The Cloud Solutions Architect is responsible for providing support in designing, deploying, and overseeing the company and client’s cloud computing strategy but not limited to cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management, and monitoring. The Cloud Solutions Architect oversees application architecture and deployment in cloud environments.
Supports the customers' overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities, and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions (Microsoft and 3rd party solutions) using PaaS, DevOps & Advanced Application coding.
Applies technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap.
Architects solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g. App Service, containers, serverless, cloud-native, etc.) as deemed necessary.
Ensures that all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment.
Develops good relationships with key customer IT decision-makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates.
Shares insights, best practices, and connects with Engineering teams to remove key blockers.
Assesses the customers' knowledge of Azure platform and overall cloud readiness to support customers through a structured learning plan and ensure its delivery through partners.
Develops complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform.
Maintains technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborates and shares with the technical community.
Promotes Azure Platform with customers, partners, and external communities.
Provides operational support of existing data center and middleware technologies, e.g. – servers, databases, backup/recovery.
Proactively identify new and emerging technology solutions to support business excellence.
Incorporates existing enterprise technology standards, security, and capabilities into solutions as applicable
Other job-related activities that may be assigned from time to time.
At least graduate with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering or any related course.
Related Work Experience
At least 8++ years of experience in software development by providing technical solutions such as system architecture, infrastructure design, and database structure.
At least 5++ years of experience in software engineer roles such as web and mobile application development.
At least 4 years of experience in Cloud Solutions Architecture. AWS Certification is a plus.
Experience using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode, WebSphere) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS) required experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, etc.), API management, microservices frameworks, etc.
Experience and understanding of large-scale application portfolios in enterprise-wide environments (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud) required.
Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get a consensus on solutions/projects.
Experience in solving customer problems through cloud technologies.
Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management require.
Proven success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications.
Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives in large or highly strategic accounts.
In-depth knowledge in the following: Cloud, mobile, web application development, cloud-native application architecture (i.e. containers, microservices, API management).
Modern software development techniques like DevOps and CI/CD toolchains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure developer services, GitHub. Container orchestration systems (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Service, GitHub).
Drives decisions collaboratively, resolve conflicts and ensures follow-through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability to orchestrate, leads, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.
Must have presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, Database administrators, and Data Scientist).
Must have excellent Problem-Solving and Analytical Skills.
Must have solid Relationship Management and Performance Management Skills.
Must have excellent Organizational and Time Management Skills.
Must have the ability to multi-task and have attention to detail.
Must have exemplary Work Ethics Leadership.
Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as role models.
Inspires coworkers to attain goals and pursue excellence.
Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.
Manages the process of innovative change effectively.
Remains at the forefront of emerging industry practices
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and with a cross-functional team.