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Cloud Architect Head
Ref No.: 18-01794
Location: Wayne, New Jersey
 Role Cloud Architecture Head - US

Technologies

Client is a global information technology solutions organization,
servicing customers in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. It offers
services in Managed Services, Application Development and Maintenance, IP Asset or
Platform Solutions, and Business Process Outsourcing to organizations in the Financial
Services, Travel & Transportation, Manufacturing/Distribution, Healthcare and
Government sectors. The company is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India.

About 
Managed
Services

Infrastructure Management Services Division is a fast growing
entity in the organization with a robust delivery framework and focus on innovation,
 Infrastructure Management Services empower enterprises with new
technologies to optimize their IT infrastructure.
Our IMS offerings include:
¿ Data Center as a Service
¿ Work Place as a Service
¿ Infrastructure Operations Management
¿ Cross Functional Services
¿ Landscape Management

Description The ideal candidate should be able to independently assess the performance of
individual IMS delivery engagements in US and make cost effective suggestions for
improvement.
The Cloud Consulting and Implementation Architect is a client facing role in the
project delivery cycle. This role will work closely with clients, partners and other
business units to ensure consulting engagements are successful. The role is
responsible for understanding the client's business needs and clearly translating the
Statement of Work to the successful delivery of the Project. The candidate will be
expected to work as part of a delivery team, working alongside overall project
manager to deliver a successful cloud consulting engagement.
¿ Proven experience in cloud infrastructure Project deals
¿ Strong client facing skills and a good listener. Ability to push a point/right
solution to different stakeholders (both technical and non-technical)
¿ A strong background in end to end infrastructure technologies and
architecture, ideally from more than one company
¿ Proven experience of delivering complex cloud Project engagements
¿ Risk management
¿ Able to help deliver Projects for transition and transformation strategies
¿ Ensuring plan execution and cloud consumption targets are met
¿ Business acumen to lead customer facing cloud Project engagements
¿ Good understanding of latest IT trends, hardware/software, and processes
¿ Excellent English communication capabilities, both written and verbal
¿ Strong presentation skills for use with senior stakeholders in external
organisations
¿ Broad understanding of the technology providers in this space
¿ Facilitation of workshops and meetings to deliver Project scope,
timelines/milestones and accomplished tasks
¿ Ability to put themselves in the client's shoes

He/She will report
¿ functionally to the Cloud Service Line Head & Global IMS Practice Head,
¿ Administratively to the Business Head US.

Technical
expertise areas

The ideal candidate will possess in depth working knowledge in most of the following
¿ Overall 15+ Years of IT Infrastructure experience including 4 years as
Technical Architect with focus on cloud technologies.
¿ Experience establishing a cloud strategy firm-wide
¿ Experience developing, architecting and implementing a firm-wide cloud
strategy (AWS, Azure or similar)
¿ Experience of working with Public cloud provider solutions like AWS, Azure,
Softlayer etc. including highly available and disaster recovery architectures.
¿ Experience with Infrastructure automation & DevOps scripting - Ansible,
Shell, Python etc.
¿ Experience with Cloud Configuration management tools using
CloudFormation, Chef & Puppet.
¿ Ability to understand and rectify gaps and pain points across Infrastructure
firm-wide
¿ Application analysis to determine readiness for the cloud
¿ Possess knowledge of PAAS concepts and understanding of Infrastructure
platforms such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry etc.
¿ Possess experience with container services like Docker, Kubernetes etc.
¿ Excellent communication and presentation skills with executives and
business partners
¿ Ability to travel to client locations when needed

Key
Responsibilitie
s

¿ Benchmarking: Independently prepare and implement a comprehensive plan for
determining Cloud delivery efficiencies, including applicable efficiency parameters,
comparison with industry benchmarks and application migration strategies
¿ Evaluation: Investigate areas of service transformation, deficiencies, make cost
effective improvement suggestions, and follow up for execution and compliance
¿ Documentation: Review, critique and improve detailed documentation to be
presented to customer, internal leadership and standards for Delivery organization
¿ Interfacing with other functions : Assist other functions like bid management,
resource management and practice groups in the delivery of their responsibilities
¿ Team building and mentoring: Train, motivate, communicate and engage with all
peers and delivery organizations and help people learn, grow and deliver to their
peak capability

Qualification
Prior
Experience

• Over 15 years IT Infrastructure experience –some of it in an IT leadership
¿ Experience working with large client organization and helping them to adopt
Cloud as a Deliver, Technology and Business model
¿ AWS Architecture / Azure Architecture experience ideally with the
appropriate vendor certification
¿ Understanding of hybrid cloud solutions and experience of integrating public

cloud into tradition hosting/delivery models
¿ Networks including network security, VLANs, firewalling, etc.
¿ Strong understanding of cloud migration techniques (on premise to Cloud
Platforms)

Attributes • Very strong ability to focus on the big picture

• Very strong data oriented analytical and investigative skills,
• Very strong communication and presentation skills
• Ability to show "thought leadership” in interactions with peers and clients
• Ability to show empathy, but be firm in his interactions with the people he
interfaces with
• Ability to understand the practical aspects of technology quickly
Attitude • Should carry a can do, will do , must do attitude in the discharge of his

responsibilities.
• Should be comfortable in the role of a "Teacher”
• Focused on the needs of delivery teams as well as his client
• Seeks to continuously develop skills and knowledge in himself and others
• Not afraid to admit to gaps in knowledge

Education • Bachelor's degree is a must. BE / BTech / BSc degree preferred

• Cloud certifications
• Certification in ITIL 2011 Foundation and/or PMBOK or equivalent, is mandatory