Cloud Solution Architect
Technical Qualification / Knowledge :
Expertise in assessment, designing and implementing solutions that run on Microsoft Azure, AWS or Google Cloud. Including aspects like compute, network, storage, identity, security , DR / business continuity strategy, migration , ARM templates , cost optimization, PowerShell ,Terraforms, Ansible etc.
Must have Azure Solution Architect Certification
Good knowledge on the cloud technology, different patterns, deployment methods, compatibility of the applications
Solid understanding and experience in cloud computing based services architecture, technical design and implementations including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
Design of client’s Cloud environments with a focus on mainly on Azure and demonstrate Technical Cloud Architectural knowledge.
Playing a vital role in the design of production, staging, QA and development Cloud Infrastructures running in 24x7 environments.
Delivery of customer Cloud Strategies, aligned with customer’s business objectives and with a focus on Cloud Migrations and DR strategies
Nurture Cloud computing expertise internally and externally to drive Cloud Adoption
Should have a deep understanding of IaaS and PaaS services offered on cloud platforms and understand how to use them together to build complex solutions.
Ensure that all cloud solutions follow security and compliance controls, including data sovereignty.
Deliver cloud platform architecture documents detailing the vision for how Azure infrastructure and platform services support the overall application architecture, interaction with application, database and testing teams for providing a holistic view to the customer.
Collaborate with application architects and DevOps to modernize infrastructure as a service (IaaS) applications to Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Create solutions that support a DevOps approach for delivery and operations of services
Interact with and advise business representatives of the application regarding functional and non-functional requirements
Create proof-of-concepts to demonstrate viability of solutions under consideration
Develop enterprise level conceptual solutions and sponsor consensus / approval for global applications.
Have a working knowledge of other architecture disciplines including application, database, infrastructure, and enterprise architecture.
Identify and implement best practices, tools and standards
Provide consultative support to the DevOps team for production incidents
Drive and support system reliability, availability, scale, and performance activities
Evangelizes cloud automation and be a thought leader and expert defining standards for building and maintaining cloud platforms.
Knowledgeable about Configuration management such as Chef / Puppet / Ansible.
Automation skills using CLI scripting in any language (bash, perl, python, ruby, etc)
Ability to develop a robust design to meet customer business requirement with scalability, availability, performance and cost effectiveness using Azure offerings
Ability to identify and gather requirements to define an architectural solution which can be successfully built and operate on Azure
Ability to conclude high level and low level design for the Azure platform which may also include data center design as necessary
Capabilities to provide Azure operations and deployment guidance and best practices throughout the lifecycle of a project
Understanding the significance of the different metrics for monitoring, their threshold values and should be able to take necessary corrective measures based on the thresholds
Knowledge on automation to reduce the number of incidents or the repetitive incidents are preferred
Good knowledge on the cloud center operation, monitoring tools, backup solution
Roles and Responsibilities :
5+ year of experience in Cloud based design (HLD and LLD) of the different components to meet the customer and business expectation in a cost effective manner
Must have performed cloud architecting job for significant volume of application deployment in cloud
3+ years of hands-on experience operating Azure-based applications, VM instances, Storage, backup, network configuration, automation, DR, backup and recovery
5 or more years equivalent experience in the data center or cloud operation in any of the following areas
OS administration (either Windows or Linux / Unix)
Storage + backup management (Enterprise level storages)
Administration of the virtualization platform
Good experience in designing DR and HA solutions and hands on experience for deploying those
Experience on enterprise level IT infrastructure monitoring
Ability to understand the design from the shared design document, and plan for the implementation / configuration
Implement and Configure end to end all aspects of Azure as per design
Configuration of Disaster Recovery design within and outside Azure cloud
Demonstrating User Acceptance Tests for all the Azure Components at Infrastructure layer including Compute, Storage, Backup, DR, Network, Security and Load Balancing.
Scripting for automating the repeatable tasks (Provisioning, Monitoring, Backup, DR-Sync and image Creation).
Implementation and Monitoring of Security Aspects of Azure (Key Pairs, Virtual LAN, Security Access)
Helping project team for analysis of the application and infrastructure assessment for cloud migration and cloud suitability
Troubleshooting the Azure related issues within stipulated time frame
Researching on new tool sets as needed to meet the customer and organizational requirement to deliver on time and within planned cost
Ability to learn and adopt new technologies
Ability to perform the tasks stated above independently
Process / Quality Knowledge :
Must have clear knowledge on ITIL based service delivery
ITIL certification is desired
Knowledge on quality
Knowledge on security processes
Soft Skills :
Excellent communication skill and capability to work directly with global customers
Excellent documentation skill
Strong leadership skill to drive solutions
Focused on quality / cost / time of deliverables
Timely and accurate communication
Need to demonstrate the ownership for the technical issues and engage the right stakeholders for timely resolution
Flexibility to learn and lead other technology areas like other public cloud technologies, private cloud, automation
Good reporting skill
Willing to work in different time zones as per project requirement
Good attitude to work in team and as individual contributor based on the project and situation
Focused, result oriented and self-motivating