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Cloud Architect in Montgomery, AL at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 3/18/2019

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Job Description

We have an immediate need for a Cloud Architect for a 6 month contract to hire position in Montgomery, AL (36104).  

Position Description
  • Chairs the product architecture team and provides technical leadership in the planning, design and architect phases of software or hardware product development. 
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends solutions using advanced architectures and technologies to facilitate rapid development and implementation. 
  • Understands key competitors’ products and differentiating features. 
  • Works with a cross-functional team to translate customer requirements into detailed architectural approaches and product specifications, creates realistic development plans and schedules, evaluates and prioritizes requests for product changes and enhancements. 
  • Understands business needs as well as customer and market requirements. 
  • Applies creativity, in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge, and experience in solving highly complex architectural design problems. 
  • Recommends new technology directions or options to maintain products’ competitive advantages. 
  • Communicates technology design and any related issues to technical and non-technical audiences including customers and technical partners. 
  • Prepares and documents product architecture plans. 
  • May design technical testing methods to meet target product scalability and performance objectives. 
  • Participates in the standards committees and other industry gatherings to track industry trends and maintains knowledge of new technologies to better serve the enterprise’s architecture needs. 
  • Cloud Engineer will maintain ownership of the strategic direction and roadmaps. 
  • This role will also participate in, support, and direct the engineering efforts for both customer facing engagements and infrastructure technologies as well as mentor, train, and lead fellow team members and peers through design and implementation decisions to achieve balance between strategic design and tactical needs. 
  • Design and implement architectural roadmaps regarding the global data center architecture
  • Develop and implement internal systems, processes, and best practices to be used by other teams designed to increase productivity 
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud 
  • Recommend architecture to meet business requirements 
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and testing of the disaster recovery and business continuity architecture 
  • Create and implement automation for cloud platforms as well as monitoring and alerting purposes by working with OIT’s NOC.
  • Ensure all infrastructure components meet proper performance and capacity standards
  • Troubleshoot production issues and respond to after-hours escalations 
  • Verify and resolve configuration and other non-software related issues

Experience Required
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of infrastructure experience 
  • Expertise in network architecture, including load-balancing, DNS, BGP, IPSec VPNs, and active-active/multi-homed data centers 
  • Knowledge in security best practices and use of firewalls, IPS/IDS, encryption, and incident response
  • Expertise in virtualization technology such as VMware
  • Expertise in storage design for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Familiar with the interworking of Web applications and relational databases
  • Hands-on experience with a cloud provider, such as Azure or AWS 
  • Design, implement, and support system monitoring infrastructure.
  • Participate in and evaluate proof-of-concepts for server, storage, network, and security technologies to support the cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with information systems in a 24/7, “real-time” environment
  • Must be detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to demonstrate supportive relationships with peers, clients, partners, and agency executive.
  • A drive for results and customer focus

Experience Preferred
  • Typically has 7 to 10 years of high-tech industry, product engineering and/or IT work experience

Education Required
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.


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