Azure Cloud Architect


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Our Dallas based, healthcare client is looking for an expert in Azure Cloud Architecture. This is a critical role with responsibility for leading cloud strategy, deployment and configuration on a large scale. Ideally, we are looking for an Azure MVP or someone aspiring to that level of challenge. This is an opportunity to bring a motivated organization into full cloud maturity through the design of a well architected framework. This will require technical strength, a deep understanding of governance, the vision of an expert strategist and the passion of an evangelist.  

While the role can be based in Dallas, and we are happy to entertain a fully remote option with as needed travel to facilitate direct connections with the technical and leadership teams.

What’s in it for YOU

  • The ability to work with a leader in healthcare services 
  • Outstanding team and culture with room to grow 
  • Remote work that won’t end as the pandemic eases
  • The ability to make a real impact on virtualization strategy with the Executive backing and financial resources you need to get the right job done
  • Room to build, develop and manage a Cloud Services strategy capability encompassing architecture, design, configuration, deployment and support of critical enterprise public cloud computing infrastructure, supporting all server operating systems, networking, directory services, backup solutions, cloud-native PAAS and other enterprise system-level applications
  • Collaborate directly with the Executive Leadership as well as the Architecture, Infrastructure and Technology teams to review current systems and recommend enhancements
  • Lead the cloud architecture and technology design, identify gaps and recommend enhancements
  • Build, mentor and maintain an informed, inspired, and engaged team of cloud experts 
  • Create a culture of learning and data-driven decision making
  • Crisply communicate the cloud strategy to the Executive Team and critical customers 
  • Document everything. For real. We are highly distributed; asynchronous communication is key 
  • Outstanding benefits including full medical, unlimited time off and sick days, wellness perks, and many others

Ideally, you have…

  • 5 years’ specialized experience in designing, building, and automating solutions utilizing AWS and Azure cloud technologies and services including health monitoring, data security, capacity metering, cloud pricing, cloud expense management, high availability/resiliency.
  • In-depth, practical experience with Public Cloud methodologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), automation, orchestration, trends, and industry-leading cloud vendor offerings.
  • Familiar with the interworking of Web applications and relational databases.
  • Strong knowledge of network theory, rules, practices, and principles.
  • Experience with setup of disaster recovery and High availability solutions using cloud-native technologies and best practices.
  • IT related degree, Associates or Bachelor program, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Bonus points for:

  • MS in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Public cloud certifications (AWS SysOPs, SA, DevOps, MCSE-Cloud, MCSD-Azure)
  • Microsoft certifications
  • VMWare Certifications
  • Linux Certifications
  • Citrix Certifications
  • Cisco Certifications

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