Job Description :
Role: Cloud Architect (Cloud DevOps) role
Duration: 6 months (Strong chances of extension)
Location: Durham, NC


Cloud Architect (Cloud DevOps) role
Serve as the senior solution architect on a given full Software Development Life Cycle project and vendor work; developing,maintaining and reviewing application architecture throughout the project. May include leading proof-of-technology activities.
Define and execute cloud automation strategy for enterprise applications and application components.
Identify, prototype and generate new methods of business problem resolution through continuous evaluation of new technologies, design patterns and development models
Design and develop re-usable components and operational strategies in the cloud to support scalability, high availability, performance, monitoring, backup, restore, etc.
Application, technology and systems architecture, Cloud infrastructure and DevOps scalability design.
Comply to all application standards, application portfolio strategy, service level agreements, and processes (i.e., Walkthrough and Approval processes, Program/System documentation, Status Reporting, Escalation, Change Management, Problem Management, Software Development Methodology, etc.
Provide technical expertise/coaching for others (i.e. best practices in designing application on AWS ); facilitate the development and provide direction on integration design patterns around services and interfaces; and monitor application architecture related to other areas of IS, the business community, and outside vendors to ensure the relevance of architecture to meet business needs.
Collaborate with the broader architecture community to provide input into IT strategies and standards.
Facilitate conversations with business and applicable vendors to drive out capability needs and outcomes.
Create or review IT plans that manage clear and realistic expectations of what technology can offer in terms of products, services, and delivery mechanisms.

Hiring Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of progressive experience in a combination of IT development, design and/or architecture disciplines with at least 2 years of solution architecture experience.
If no degree, 12 years of progressive experience in a combination of IT development, design and/or architecture disciplines.
Minimum of 3 years of application development experience delivering quality scalable software on time, on budget, and in compliance with customer requirements.
Must have exposure to multiple, diverse technical integrations, technologies, and processing environments
Experience in solution design principles, practices, system development methodologies, and software life cycles with experience in a combination of system and application architectures is required.
Experience coordinating vendor solution delivery and partnering effectively with vendors to meet business needs.
Minimum 2 Years of experience administering hosted solutions in the cloud, preferably in AWS
Experience with a large scale software implementation
Solid understanding of Hybrid Integration Architecture. Identify, analyze and develop interfaces and integration flows both on premise and on IPaaS
Experience with infrastructure at scale
Experience with full-stack development using PHP, Ruby, NodeJS, Python, and/or Java leveraging PaaS
Working knowledge of IT automation platforms like Chef, Puppet and Docker
Working knowledge of modern development tools and practices such as Git, Jenkins, Test Driven Development, StatsD
Working knowledge of Docker, AngularJS, WebSockets and NoSQL datastores such as Riak, Redis, Couchbase, Firebase, MongoDB

Technical Skills examples:
Linux, Java, Ruby, Python, SOA, Rest, Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, Hive, Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper, Log Mining, Cassandra, Hbase, VMware, Splunk, Puppet, Ansible, Git, Jenkins, Apache, Tomcat, WebSphere, JBoss, WebLogic, Teradata ETL, IBM Commerce, Memcache, Solr, Cloudera, Infrastructure, Datacenter, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Azure, Google Compute, Docker, Amazon AWS, EC2, VPC, S3, CloudWatch, CloudFront, Redshift, CloudFormation, Beanstack, RDS, DynamoDB, IAM, Route53, DevOps, IDS, IPS, SIEM

Hiring Preferences:
Excellent influencing and consultative skills; and the ability to proactively identify and resolve issues and opportunities.
Works effectively with clients to document requirements by conducting interviews and facilitating JAD sessions.
Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication and organizational skills. Must be able to communicate at all levels within the organization (technical detail with developers through executive presentations to C-Levels.
Understand business behavior patterns and patterns of information and technology and how they work together to enable the business to achieve their strategic and tactical goals.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Must be able to demonstrate thought leadership in the field of IT.