I am working with a Global Consultancy (top 4) that is experiencing tremendous growth. To support their success they are looking for a Lead Cloud Specialist with extensive experience in consultancy.
This is a Senior Architect Position, responsible for the Cloud Solution Architecture and Strategy. A broad technology background managing a variety of infrastructure platforms with a good understanding of virtualization and converged infrastructures is a must. Experience in automation related to Performance and Capacity Planning is a plus, along with development experience in the "nexus of forces" platform.
Required skill sets:
Present architectural design concepts and solutions to all levels in the organization.
Build cloud optimized reference architecture and contribute to architecture governance.
Compare and evaluate various private, public cloud technologies and tools from technical, functional and financial feasibility.
Drive proof of concepts that assess the feasibility of solutions and demonstrate to our product partners how technology can be leveraged.
Provide senior architectural leadership to all phases of the Cloud Program, including the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Cloud Application Architecture subprograms.
Gather requirements; build functional specifications, timelines, adoption plans and other artifacts to support technology implementation.
Work with stakeholders within and across partner teams to build consensus and drive decision making.
Work with vendors to evaluate various technologies including setting up POC, evaluation criteria, managing professional services resources for design, architecture and implementation.
Extensive experience in Cloud Technologies - Azure, S3, EC2, VMmare, AWS
Good experience in Ms Server Operating Systems & Ms SQL, SharePoint & .NET
Preference for Master Degree in Computer Science or other technology field or related experience; typically requires a minimum of 10+ years' experience working with distributed web scale deployment.
Good understanding of various virtualization, cloud management technologies and tools as well as various cloud delivery models.
Good understanding of various private and public cloud offerings and how they relate to form a hybrid solution.
Experience with elastically scalable, fault tolerance and other cloud architecture patterns.
Experience migrating legacy applications to a service oriented, cloud optimized architecture within a large IT shop.
Ability to build and deliver hands-on technology proof of concepts and demonstrations
Experience with RFP process including evaluating technologies and working with vendors for technology selection and implementation.
Excellent communication skills for various audiences, both business and technical
Strong leadership, planning, execution, presentation, communication (verbal, written and interpersonal), negotiation and multi-tasking skills must be able to lead, review and execute multiple strategic projects.
Strong focus on outcome and results.
A proactive and entrepreneurial work style and strong ability to work without direction with breakthrough thinking, influencing and execution capabilities.
Excellent leadership, organizational, and cross-functional team-building as well as attention to detail are critical in this strategic role.