Job Title: Cloud Platform Consultant
Location: Columbus, IN (Remote option available)
Duration: 4 months
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for defining and implementing appropriate governance methodology, and best practices for greenfield cloud operations program, while ensuring compliance with organizational standards and policies
Own and execute a hybrid cloud strategy which includes the platform, architecture, security, organizational and financial aspects of adopting cloud technologies
Serve as the go-to person for all cloud governance issues and remediation
Build short and long-term strategic roadmaps for hybrid cloud services and facilitate prioritization of services and features to create business value for the organization
Partner with application, architecture, operations, and technology teams to identify and manage issues, risks, scope, schedule, and communications on cloud strategy
Make recommendations on platform cloud migration dispositions (re-host, re-platform, refactor, replace, retire) based on technical and business requirements
Work collaboratively within integrated, cross-functional teams to deliver comprehensive strategies that enable cloud services and infrastructure transformations
Work closely with the business development team to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions.
Document and develop in-depth knowledge of the hybrid cloud governance, architecture, infrastructure, and technology portfolio.
Conduct research on emerging on-premise and cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost-effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
Acts as an expert for hybrid cloud governance and operations in the strategy, design, and delivery of IT solutions.
Advises teams of cloud operations standard requirements, methodology, and processes.
Anticipates areas where architecture and operational standards may need to be developed and defines those standards that are in-line with customer, IT, and industry standards.
Requires Bachelor's degree in a related field; 7 years of experience in architecture/design and application development in relevant technology disciplines; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
15 years of experience in information technologies in a highly regulated environment (manufacturing, Financial, healthcare)
Must have application/solution development skills using cloud native services, APIs, Java/ JS (Node JS, JS,
Python, Java and AngularJS.
Must have "IaaC" skills using PowerShell, Cloud formation templates, serverless or Terraform.
Strong understanding of workload automation in a hybrid and cloud-native architecture.
Knowledge on Containerized system and Python scripting.
Experience with traditional data center infrastructure and cloud operations models
Strong understanding of modern development and testing techniques such as continuous delivery and continuous integration
Strong understanding of cloud architecture standards, including, an understanding of key application resiliency designs
Experience in leading cloud adoption strategies and initiatives for mid to large scale organizations
Experience with cloud service delivery models and a strong understanding of their unique value propositions - IaaS/PaaS/SaaS
Public Cloud Certification(s) - AWS, MS Azure, and OCI
Comfortable presenting to senior leadership (e.g., Directors, Vice Presidents, CIO, COO)
Experience defining and implementing governance and process improvements to optimally manage hybrid cloud environments (private on-premise, AWS, Azure and OCI public clouds)
Requires strong stakeholder management experience to drive discussions between business, operations, and technology teams
Relationship builder and team player
Experience developing, integrating, and managing complex cloud operations standards, processes, and procedures
Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and influence others.
Experience developing, optimizing, and managing cloud costs analysis, service levels, work in-take processes
Any experience developing or supporting a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) or similar governance models.
Working knowledge of the AGILE development framework.
Experience in establishing technical and operational governance over private and public cloud architectures.
Ability and desire to take ownership of work assignments and drive tasks to completion.