Cloud Architect

Bridgeview

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Job Reference: 9905

Bridgeview is currently seeking a Cloud Architect for one of our clients. If you love building and supporting technology solutions that make businesses successful, then read on for more details. 

TITLE: Cloud Architect
LOCATION: Fully Remote + up to 20% travel
BENEFITS & PERKS: Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance; 401K, Paid Holidays, Vacation/Sick Leave

OVERVIEW
As the Cloud Architect you will be responsible for the implementation of security controls, automation/orchestration of administrative task, and enforcement of governance policies in our Azure and other cloud environments. You will be focused on developing code that enables a self-service governance framework and reduces risk for the company, improves accountability, scalability, and increases business agility. You will responsible architectural reviews and solutioning for business requirements. Efforts you will be involved in will be mostly cross functional that will involve engineers & architects from multiple teams, as such collaboration skills are just as important as technical skills. This position is key to the success of the organization and will require knowledge and experience across multiple areas of expertise.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

  • Provide technical expertise to the Cloud Governance Board, and other IT groups in all aspects of a Multi-Cloud Cloud Governance & Well Architected Frameworks.
  • Provide technical expertise on native tools provided by Azure or other cloud providers that are integral to the creation of the governance framework.
  • Develop code to implement the governance framework across our cloud platforms with an emphasis on Azure.
  • Build effective monitoring, logging, and auditing of IaaS/PaaS cloud environments to ensure a secure and compliant cloud environment.
  • Working with management establish key performance indicators and capacity planning metrics to ensure cost savings opportunities in Azure are realized.
  • Work with key stakeholders from the organization to provide solutions that meet governance requirements while minimizing risk to security, or impact to development activities.
  • Collaborate with team members to accomplish goals by actively participating in the sprint cycle, code reviews, and in helping to build a learning organization.
  • Work with management to build the long-term strategic roadmap for the team and provide mentorship to junior team members.
  • Develop architectural & configuration standards and work with IT Business owners to implement and enforce those standards.
  • Develop Engineering Designs to be used by IT Infrastructure teams for productions implementations.
  • Work with Security team members to develop & implement standard benchmark standards and other security controls as needed.
  • Evaluate security of current cloud environments and implement/automate any needed controls to mitigate security findings.
  • Create and maintain datacenter, server, network, & cloud standards, procedures, and other documentation as needed.
  • Provide Tier 5 On-Call support for operations teams.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 
  • Minimum 8 years in Enterprise IT Architecture or Engineering with Bachelor of Science, or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years working in and supporting production Azure environments.
  • 5+ years developing with scripting languages (e.g. PowerShell, JSON, Python, Ruby, or other applicable language) with at least 2 years focused on Cloud Automation.
  • 3+ years developing solutions on public and/or private cloud platforms with an emphasis towards governance, security & solutions.
  • Experience working within a Dev Ops framework using CI/CD.
  • Experience with source code repositories (e.g. GitHub or Visual Studio) and other CI/CD toolsets.
  • Experience working with cloud native monitoring tools.
  • Experience working with SAML 2.0 or higher with integration w/3rd party products.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Expert knowledge of configuration and best practices around Azure resources to include VMs, VNETs, Security Groups, IAM, Key Management, SQL, Cosmos DB, Private Link, Kubernetes, Data Bricks, etc.
  • Expert knowledge of cloud-native architectures and design principles to ensure scalability, resiliency, performance, and reliability.
  • Expert knowledge of Azure AD and PIM/PAM solutions.
  • Expert knowledge of Cloud Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles, best practices, and implementation.
  • Advanced knowledge with the configuration/support of cloud service providers, like Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Advanced understanding of supporting, and troubleshooting application-level systems, communications, and performance issue in a multi-tiered cloud architecture.
  • Familiarity with automation/orchestration tools. (e.g. Ansible, Chef, or Puppet)
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (e.g. Docker, or Kubernetes)
  • Practical understanding of ITIL V2/V3, and Agile principles and practices
  • Familiarity with regulatory controls related to PCI/DSS, or SOX is a plus.
  • Familiarity with SAN (Storage Area Network) infrastructure and support is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Azure Certified Architect Preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office Tools specifically MS Excel, & Visio
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in the following technical areas:
    • Microsoft Server 2012 R2 & 2016
    • Linux (CentOS/RedHat Preferred)
    • Network Security Practices
    • VMWare ESXi, & Venter 6.x or newer
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Cisco IoS
ABOUT BRIDGEVIEW
Founded in 2005, BridgeView provides exceptional technology consulting, project augmentation, and placement services that help organizations and technologists achieve their goals. Our ability to evolve with the market and quickly adapt to client environments makes us a unique alternative to the status quo. It’s why we’ve achieved constant growth since the day we opened our doors, attracting well-known companies and expert talent. With a home base in downtown Denver and a team that embodies a work hard, play hard attitude, BridgeView is a personable but professional partner to you. We’ve won awards and we’ve had great success, but nothing is more rewarding than forming genuine connections with business leaders and technologists.

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