Reference # 18-01747 Title Cloud Architect
Location Scottsdale, ARIZONA
Position Type Direct Placement
Experience Level Direct Placement
Start Date / End Date 10-10-2018 --- 30-11--0001
General Summary of Position:
Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform Architect is a member of the SAAS and Cloud Platform team that is responsible for the management and configuration of the mission critical Cloud & SAAS solutions with responsibility for Installation, Planning, DevOps, Deployment and maintenance.

Summary of Duties
  • Architect, deploy & maintain SAAS & Azure Cloud solutions for applications
  • Complement a high-performance team with your unique talents for innovative cloud solutions
  • Participate in systems design to marry business needs with proper technology (must be able to communicate in business terms)
  • Ensure proper integration between software applications and infrastructure architecture
  • Ensure solutions are maintained for high availability, scalability, security, and supportability
  • Oversee information systems security safeguards
  • Facilitate change control, maintenance, and incident response
  • Enable effective integration between Development and Operations
Experience and Education
  • 5+ years of experience in a solutions architect or similar role; 2+ years focused on cloud environments and their supporting infrastructures
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing technology and infrastructure as well as experience designing and migrating applications to the cloud.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to effectively articulate technical challenges, solutions, and the value proposition of Cloud-based architectures to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience supporting both Microsoft and Open Source stack Linux, Jboss, Java etc..
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Deployments, Environment & Services (IAAS, PAAS, Virtual Machines, Active Directory, Automation, Monitor, OMS) highly preferred
  • Experience in the design and automation of Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service capabilities including virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, web sites, data services etc.
  • 8 + years supporting Mission critical applications within a hosted, SaaS delivery model
  • Maintain infrastructure standards which will include software & hardware life cycle, system configuration policies, security, hardening, high availability, DR etc. using automation.
  • Identify gaps and drive solutions for critical infrastructure platforms
  • Experience with high throughput, scalable, systems.
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL database systems.
  • Advanced skills diagnosing and resolving issues independently and as part of a team
  • Continuous Deployment, Automation, Chef, Puppet a plus
  • Degree in Computer Technology or equivalent experience
  • Information systems security certification a plus (e.g. Security +, CISSP)
  • A passion for leveraging technology to improve client experience
Preferred Technologies
  • Microsoft Azure or AWS
  • IIS, .NET, Linux, Apache Tomcat, JBoss
  • F5, Citrix NetScaler, DNS, Cisco ASA
  • Citrix, Microsoft RD Gateway