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Cloud Architect - Cloud Applications

Company: Request Technology, LLC
Location: Dallas
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Cloud Architect SELLING POINTS: CLOUD PLATFORM TECHNOLOGY AUTOMATION and CRITICAL CLOUD APPLICATION DISASTER RECOVERY. The Cloud Architect Principal is responsible for leading the creation of a cloud platform technology framework and providing technical architecture and design leadership in support of corporate initiatives in cloud computing and automation. Additionally, the Cloud Architect Principal will be responsible for ensuring that critical cloud applications are designed and optimized for reliability, high availability and disaster recovery. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. As a Cloud Architect Principal, you will perform a range of activities required to design, implement, maintain and continuously automate a large, complex cloud-based computing environment. In addition, you will provide technical guidance to team members and, when called upon, serve as a technical liaison between internal departments. This will involve utilizing best practices for the management, architecture, configuration, DR, administration, and automation of the enterprise server virtualization environment with cloud technologies. These activities will drive the creation of new infrastructure and environments, which will be critical to growth and adoption of broad cloud/automation goals across the business. The ideal candidate is passionate about new technologies and architecture and keeps current with trends in the cloud platform and infrastructure space, while always searching for ways to improve our systems as technology evolves, with a steady eye towards the extensive regulatory/compliance demands on our company (e.g. CIS, NIST, etc). Serve as cloud architect principal by providing technical guidance to other team members for the design, implementation and support of new cloud platform architecture and automation technologies, as well as updates and maintenance of existing cloud and automation systems Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud, automation, and end-to-end architecture for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions Work closely with other teams to develop and promote cloud-native application architectures (microservices, serverless, containers), and application development and operations practices Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc. and demonstrate forward thinking around how technology can support where the organization is going Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems Design, configure, implement and support a fully automated workflow for provisioning and maintaining a complex, highly available cloud environment using infrastructure as code Develop and maintain a library of deployable, tested, and documented automation design scripts, processes, and procedures for deploying services to the cloud Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka and container management systems. Participate in cloud computing environment build-outs, software installation, maintenance and support, including but not limited to, patches, fixes, end-of-life preparation, and upgrades. Assist in the development of technology roadmaps and end-of-life technology plans. Implement production changes during defined maintenance windows and support on call rotation; Serve as a point of escalation within the team for production support issues Provide technical guidance to junior team members Qualifications : Technical Skills: Strong hands-on experience scripting/development skills in Python, Ruby, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. in a corporate environment Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, and configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24x7 availability Experience working in an environment with a defined production change control process and mature security controls posture Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS, Azure, etc. Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability) and DevOps tool chains and processes Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and client/server systems Education and/or Experience: Bachelor---s degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required 7 or more years experience in IT systems installation, operations, design, and architecture of virtualized servers / cloud systems Certificates or Licenses: AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification or higher strongly desired; Relevant industry certifications such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud are a plus

Keywords: Request Technology, LLC, Dallas , Cloud Architect - Cloud Applications, Other , Dallas, Texas

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