Role – Cloud Architect

Locations- Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC

Type – Full time


Job Overview:

This position focuses on defining a modular architecture that can respond to current and future business requirements, business systems, and business processes evolving in the cloud. This position will create and drive strategy and content of multiple cloud service launches and integration models. This individual will influence and lead cross-functional teams to complete projects and major initiatives. The Architect will follow a collaborative process with stakeholders, fellow architects, product management and business partners to collect requirements; in order to fully articulate the architecture of the platform.

Architect would have to identify, deliver, and document the required artifacts to make solutions available, including strategy collateral, technical roadmaps, position statements, policies, standards, concepts, and logical specifications. After the architecture phase, the Architects actively consult throughout the execution phases, including design, engineering, migration, implementation, and operations. They feed implementation and operational challenges back into architectural opportunities.


Duties & Responsibilities:

              Work collaboratively with Global Technology & Operations, Business Units, and Infrastructure technology departments to set the technology direction, vision, and strategy to enable Cloud technology adoption and the resultant migration

             Lead efforts to define cloud future state architectures and roadmaps including architecture standards, guidelines, and industry best practices

             Demonstrate a leadership role in ensuring that new and existing systems are aligned to architectural guidelines

             Assist infrastructure operations team in selecting cloud service providers

             Assess application readiness for cloud technology adoption

             Evaluate and Recommend the SaaS/PaaS/IaaS cloud models that best fit business needs

             Collaborate with enterprise architects in other architectural areas to ensure comprehensive and cohesive working solutions are developed across disciplines

o             Economic and technical value proposition for cloud

o             Distinctions and tradeoffs among IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, private, hybrid, public cloud

o             Distinctions and tradeoffs among market leading cloud providers, orchestration platforms, SDN, and hypervisor solutions

o             Strategies and best practices for implementing resilient, scalable, enterprise-class solutions in cloud infrastructures


Skill, Experience & General information Required:


             Experience architecting cloud infrastructures for medium to large-scale applications

             Experience leading the organizational adoption of cloud infrastructure in a large enterprise

             15+ years overall IT system architecture, design, development, deployment experience

             10+ years infrastructure architecture or management experience

             Specific experience with medium-large scale cloud adoption , including application readiness assessment, organizational change, and integration into a Service Management framework

             Deep technical knowledge of infrastructure components such as Network, Storage and midrange Compute

             Infrastructure management experience with common distributed compute and storage technologies

             Demonstrated knowledge of broad enterprise architecture concepts, disciplines, and capabilities.

             Manage stakeholder’s expectations in the client set up


Technical Expertise:

o             Adept with enterprise architecture concepts and terminology (EAI, SOA, ESB, REST)

o             Relevant experience in large-scale data center architecture/design, middleware architecture, application deployment methods, automation, testing, compliance, and auditing

o             Service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services; including service provisioning, product catalog integration, and billing systems integration

o             Service Management design and definition, especially with cloud products (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, cloud storage, cloud database)

             Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to generate stakeholder buy-in and lead through influence at a senior management level

             Strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to work in collaborative, cross functional, and multi-cultural teams


Disclaimer:  Capgemini  Financial Services  and its U.S. affiliates are EEO/AA employers.  Capgemini conducts all employment-related activities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, citizenship status, genetics, or status as a Vietnam-era, special disabled and other covered veteran status.


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