Principal Cloud Architect

Location IN-Bangalore
Job ID
Anusuya R Rajendran
Position Level
Senior Advisor/Principal/Senior Manager


Cloud Architect


The Cloud Architect is responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership  in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms. 


Additionally, as a  Senior Cloud Architect you will be responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery. 


Cloud Architecture and Design and Development (50%)


• Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability) 

• Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes 

• Act as a Subject Matter Expert to  cloud end-to-end architecture, including GCP and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management

 • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud 

• Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation

 • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc. 

• Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services 

• Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks 

• Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications Consultation 


Consultation (20%) 

• Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment 

• Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements 

• Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners

 • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk 

• Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations


Thought Leadership (20%) 

• Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements 

• Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts

 • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems 


Mentoring (10%)

 • Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks

 • Develop a cohesive team and ensure their continued success 

• Lead the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems

• Conduct product work reviews with team members


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience

• 10 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations

• Experience as a team lead preferred

• Experience with GCP/AWS and VMWare enterprise implementations

• Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments

• Knowledge of all components of an technical architecture

• Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes

• Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies

• Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems

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