Customer is looking for subject matter expert (SME) - Sr. Architect , to be part of the consulting unit and work on projects related to Azure and AWS IaaS platform.
Deliver highly available and scalable enterprise solutions on public IaaS/PaaS platforms focusing on application assessments, automation and cloud deployments. This role includes ownership of technical and service elements related to cloud project engagements in building IaaS/PaaS infrastructure.
Interact and work closely with technical as well as management teams of the clients to ensure consulting engagements are successful and ensure high customer satisfaction.
Assess and advices on various migration options - such as 'lift & shift' or 'lift & reshape' (replatforming); based on labour input, costs, implementation time and time to benefit.
Lead and implement the cloud migration projects.
Assess performance and cost aspects of current cloud workloads and advice on optimization options.
Provide guidance on latest updates/ features released in the cloud platform and perform PoC to show the possibilities of implementing the same.
Work closely with Information security teams to implement latest cloud security changes in the system to ensure a secured environment.
Understand and document clients' requirements for consuming PaaS/IaaS cloud services.
Design and architect solutions based on needs for using the cloud platforms - produce necessary documents (slide decks, architecture diagrams, text documents).
Presentations for senior management as well as technical audience.
Produce service guides for operational teams to manage the solution.
Prepare and deploy automation scripts where ever necessary.
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Public IaaS: Understanding service catalogue of AWS and Azure, specifically IaaS services; inter alia:
network services (route 53, Traffic manager, CDN, load balancing, VPC, S2S VPN, Express route, WAF, Application gateway)
machine types (EC2, VMs)
Storage types (blobs, table, S3, EBS, SMB etc)
DB services / RDS,
Monitoring and analytics
Azure AD, IAM
Insights/ cloud watch
ARM deployments and ARM templates
Knowledge of designing, implementing and maintenance of different IaaS and PaaS services.
Provide identity management solutions for SaaS applications
Understanding of Ws-fed, Oauth , SAML federation concepts and their implementation in Azure Ad.
Scripting and automation using either Python, Perl, shell scripts or PowerShell, azure CLI
Strong knowledge in M365 suit (O365, EMS, Windows 10)
MDM and MAM solution - technical and implementation knowledge for large scale environments
Using REST/SOAP API based service interfaces for command-line based cloud management.
Understanding of networking and core Internet Protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP etc
Strong background in Linux and/or Windows system administration
Understanding of multi-tier web-applications; cloud deployment of such applications (and associated optimizations such as CDN, caching, load balancing etc - using public IaaS tools)
Knowledge of technical security practices: statefull layer 3/4 network firewalls, Layer 7 WAF, server hardening, encryption, SSL etc.
Excellent Communication and presentation skills.
Ability to promote positive relationships between ICC, the client, and its customers.
Strong negotiating skills and interpersonal skills.
Responsible, takes initiative and demonstrates a flexible approach to managing shifting priorities and workload.
Ability to promote a customer-centric approach to services or solutions.
Ability to train end users (IT and non-IT) on using cloud environments where and when necessary.
Up-to-date with latest technology changes in cloud platforms.
understanding of scheduling and orchestration with tool-set such as OpenStack
Experience in automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Saltstack, Bosh, Terraform or an equivalent
Experience with Opbots
Experience with source code management tools such as Git, Bitbucket or equivalent
Experience with SQL and NoSQL DBs such as MS SQL, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB or equivalent
Good understanding of docker runtime, containers, orchestration with Kubernetes and preferably OpenShift orchestration platform.
familiarity with the disciplines of enterprise software development such as configuration & release management, source code & version controls, and operational considerations such as monitoring and instrumentation
A first level university degree and a relevant combination of academic qualifications, certifications and experience.
Additional certifications in information systems as part of continuous learning to support the essential knowledge and skills requirements.
Amazon AWS or MS Azure vendor certifications; for example
Amazon Certified Solutions Architect (associate or professional)
Five years or more of progressing experience in IaaS cloud technologies with at least last 3 years in skills described above (functional knowledge and skills row).
Recent and proven experience in public cloud infrastructure architecture matching the functional and knowledge skills.
Working with cross-functional teams across multiple time zones.
Experience of consulting or service provider roles (internal, or external)
Application / software development
Expert knowledge of English is required.
Beginner's level knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.