Senior Cloud Architect | TORONTO

Toronto, ON
Posted on
January 8, 2020

Opticca Consulting delivers revolutionary platforms that enable our clients to outperform their competition. We help our clients speed up application development and deliver value faster than ever before by adopting architectures using DevOps, Containers and Microservices, as well as supporting Automation and CI/CD pipelines. Our extensive partner network helps us drive collaboration and leverage technology independence. We’ve built a team of passionate technologists who truly care about achieving quality outcomes, building lasting relationships, and delivering on what we promise – every client is a reference.
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Position: Senior Cloud Architect

The Senior Cloud Architect is a great fit for an organized, analytical, problem solver who has a background in infrastructure design and implementation skills on cloud technologies such as Azur, AWS, or GCP. We are looking for people who are comfortable in front of customers, with experience in compute, storage, networking, data, and security from an infra perspective. You are responsible for continually advancing the technology in a collaborative and creative agile environment using many of the latest technologies and industry best practices and finding better and more efficient ways of delivering solutions that meet business objectives.

A Day in the Life as a Senior Cloud Architect

As a Sr Cloud Architect, you’ll help build the future in our customers agile development, pre-prod, and production environments, as we move our cloud provisioning and migration efforts into GCP, AWS, or Azure, and set standards for migration and creation of patterns, which will inform and drive the associated strategic cloud transformation. You’ll perform and automate Windows, Linux, and Database architecture and migration activities, and lead and collaborate with the customers on continually improving their processes, through investigation, analysis, and recommendations regarding technology improvements, development of best practices, standardization, scaling, upgrades, and modifications to products and the services utilized to deploy those products.

Job Description

Being a Sr Cloud Architect at Opticca, skills you need to have include

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more IaaS technologies, such as Terraforms, Compute Engine, EC2, Azure IaaS, etc.
  • Project experience with SQL or NoSQL Databases
  • Experience with software defined load balancers and load balancing best practices
  • Cloud gateways, queues, messaging hubs such as Hub, MQTT, XMPP, CoAP
  • Hands-on experience with cloud services for DevOps, Container/Orchestration, networking, security, data, and storage
  • Engineering and/or software development experience and demonstrable architecture experience at enterprise scale
  • Prior technology consulting experience desired
  • Experience in architecture and implementation of large and highly complex projects
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing infrastructure and platforms
  • History of working successfully with cross-functional engineering teams
  • Experience with configuration management automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible

While not required, you should also have experience with

  • Streaming data tools and techniques such as Apache Kafka, Azure Streaming Analytics, AWS Kinesis, or others
  • Big Data platforms e.g. Cloudera, Hortonworks MapR
  • NoSQL environments such as MongoDB, Cassandra
  • Continuous delivery and deployment using Agile Methodologies
  • Structured, Unstructured, Semi-Structured Data techniques and processes

General expectations

  • Perform architecture design and implementation of enterprise applications for clients
  • Develop highly scalable and extensible Cloud platforms
  • Drive architecture engagement models and be an ambassador for partnership with IT delivery and external vendors.
  • Effectively communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical business and executive leaders
  • Assist with scoping, pricing, architecting, and selling large project engagements

Educational expectations

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or similar from a four-year college or university

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