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Cloud Architect

Requisition Number:  10998
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

Manassas, VA, US

ROLE DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

The Cloud Architect will play an integral role in architecting the SES cloud environment and the applications and workloads running on it.

Extended Job Description:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Analyse technical and functional requirements for new projects coming to the cloud
  • Architect and document cloud environments based on previous requirements analysis
  • Identify cloud solutions meeting the needs of the projects
  • Enable other IT departments for successful cloud adoption by providing architectural and technical guidance
  • Offer guidance in infrastructure migration techniques for cloud migration
  • Embrace cloud-native thinking, solution design and service adoption
  • Work closely with our IT Security staff to ensure the company's cloud privacy and security
  • Stay up to date with cloud platform evolution and identify opportunities for SES

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to design and formalize cloud-native and hybrid technical architectures
  • Ability to explain technically complex scenarios to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent team player with the ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise, meet goals and deliver results
  • Effective analytical abilities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and “doer mentality”
  • High level of integrity and work ethic

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent skillset on Microsoft Azure (AWS being an advantage)
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud
  • Sound technical understanding of the IT landscape and related technical skills
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to properly articulate complicated cloud reports to management and other IT development partners
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or relevant field
  • At least 4 years’ experience in IT of which at least 1-2 years’ experience designing, executing and supporting public cloud solutions
  • Fluency in English, any other language is considered as an asset
  • Willingness to occasionally travel internationally

 

OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS / COMMENTS

Key performance indicator

  • Cloud architecture design and formalization
  • Workload and application migration to the cloud
  • Cost, performance and user experience optimization in the context of cloud migrations

 

Main interfaces to other departments

  • Cloud Center of Excellence: manage the workload intake process and provide internal customers with the appropriate technical architecture and guidance
  • IT core teams: drive cloud adoption and enable IT core teams to effectively and efficiently adopt cloud services
  • Service Delivery Management and Project Management: ensure upcoming and ongoing projects receive the cloud architecture support needed and adopt the best fitting cloud solutions and services

SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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