Cloud Infrastructure Architect

  • Job Reference: HQ00016022
  • Date Posted: 4 February 2019
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Belgium
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Description
Within the department « Services, Platforms and Clouds / Data Center Services» (SPC/DCS) the « Solution Design & Implementation » (SDI) team, includes the role of Cloud Infrastructure Architect. A key role in the Cloud IT infrastructure (Private/Hybrid/Public) delivery for the « Business » and technical projects within the Group.
The Cloud Infrastructure Architect works closely with internal clients, project managers and sponsors, for the translation of the requirements into the design of the IT solution, processes and tools. The role requires participation in all project phases, from initial intake through maturation, execution and project launch.
The Cloud infrastructure architect role is situated in a dynamic team that provides the design and delivery of Cloud solutions to the business and ensures the implementation for our internal customers.
Key competencies:
A strong understanding of cloud computing technology and infrastructure as well as experience designing and migrating applications to the cloud.
Analysis of the technical and financial impact of projects on (cloud) infrastructure and processes.
Translation of the business and operation requirements into the infrastructure technical specification, roadmap and end-to-end & cross-technology architecture design.
Collaborate with project managers, sponsors, technology teams and managers for the definition of the complete impact on the cloud infrastructure; budget & planning and the provisioning of the solution as required by the project.
Starting with initial high level design and estimate, through to the final detailed solution ready for provisioning (once the budget has been approved).

Experience and skills
Experience designing and implementing public, private and Hybrid cloud based solutions (preferably Azure) and mitigate risks.
Experience in SaaS, PaaS, IaaS platform
Design, coordinate and execute pilots, prototypes or proof of concepts, provide validation on specific use-cases
Knowledge of Network & Security landscape, together with interactions with IT platforms
Experience in integrating tools and services for all areas of cloud computing, such as data, security and networks.
Experience in Automation and Orchestration tools
Understanding of the building blocks of IT (virtualization, SDN, network infrastructures, physical&virtual storage, datacenter computing, backup&recovery technologies, databases, middleware, disaster recovery and business continuity technologies)
Understanding of the key infrastructure components; UNIX, LINUX, Windows, ORACLE, SQLserver, Apache, SAP, WebSphere. jBoss, Weblogic, VMware, OpenStack, OpenShift, Docker.
Understanding of project management life-cycle and methodologies.
Experience in Agile, DevOps
Familiarity with Cloud security and governance models
Familiarity with Cloud Management Platforms
Good to have Azure Certified resource
Good to have exposure to multi cloud environment
Experience in TCO analysis & ROI assessments on Cloud solution
Experience in migrating on-premise infrastructure to Cloud platform

Required Profile
Multiple years of relevant experience in IT architecture.
Mandatory knowledge of English, preferably also Dutch and/or French speaking.
Understanding of cost analysis; impact on business cases and cost of a solution's implementation and year on year operation
Strong understanding of strategy, information technology and innovation.
Self-starter with the ability to manage projects and other tasks under minimal supervision
Other skills: Customer focused, results driven, analytical, leadership, listening and negotiation, Strong communicator and collaborator