Senior Architect, Cloud - Greenwood Village, Colorado | STAND 8

Senior Architect, Cloud
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Senior Architect, Cloud
Date Posted:  1/14/2022
Job ID:  Job #4780
Employment Type: Contract
Location: Greenwood VillageColorado
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Would you like to work for one of the world's largest apparel, footwear, and accessories companies that connects people to lifestyles, activities, and experiences? We are looking for a Senior Architect, Cloud. If you are ready to create an impact in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, this could be a great opportunity for you!

STAND 8 provides end to end IT solutions to enterprise partners across the United States and with offices in LA, Atlanta, New York, Raleigh, and more.

  • The ideal candidate should hold active Solution Architect certifications from AWS, Azure or GCP 
  • Lead the architecture and engineering discipline across IT Infrastructure, supporting on premise and cloud hosted solutions 
  • Lead the creation of a technology framework, providing technical leadership in support of VFC’s initiatives in cloud computing and automation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
  • Responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture across provides such as AWS, Azure and AliCloud including networking, provisioning, and management
  • Demonstrate skills in cloud platform strategy, cloud architecture, establishing governance, and facilitating adoption
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services
  • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
  • Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
  • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations

  • 10+ years design & implementation experience with large distributed applications
  • Should be completely familiar and have direct experience with all major cloud services.
  • 10+ years of experience in core disciplines (E.g. compute, networking, storage, security, database architecture)
  • Technical degree required; Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Expert in Strategizing, Designing and Implementing highly efficient solution on Public Cloud (Amazon Web Services, Azure or AliCloud) for security, resilience, performance, networking, availability.
  • Strong foundation in computer science, algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Has deep exposure to all aspects of engineering, modern web, desktop & mobile application architectures, data modeling, high level design, low level design, non functional technical requirements and visual design
  • Experience defining and creating standards, guidelines, and quality of service criteria for enabling and implementing architect-ed hardware and software systems
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
  • Experience developing large scale application architectures to meet business requirements in complex environments
  • Excellent communication skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT management, and engineers
  • Experience working with and delivering projects using Agile methodologies.
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