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Cloud Computing Solutions Architect

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-06197
  • Date: October 17, 2019
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Job Description - Cloud Computing Solutions Architect

Cloud Computing Solutions Architect

Position Purpose: The impact this role will have is to help take full advantage of cloud capabilities in terms of the high-performance and cost-effective solution cloud computing can be.  You will be responsible for working with our infrastructure and application engineers to optimize the relationship between developers, infrastructure personnel and cloud computing. 

Primary Accountabilities/Responsibilities: 

  • Working in a fast-paced professional services environment implementing next-gen IT solutions and acting as a subject matter expert in secure cloud computing, working with those in IT automation, and application modernization.
  • Analyzing and proposing an optimized infrastructure services design leveraging public and hybrid Cloud architectures and services.
  • Work with application development teams to review application purpose, architecture and performance, to determine best infrastructural representation of their application requirements (cloud vs on prem vs hybrid)
  • Nurturing cloud computing expertise internally and externally to drive our core enterprise and cloud philosophies along best practices of performance, security and cost-effectiveness.
  • Participate in system design planning, review, and implementation of enterprise solutions identified to be candidates to be optimally built in or migrated to a public cloud platform
  • Be prepared to potentially execute transformational infrastructure projects (e.g. on-premises to public cloud infrastructure migration) for those systems best suited for cloud
  • Performing research and development activities to evaluate new technologies
  • Develop code for selected solutions
  • Educate peers in cloud engineering concepts, optimization evaluations, and best practices
  • Review our financial relationship with our cloud provider(s) and optimize cost-effectiveness.  Includes determining proper cost-allocation to groups using this service.


Job Requirements:


  • 3+ years of experience in solution architecture
  • 2+ years working experience in designing and developing cloud systems/application on one of cloud platforms (Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Experience in software development (Java or Python, both preferred)
  • Hands on experience on virtualization and container concepts
  • Hands on experience on API Management
  • Hands on experience on Microservices
  • Good understanding on security best practices regarding authentication and authorization protocols, PKI, data at rest and data in transit
  • Developer or Architect certification from a cloud service provider (Azure, AWS or GCP)



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