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Cloud Solutions Architect

Date Posted: 6/3/2024

Job #1666043
Houston, Texas

What type of work will you be doing?

  • Design a highly scalable, automated, and available cloud platform, utilizing IaaS and PaaS, for large scale, mission critical applications, aligned with the clients cloud-smart strategy and architecture predominantly hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Establish Architecture standards and maintain in repository.
  • Create and implement DevOps, support, maintenance and governance practices and processes for the Cloud Platform.
  • Solution and implement all aspects of Cloud service models and application delivery such as IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and Containerization infrastructure.
  • Establish Cloud Network interface with Load balancers, firewalls, VPNs, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory Services.
  • Partner with Development teams, CyberSecurity, Infrastructure teams to deliver and maintain a cloud platform.
  • Create the capabilities required to utilize automation practices for initializing, provisioning, and optimizing systems, and facilitate infrastructure orchestration – embracing self-service and autonomy.
  • Ensure systems and application have efficient and actionable monitoring with SLO aligned with business goals.
  • Develop, plan, create Proof of Concept environments.
  • Lead and participate in architectural and governance reviews and/or audits.
  • Consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development.
  • Implement projects in close collaboration with other stakeholders (strategic business solutions, solution delivery, service delivery, business departments)
  • Review and recommend technologies to meet business needs and priorities and to align with enterprise strategies.
  • Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals.
  • Create and maintain the backup strategy.
  • Troubleshoot problems in the operational infrastructure and applications, including follow-up problem resolution, root cause analysis and process improvement.
  • Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit.
  • Establish key vendor relationships.

What skills do you need:
  • US Citizen or Green Card – Preferred.
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (preferred).
  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Computer Information systems or management.  This experience can be waived with equivalent on job IT Experience.
  • 7 or more years of Information Technology infrastructure experience.
  • At least 4 years of hands-on experience and expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure products and capabilities
  • Expert-level knowledge of containerization technology such as Docker, Kubernetes clusters, AKS  cloud.
  • Ability to script in at least two common languages (e.g., PHP, Python, Terraform, PowerShell desirable).
  • YAML, JSON, Azure ARM templates, Azure Runbooks, Ansible and others
  • Visio or other source of creating drawing.

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