Cloud Architect (Azure)

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 01/20/2021 Employment Type: Direct Hire Skill Set: Engineering Job Number: 1356

Job Description

We are looking for a Azure Cloud Architect to support a project for our client that is a large IT consulting firm in Orange County, CA. 

  • The primary responsibility will be to act as an Azure Cloud Compliance Subject Matter Expert for a cloud compliance service within engineering with close working relationships with customers, product management, support, delivery, and marketing
  • Creates technical content such as compliance analyses, designs, specifications, whitepapers, and technical tools
  • Provides consultation, design input, and feedback for product development and design reviews across multiple organizations and architectures
  • Collect product feedback from field interactions in order to provide input into Engineering and Product Management to influence product roadmap direction
  • Deep industry knowledge and hands-on experience deploying secure Azure solutions
  • Deep knowledge of the Azure API / SDKs
  • Executive communication skills with internal leaders and to external partners and customers.
  • Consulting skills to facilitate workshops, manage messages and drive change.
  • Experience in R&D and innovation activities that can be used to drive innovation and growth.
  • Experience as a hands-on technical practitioner/specialist in client facing roles in large enterprises and demonstrated client facing consulting skills, including building strong client relationships
  • Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at the most senior organizational levels.
  • Firm grasp on cloud security and compliance
  • Flexible enough to handle a diverse set of activities daily and adaptable to ever-changing priorities.
  • Must be able to work in a global, complex and diverse environment.
  • Bachelor' s, Master' s or PHD degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent
  • 10+ years relevant experience in the IT industry setting and delivering against technical and business strategy at an advanced level.
  • Azure certification in any of the following - Solutions Architect, Developer or Systems Ops / Administration

Technical Skills:
  • 6+ years of in-depth experience in core Azure cloud technologies such as: Azure DevOps, VMSS, Vnet, Azure Load balancer, Azure Application gateway, Azure Private Link, Cosmos DB, Azure Monitor/Application Insights, AKS, Azure Cache, Event Hub, Azure Functions
  • 3+ years of experience building cloud automation/orchestration solutions with technologies such as: Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, other
  • 3+ years designing / implementing highly available cloud/HybridCloud network solutions
  • 3+ years of experience in build and CICD technologies: GitHub, Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, other
  • Deep understanding of cloud security experience. Deep understanding of preventative and retrospective controls.
  • Deep experience with performance tuning in a cloud environment
  • Experience architecting, implementing and managing monitoring solutions for production cloud environments


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