Job Description :
Position: Azure Solutions Architect
Location: Plano, TX
Duration: 12+ months contract( Long term )
Work Authorization: H4-EAD/GC/Citizens Only( On W2 or 1099 )
195750Azure Solutions Architect
Must have - Azure Certified Solutions Architect Expert
Cloud solutions architect will be responsible for the solution design and the realization of running application workloads on a public cloud. The architect will provide architectural guidance to key migration projects that are generally large efforts that provide significant financial benefit when successfully migrated to the cloud. By providing this service, the customer realizes quicker and larger financial benefit due to the experience and knowledge of this group of solution architects.
The solutions architect will support teams across various Business Units in their cloud migrations and will assist to enhance, optimize, and implement cloud solutions at the lowest possible annual recurring cost. The architect will be responsible for providing technical leadership in connectivity design, refactoring/redesigning application workloads to be cloud-capable, and properly leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) & Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions offered by CSPs.
The solutions architect will analyze overall application architecture, provide technical expertise to teams unfamiliar with cloud technologies, and drive/support/deliver towards a multi-cloud strategy.
Daily Responsibilities:
* Perform joint assessments with Business Unit Application Owners, Business Unit Technical SMEs, and Microsoft Cloud Solution Architects/Engineers to understand the current state of application deployment stack and map it to target state deployment stack on public cloud providers.
* Provide architecture and connectivity design, workload optimization and solution design leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) as offered by partner Cloud Solution Providers (CSPs
* Review and approve target state deployment topology, High-Level Architecture and Private Link interactions for the Public Cloud Workloads
* Provide architecturally consistent, pre-approved, reusable solutions to application migration teams to accelerate cloud migrations. Create prototypes as necessary to validate proposed solutions and get feedback from stakeholders.
* Share cloud technology expertise with application architects and provide consultative support to application teams including assessment of connectivity requirements, VNet /VPC, and subnet design and recommendations of CSP provides IaaS/PaaS services.
* Ensure that application designs adhere to Base 6 Architecture Principles, Public Cloud Policies, Public Cloud Approved Design Patterns and ASPR Security Requirements
Job Requirements:
* 5+ years of Cloud Solution Design Skills
* Applied migration experience in moving on-premises applications to cloud environments (Microsoft Azure)
* Documented application design and deployment topology for complex, multi-tier distributed applications.
* Designed solutions that meet availability needs based on application functional and non-functional requirements.
* Utiized Availability Sets, Availability Zones, Region Failover, Zone/Globally Redundant Services, etc. to solve availability needs of the application
* Designed application authentication and authorization solutions including Single-SignOn, Multi-Factor Authentication, OAuth, OpenID Connect and related technologies
* Experience with Scrum, Kanban and SAFe Agile practices and strong aptitude to work in a DevOps culture and environment.
* 5+ years Cloud Development Skills
* Full-stack development experience building application software, test automation, and infrastructure as code, relational and NOSQL database technologies
* Implement solutions using PaaS Services such App Services and serverless functions and PaaS DB such as cosmos DB, Postgres, MySql,
* Implement solutions utilizing cloud provided monitoring solutions for log aggregation, metric collections, visualization and alerting.
* Hands-on experience with cloud automation frameworks (Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet) and cloud provided automation tools (Azure Resource Manager Templates
* Hands-on work experience working with SOAP and REST APIs, microservices design
* Familiarity with build and deployment pipelines, approval gates, build agent pools, etc.
* Applied experience with container-based platforms including Kubernetes, Docker, Container Instances, HELM charts, and related technologies
* 2+ years of Cloud Network and Security Skills
* Skilled in integrating security solutions such as Key Vault, Encryption at rest, encryption in motion, secrets management, certificate management, etc.
* Familiarity with OWASP and integrations with static code analysis tools such as Veracode, Sonar, Blackduck, and dynamic code analysis tools
* Experience in private network connectivity using Express Routes, Direct Connect, etc.
* Familiarity with load balancing technolgies - ILB (Internal Load Balancers), Application Gateway, WAF (Web App Firewall), F5 appliance solutions, etc.
* Familiarity with network security principles (Network Security Groups, Application Security Groups), Private Link Services, Service Endpoint, Service Tags, etc.
Cloud Certifications
Certifications in one or more cloud providers and one or more capability areas

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