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Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer

Company: Southern Talent Specialists, Inc.
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The candidate selected for the Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation, and support of Azure and O365 cloud services. The Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer works in tandem with the Enterprise Architecture and Application Development teams to ultimately deliver successful cloud-based solutions for the company. In addition to supporting core O365 services, The Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer will participate in various Agile cross-functional teams and as needed, lead the design and implementation of Azure PaaS and IaaS services, constructs and deployment methods. The Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer will also use knowledge of identity and access management in on-prem solutions and the cloud to support Azure AD, ADFS, and Azure B2C. The Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer will define innovative solutions using concepts such as infrastructure as code, deployment orchestration and automation templates, ensuring Information Security requirements are held to the highest standard. The Sr. Cloud Architect/Engineer will interface with other senior level technicians and management and will educate and influence stakeholders and engineering teams in regard to effective cloud solutions, strategies, and best practices. Leadership responsibilities of this position include the participation, planning and management of technical implementations of various complexity, size and scale, along with mentoring less experienced team members.

Key Responsibilities:
Orchestrating and automating the build of O365 and cloud-based platform solutions throughout the company
Participate in the design, road map and support of applications in the cloud namely with Azure and O365
Provide senior level architecture and technical guidance as new cloud workloads are brought into the organization.
Dynamics 365 and Power BI design and support as new services and roles are being introduced as strategic initiatives within the organization.
Ensure cloud environment standards are met in accordance with company security guidelines, using Azure Policy as a key control measure.
Understand the basics of software development languages and implement solutions with various development tools used to create new code or update existing code used to support cloud service maturity (Terraform, JSON, Git, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, etc).
Research, recommend, and implement streamlined automation processes
Participate in routine Agile sprint planning and daily standup meetings
Support team objectives as it relates to emerging DevOps initiatives across the organization including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and release management strategies
Employing exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they become problems.
Partner with peers and management to make informed strategic/big-picture decisions; as needed, interface with VP leadership in the organization
Participate in disaster recovery tests and planning
Provide support operations of multi-site, multi-vendor environments
Must be a strong team player who can build report with others in the organization and be seen as a person that is easily approachable and helpful
Create and implement simple to complex solutions for various operational support (Powershell, VM Scripting, etc.)
Integrate monitoring and configuration services as appropriate, self-teaching advance skills as required
Provide 24/7 support of the customer facing cloud solutions and participate in an on-call rotation with the team
Resolves complex issues in cloud environments for business-critical applications
Travel will be minimal and reasonable notice will be given when necessary

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum 5 years of professional IT experience, preferably with a Development and Architecture background
Experience working with large-scale distributed systems and multiple operating systems
3+ years of experience with cloud based technologies
3 years of Azure including design, migration, implementation and oversight
Ability to manage large scale projects effectively and communicate effectively
Strong working knowledge of Azure including Functions, API Managements, Azure Monitor, Blobs, VM, SQL, Event Grid, Microservices, Net Core and other PowerApps
Certification in Azure (AZ 300, AZ 500 or AZ 400) preferred
Understanding of various Azure domains and Azure AD B2C for identity management
Working knowledge of O365 services, including Dynamics 365 and Power BI
Knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker, Containers

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