with prospective customers
  • Facilitate collaboration, sharing, trust and cross-pollination of skills with other technologists, Product Owners, designers, and business units
  • Navigate both the back-end technical side and the business side of cloud infrastructure

Nice to have:

  • Hands-on experience with Big Data technologies like Kafka, Elastic, hBase/Hadoop, Ambari
  • Hands-on experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) languages like Terraform or Ansible
  • Hands-on experience developing dashboards/alerting via CSP native and ELK tools
  • Programming expertise - can write scripts from scratch in Python, bash, or similar language
  • Experience managing cloud scalability or a mission critical environment
  • Experience in deploying/managing software to on-premises, co-located, cloud, and hybrid cloud.
  • Experience with version control systems with Git such as BitBucket, or Azure DevOps
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Splunk, AppDynamics, DataDog, etc.
  • Working knowledge of security technologies in a large, distributed, containerized environment; RBAC, SAML, Kerberos, Ranger policies
  • Well-developed social skills to build alliances around DevOps goals and accelerate processes.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Defines, describes, diagrams and documents the role and interaction of the high-level technological and human components that combine to provide cost effective and innovative solutions to meet evolving business needs.
  • Promotes, guides and governs good architectural practice through the application of well-defined, proven technology and human interaction patterns and through architecture mentorship.
  • Supports the full lifecycle management of the entire IT portfolio including the selection, appropriate usage, enhancement and replacement of information technology applications, infrastructure and services.

Organizational Impact:

  • Strongly influences the design of new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy with a significant impact on functional results .
  • Implements strategic goals established by functional leadership.
  • Changes or may establish operational plans for job area with long-range impact on results.

Innovation and Complexity:

  • Faces problems that span a wide range of difficulty and unique issues across functions and / or businesses which may cause redirection .
  • Develops solutions to unique issues Improves upon existing processes and systems using significant conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation .
  • Communication and Influence: Interacts with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels, including executive leadership, on significant matters.
  • Conducts briefings with senior leaders within the job function.
  • Negotiates with others to reach understanding or agreement.

Leadership and Talent Management:

  • Frequently provides guidance, coaching and training to other employees .
  • Typically manages large, moderately complex initiatives of strategic importance to the organization, involving large cross-functional teams.

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Requires mastery level knowledge of specialty area and working knowledge of several other areas, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.
  • May have deep knowledge of project management.
  • Requires a Baccalaureate degree (or for degrees earned outside of the United States, a degree which satisfies the requirements of 8 C.F.R. 214.2(h)( 4)(iii)(A) and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

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