Azure Cloud Solutions Architect

Houston, TX

Posted: 05/21/2024 Industry: Technology Job Number: 24-00220

Job Description

Job: Azure Cloud Solutions Architect

Why you will find this an exciting new opportunity:

Azure Cloud Solutions Architect will be providing cloud solutions to meet business requirements for various types of Projects. You will partner with application teams, various infrastructure teams, as well as technical and security services teams to describe and ensure alignment to agreed strategy, policies, principles, and patterns. Job duties include establishing and overseeing the governance of a multi-cloud environment and periodic audit. Cloud Solutions Architect will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to and make a real difference in Cloud Solutions maturity and adaptation.
You will get to work in a company and team where our people truly are the heart of together where our diverse community of people are encouraged and empowered and underpinned with our amazing Zero Harm ethos which is the commitment to the safety of our people and our planet.

The Role and the work you ll be doing

To perform the role effectively, you need to have strong technical skills and the ability to build successful cross-functional team relationships. This is a hybrid role offering flexible hours and the ability to work remotely, but where needed you will be required to work in the office for collaborative purposes. A key feature of this role is to engage with the broader team. We are looking for someone who enjoys building relationships driving value. Due to the global exposure the role involves, you should expect to work occasional early mornings or evenings as well.

You ll be joining the Houston based project team and will be working from Houston office.

Working at this company means being rewarded for your contributions. In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients.

What type of work will you be doing?
  • Design a highly scalable, automated, and available cloud platform, utilizing IaaS and PaaS, for large scale, mission critical applications, aligned with the cloud-smart strategy and architecture predominantly hosted on Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Establish Architecture standards and maintain in repository.
  • Create and implement DevOps, support, maintenance and governance practices and processes for the Cloud Platform.
  • Solution and implement all aspects of Cloud service models and application delivery such as IaaS, PaaS, Serverless and Containerization infrastructure.
  • Establish Cloud Network interface with Load balancers, firewalls, VPNs, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory Services.
  • Partner with Development teams, CyberSecurity, Infrastructure teams to deliver and maintain a cloud platform.
  • Create the capabilities required to utilize automation practices for initializing, provisioning, and optimizing systems, and facilitate infrastructure orchestration embracing self-service and autonomy.
  • Ensure systems and application have efficient and actionable monitoring with SLO aligned with business goals.
  • Develop, plan, create Proof of Concept environments.
  • Lead and participate in architectural and governance reviews and/or audits.
  • Consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development.
  • Implement projects in close collaboration with other stakeholders (strategic business solutions, solution delivery, service delivery, business departments)
  • Review and recommend technologies to meet business needs and priorities and to align with enterprise strategies.
  • Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals.
  • Create and maintain the backup strategy.
  • Troubleshoot problems in the operational infrastructure and applications, including follow-up problem resolution, root cause analysis and process improvement.
  • Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit.
  • Establish key vendor relationships.

What skills do you need:
  • US Citizen or Green Card Preferred.
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (preferred).
  • Minimum of 4-year degree in Computer Information systems or management. This experience can be waived with equivalent on job IT Experience.
  • 7 or more years of Information Technology infrastructure experience.
  • At least 4 years of hands-on experience and expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure products and capabilities
  • Expert-level knowledge of containerization technology such as Docker, Kubernetes clusters, AKS cloud.
  • Ability to script in at least two common languages (e.G., PHP, Python, Terraform, PowerShell desirable).
  • YAML, JSON, Azure ARM templates, Azure Runbooks, Ansible and others
  • Visio or other source of creating drawing.

Kaztronix is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. In addition, all human resource actions in such areas as compensation, employee benefits, transfers, layoffs, training and development are to be administered objectively, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

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