Cloud Solution Architect - Azure

  • Meijer
  • Grand Rapids, MI

Full Time

  • No Travel Required

Job Description

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Meijer Rewards
  • Weekly pay
  • Scheduling flexibility
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid education assistance
  • care assistance
  • Team member discount
  • Development programs for advancement and career growth

Please review the job profile below and apply today!

The Cloud Solution Architect - Azure acts as a senior level technical and functional expert, partnering with business and IT stakeholders at all levels to identify architectural solution options and map value streams. This position is responsible for using solution architecture practices and techniques to deliver measurable business outcomes in a large-scale, complex organization.

**This position is fully remote within the Meijer six state footprint (MI,IL,IN,OH,KY,WI)**

What You'll be Doing:
  • Evaluates architectural options and defines overall architecture of the system, ensuring commonality across systems.
  • Assists with architecture and design of frameworks, APIs, and Terraform modules to support reuse and a fully automated platform.
  • Defines non-functional requirements including performance monitoring, alerting and code management, ensuring alignment with technology best practices and SLAs.
  • Determines major elements and subsystems and defines interfaces as well as architectural runway.
  • Mentors and coaches other members of the Cloud, Development, and\or Run team.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical consulting support on vendor, platform, and internal applications.
  • Drives engagement with ITS Security, Development, and Infrastructure teams to ensure secure development and deployment of solutions.
  • Interfaces with the Product Owner and IT partners at the Program level to define and estimate features for agile teams.
  • Works within the SAFe Agile framework and employs ITIL best practices.
  • Conducts industry research, facilitates new product and vendor evaluations, and assists in vendor selection.
  • Assists in production support and maintenance of applications as needed.
  • This job profile is not meant to be all inclusive of the responsibilities of this position; may perform other duties as assigned or required.

What You Bring with You (Qualifications):
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent work experience and technical training is required.
  • Any SAFe certification (SSM, SASM, SA, SPC, SPMPO).
  • ITIL Foundations certification.
  • Azure Architect certification(s)
  • 5+ years' experience in Cloud Engineering, Infrastructure engineering, and/or solution architecture.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques is required (cross-functional experience is highly desirable).
  • Experience with structured design, development and implementation of new and established computing architectures.
  • Technical team leadership experience.
  • Experience in Scaled Agile framework is preferred.
  • Experience with multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies, and processing environments.
  • Expert level knowledge in Azure (PaaS, IaaS)
  • Knowledge of development practices, cloud-narrative patterns and API development using C#
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation.
  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture.
  • Strong understanding of network architecture.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations.
  • Translates business needs into technical architecture requirements.
  • Communicates IT requirements and guidelines to vendor partners.
  • Estimates financial impact of technical architecture alternatives.
  • Applies multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • Quickly comprehends the functions and capabilities of new technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.