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Cloud Architect- PCF To Azure

Date Posted: 9/27/2023

Job #1630554
Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary:

As a PCF to Azure App Migration Cloud Architect, you will be the driving force behind the successful migration of applications from Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to Microsoft Azure. Your role will involve designing the migration strategy, defining the architecture, and providing guidance to the Cloud Engineering team responsible for the execution of the migration plan.

Key Responsibilities:

Migration Strategy and Planning:
Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business objectives and application requirements.
Assess the existing PCF environment and applications to determine migration feasibility.
Define the migration strategy, including rehosting, refactoring, or rearchitecting approaches.
Develop a comprehensive migration roadmap with clear timelines and milestones.

Cloud Architecture Design:
Architect the Azure environment, ensuring scalability, availability, and security.
Design Azure resource provisioning, including virtual machines, databases, networking, and security configurations.
Implement infrastructure as code (IAC) principles for automation and scalability.

Guidance and Leadership:
Provide technical leadership and guidance to the Cloud Engineering team.
Collaborate closely with developers, infrastructure specialists, and operations teams to align migration efforts.
Ensure that architectural best practices and standards are followed throughout the migration.

Risk Mitigation:
Identify potential risks and challenges related to the migration.
Develop mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address issues that may arise during migration.

Security and Compliance:
Ensure that the migrated applications and infrastructure adhere to Azure security and compliance standards.
Implement robust security controls and encryption mechanisms.

Performance Optimization:
Optimize Azure resources and services to ensure cost-effectiveness and high performance.
Implement monitoring and alerting solutions to proactively address performance issues.

Documentation and Knowledge Sharing:
Maintain detailed documentation of the migration architecture, strategies, and decisions.
Share knowledge with the Cloud Engineering team and stakeholders to facilitate a smooth migration process.

Collaboration and Communication:
Foster effective communication between the Cloud Architecture and Cloud Engineering teams.
Collaborate with project managers and stakeholders to provide updates on progress and milestones.

Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
Proven experience as a Cloud Architect with a focus on cloud migrations, especially from PCF to Azure.
Expertise in Microsoft Azure services, Azure architecture, and infrastructure design.
Strong knowledge of infrastructure as code (IAC) tools such as Terraform or Azure Resource Manager.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
Outstanding communication and leadership skills.
Azure certifications (e.g., Azure Solutions Architect Expert) are highly desirable.


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