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IT Cloud Architect

Colorado Springs, CO, USA | Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC

  • Industry:
    Management Consulting
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The IT Cloud Architect plays a critical role in reviewing, designing, and assessing cloud services, designs, and platforms. The IT Cloud Architect is responsible for creating cloud platform designs, creating cloud roadmaps, and devising cloud adoption strategies for critical cloud services in support of Ent business.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:


Cloud Design & Architecture:


Design cloud platforms with a focus on utilizing infrastructure as code.

Design and develop end-to-end IT cloud integrated systems.

Develop, document, communicate, and ensure a cloud technology standards policy.

Regularly evaluate cloud applications, infrastructure, and software.

Ensure all designs leverage common architectures and services that can meet key design criteria (Availability, Recoverability, Scalability, Performance characteristics) and can be properly supported by operations teams.

Work closely with the security team and defined processes and procedure to ensure adherence to highest standards.

Cloud Roadmap and Adoption:


Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans.

Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

Develop and execute test plans to check IT cloud infrastructure and systems technical performance. Share findings and make recommendations for improvement.

Partner with Senior Leaders across Information Technology to refine CI/CD & DevOps strategy and technical roadmap.

Technical Lead:


Increase team effectiveness by providing consulting expertise and technical mentoring across multiple verticals.

Drive DevOps mindset within the organization.

Other Duties as required


Minimum formal education required for this position:


Knowledge consistent with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or similar area of study.


Each year of relevant work experience may be exchanged for a year in a relevant degree program or vice versa. For example, a requirement of “Knowledge Consistent with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 2+ years’ of accounting experience” could be substituted for a High School Diploma and 6 years of relevant accounting work experience or a Master’s Degree in Accounting and 0 years of work experience.


Minimum work experience:


8+ years of relevant experience in a cloud engineering/architecture role.


Key Attitudes / Characteristics / Specialized Knowledge / Skills for this position:


Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, application servers, load balancers, and storage.

Experience with Virtual Port Channel (VPC), transit gateways, direct connect gateways, cloud routing, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), and connecting cloud infrastructure to onsite network and infrastructure.

Understanding of Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD) pipelines for infrastructure as code.

Understanding of YAML, Cloud Formation, and PowerShell.

Excellent understanding of Infrastructure as Code deployment best practices.

Familiarity with Jenkins, GitHub, TerraForm, CloudFormation, and CloudPipeline.

Knowledge of basic networking concepts such as Quality of Service (QoS), virtual LANS (VLANs), static routes, IP subnetting, etc.

Understanding of wide area network (WAN) connectivity options such as MPLS, Optical Ethernet, SD-WAN, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), etc.

Knowledge of Cloud networking and infrastructure and Cloud security practices.

Experience working with or within ITIL, DevOps, SRE, and Agile methodologies.

Solid understanding of Azure public cloud platform.

Understanding of ADFS and basic Identity Management principles.

Strong data drive mindset leveraging metrics to make data-based decisions.

Strong written and oral communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills.

Strong project management skills and attention to detail.

Exemplary customer service skills.

Root-cause problem solving mindset.

Ability to coordinate work across multiple vendors.

Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of products (Word/Excel/Outlook).

Certifications required:


Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals


(Preferred) Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect


Environmental, physical and psychological requirements:


Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time in a climate-controlled environment. Must be able to use fingers, hands, wrists for repetitive tasks such as typing, using a mouse, handling paper, currency, or coin, and operating a telephone. Demands for visual and auditory acuity are typical of an office environment. Must be able to interact via email, telephone, or in person with diplomacy, tact, and courtesy with all members under varying circumstances. Must be able to lift to 40 lbs.

Nice To have


Azure

PaaS (Platform as a Service) and DevOps experience with Disaster Recovery and understand maintaining technology.


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