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Cloud Architect Head
Ref No.: 18-01799
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