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Cloud architect in Chicago, IL at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 2/2/2019

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Job Description



• Lead the effort to develop and execute a platform/application portfolio assessment strategy for all on-premise systems across the firm. This strategy will define the future state for platform/solution rationalization and conversion to IaaS, PaaS or SaaS.

• Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders to ensure new environments, processes and solutions meet requirements and conform to architecture and DevOps best practices

• Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to enable business agility and growth.

• Work with other teams to automate deployment of applications, system configurations and security settings

• Participate in the processes of strategic project-planning meetings. Provide guidance and expertise on system options, risk, impact and costs vs. benefits. Participate in creating development forecasts to allow for timely and accurate planning of projects.

• Responsible for architecting cloud-based solutions using Azure service offerings including IaaS and PaaS.

• Provide support for ongoing routine application maintenance tasks. Help create requirements and procedures for implementing routine maintenance. Troubleshoot and fix system errors.

• Collaborate with other stakeholders on creating technology strategies and roadmaps


• Bachelor's degree in computer science or related study.

• 10+ years of design and implementation experience in IT, with a deep knowledge in a minimum of three of the following technical disciplines: architecture, cloud platform, infrastructure and network design, application development, application programming interfaces (APIs), servers and storage, database management

• Detail oriented with the capability of working on technical projects with limited supervision.

• Strong knowledge of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) online, Continuous Delivery pipelines with Azure

• Strong knowledge of Microsoft cloud technologies: Office 365, SharePoint Online, Exchange, Azure AD, etc.

• Experience customizing and parameterizing Azure service offerings using JSON templates

• Strong scripting skills with PowerShell, and JavaScript • Good understanding of front-end and back-end development within a .NET/Angular framework

• History of leading application monitoring efforts and data life cycle management

• Understanding and knowledge of IT standards and controls • Financial analysis skills strongly desired

• Cloud certification desired