Cloud Solution Architect

Job Title Sr. Cloud Solution Architect

Location: Bangalore, India

Exp Level: 13 years minimum

Responsibilities include:

  • Requirement Gathering & Solutioning   
  • Responsible for understanding and elaborating on client requirements and developing solutions that meet these needs in a customer facing role.
  • Interfacing with internal teams to ensure completeness and relevance to customer requirements. 
  • Achieving “Trusted Advisor” status among targeted strategic pursuit and key growth accounts.
  • Travelling as required and working hours which align to customer business when 1) on site and 2) working on a strategic pursuit that requires this. Otherwise working standard contracted hours.

 

i. Recommended Practices

  • Defining the technical solution utilising recommended practices for Public Cloud architecture. 
  • Ensuring solutions are developed in compliance with established Technical Governance methodologies, ensuring a consistent approach to technical solutions and alignment to the Capgemini’s Enterprise Architecture standards.
  • Responsible for adhering to company security policies and procedures as directed.

Pre-Sales

  • Orchestrating and leading presales efforts inclusive of holistic IT optimization, consolidation, and transformation solutions for large customers inclusive of developing a strategy and collective vision.
  • Supporting sales to articulate Capgemini’s solutions, cloud technologies, transformation and migration methodologies.
  • Working as part of the Cloud Solutioning Architectural team to deliver larger pieces of work.

Collateral

  • Collateral management, optimization of recommended pricing, documenting pricing.
  • Strategy             
  • Providing input on Cloud components into the Cloud & Edge Strategy & Architecture.

Stakeholder Management

  • Developing strong, positive relationships with key stakeholders within Capgemini’s business.

Personal Development

  • Continuously keeping abreast of evolving technologies, emerging industry trends, developing Capgemini product & solutions, and demands of the enterprise consumer.

 

 

Solutioning & Public Cloud

  • Strong solution architecture background with expertise in Infrastructure and Applications.
  • Focusing on architecting Public and Hybrid Cloud solutions, producing multi-tier, high-availability infrastructure architectures in a cloud environment adhering to DR and availability best practices.
  • Understanding of Cloud Managed Services covering tools and processes.
  • A deep understanding of AWS and Azure platform features, capabilities and how to optimise these for an engagement.
  • Can quickly assess technical feasibility and develop proposals in line with customer requirements.
  • Able to help shape transition and transformation strategies with respect to Cloud.
  • Understanding of workload assessment for the Cloud and ability to shape the business case.
  • Understanding of Service Management tools in relation to Public Cloud Managed Services.

 

Soft Skills

  • Presentations skills: able to articulate technical and business value/outcomes to varying audiences.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence in a client facing role. Ability to build relationships and trust.
  • Proactive and innovative. Process thinking

 

Background

  • Knowledge of data centre strategy, outsourcing capacity, utilization, disaster recovery, migration & consolidation and best practices.
  • Strong infrastructure experience such as virtualization technologies, operating systems, platform migration, data management and networking.

Qualifications

  • Certifications in AWS to Solution Architecture Associate or Azure 70-534 level as a minimum. AWS Solution Architect Professional or 70-533 or 70-532 certifications are highly desirable.
  • Traditional certifications beneficial (RedHat, VMware etc.)
  • Certification and/or experience in enterprise frameworks such as TOGAF, BCS Enterprise and Solution architecture also beneficial. 

                                                                        Table 2

 

Pricing Optimisation:

              Expert in pricing Public Cloud Services:

•            Use of Provider higher level services to optimize solution

•            Selection of correct instance type, duration and consumption method

•            Can estimate variable consumption charges

•            Understand regional costing variations

•            Able to make pricing assumptions to optimize cost

•            Knowledge of Trusted Advisor and Cost Explorer

 

SLA/Availability

  • Ability to understand the cost drivers of SLAs
  • Produce architecture that satisfies SLA requirements as a minimum
  • Balance Cost and SLAs to influence decision makers
  • Compare client requirements to Vendor position
  • Commercial Understand and input into contractual documents:
  • Possess deep understanding of Vendor’s commercial terms
  • Able to interpret terms imposed on Capgemini by client
  • Determine whether terms are acceptable or not
  • Understand flow-ups and flow-downs for a given commercial position
  • Quantify risk and suggest mitigation steps to minimise penalties
  • How workload movement and flex-up/flex-down will impact

 

Networking on Public Cloud

  • Understanding of Public Cloud networks topologies and recommended practices
    • CCNP level skills
    • Knowledge of BGP, IPsec, static/dynamic routing, IPv4/v6 IPAM, DNS, NAT, Express Route/Direct Connect and flow logging/troubleshooting.
  • Security in Public Cloud
  • Understanding of fundamental security principles and Public Cloud specific security architecture features
    • Ability to take customer requirements, translate those into solutions leveraging the inherent security capabilities of the Cloud Providers and additional supplementary controls
    • Knowledge of AAA, CIA, encryption and key management, PKI, federation and separation of duties. 

 

Ref:

309939

Posted on:

September 12, 2019

Experience level:

Experienced (non-manager)

Education level:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Contract type:

Permanent

Location:

Bangalore

Business units:

Cloud Infrastructure Services

Department:

Infrastructure Services

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