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Azure Architect
Ref No.: 17-10019
Location: Plano Texas, Texas
An infrastructure architect is responsible for configuring and provisioning infrastructure resources to run
workloads within a cloud environment. He / she needs to have experience integrating multiple IT infrastructural
components in order to support solutions to business problems. The role requires close collaboration with
software developers so as to understand their needs. An infrastructure architect is also responsible for
maintaining the currency of the existing infrastructure through analysis of various parameters.
• Interact with scrum masters to understand project requirements and user stories and translate them into
architectural blueprints
• Architect infrastructure components (e.g., compute, storage, databases, etc.) to run workloads within a public
cloud environment
• Analyze and optimize existing deployed infrastructure based on cost, performance, etc.
• Perform routine reviews of configurations, application ecosystems and third party connectivity
• Make recommendations to help optimize spend, performance and architectural flexibility
• Perform short-term and long-term infrastructure capacity planning
• Evaluate emerging technologies and tools
• Develop and maintain technical domain roadmaps pertinent to public cloud capabilities
• Prior experience with configuring and provisioning infrastructure in a cloud for application deployment
• Familiarity with cloud native (e.g., AWS CloudFormation, GCP Deployment Manager, etc.) and third party
tools (e.g., Chef, Spinnaker, etc.)
• Knowledge of systems management software, storage systems and database technologies
• Experience with systems integration and service oriented architecture model
• Experience integrating multiple elements of IT architecture in support of solutions to business problems
• Architectural understanding of top cloud providers (i.e., AWS, GCP and Azure)
• Ability to conceive infrastructure solutions from elaboration of requirements
• Ability to assess the performance of existing infrastructure deployments and recommend improvements
• Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them
• Ability to collaborate with software developers and understand their needs
• General knowledge of agile software development concepts and processes