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IT Cloud Architect

Req ID: J2295680

  • Location
    St. Petersburg/Tampa, Florida, United States of America
  • Category Information Technology
  • Posted Monday, November 22, 2021
  • Time Type Full time
  • Job Type Permanent Employee

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

Provides technical leadership and is responsible for determining the direction for the IT architecture, standards, design and implementation approaches for the company’s application systems, infrastructure and/or network-based cloud product systems. Creates, evaluates and implements plans and design proposals for high impact IT solutions and their use involving leading edge technologies and methods considering key factors such as their long-term effectiveness (service delivery and cost), practicality, technical limitations and criticality. This is an expert-level role requiring independent action to establish methods and procedures on new and/or special assignments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

IT Architect

  • Know and understand Jabil business strategy
  • Know and understand Jabil IT strategy & objectives
  • Define the overall solution architecture consistent with Jabil’s methodology
  • Be responsible for the technical solution by providing leadership for the customer, project manager, domain architects, domain specialists and application engineers to advance and deliver solutions
  • Consult and Inform Enterprise Architects and Senior IT Architects to design and deliver solutions
  • Earn trust of clients and management
  • Assess merits of alternative technical approaches and gain consensus for best approach
  • Learn, follow, promote, and improve recognized methodologies to design and deliver solutions
  • Ensure that the non-functional requirements are satisfied including, but not limited to, security, disaster recovery, availability, and performance
  • Researches technology and industry trends to hone both personal and Jabil’s competitive edge
  • Through modeling or prototyping, validate solution prior to full implementation
  • Develop expertise in one of the following disciplines: Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Application Architecture, Technology Infrastructure Architecture
  • Mentor IT professionals

Management Practices

  • Develop project plans and influence project organization
  • Apply recognized system sizing methodology
  • Vet change(s) with respect to scope, schedule, cost, risk, etc.
  • Cross train staff to reduce delivery risk
  • Define processes & methods necessary to support delivery/deployment
  • Define management tools to support production environment

Continuous Improvement

  • Utilize Lean Six Sigma or other methods to identify & provide guidance on organizational improvement opportunities
  • Perform root cause analysis and remediation actions
  • Contribute to Jabil IP though development and submission of patents

Policy & Procedures

  • Comply with IT policy, procedure, and process
  • Adhere to all safety and health rules and regulations associated with this position and as directed by supervisor
  • Comply and follow all procedures within the company security policy

Training & Development

  • Define technical job content & qualifications of key roles required to support technical infrastructure
  • Work closely with management to assess and aid the development of staff skill sets
  • Assist management to assess and help resolve staffing knowledge gaps

Communication

  • Publish and present to customers, IT leaders and business executives
  • Engage with vendors and third parties as needed
  • Organize verbal and written ideas clearly and use an appropriate business style
  • Ask questions; encourage input from staff
  • Develop peer relationships with Senior IT Architects

MANAGEMENT & SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Typically reports to management.
  • The purpose of this role is not primarily managerial, and the job is typically NOT directly responsible for managing employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • The ideal candidate is experienced in cloud-based AWS technologies, with a firm grasp of AWS platforms and the potential applications that run on them
  • Assist in the architecture, design, implementation, and lead AWS cloud configurations (connectivity, network, security, containerization, monitoring)
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning using Infrastructure as code (IaC)
  • Research and consult on AWS and hybrid cloud infrastructure and operational solutions with internal and external groups
  • Provide guidance on security configurations and risk and compliance procedures (Identity Management, Network Configuration, Data Protection, Segregation of Duties)
  • Manage storage, compute efficiency, and optimization activities, including evaluating configuration of compute size, storage solutions, and other service (network services, automation, and load balancing)
  • Coordinate with engineering and architecture teams to ensure continuity of solutions
  • Advise on best practices for improving operational processes
  • Implement KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) - Interpret enterprise class assessments (objectives, data collection, analysis, and reporting against objectives)
  • Assist during all DR (Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery) activities
  • Ability to use wide variety of open source technologies.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to build relationships between the customers and the team members
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to set own goals and manage towards them
  • Good client presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively mentor team members
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree plus the following:
  • 3+ years of experience in strategy, design, implementation, and support of IaaS and PaaS environments, specifically those leveraging AWS storage, compute, and network technologies
  • Experience in architecting and deploying multi-tiered applications
  • Experience in architecting security architectures across infrastructure and applications
  • Experience in configuration management using CloudFormation or an equivalent
  • Source code management tools such as Azure Dev Ops
  • Solid understanding of networking and core Internet Protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP and routing in distributed networks
  • Preferred - experience of scripting skills in  Python, PowerShell, Typescript or equivalent
  • Experience in designing and implementing application and infrastructure monitoring (CloudWatch etc.) and logging solutions (CloudTrail, Splunk, or equivalent)
  • Experience in performance tuning, including the following compute, storage, load balancing and content delivery Networks
  • Experience in High Availability and Disaster recovery implementations
  • Experience working in, or implementing organizations and operational processes to support cloud environments (DevOps)

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Post-graduate degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems expected
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in a related discipline
  • Or, equivalent combination of education, training, or experience

Preferred Certifications:

  • Open CA Level 1: Certified
  • TOGAF 9 Foundation
  • ArchiMate 3 Foundation

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