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Cloud Architect

                                                         Cloud Architect

As a Cloud Architect, you will use your technology expertise in Infrastructure domains, including data-center, networks, storage, servers and service monitoring to realize groundbreaking technology solutions for our clients. You will provide strategic technical advisory solutions to multiple clients for cloud management platforms and complete infrastructure solutions. 

The Architect will: 

  • Provide thought leadership regarding application design, architecture, integration and define highly complex technology-based business solutions 
  • Learn and understand the intricacies of the existing infrastructure, servers and services 
  • Participate in documenting business and technical requirements as it relates to cloud providers 
  • Work with stakeholders and implementation teams (internal and third party) to deploy cloud technologies 
  • Lead and mentor other team members 
  • Work with the Project Team to ensure timely delivery of cloud migration as well as establish procedures for ongoing support 

Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with analysts, strategists, business users and product management to migrate servers, services and applications to public cloud vendors. 
  • Produce high level and detailed design documentation. Produce detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation. Participate in and develop requests for proposals, scope documents, and statements of work for projects. 
  • Document related technical requirements. Quantify the impact of business and technical requirements on availability, performance, capacity, resiliency, and design. 
  • Design and implement new products and solutions to improve performance, service and cost using cloud platforms 
  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems on Windows, Linux, applications and network services in the cloud alongside application owners and team members. 
  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars and through other related activities 
  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs 
  • Work alongside internal team members, oversee consultants and act as a liaison between IT staff and application owner to ensure project success 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Required: 

  • 10+ years' experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in implementation, engineering, design, and architecture roles 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various level of technical and non-technical management 
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other technology teams, including engineering, operations and development groups; works with project team members and other internal teams to deliver projects 
  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment. 
  • Migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into cloud and hybrid environments (public and private) 
  • Strong CLI and API scripting (Pearl, Python, Power Shell, Bash) and automation skills (Terraform, Puppet, CHEF, DSC, ARM, Cloud Formation) 
  • Fluency in the associated programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, PowerShell or any other scripting) 
  • Experience with migration tools such as CloudEndure, RiverMeadow, CloudScape, ATAData, etc 
  • Strong knowledge and implementation of configuration management (AWS System Manager, Azure Automation, Puppet, Chef or DSC) 
  • Experience developing automation solutions and working in a highly automated environment 
  • Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL, MS SQL, RDS, Azure Cosmos DB or PostgreSQL 
  • Experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale or current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience 
  • Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly desired 

Preferred: 

  • AWS Certifications (AWS Certified: SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect) 
  • Azure Certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) 
  • Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect 

Perks and Benefits: 

  • Competitive compensation package with benefits 
  • Room for growth 
  • We respect you 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Extensive paid time off days 
  • Flexible locations - Choose between one of our offices: Kearney, Nebraska, Ames-Iowa, Manhattan-Kansas, or Fort Collins-Colorado.  

* For any questions please contact: careers@xpanxion.com

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