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Cloud Solution Architect - Madrid Based

Annual salary:

€65.000- €85.000

Position: Cloud Solution Architect

Sector: IT

Location: Madrid

Type of Job: Full Time

Salary: 65.000 - 85.000 EUR / year + Bonus

Other benefits: Relocation Support, Working environment with career development opportunities, fun and great team which enjoys challenges

Our client is a global IT Hardware and Services organization delivering business aligned consultancy, solutions and services across all major vendor platforms.

The Technology Services Practice is an EMEA-wide service unit that drives thought leadership through Insights advisory and Consulting Services, deployed by a market leading eco-system of Service Alliance Partners. Our client creates and deploys market-leading solutions by combining the insights and experience of expert technology experts and its Service Partner Ecosystem.

Your role in a nutshell

There will be more than 50% travel with this role.

The Hybrid Cloud Architect has a field-based role and is a Subject Matter Expert in Cloud Technologies. This expert is widely recognised by colleagues, partners, vendors and clients as a strategic technology leader through their proactive evangelising of Cloud technology applications in business. The role holder will deliver chargeable Assessment, Design and Architecture Services to clients to define Cloud workload migration from the Data Centre into the Cloud.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a good level of knowledge, regarding leading Cloud technologies and organisations – supporting, cloud migration and competitive-win opportunities. Success is defined by successfully architecting solutions to customers that are ‘right first time’, that deliver outstanding customer satisfaction and are completed within time and budget assigned.

Essential skills

• Project delivery experience within one or more of the following Microsoft technology areas:

• Azure, Office 365, .NET, Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange

• DevOps experience using PowerShell, JavaScript and/or Python, JSON

• C#/HTML5/JS/.NET

• 5+ years of Architectural Design experience in complex Cloud Projects and moving Data Centre workloads to the Cloud

• TOGAF certified

• Spanish required

• Experience of working with a recognised project management methodology such as PRINCE2 or PMI to deliver complex solutions and lead multiple across multiple employees/partner/vendors

• Experience delivering successful projects with customers who demand the highest standards

• Strong communication style with the maturity to be able to adjust their style to get the best from the situation

• Excellent presentation skills, and proficient in the use of a variety of presentation tools

• Good self-awareness and able to identify when Influencing and/or negotiation skills are needed.

• Experience of developing accurate and concise project documentation that will be used by colleagues and customers

• Improvement-focused approach and able to recommend improvements to process

• Experience delivering and leading technical engagements, technical knowledge and the maturity to be accepted as an expert in their technology field.

• A team player - share, reuse and help the team evolve

• A can-do attitude that always puts the customer first.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

As an eligible candidate you should focus on one of the following areas: application, infrastructure/management or data.

APPLICATION FOCUS

The primary purposes of the role is to help the customer to select the right applications to move to Hybrid Cloud services and the right approach. Individuals who can demonstrate this type of experience first-hand will be strongly favoured, the following illustrates the types of skills which are important in this role.

• Formal Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF/Zachman/Etc.) Certification and/or formal Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Certification and/or Agile/DevOps Certifications.

• Formal Technical Qualifications in Microsoft Azure, VMWare or AWS Cloud Services.

• Experience designing and implementing Microsoft SaaS technologies such as Office 365, Dynamics and SharePoint.

• Experience mapping applications across an Enterprise environment, including clearly defined dependency mapping and application migration/re-platform analytics.

• Experience designing and implementing Application Middleware Services, such as BizTalk, LogicApps or WebSphere - from both an infrastructure architecture, and an application centric, perspective.

• Experience designing and implementing API Services in a Hybrid Cloud Environment.

• Experience designing and implementing a range of structured and unstructured data storage systems, which support Application services. E.g. MS SQL, Oracle, NoSQL, DocumentDB, Blobs, Queues, Tables, etc.

• Experience of formal modelling techniques such as UML and Enterprise Architecture Tools.

• Experience / Exposure to Docker, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins and wider continuous development and integration techniques.

• Experience of managing cloud applications though Integrated Development Environments (IDE) and particular Visual Studio Online.

• Strong working knowledge of application licensing within Virtualised environments.

• Strong working knowledge of Identity and Access Management services for Application Services.

• Strong working knowledge of application security and application testing services.

INFRASTRUCTURE/MANAGEMENT FOCUS

The primary purposes of the role is to help customers select the right Server, Storage and Networking services to move to Hybrid Cloud services using the right approach. Individuals who can demonstrate this type of experience first-hand will be strongly favoured, the following illustrates the types of skills we believe are important in this role.

• Formal Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF/Zachman/Etc.) Certification

• Formal Technical Qualifications in Microsoft Azure, VMWare or AWS Cloud Services.

• Experience in designing and deploying Microsoft, VMWare or AWS private/public/hybrid clouds

• Experience working with Infrastructure as Code and Desired State Configuration.

• Experience in designing Azure access methods including PowerShell, REST, JSON, and the web portal.

• Experience working with Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Resource Manager, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Virtual Networks, and Azure Storage Technologies.

• Experience designing and implementing large complex Microsoft Hyper-V high-availability clusters and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

• Experience designing and implementing System Centre, Operations Management Suite, and Azure Automation Services.

• Experience designing and performing large virtualization and cloud migration projects.

• Experience designing and Performing large physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migrations involving multiple platforms and operating systems.

• Advanced skills in VMware Suite and VMWare management tools are desirable.

• Experience designing and implementing a range of structured and unstructured data storage systems, which support Application services. E.g. MS SQL, Oracle, etc.

• Experience of formal modelling techniques such as UML and Enterprise Architecture Tools.

• Experience / Exposure to Docker, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins and wider continuous development and integration techniques.

• Strong working knowledge of application licensing within Virtualised and Cloud environments.

• Strong working knowledge of Identity and Access Management services for Infrastructure Services.

• Strong working knowledge of traditional shared storage systems on various platforms (Fibre-channel, iSCSI, Microsoft Storage Spaces, etc).

DATA FOCUS

The primary purposes of the role is to help customers select the right solutions for them to introduce Cloud Data & Storage Services into their current strategies using the right approach. Individuals who can demonstrate this type of experience first-hand will be strongly favoured, the following illustrates the types of skills we believe are important in this role.

• Formal Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF/Zachman/Etc.) Certification and/or Data Architecture Methodology Services.

• Formal Technical Qualifications in Microsoft SQL, Oracle Databases or AWS Data Services.

• Experience in data modelling and database design (Certifications desirable).

• Experience in storage system design (Structured and unstructured storage systems) – ideally within a Hybrid Cloud Environment.

• Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in established and emerging storage, data, database, data analytics, and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting techniques and technologies.

• Experienced or conversant in emerging tools like columnar and NoSQL databases, predictive analytics, data visualization, and Machine Learning technologies. The data architect will be experienced in one or more, and must understand them sufficiently to guide customers in understanding and adopting these technologies.

• Ability to conceive and portray the big data picture at a management and executive customer level - When the data architect initiates, evaluates, and influences projects they do so from the perspective of the entire organization.

• Experience in managing data, setting standards for data management, analysing the current state, conceiving desired future state, and conceiving projects needed to close the gap between current state and future goals.

• Experience in all aspects of data security, including discovery, risk analysis, risk appraisals, encryption (at rest and inflight), monitoring, marking, masking, classification, sharing, etc.

• Experience in systems development: the data architect should understand the system development life cycle; software project management approaches; and requirements, design, and test techniques.

• Experience of formal modelling techniques such as UML and Enterprise Architecture Tools.

• Formal Data Security Experience would be desirable

More information:

• Nicoleta Tanase

• nicoleta@itspecrecruitment.com

• 0040 (0)799 945 909