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Senior Cloud Architect

Location: Toronto Canada
Job ID: 1014076HV
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation

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What you'll be doing

Plan the design and architecture of an entire project

• Lead projects/technical teams (from a technical standpoint) independently through design and implementation of systems infrastructure projects and overseeing the build of Cloud environments based on customer requirements
• Designing and implementing Virtual Private Cloud VPC environments, including compute, storage, database, networking, security etc. in the Cloud ecosystem
• Knowledge of the Cloud network architecture including designing VPN solutions between regions and subnets
• Knowledge with the Cloud AMI architecture including the development of machine templates and blueprints
• Designing the HA / DR strategies in the Cloud ecosystem
• Validation to ensure that the environment meets all security and compliance controls
• Leveraging written and verbal communication skills to work directly with customers and translate business needs into technical requirements for implementation
• Must be knowledgeable and confident in overall industry and Hitachi Vantara strategic directions while adhering to best practices
• Research new technologies and how they fit into our infrastructure
• Plan/Document/Create Tickets for future technical tasks and delegates them to the project team based on the skill level of the engineer
• Lead and present technical topics with customers and/or the larger Hitachi Vantara team
• Awareness of security protocols as it applies to projects - technologies
• Facilitate collaboration between teams to come up with solutions to complex technical issues
• Formally mentor junior team members within Hitachi Vantara
• Act as a product SME by supporting the Sales - Account teams as needed during LOE and SOW preparation (pre-sales discussions with clients)
• Manage client technical and delivery expectations working closely with the PMO
• Facilitates code reviews across and Architecture Review meetings for multiple projects
• Includes concepts from the Cloud Well Architected Framework in designed solutions
• Create Performance Reviews, Performance Improvement Plans and other related documentation to assist in the development of employees within Hitachi Vantara



What you bring to the team

• Canadian Citizenship
• Canadian Security Clearance - either current or qualified to obtain one
• Good working knowledge of Cloud Services and Offerings such as Messaging, Application Services, Migration Services, Cost Management Platform
• Working knowledge of Configuration Management (Chef preferred, Puppet or Ansible) Continuous Integration Tools (Jenkins preferred)
• Prior experience provisioning and spinning up Cloud Environments
• Hands on Terraform experience
• Production experience to build scalable systems (load balancers, memcached, master/slave architectures)
• Experience supporting a managed services infrastructure (On-Prem and/or Public cloud)
• Prior work with Cloud Monitoring tools (Nagios, Cacti, CloudWatch, Gnaglia, etc.)
• Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, NoSQL databases (DynamoDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc)
• Other Open Source tools used in the infrastructure space (Packer, Terraform, Vagrant, etc.)
• At least one Professional Cloud certification (Architect, DevOps)
• Strong knowledge and Evangelist for DevOps best practices including CI/CD methodologies and tools
• Advanced proficiency on concepts covered in Cloud Well Architected Framework

Our Company

Hitachi Vantara is part of the Global Hitachi family. We balance innovation with an open, friendly culture and the backing of a long-established parent company, known for its ethical reputation. We guide customers from what's now to what's next by unlocking the value of their data and applications to solve their digital challenges, achieving outcomes that benefit both business and society.

Our people are our biggest asset, they drive our innovation advantage and we strive to offer a flexible and collaborative workplace where they can thrive. Diversity of thought is welcomed and our employee base is represented by several active Employee Resource Group communities. We offer industry leading benefits packages (flexible working, generous pension and private healthcare) and promote a creative and inclusive culture. If driving real change gives you a sense of pride and you are passionate about powering social good, we'd love to hear from you.

Our Values

We strive to create an inclusive environment for all and are open to considering home working, compressed/flexible hours and flexible arrangements. Get in touch with us to explore how we might be able to accommodate your specific needs.

We are proud to say we are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. With Japanese roots going back over 100 years, our culture is founded on the values of our parent company expressed as the Hitachi Spirit:

Wa - Harmony, Trust, Respect

Makoto - Sincerity, Fairness, Honesty, Integrity

Kaitakusha-Seishin - Pioneering Spirit, Challenge
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