Senior Cloud Architect

With RED SKY Consulting in Dallas TX US

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Posted on April 12, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: DevOps

Technologies

cloud, devops, amazon-web-services

Job description

Senior Cloud Architect (Director level)

Location: Chicago, IL or Dallas, TX

Position type:

Senior Cloud Architect (Director level)

 “Bottom line in a Nut Shell”

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud and virtualization end-to-end security architecture, including PaaS and SaaS solutions such as AWS RedShift
  • Provide advanced security architecture and design for a large complex private and public cloud computing environment, including multiple types of operating systems, virtual hardware, and networking.
  • Design an automated workflow for cloud and virtualization environment provisioning

Senior Cloud Architect (Director level)

Position Overview:

Provide security architectural guidance to the implementation team of a large, complex cloud based computing environment. Utilizes best practices for the management, architecture, configuration, DR, administration, and automation of the enterprise server virtualization environment, including any private, hybrid, and cloud technologies. Work in collaboration with internal departments and system users.  Demonstrate technical knowledge to proactively write documentation to comply with current standards. Provide senior level security technical expertise to the team. Grow and support the virtualization, cloud, and automation efforts.

Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily

  •   Provide advanced security architecture and design for a large complex private and public cloud computing environment, including multiple types of operating systems, virtual hardware, and networking.
  •   Design an automated workflow for cloud and virtualization environment provisioning
  •  Attend meetings as a team representative.
  •  Review and evaluate cloud and virtual server performance, capacity, and networking.
  • Use change management process.
  • Act as a liaison for customer relations.
  • Comply with all audit, compliance, and regulatory requirements
  •  Assist with development and testing of changes needed to maintain DR environment
  •  Stay in tune with new technologies.
  • Experience building security into the design.
  • Assist in creation and enforcement of cloud and virtualization security architecture standards
  • Recommend security standards for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in a cloud environment
  •  Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud and virtualization end-to-end security architecture, including PaaS and SaaS solutions such as AWS RedShift
  •  Enable secure DevOps development activities and complex development tasks, including Docker, Kafka and container management systems
  •  Demonstrate Technical Cloud Security and Virtualization Architectural knowledge
  • Provide technical expertise to other team members
  •  Experience developing scripts to automate system administration tasks including performance monitoring.
  • Experience with ACLs, firewalls, VPC flow logs, tracing and analyzing network traffic flows, and security
  • UNIX / Linux experience preferred
  • Experience implementing/operating within control frameworks (e.g. HIPPA, PCI, NIST). NIST 800-53 (rev. 4) High experience desired
  • Collaborate with peers to proactively identify potential issues and areas of improvements in existing environment for cloud and virtualization.
  • Ensure policy, controls, and procedures are maintained throughout virtualization and cloud environments
  •  Identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting cloud and virtual server performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Good consultative, communication, analytical, and judgment skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, technical staff, consultants and vendors.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within deadlines
  • Experience with implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments, disaster recovery testing and creating technical documentation
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly; self-starter
  • Ability to communicate well and perform as part of a team located in multiple cities

Technical Skills:

  • In depth system administration experience and knowledge, including operating systems, hardware, storage and networking
  • Corporate hands-on experience with scripting and coding, such as Python, PowerShell, Terraform, shell scripts, etc. preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and corporate hands-on experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS / infrastructure as code, AWS cloud, Azure cloud or other similar cloud technologies highly desired
  • Knowledge and experience with automation, configuration and deployment tools such as Terraform, Cloud Formation and configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  •  Knowledge and experience with DevOps, OpenShift, Kubernetes, GitHub, and Jenkins strongly desired

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 3+ years experience working with cloud technologies; AWS security experience highly desired
  • 5+ years experience scripting in languages such as Python, JSON, shell scripting, PowerShell, PowerCLI; Terraform experience desired

Certificates or Licenses:

  • AWS Certification preferred
  • Relevant industry certifications such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud are a preferred
  • CISSP and/or CCSP preferred

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