Cloud Architect (MS Azure) in Hoboken, NJ at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 3/5/2020

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Job Description

Title:  Cloud Architect (MS Azure)
Location:  Hoboken, NJ
Duration: 12 month contract with a probable extension

Job Summary
Operating within the IT Architecture organization, the Cloud Specialist will play a strategic role in designing cloud solutions as part of company's modernization initiatives. This very talented candidate will have a solid understanding of Microsoft Azure cloud platform and related technologies, as well as experience in designing and transferring applications to the cloud. The candidate should have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills to effectively share his/her expertise and knowledge.
MUST HAVE Expert Level knowledge of Azure Service Architecture development, deployment and monitoring - Hands on experience creating and managing reusable and extendable ARM templates.
  • Architects, designs, facilitates, leads and directs cloud initiatives
  • Conveys best practices and common pitfalls for cloud system design, infrastructure integrations, application development practices and application runtime principles
  • Develops a methodology for provisioning repetitive cloud services either through internal tools/processes or by leveraging external provider's tools/processes
  • Designs a comprehensive set of enterprise management processes, tools, integrations and procedures to ensure running cloud systems "in control "
  • Identifies a set of risks posed by cloud computing services and a risk-mitigation-mapping matrix for coping with and overcoming such risks
  • Leads application life cycle management initiatives — refactoring or replacing legacy applications with cloud applications
  • Ensures cloud initiatives are aligned with client's Target Architecture
  • Recommends company's Target Architecture tweaks to account for cloud offerings
Technical Skills
  • Expert Level knowledge of Azure Service Architecture development, deployment and monitoring - Hands on experience creating and managing reusable and extendable ARM templates
o    Enterprise level implementation knowledge of Storage service APIs, Azure VNet deployments, Security, App Gateways, Functions, ASR, Recovery vaults, Key vaults etc. 
o    Understand and have experience in implementing Azure Log analytics and monitoring as relevant
o    Extensive hands-on experience with REST API and JSON best practices (caching, headers, versioning, etc.)
  • Must have experience with Azure DevOps build and release pipelines and RBAC policies - best practices & methodologies
  • Experience developing applications on Azure with any of the following: Web Apps, Functions, Logic Apps, Docker Containers, Microservices, Azure Kubernetes, Service or Service Fabric; as well as Open Source and Third-Party equivalents supported in Azure
  • Experience in platforming applications and systems into Azure consisting of a variety of technologies, languages across end-to-end solutions
Primary Tools and Technologies
Must have complete functional, working knowledge of the following (All of them):
  1. Azure DevOps
  2. Docker
  3. PowerShell¿
  4. Azure
  5. Kubernetes
Nontechnical Skill
  • Communication and Collaboration - the cloud architect must be a strong communicator and collaborator
  • •Company and Vertical Experience - the cloud architect will often need to convey the cloud computing value in business language
  • Delegation - cloud architect should see value in building a network of specialized colleagues and delegating assignments and tasks to best achieve an outcome
  • Finance/Legal - the cloud architect should understand the basics of IT budgeting and IT contracts. Cloud computing has a significant financial impact on total cost of ownership (TCO) or ROI assessments
Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • Adept at problem solving and translating business/organization needs into application architecture
  • Experience with architectural abstractions, integration with design, and integration patterns
  • Demonstrated understanding of system behaviors and functionality
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and relate architectural decisions/recommendations to business needs.
  • Strong understanding of Cloud Services.
  • Knowledge of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies and tools.
  • Knowledge of software engineering, design, and testing.
  • Experience with relational and Not Only SQL (NoSQL) databases.
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  1. Must be able to communicate extremely effectively with all parties including business professionals and technical professionals.
  2. Must be able to be understood by all parties;
  3. Must not have any translation restrictions or hindrances while working with multiple professionals;
  4. Must be able to legally  work within the United States without client intervention
Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
Professionally assertive and collegial
Ability to multitask
Excellent problem solving skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Local candidate – NY Metro Area
Stable career history
Previous Insurance / Re-Insurance Experience

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