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Manager, Cloud Architecture
Ref No.: 20-00569
Location: PA
Missions and Responsibilities
Within the GIO's (Global Infrastructure and Operations) Cloud Services service line, the Cloud Architect Manager designs, implements and continuously improves solutions and services in the public cloud that meet the strategic needs of the business in 11 countries within the Americas Hub. Design and delivery of solution architecture involves working effectively with peer Architects and Solution Experts in the other Hubs (Europe, Middle East/Africa, & Asia).

The Cloud Architect Manager leads the effort to research, analyze, design, propose and deliver solution architectures leveraging the AWS products and services. The Cloud Architect Manager is also in charge of defining and maintaining solution roadmaps, in accordance with business needs. The role is instrumental in supporting innovation and growth by delivering secure, cost-efficient, performant and reliable solutions for the business in the public cloud.

Responsibilities :
  • Deliver cost estimation for the proposed architectures
  • Challenge existing architectures to improve security, cost, resiliency, performance, reliability
  • Collaborate with Cloud experts in the other Hubs to contribute to both the Americas and the Global Cloud Services roadmap construction and execution
  • Deploy services and solutions infrastructure in AWS using infrastructure as code with a strong emphasis on standardization and reusability
  • Collaborate closely with the Americas Cloud Services operations team to transition the delivered infrastructure and support the operations automation objective
  • Collaborate with other GIO service lines in the Americas (Security, Network, End-User services, Processes and Continuous Improvement) to integrate the cloud infrastructure in the broader context and influence their roadmap towards a better cloud integration
  • Share expertise and communicate the value of the public cloud - and more specifically AWS, to the applications team in the Americas
  • Engage the AWS Enterprise support and account teams on AWS roadmap, feedback, technical, governance and architectural topics. Facilitate contacts between the Americas applications teams and the AWS teams.
  • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards, analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems, and recommending system improvements.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or other relevant area (or equivalent experience)
  • Experience:
    • 5 to 7 years of experience in IT infrastructure in large multinational companies
  • Knowledge :
    • In depth knowledge of AWS products and services
    • 4 to 5 years of experience in designing, deploying and running AWS solutions in a complex environment - from server-based infrastructure to serverless
    • Knowledge and hands-on experience with the following concepts: AWS Landing Zone ; AWS multi-account strategy ; AWS Well-architected framework
    • Conversant with Infrastructure as code, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) practices and tools (GitLab, GitLab CI, Ansible, Packer, Python, CloudFormation, Shell, Powershell)
    • Experience in AWS cost optimization or as part of a FinOps team
    • System administration (Linux or Windows) experience would be a plus

Critical Competencies:
  • Strong appetite for the latest Cloud technologies, trends, standards, products, & applicability
  • Able to think creatively & exploit opportunities
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Able to simplify & synthesize complex situations with consideration to all elements
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills

**Must be able to travel 10-15%**