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Lead Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Job Title: Lead Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
Salary: €80000 - €95000 per annum + Bonus&Benefits
REF: ca/mon38292
Contact Name: Cristian Amanta
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

I am working with a Global Enterprise with a revenue of $10.74 billion last year. To support their growth they are looking for a Lead Infrastructure Architect with extensive experience in cloud.

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
  • 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 skillsmust 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.

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