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Cloud Infrastructure Architect (Remote Option)

Company: X-Centric IT Solutions
Location: Madison
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At X-Centric IT Solutions, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients by providing innovative technology solutions that are tailored to their business needs. We have cultivated a team of skilled professionals who work together with businesses across the U.S., creating lasting benefit and delivering an extraordinary experience along every step of their journey with us.

We are seeking an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Architect to join our growing team of consultants. As a Cloud Infrastructure Architect, you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of cloud infrastructure solutions for enterprise clients across various industries. The ideal candidate should have 7-10 years of infrastructure architecture and implementation experience with comprehensive knowledge and expertise in both on-prem and cloud infrastructure. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to lead teams and interact with internal and external stakeholders. They should be client-focused with a passion for delivering innovative technology solutions.

Key Responsibilities

Work closely with clients to understand their business objectives and requirements, and recommend cloud infrastructure solutions
Translate business requirements into technical requirements and develop detailed technical designs and implementation plans
Manage cloud infrastructure projects from start to finish, including scoping, planning, design, development, testing, and deployment
Lead design, implementation and deployment of single-cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid-cloud infrastructure solutions and management strategies, including compute, virtualization, storage, networking, databases, security, scalability, high availability, automation and orchestration, and monitoring
Develop migration strategies for on-premises to cloud or cloud to cloud migrations
Provide technical expertise to clients and project teams in the areas of cloud infrastructure, security, management, and optimization
Ensure cloud infrastructure solutions are secure, scalable, highly available, and secure, and meet industry standards and best practices
Collaborate with clients to identify areas for improvement in their existing cloud infrastructure and provide recommendations for optimization
Provide technical leadership and guidance to project teams
Provide technical guidance and support to clients
Develop and maintain technical roadmaps for cloud infrastructure solutions
Troubleshoot complex technical issues and provide timely resolution
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, vendors, and other stakeholders
Stay current with emerging technologies and trends in the cloud computing space and provide recommendations for incorporating them into client solutions

Desired Qualifications

Comprehensive technical expertise in both on-prem and cloud infrastructure, including Active Directory, server operating systems (Windows and Linux), virtualization platforms (VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer), storage (NAS, SAN, HCI, file-level, object-level, block-level), networking (DNS, VPN, firewalls, load balancing), backup (Azure Backup, AWS Backup), database platforms (SQL, Azure SQL, AWS RDS), and management and monitoring tools (Azure Cloud Shell, Azure Monitor, Azure Network Watcher, AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudWatch, AWS Config)
Extensive experience in designing and implementing cloud infrastructure solutions with demonstrable experience deploying enterprise workloads to Azure or AWS
Deep knowledge of security protocols and best practices for securing cloud infrastructure, including access controls, IAM policy, network security, and data protection
Experience with infrastructure automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Azure Resource Manager, AWS SSM, AWS CloudFormation
Comprehensive understanding of network infrastructure, protocols, and security
Excellent leadership and collaboration abilities, with the ability to lead teams to technology solutions that align with clients' business goals
Understanding of enterprise architecture processes and frameworks, including creating and maintaining roadmaps, strategies, and standards, as well as designing conceptual and logical architectures
Ability to research and assess emerging technologies and determine their suitability for clients' requirements and evaluate current infrastructure estate to develop strategies for modernizing and retiring legacy platforms
Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex problems and propose practical solutions with proven track record of driving results
Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a team while handling diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities

Minimum requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
7+ years of experience in enterprise-scale on-prem and cloud infrastructure design, implementation, migration, management and optimization
Deep expertise in Azure and/or AWS cloud platforms. Azure experience is a must.
Proven experience with leading large-scale deployment projects and teams
Proficiency in scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, or JavaScript
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
Strong knowledge of security and compliance standards for cloud infrastructure
Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional certifications preferred
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Willingness to travel

What sets our employees apart is their reputation for excellence and client satisfaction backed by a commitment to integrity. Our mission is to be a trusted partner to our clients, aligning our solutions with their most strategic initiatives and delivering an exceptional customer experience with every interaction. If you share our enthusiasm for helping organizations utilize technology to realize their full potential, please apply online.

X-Centric IT Solutions, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered for the above-mentioned position. We adhere to all current recommended COVID safety protocols to ensure a safe environment for our employees and clients.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications associated with this role. Additional duties may be assigned and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Keywords: X-Centric IT Solutions, Madison , Cloud Infrastructure Architect (Remote Option), Professions , Madison, Wisconsin

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