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Robert Half Cloud Solution Architect in Chicago, Illinois


Robert Half is seeking an Application Architect to join a great team in Chicago. This is a full time role with a growing company.

You will manage the lifecycle of new development on existing and future products. In this role, you will be reviewing product requirements, designing product architecture, and managing daily product development efforts. The Application Architect will be responsible for managing complex interactions between business processes and technologies as well as translating product specifications into production level applications.

Major responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of leading technology components and best practices including:

  • Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, Public, Private, and Hybrid)

  • Virtualization (VMware, AWS, Azure, and GCP)

  • Network, Server, Storage, Database, and Datacenter Design

  • Experience with application architecture including layout of application’s deployment and design

  • Experience with automation and orchestration including streamlining single tasks through a repeatable and uninterrupted process and automating the execution of complex processes with a variety of variables

  • Capable of developing processes and architecture for integrating disparate services

  • Skilled in ITSM/ITOM to promote processes needed to manage the provisioning, capacity, performance and availability of the operational and service environments

  • Proficiency working with Active Directory and related directory services

  • Proficiency working with Windows and Unix file systems

  • Familiarity with ITIL and service management best practices and leading platforms (such as ServiceNow)

  • Exposure to networking hardware and software (Cisco, Meraki, etc.)

  • Exposure to Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Skype (in a systems design or administration role)

  • Exposure to Orchestration, Automation, and Management tools (Landesk, SCCM, SCOM, Puppet, etc.)

  • Understanding of cloud security principals including Identity and Access Management and Access Control Concepts

  • Strong understanding of BCDR as it relates to cloud environments and how-to architect platforms with adequate resiliency features

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to translate business requirements into technology solutions

  • Experience with managing the governance, risk and compliance aspect of cloud-based technology

  • Demonstrated knowledge of technology project risks and strategies for managing and mitigating them

  • Demonstrated strong written, oral and presentation skills with the ability to discuss highly technical concepts to all audiences, ranging from non-technical people to executive level technical decision-makers

  • Experience managing projects related to cloud



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