Job Details

Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions Architect (Any city in East coast)

Advertiser
ProArch
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Rate
-
ProArch is seeking a Cloud and Infrastructure Solutions Architect. You will operate as the technical solution architect for complex cloud and infrastructure solutions opportunities in this role. The solutions architect proactively and holistically leads and supports the sales engineering activities that guide the client vision and implementation of a portfolio of solutions. Solutions include projects, products, systems (including applications, technologies, processes, and information), shared infrastructure services, and shared application services. To do your job successfully, you must have a deep understanding of the client's business goals, objective and business outcomes, business capabilities, value-streams, and business processes. The solutions architect provides the necessary leadership, analysis, and design tasks related to developing technology solutions and ensuring that solutions meet business needs and align with architectural governance and standards. He or she creates sales material, customer-facing presentations, and required internal deliverables for the proposed solution to enable and drive targeted business outcomes. Solutions may include some or all of the following examples of solutions Infrastructure - Lift and shift, IaaS, PaaS, storage Systems - Cloud-native, M365 and its family of services, other SaaS services Security - Control implementation and best practices in Cloud Network - Networking, optimization, and Cloud and on-premises design Resiliency - DR strategy and consulting on high availability environments, cloud-managed backup Data Center - Strategy, design, hybrid cloud implementation, optimization, governance Expectations Understands business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determines corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the prospect or client's targeted business outcomes Understands emerging technology trends and disruptions and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models Translates business and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint to achieve business objectives and documents all solution architecture design and analysis work Acts as a consultant on a broad range of technologies, platforms, and vendor offerings to drive targeted business outcomes Leads evaluation, design, and analysis for the implementation of a solutions architecture across a group of specific business applications or technologies based on enterprise business strategy, business capabilities, value-streams, business requirements, and enterprise standards Manages and develops the architecture for a broader scope of projects or products, working closely with delivery teams to make sure it's repeatable Identifies the client impact (for example, on skills, processes, structures, or culture) and financial impact of the solutions architecture Works closely with the program management office (PMO) to ensure the execution of plans corresponds with what is being promised throughout the project Additional responsibilities will include: Meet client and sales expectations for deliverables. Create and provide solution demos Demonstration of value to clients using Proofs of Value / Proof of Concepts Participate in marketing material generation through thought leadership Achieve certifications as required for the job role Readiness to travel up to 15-30% annually (when it is safe to return to traveling) RequirementsRequired Professional Experience Bachelor's degree preferred in computer science, information technology, engineering analysis, or security management The ideal candidate will have the Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification (AZ-303, AZ-304) and the Azure Security Engineer Associate (AZ-500) exam or another security-focused certification such as CISSP or CCSP Exposure in solutioning of Microsoft 365 services to drive business outcomes using Teams, MEM, Power Automate Experience using automation to manage cloud workloads and contain costs Minimum of five years of experience in at least two IT solution development disciplines, including technical or infrastructure architecture, network management, or cloud development Experience with on-premises datacenters and technology used in them (hypervisors, SAN, switching) and implementing hybrid technologies with Azure or AWS to foster cloud adoption. Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments in a variety of industries Experience working for a technology solution provider is helpful but not required Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps Experience delivering presentations to senior-level executives and technical audiences Skills and Competencies Knowledge of various scripting languages for management of cloud workloads (CLI, PowerShell, Python) Knowledge of various database technologies such as MSSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, and Oracle Knowledge of various aspects of an enterprise technology architecture such as business, information, data, network, and security Knowledge of information principles and processes Knowledge of financial models and budgeting Understanding system development life cycle methodologies (such as waterfall, spiral, agile software development, rapid prototyping, incremental, synchronize and stabilize, and DevOps) Understanding and knowledge of IT service management (ITSM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls Excellent understanding of application development methodologies and infrastructure and network architecture Excellent analytical, planning, organizational, and technical skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Organizationally savvy, with the ability to navigate organizational politics. Skilled at influencing, guiding, and facilitating stakeholders and peers with decision making Ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations Ability to translate future-state business capabilities and requirements into solution architecture requirements Ability to propose and estimate the financial impact of solution architecture alternatives Ability to work creatively and analytically to solve business problems and propose solutions Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies Characteristics Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders and IT development teams Technology neutral: remains unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor choice, and is more interested in results than personal preferences Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity Motivated and driven by achieving long-term business outcomes Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams

Send application

Mail this job to me so I can apply later

Apply With CV

You are not logged in. If you have an account, log in to your account. If you do not have an account, why not sign up? It only takes a minute!

latest videos

Upcoming Events