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Cloud Delivery Operations and development Architect – Engineer – Infrastructure Job Description

 

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The State of Michigan is looking for a senior cloud architect with delivery and operations experience in multi-cloud environments. This role will report directly to the General Manager Platform, Design & Support Services. It is intended to provide guidance to State of Michigan Cloud Architects and the GM’s team, helping them comprehend objectives, generate solutions, as well as formulate proofs of concepts (POC) for some solutions, followed by generating recommendations and then overseeing the implementation of the decisions. 

 

This individual will be involved in the design, implementation and management of cloud technology-based business solutions and help lead in developing cloud-based service and operation models to improve our clients’ delivery capability.

 

This position will assist with the build out of a multi-cloud operations team with the mission to provide delivery to the public, private, and hybrid clouds. This professional must support the transition to a sustainable cloud delivery operations platform, able to support a dynamic multi-cloud environment.

 

 

Skill
Matrix:

Required

Overall
experience

15 + years

Cloud Delivery Engineer
/ Architect

10 – 15 years

Solid
knowledge of concepts of designing and developing dynamic Cloud solutions and
moving parts involved in continuous integration and continuous delivery
(CI/CD).

 10 – 15
years

Experience
with Tooling and Automation to
enable seamless automation of
infrastructure provisioning and configuration.

 10 – 15
years

Pipeline Design
and Architecture to improve development flow and delivery.

 10 – 15
years

Solid
understanding and skill with DevOps,
web
services and application programming interfaces (APIs).

10 – 15 years

Experience with
Servers, Infrastructure, Platform Sizing, Infrastructure Cost Reduction

10 – 15 years

Experience with
multi-cloud governmental or large corporate environments

2 – 3 years

Create,
maintain, and troubleshooting skills for cloud infrastructure

 

Highly Desirable

Multi-Cloud security
and compliance experience

Highly Desirable

Certification(s):

Google
– Professional Cloud Architect

AWS
– Solution Architect – Professional

Azure – MCSE:
Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

 

 Highly
Desirable

 

 

 

Core Competencies

·      Design and deliver dynamically scalable, available, fault-tolerant, reliable, and secure cloud solutions on Azure, AWS, GCP.

·      Strong understanding of Infrastructure as Code (IaC).

·      Chaos engineering experience.

·      Strong understanding of virtual networks and general network management functions.

·      Solid knowledge of concepts of designing and developing dynamic cloud solutions.

·      Solid knowledge of concepts and moving parts involved in continuous integration and delivery.

·      Expert guidance to development teams regarding infrastructure.

·      Interpret and provide solutions on complex technologies/architectures.

·      Cloud Formation / automation / Ansible / PowerShell / DSC / Comparable Linux scripting.

·      Experience equivalent to site reliability engineering, DevOps, and/or DevSecOps

·      Other skills: Containerization, Linux, Database skills, security and recovery, web services and applications programming interfaces (APIs)

 

Core Tasks

·      Provide strategic and support representing Design Services and the State of Michigan Cloud Strategy as a Subject Matter Expert.

·      Identify and prioritize critical business functions in collaboration with organizational stakeholders.

·      Build and maintain relationships across organizational teams.

·      Consult with vendor product specialists/sales, independent research organizations, on-site support engineers and fellow architects and administrators on best-fit technologies to ensure compliance to department policies & standards and technology roadmap.

·      Coordinate with Enterprise Architecture team for technology validation or suggestions for alternative solutions. If necessary, initiate Solution Assessments, Infrastructure Service.

·      Infrastructure provisioning and configuration.

·      Document and Knowledge transfer; document pipeline architecture, design decisions, and setup instructions for future reference and onboarding of new team members.

·      Conduct knowledge transfer sessions and provide training to relevant stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition and adoption of the infrastructure deployment pipeline.

·      Requests, and any applicable required documentation to implement new technology.

·      Advocate the use of emerging cyber security best practices, technologies, developing standards and procedures, promoting the usage of automated tools, developing strategies, and aligning practices with enterprise strategic initiatives.

·      Lead the development of technical artifacts including Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), Detailed Technical Design, Security Architecture Plan, Services Description Document, etc.

·      Produce architectural framework documents (i.e., white papers, guidance documents, best practices, technical reports, etc.).

·      Leverage broad-based understanding of technology areas and end-to-end knowledge of current installations to craft architectural solutions or standards that can be applied across the enterprise.

·      Define and build hypothesis around steady state behavior.

·      Run experiments around real world events to define potential impact or estimate frequency.

·      Tooling and Automation: Evaluate and select appropriate tools and technologies to support the infrastructure deployment pipeline. Implement and configure the chosen tools to enable seamless automation of infrastructure provisioning and configuration.

  • Integrate pipelines with existing Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems and other relevant tools.
  • Enable self-service capabilities for infrastructure provisioning and promote collaboration among development and operations teams.

·      Provide support and subject matter expertise with respect to adherence to best practice security framework controls and other industry-based regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., NIST 800-37, 800-53, 800-171, 800-204, 800-207, CIS, PCI, IRS-Pub 1075, CJIS, and related).

·      Assist with cloud infrastructure design and develop detailed architecture models for the client to host test, development, and production environments.

·      Communicate complex technical concepts to individuals of various technical ability.

·      Provide performance analysis & troubleshooting.

·      Design and test large-scale workload and data migrations.

·      Provide direct support to technical and non-technical entities to define requirements and deliver solutions to meet organizational needs including new environment deployment, upgrades, performance tuning, testing and disaster recovery.

·      Integrate cloud services with on-premises technologies from Microsoft, Dell, EMC, HP, Nutanix, Cohesity, Pure Storage, VMware, Cisco, and Rubric.

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