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The Cloud Systems Architect is responsible for partnering with internal stakeholders and providing strategic, technical leadership, ensuring that all cloud solutions and architecture adhere to industry best-practices for scalability, maintainability, usability, performance, security, and portability. This role also designs, deploys and oversees the implementation and integration of systems for cloud-based infrastructure and has responsibility for relationship management for cloud vendors, including monitoring SLA's and tracking performance, troubleshooting and reporting.
MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES (MBO'S)
Design Cloud Computing platforms in a complex enterprise and manufacturing environment
Develop a unified architecture, using industry best practice reference architectures, for native and non-native cloud applications for enterprise and manufacturing domains
Support for the Cloud conversion of existing IT and software architecture (data (storage, distribution), processing, transactions, caching, workflows, access control, etc.).
Support for re-engineering existing on-premise applications for the Cloud Computing paradigm
Maximize the investment on all IT assets to ensure the best use of tools, services, and equipment
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Decompose business requirements and strategies into well-defined architecture guidance for software development and infrastructure teams
Creation of architecture documents including business context diagrams, conceptual, logical, and physical architectures.
Work with IT and business units to create investable and executable technical roadmaps
Work with business stakeholders and gain support for critical technology investment decisions
Act as a key advisor to senior IT and business leadership
Scope and size technology investments
Evaluate technologies, vendor solutions, and applications
Develop and support architecture best practices across Knoll in support of the enterprise-wide technology strategies
Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Tech Analyst. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function. Nor is it intended that this describe all the work that may be required of the person in this position.
Problem Solving: Ability to troubleshoot, identify the root cause of, and develop and implement effective solutions to problems.
Project Management: Ability to develop, communicate and implement project management plans. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Communication: Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to various levels within the organization.
Teamwork: Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Builds Teams: Creates an environment that encourages teamwork, cooperation and collaboration.
Develop People: Encourages others to learn and take risks. Sees mistakes as learning and growth opportunities.
Interpersonal Communication: Is respectful when interacting with others. Shares information freely in all directions.
Problem-solving/Decision-making Works cooperatively within teams to solve problems. Works cooperatively across teams to solve problems.
Personal Development: Continually learning and growing. Seeks out and uses personal feedback.
Creativity/Innovation: Takes initiative. Encourages risk-taking in pursuit of continuous improvement.
Promotes Goals: Aligns goals with those of the team/department/company.
Guides Work: Continuously improves work processes. Helps others with tools, information and assistance to do their job.
Energy/Optimism/Motivation: Gets Results. Recognizes excellence in the efforts and work of others. Enjoys seeing others succeed.
Change / Flexibility: Embraces change. Communicates needs during periods of change.
10+ years of experience in system design, implementation and scalability for enterprise systems and web infrastructure. Extensive experience in Microsoft and/or Linux development stack required, including strong SQL and/or Oracle experience.
3+ years of experience in defining solution architecture for cloud-based systems, including experience with Oracle Cloud and Amazon Web Services. Experience with other cloud solutions a plus
Extensive technical and architectural leadership experience in the design and development of distributed object orientated solutions on multiple platforms and integrating with multiple systems, 3rd party services, etc.
Prior experience architecting and migrating existing on premise applications to cloud infrastructure.
Experience with continuous integration and deployment of web-based solutions in a cloud-based environment.
Must have strong communications, analytical, logic, organizational and team skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology related field.
In lieu of the Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree in a Computer Science or technology-related field combined with two years of additional related experience may be considered.
Certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Certified Cloud Technology Professional, Microsoft MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certifications are a plus