Senior Cloud Solution Architect

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Merrimack, NH


<strong>Founded in 1982, Connection delivers valuable IT services and advanced technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare markets. Today, we serve our customers through our staff of highly trained Account Managers, our team of on-staff experts, and our efficient procurement websites. We are also proud to offer custom-configured computer systems from a ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in Wilmington, OH.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Our company has over&nbsp;<a href="">2,500 technical certifications</a>&nbsp;that ensure our experts can solve any customer need, no matter how complex. Additionally, our GlobalServe offering delivers global procurement solutions through our network of 500 suppliers in 174 countries.</strong>

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Overview: We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Applications &amp; Infrastructure Cloud Solution Architect to drive 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. This is a customer-facing role, owning the overall technical cloud relationship between the customer and Connection. The Solution Architect owns the Cloud Infrastructure and Azure Applications Development technical customer engagements, including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects, and/or pilots. <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -471px; top: 26.7639px;">&nbsp;</div>
Responsibilities: <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; collaborate and shares with the technical community.</li> <li>Responds to RFP's and identifies the best cloud platform for specific customer workloads and requirements</li> </ul> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -235px; top: 26.7639px;">&nbsp;</div>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Seven plus years of success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects, architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications required.</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>Ability to solve customer problems through cloud technologies required.</li> <li>Acknowledged for driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts and ensuring follow through with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to orchestrate, lead, and influence virtual teams, ensuring successful implementation of customer projects.</li> <li>Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences (Senior Executives, IT management, Database Administrators and Data Scientist)</li> </ul> <p>Additional preferred competencies or preferred qualifications, if any:</p> <ul> <li>Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management required</li> <li>Experience and understanding of large-scale application portfolios in enterprise-wide environments (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud) required</li> <li>Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: <ul> <li>Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, and Infra as a code technologies) required</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> </li> <li>Experience using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, XCode, WebSphere) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS. GCP) required</li> <li>Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.</li> <li>Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps, GitHub). preferred</li> <li>Competitive Landscape. Knowledge of cloud development platforms preferred</li> <li>Understanding of partner ecosystems and the ability to leverage partner solutions to solve customer needs preferred</li> </ul> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -261px; top: 26.7639px;">&nbsp;</div>