Enterprise Cloud Solution Architect
Duration: 6 months initial
The role of the Enterprise Cloud Architect is to work closely with the other EA domains (applications, data, end user computing, network and security) as well as with the global business stakeholders in multiple zones to identify, recommend, develop, and support cost-effective cloud and hosting solutions and technologies for all aspects of the organization.
You will need to have been found successful as an Infrastructure Solutions Architect, delivering on global programmes and able to influence a new cloud set-up all the way through the re-population from legacy.
Responsible for the development of large distributed global hosting strategy, vision and roadmap including core/cloud and edge compute components, storage, databases, backup and recovery, DR, Virtualization that serves as foundation for ERP, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics Process Automation.
Responsible for driving the value from existing assets, finding opportunities for sharing of technology and services, leveraging new and emerging technologies and services, defining transformation initiatives and building the maturity of Enterprise Architecture.
Lead and implement cloud system architectures to support the ongoing cloud transformation of the business.
Provide cloud guidance and architectural oversight during project definition and design and ensure that the solution is aligned to the cloud strategy and architecture.
Provide strategic recommendations for cloud design, infrastructure design, software development design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces.
Drive cloud security and compliance requirements into the cloud architecture framework, including for the data integration points with on-premise and other cloud systems.
Present technical concepts and specific solutions to internal and external audiences of varying technical capabilities in a clear, concise and easily understood manner.
Define and document the cloud reference architecture and drive its implementation across all the cloud components.
Be the champion and the advocate of adopting the best architecture and design practices and ensure BSC cloud projects are built consistently aligned to the expressed cloud architecture
Give direction to senior team and provide recommended solutions
Skills & Experience required:
8+ years of architecture experience, with 4+ of those years specifically focused on enterprise cloud implementations
Experience of working with remote partners to implement and support solutions
Experience in the full lifecycle of Solution Architecture including early stage assessment, solution options, solution design, support of solution transition and in life operations.
Domain expertise, including hands-on experience, with the full range of cloud services from one or more public cloud providers (AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure).
Working experience developing solutions with cloud orchestration tools.
Deliver High Level Design (HLD) to the Low-Level Architecture (LLD)
Demonstrated experience leveraging open source projects to accelerate the development of cloud services.
Experience evaluating existing application design and making recommendations for enhancing applications to leverage cloud technology and services.
Working experience with modern development and delivery methodologies such as Agile and CI/CD and ability to apply these processes fit for purpose.
Strong attitude for collaboration and ability to lead and influence a team of architects, as well as mentoring engineers.
Technical/Team Leadership Experience