Technical Architect II

Remote / Telework
Edison, New Jersey, United States


  • Contract
  • 3
  • Never
  • 15-20 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Job Description

Aws or azure or GCP

Work you will do
As a Lead Cloud Consultant, you will be joining a dynamic and growing Cloud Practice within the Global IT Solutions Organization. You will be responsible for a wide range of activities that span the entire spectrum of current state discovery to delivery of recommendations, architectures, plans, roadmaps, and financial benefits for our clients as they journey to the Cloud or enhance their current experience. This team of highly capable strategic consultants will form the “tip of the spear” for the delivery of a wide range of public, private, and hybrid platforms.

The core focus of the team will be on 6 major Pillars of opportunity:
 Business: Value Realization
 People: Roles and Readiness
 Governance: Prioritization and Control
 Platform: Applications and Infrastructure
 Security: Risk and Compliance
 Operations: Manage and Scale

Sample Practice Focus Opportunities within these 6 pillars include:
 Discover and Analyze the drivers motivating a client to move to the Cloud and present findings and observations.
 Discover the current state of the client infrastructure and applications and present findings and observations related to readiness.
 Discover the current state of the client IT organizational structure and present findings and observations related to readiness.
 Discover at a high level the current state of the client IT related processes and present findings and observations related to readiness.
 Develop and present end state Cloud Architectures based on the current state discovery.
 Develop and present detail Roadmaps and plans to transition to the defined end state Cloud architecture.
 Offer CenturyLink integration opportunities for non-Cloud assets working with CenturyLink teams to maximize the client opportunity.
 Build the business case for moving to the cloud.
 Analysis of current IT depreciation schedule and how it can be maximized related to Total Cost of Ownership via cloud services.
 Work with the client to develop the Cloud TCO / ROI analysis / and Funding requirements.
 Assist in the development of internal communication plans to enable adoption.
 Assist in the development of required organizational processes and structure for Cloud adoption and management.
 Analysis of current SLA’s if applicable and offer observations relevant to a Cloud deployment.
 Assist in the development and training of client personnel for adoption and management of Cloud assets.
 Offer the development of a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE).
 Assess change management processes for cloud applications.
 Evaluate on-boarding cloud operations tools.
 Offer candidates for retirement given deployment of Cloud architectures and related processing.
 Document a plan for future scalability and innovation using cloud infrastructure.

Specific Role Qualifications:
 Previous Big 4 or major consulting experience preferred.
 15 + years’ experience in Hosting and Infrastructure design and implementation
 5+ years of experience with AWS and Azure technologies.
 AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, required.
 A combination of Microsoft certifications desired – Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 532; Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam 533; Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 534; Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions Exam 473.
 A combination of Google certifications desired – Google Associate Cloud Engineer; Google Professional Cloud Architect.
 A combination of VMware certifications desired – Data Center Virtualization (Professional); Cloud Management and Automation (Professional); Advanced Cloud Management and Automation (Professional); Design Cloud Management and Automation (Professional).
 Broad and comprehensive knowledge of Cloud providers, Amazon, Azure, Google.
 5+ years of experience working on strategic initiatives within a large, matrixed and complex organization; previous consulting experience strongly preferred.
 Experience developing executive communications, both written and verbal.
 Strategic thinker with the proven ability to identify opportunities, formulate supporting business cases and gain support from stakeholders.
 Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of others and develop relationships across the organization.
 Ability to communicate effectively with clarity and precision in both written and verbal capacities.
 Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
 Bias towards delivering impactful results.
 Education: Bachelor’s degree.
 Location: Open

Oversee the development of future component architectures and migration plans. Conceive, design, prototype, and test new methods, algorithms, and models. Define and enforce appropriate technical standards and procedures. 2-4 years experience

Questions from the employer

You will need to answer the following questions when you apply to this job.

  • Do you have previous Big 4 or major consulting experience?
  • Do you have 15 + years’ experience in Hosting and Infrastructure design and implementation?
  • Do you have 5+ years of experience with AWS and Azure technologies?
  • Have you worked for Centurylink in the past? If so please provide manager name and dates of employment:
  • Have you used the template and sent as WORD version of the resume making sure that there are no gaps unaccounted for? All resumes MUST be in the client's required format. If you do not already have it, download the template here:
  • Candidate phone number:
  • Candidate DOB (day & month only)
  • Last 4 digits of candidates SSN:
  • Hourly Pay Rate Candidate is locked down at:
  • Have you confirmed that your candidate is able to pass a background and drug screening?
  • Have you confirmed that your candidate is able to work in the US without sponsorship?