Senior Cloud Architect - Azure (Virtual Remote Home Office Eligible)

Humana Inc. Louisville , KY 40202

Posted 2 months ago


The Senior Cloud Architect leads the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level infrastructure and platforms related to cloud computing. The Senior Cloud Architect work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.



The Senior Cloud Architect performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications for cloud computing environments. Develops specifications for new IT cloud computing products and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies. Begins to influence department's strategy. Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments.

We are seeking a Cloud Technical Architect with extensive experience working in a complex computing environment to join our internal Virtualization and Infrastructure team. As a Cloud Technical Architect, you will work as part of a team that designs and architects Humana's next generation internal and external cloud infrastructure. A thorough understanding of and working experience with an Enterprise computing infrastructure and cloud computing technologies are required. To be successful you will need a strong technical orientation; be a creative problem solver; be motivated to advance in the field; and work well in a team-oriented environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, build and deploy Cloud solutions across Humana's Azure tenant

  • Design automation of infrastructure as a Service and capabilities including virtual networks, virtual machines, cloud services, web sites, data services, IOT, etc.

  • Lead technical deployments that involve multiple IT teams and stakeholders

  • Provide technical direction to meet the internal needs

  • Develop, enhance, orchestration and automation of cloud enablement tools

  • Design a highly scalable and redundant virtual infrastructure to support the company's future growth

  • Provide innovative suggestions for complex implementation solutions

  • Create documentation and implementation plans to allow support teams to build and manage the internal cloud environment

  • Stay abreast of current technologies and make recommendations based on knowledge and research

Required Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Azure experience designing and supporting large scale environments

  • 5+ years of hands on experience supporting Enterprise computing infrastructure and virtualization computing technologies

  • Solid architecture & design experience in using virtualization technologies

  • Established experience with automated, elastic scaling of cloud services, automated deployment and remediation

  • Ability to prioritize projects and deliverables

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently to support deadlines

  • Demonstrate ability to use problem solving techniques such as root cause analysis to resolve issues

  • Demonstrate ability to write and present effective materials, including presentations, status reporting, technical diagrams and flowcharts

  • Ability to follow and adhere to policies, procedures and standards relating to network and systems management

  • Prepare detailed build/test plans to implement new technologies and configurations

  • Ability to collaborate with a team working across multiple locations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Azure Certification is strongly preferred

  • A track record of success developing and deploying creative technical solutions to business problems for or within large enterprise organizations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field

  • Experience with the design and development of cloud-native, secure, distributed applications

  • Knowledge with modern service hosting, security, and risk management concerns such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and containers

  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting and configuration management

  • Working knowledge of designing high availability systems in the cloud (fault domains, availability zones, deployment slots, regions)

  • Experience developing ARM Templates, Cloud formation templates, or Terraform

  • Networking fundamentals, including VPN, security, and WAN concepts

  • Experience using Source Control (GIt, TFVC, etc.)

  • Experience with infrastructure Configuration tools (DSC, Puppet or Chef)

  • Knowledge of Cloud Database fundamentals (Azure SQL, MS SQL)

  • Experience working in an agile continuous delivery workflow & team

  • Experience communicating technical complexity and change to a broad spectrum of stakeholders

  • Experience with technical writing and documentation

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Senior Cloud Architect - Azure (Virtual Remote Home Office Eligible)

Humana Inc.