Cloud Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Location:
Alpharetta , Georgia
Posted:
November 16, 2016
Reference:
5825845
**VERY COMPETITIVE SALARY**

The Solutions Architecture team at customer is assigned to a wide range of current projects in the organization, that are typically hosting related in nature.
Roughly 50% of the Architect's job duties on a daily basis are spent in various types of meetings -- this mostly includes internal business stake holders, other architects, and/or various technology groups that will be impacted by the design down the line. The role of the Architect is to have projects and IT ecosystems conform to standards. The meetings thcustomer partake in could include a variety of information sessions topics including white boarding and/or requirements gathering, and/or explanation of standards thcustomer need to adhere to -- could require push back in a non-abrasive way.
The other 50% of the day is related to doing what an architect does in an enterprise organization -- creating Visio diagrams, getting Visio diagrams approved for architecture review board/peer advisors, submitting various proposals to move the ball along for wherever in the project planning thcustomer are.

This is a generic description below to discern if a candidate was approached about this job through either internal customer or another staffing firm. . -- it will be imperative to ask all candidates if thcustomer have ever interviewed/been submitted, etc w/ them.

Cloud Infrastructure Solution Architect - ALP0010I

US-GA-Alpharetta

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help customer deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support customer 's growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That's how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional customer experience lasts a lifetime.

Job Summary:

The Infrastructure Solution Architect is responsible for delivering infrastructure architectures to kcustomer global business and infrastructure initiatives.

The Infrastructure Solution Architect will be responsible for leading and coordinating Infrastructure and business projects from a technology architecture perspective, ensuring that infrastructure development activities are consistent with the direction set by accepted best practices and defined standards at customer .

Essential Functions of the Job:

* Architecture solutions to meet functional and non-functional infrastructure requirements

* Create / review of architecture design packages

* Review and approve engineering design packages

* Ensure proper oversight for quality assurance of engineering artifacts

* Guidance of engineering staff throughout construction phase

* Evangelize re-use through implementation of shared engineering assets

* Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, etc.

* Proactively provide feedback regarding infrastructure engineering methodologies, standards and leading practices

* Minimize technical exposure and risk on projects

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

* Understands the art of the possible, compares various architectural options based on feasibility and impact and proposes actionable plans

* Demonstrated strong analytical skills and technical problem-solving skills

* Ability to analyze and operate at different levels of abstraction

* Ability to balance what is strategically right with what is practically realistic

Supervision Responsibilities:

* Is part of a global Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture team; works with project managers, infrastructure engineering teams, application architects and/or engineering teams to resolve issues which arise within project; drives project's progress and critical success factors.

* Works under supervision of the Program Architect - GIS/Security

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

* Excellent technical architecture skills, enabling the creation of future proof global solutions

* Interpersonal communication and organizational skills required to operate as a leading member of global distributed technical teams that deliver quality services.

* Knowledge of organizational structure of the firm to facilitate work with groups outside of the immediate technical team.

* Knowledge and experience in IT methodologies and life cycles that will be used.

* Familiar with infrastructure implementation/management, service/operations management, etc.

* Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on service offerings and products provided by IT.

Technical Requirements:

* Extensive, real-world experience designing enterprise solutions and defining solution architectures

* Experience building and supporting mission critical infrastructure for critical applications, running in a highly distributed manner.

* Experience with multi-tier system development for large enterprises

* Exposure to infrastructure and application security technologies and approaches

* Demonstrated knowledge of industry trends and standards

* Experience in development lifecycle management

* Experience in project and task planning

* Familiarity with various requirements gathering techniques

Experience:

* Minimum of 10+ years experiences in infrastructure technologies

* Minimum of 5+ years experiences in cloud technologies and available services

* Demonstrates in-depth technical VMWare subject matter expertise

* Implement large scale hybrid cloud based solution, leveraging enterprise data center features/facilities , Local and Global Load balancing, HA, DR, DMZ

* Identity and Access Management solutions, connecting on-premise and cloud based IAM systems provided signle-sign-on independent of hosting location

* Minimum of that 3+ year in an infrastructure architecture role in areas like but not limited to hosting, storage, network, VMware, tools and application platforms (Sharepoint, SQL)

* Experience in developing leading-edge technical solutions in Microsoft platform based on industry standards including Windows OS and MS SQL, Business Intelligence (BI), and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

* Indepth experience with all of the following: Cloud IaaS/PaaS, Azure, O365, VNext, Cloud Integration etc.

* Experience facilitating meetings with multiple customers and technical staff, including building consensus and mediating compromises when necessary.

* Experience overseeing (from a technical perspective) multiple projects

* Excellent technical architecture skills, enabling the creation of future proof global solutions

* Interpersonal communication and organizational skills required to operate as a leading member of global distributed technical teams that deliver quality services.

* Knowledge of organizational structure of the firm to facilitate work with groups outside of the immediate technical team.

* Knowledge and experience in IT methodologies and life cycles that will be used.

* Familiar with infrastructure implementation/management, service/operations management, etc

* Maintains awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on service offerings and products provided by IT.

Education:

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalency (CS, CE, CIS, IS, MIS, or engineering discipline)

Certification Requirements:

* TOGAF 9.1

* Azure Cloud Architect (or other cloud architect certificates)

Other Requirements:

* Overtime and vacation scheduling are dependent upon team priorities and may change during the course of a year.

* Position may be eligible for alternative work locations dependent upon team dynamics.

* Must be able to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal.

* Position requires accurate and timely tracking of time spent working on projects, service offerings and products provided by IT.

About TEKsystems:

Join TEKsystems®, a leading IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services firm, and get your career on the fast track. We have more than 100 offices worldwide, and we partner with over 6,000 clients and place over 80,000 consultants per year. At TEKsystems, we seek to understand our consultants' skills, goals and interests, allowing us to present targeted job opportunities on a contract, contract-to-hire or direct placement basis. TEKsystems' leadership in the market stems from our sincere and personal commitment to driving the success of our customers, consultants and each other.

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