• Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Date Posted: 17th May, 2019
  • Reference: NFI051719MEL

My client, who is located in the financial district, is undergoing a digital transformation. They are building a highly energetic, talented team to help realize their vision of creating a next-generation digital platform that enables growth. As a hybrid-startup, they need talent with the vision, passion and attitude to accelerate delivery, but also the depth of experience to effectively manage the digital operation they create. If you have those traits and capabilities, and you are ready to join the Boston-based Innovation Ops team, I would love to hear from you!

The Cloud Architect/Developer will be responsible for strategic planning, design & operation of our Azure IaaS and Private Cloud environments. The ideal candidate will work closely with cross functional colleagues, team members, and service providers to design, implement, test, and maintain a robust cloud infrastructure with emphasis on reliability, availability and security. This role reports directly to the Sr. Manager of IT Infrastructure while maintaining a close working relationship with the IT Security and Applications leads.

Essential Qualifications & Experiences

  • MS Certified Azure Solution Architect preferred (AZ300 or AZ301)

  • In depth knowledge of cloud computing platform and cloud services

  • Knowledge of cloud architectures (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS), automation and orchestration

  • Well organized with excellent written and communication skills.

  • 3+ years of experience with Azure cloud workloads and services

  • Extensive expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers), breadth of technical experience, and technical aptitude to learn and adjust to new technologies and cloud trends required

  • Experience with deployment and or management of hybrid infrastructure in enterprise-wide environments required

  • Proven track record of building technical relationships with senior IT executives

  • Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through

  • Knowledge of federated identity

  • Experience with PowerShell is a plus

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drive deployment of the Azure platform

  • Acts as the subject matter expert for implementing best practices in running cloud workloads on Azure, support partner deployments, promote the cloud adoption model, and provide appropriate recommendations to maximize cloud benefits

  • Development and review technical architecture, and solution design

  • Ensure that solutions will exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and reliability upon deployment

  • Apply technical knowledge and insights to accommodate technology-based business solutions

  • Provides thought leadership regarding application design, architecture, and integration

  • Collaborate with other team members in developing end to end solutions

  • Develop strong mutual working relationships with key decision makers to drive long-term cloud adoption

  • Maintain and advance technical skills and knowledge, keeping up to date with market trends and competitive insights, and share within the technical community

  • Participate in business decisions relevant to technology investment

  • Manage accountability of vendors, business partners, and colleagues

  • Serve as a mentor to team members and colleagues

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