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Cloud Architect

Recruiter Scott Strickland (sstrickland@psgi.net) Tel: 901-257-3348

Memphis, TN

Cloud Architect

 

Summary:

 

As a member of the technical consulting team, the cloud architect will help customers and prospects identify, assess, design, and migrate solutions to IaaS cloud providers.  Additionally, the cloud architect may be involved in re-factoring of current solutions to better take advantage of public cloud offerings.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the sales organization as a pre-sales resource to identify opportunities for migrating customer solutions to the cloud
  • Assess existing solutions to determine cloud-migration feasibility, estimated migration effort, usability from the cloud, expected ROI (if any), re-factoring opportunities, and potential risks along with any associated needs surrounding a cloud migration/implementation
  • Design cloud environments with a focus on AWS and Azure and demonstrate technical cloud architectural knowledge
  • Provide leadership in migration methodologies and techniques of customer work loads into the cloud
  • Review existing cloud environments looking for optimization and/or cost savings for customers on a regular basis

Technical Skills Required:

  • AWS or Azure based cloud architecture and migration skills and experience
  • Strong understanding of on-premise infrastructure components and mappings to cloud infrastructure
  • Strong understanding across cloud and infrastructure components (server, storage, network, data, and applications) to deliver end to end cloud infrastructure architecture and designs
  • Experience with orchestration tools (Chef/Puppet/CloudFormation)
  • Understanding of hybrid cloud environments
  • 3+ years' experience as an IT infrastructure architect with a focus on AWS/Azure, cloud, server, storage and networking
  • 5+ years' experience supporting Microsoft server operating systems
  • Experience in leading a team applying elements of technical consulting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understands and can articulate the technical merits and value of cloud computing

Consultative Skills Required:

  • Proven, excellent customer service skills
  • Passionate, persuasive, articulate cloud professional capable of quickly establishing interest and credibility in how to design, deploy and operate cloud-based architectures.
  • Strong written, verbal and white board skills
  • Experience in applications, solutions and data center infrastructures
  • Ability to work with team members from different teams
  • Patience under stressful situations
  • Ability to think critically by using reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to problems
  • Ability to work alone, in a group, or under direct supervision effectively
  • An attitude conducive to learning and accepting challenges head on is a must

Degrees/Certifications Earned:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology
  • Relevant industry certifications such as AWS or Azure relevant certs