Cloud Solution Architect

Bridgeview

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Job Reference: 9909

Bridgeview is currently seeking a Cloud Solution 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 Solution Architect
LOCATION: Remote (USA)
BENEFITS & PERKS: Competitive benefits package including 401(k), Health, Disability, and Life

OVERVIEW
The Cloud Solution Architect is responsible for research and design of cloud systems and mechanisms. The Architect’s planning, coordination and execution spans across multiple disciplines to develop robust, holistic solutions for the business. The Architect performs a wide variety of tasks, including recommending and architecting new technology solutions, defining configuration standards, leveraging modularized deployment in the interest of automation, and identifying opportunities for efficiency.

HOW YOU WILL MAKE AN IMPACT
As a Cloud Solution Architect, this role is responsible for overall selection, design, delivery, and ongoing management of a cloud-enabled, multi-tenant solution. This position is responsible for the development and documentation using well-architected architectures and frameworks, working in coordination with Compliance, Operations, Applications, IT, and other internal groups. This includes leading problem analysis, solutions development and implementation, and decision making that will have significant impact on Cloud Solutions offerings. Additional activities include gap analysis, vendor product evaluations, current systems maintenance, and new system implementations.
The Cloud Solution Architect will be expected to be able to effectively manage their time and demonstrate innovative approaches to solving the unique challenges encountered.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Research, design, architect and implement and implement a cloud-enabled, multi-tenant infrastructure with a focus on adaptability to ever-changing requirements.
  • Research, recommend and implement changes to standards and procedures to enhance systems security
  • Educate staff to increase awareness of security policies and best practices
  • Identify process risks, weaknesses and controls, and develop recommendations and plans to address vulnerabilities
  • Evaluate new products, service offerings, and new internal applications to ensure that information assets are handled in accordance with laws, regulations and organization’s information security policies
  • Ensure all infrastructure updates are made in a timely, accurate manner such that interruptions to production environments do not occur
  • Must be able to manage projects, resources, and time effectively
  • Strong ability to carry out assigned administrative tasks with limited oversight
  • Holistic Systems Thinking – must be able to envision how all parts of a solution interact with each other, existing systems architecture, and the solution itself
  • Ability to think “outside the box” when developing solutions
  • Research, compare and evaluate software and hardware – full life cycle, from initial search to install, configuration, process development, and delivery
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions and participates in meetings.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Display willingness to make decisions. Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Support and explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Demonstrates leadership and foster collaborative team approach – interacts well with front line and management providing consultation and expert advice on systems related topics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other employees, from executives to co-workers, within and across teams
  • Ability to document and present information in a clear and concise manner to cross-operational teams and to executive management
  • Ability to create Visio and PowerPoint presentations that clearly communicate concepts, details, solutions, and business justification
  • Short-term and Long-term strategic planning of the organization’s technology and solutions
  • Promote cost reduction and efficiency by leveraging the latest “best-fit” technology
  • Develop and/or adjust processes to evolve with business and demand
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements to lifecycle processes
  • Proactively investigate and suggest the use of new technologies that help with gaining efficiencies and/or increase ROI in new technology initiatives
  • Recommend new technology solutions and implement strategies to drive cloud-based productivity
  • Attend vendor technology briefings to understand potential uses of new technologies
  • Participate in new technology implementation projects in an Advisor capacity
  • Research new technologies that will give us the competitive edge in the market
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE 
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in AWS Infrastructure or other Public Cloud (IaaS) – GCP, Azure, OCI, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Automation, Orchestration, and Configuration Management mechanisms and concepts, including hands-on experience with products such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Infrastructure, Network, and Application best-practices, including the secure transport and storage of sensitive/private data
  • 2+ years selecting, designing, and deploying dynamically scalable, highly available, fault tolerant and reliable applications
  • 3-5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Multi-tenant experience with resource isolation
  • Software-Defined Infrastructure (AWS APIs for EC2, for example)
  • Scripting skills (bash, python, ruby, perl, etc.)
  • Linux and Windows OS knowledge
  • Familiarity with operating in a 24x7x365 High-Availability environment
  • Familiarity with cloud concepts related to security, networking, self-healing architecture, SOA, APIs, and automation are pluses
  • Code management and versioning via GitHub, GitLab, or other code repository
  • Familiarity with Kanban, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery concepts a plus
  • Familiarity with DevOps and Agile Delivery concepts a plus
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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