Sr Cloud Solutions Arch -Remote

Get a front-row seat to the newest products and latest innovations in the tech industry. You’ll be responsible for bringing cutting-edge technologies to a nationwide audience.

Remote, NH


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <strong>What We Do:</strong><br /><br />We calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That&rsquo;s what we do. We&rsquo;re the IT Department&rsquo;s IT Department.<br /> <br /><strong>Who We Are:</strong><br /><br />Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.<br /> <br /><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong><br /><br />You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources. You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness and Volunteer Time Off days. <br /> <br /><br />The Sr Cloud Solutions Architect drives customer initiatives on Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platforms in collaboration with customers and Connection sellers across Enterprise, Small &amp; Medium Business, and Public Sector segments. The Sr Cloud Solutions Architect is a customer-facing role, owning the overall technical cloud relationship between the customer and Connection. The Sr Cloud Solution Architect owns the Cloud Infrastructure and Azure Applications Development technical customer engagements, including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects, and/or pilots.
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Understands customers' overall applications portfolio, IT and business priorities, and success measures to design implementation architectures and solutions using PaaS, DevOps &amp; Advanced Application coding.</li> <li>Applies technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap. Architects solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g., Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g., App Service, containers, serverless, cloud-native, etc.) as appropriate.</li> <li>Ensures all solutions exhibit high levels of performance, security, scalability, maintainability, and appropriate reusability and reliability upon deployment.</li> <li>Develops deep relationships with key customer IT decision-makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates.</li> <li>Maintains technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborates and shares with the technical community.</li> <li>Responds to RFPs and identifies the best cloud platform for specific customer workloads and requirements</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <p><strong>Required Competencies:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>5+ years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications with ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies and to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.</li> <li>Proven track record of building deep technical relationships with senior IT executives in large or highly strategic accounts. Experience in managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solutions/projects.</li> <li>Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts, and ensuring follow-through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, Database Administrators, and Data Scientists)</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Deep domain expertise in cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e., Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, and Infra as code technologies)</li> <li>Cloud application development solutions (e.g., PaaS, Serverless, API Management);</li> <li>Container orchestration (e.g., Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry);</li> <li>Continuous integration technologies (e.g., Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef, Puppet);</li> <li>Web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture, and practices; (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM). One or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive</li> </ul>