Cloud Architect

Sugar Land, TX

Employment Type: Direct Category: Engineer Job Number: 17975 Work Model: #LI-Hybrid Internal Reference: #LI-PF1

Job Description

SUMMARY:  A global energy client is seeking a Sr. Cloud Architect experienced in cloud services technologies such as AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. 


Responsible for developing and maintaining a Cloud Services architecture and providing input on decisions to be taken on new virtual cloud equipment and upgrades.
Developing and tracking budgets for new and existing Cloud Infrastructure.
Manage and report availability of Cloud Services across the entire Cloud Server Ecosystem to meet required SLA’s.
Develop and monitor metrics to improve Cloud environment availability and performance.
Drive incident resolution from participation in incident troubleshooting sessions through delivery and closure of post-mortems of cloud services related incidents.
Develop standards for Cloud Services.
Support and maintain a scalable backup solution for the virtualized and standalone Cloud environments.
Create and execute test plans to validate Cloud infrastructure and technical systems performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement leading to an optimized environment.
Develop and execute Cloud security standards and policies to ensure maximum security from internal as well as from outside sources.
Ensure optimum monitoring, troubleshooting and resolution of system issues and ensures that processes are in place with proper documentation and diagrams where needed.
If required, take a lead role and manage projects for cloud services and ensure technical and system resources are available to complete tasks as assigned.
Provide ongoing support of the disaster recovery plan with a focus on building a secure, highly available Cloud environment, ensuring successful system restoration of data to meet defined objectives.
Updates job knowledge by tracking and understanding emerging engineering practices; participates in educational opportunities and professional organizations; reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks.
Fosters cross-functional and cross business teamwork; builds and promotes morale; works efficiently and effectively on teams to meet customer needs; supports meeting all team commitments; commitment to delivery, including both high-profile tasks and sometimes the mundane.
Regularly communicate work progress, concerns, and questions.
Work with finance and 3rd party vendors to validate monthly consumption reports.
Work with multiple IT and business groups to manage demand and allocation of Cloud Service and Document Management resources.
Manage 3rd party vendor operational escalations.
Communicate and collaborate with partners in the business and 3rd-party providers to ensure customer satisfaction through transparency and issue resolution.
Investigate opportunities to leverage automation tools to simplify and accelerate the operations process.
Ensuring and maintaining adequate inventory of Cloud software, licenses and equipment to support the IT infrastructure environment.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related scientific/technical discipline required. Master's Degree preferred.
Experience with Cloud Service Providers (Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google), Windows and Linux file systems are a plus. Knowledge and experience with the project life cycle emphasizing design, architecture, technical reports, and documentation will be critical for success in this role. This position requires exceptional professionalism, communication abilities and strong technical skills.
7+ years in information technology with a minimum of 3-5 years in an IT architectural role.
5-7 years in the application/solution development experience in a professional environment.
3-5 years of experience in designing and maintaining Cloud Services technologies such as Azure, AWS, etc.
Experience required in designing, assessing, implementing, and maintaining Cloud Services (e.g., Software as a Service or Platform as a Service, etc.), maintain Cloud Infrastructure Services, and managing and monitoring performance of Cloud Service Providers.
Experience defining Cloud Information Architecture (IA) and Governance.
Experience with Active Directory (on-premises and in MS Azure).
Experience and understanding IT Service Management concepts (ITIL), processes and procedures.
Applies broad knowledge of IT operations principles, business drivers, and related areas to impact results. Understands the key players in the business and communicates appropriately with them.

IT architecture certification e.g., TOGAF is a plus.
ITIL V3/V4 certified for IT Service Management is a plus.
PMP/PMI project management certification is a plus.
Cloud security certification like CCSP is a plus.
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