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Cloud Architect

West Chester, PA | Direct Hire

Post Date: 06/19/2017 Areas of Expertise: Technical

CSS Tec is currently recruiting Cloud Architect for a Direct Hire position in West Chester, PA.

The ideal candidate should be an organized strong multi-tasker, who is self-motivated with great customer service skills. They should handle high stress situations with ease, and thrive in a busy environment. They should have a proven record of personal and professional achievement and able to master modern technologies as needed. A strong candidate should have the ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and an ardent desire to help a business grow.

Responsibilities of the Cloud Architect:

  • Participate in planning for the future technical architecture, providing insight into the future of their technology domain.
  • Participate in or leads the development of roadmaps
  • Play a lead role in the evaluation of new technologies
  • Specify the monitoring points to assess performance of technologies .  Recommends necessary actions to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Develop disaster recovery and contingency plans
  • Contribute to the technical elements of RFPs and RFIs and negotiates with vendors on technical issues.
  • Interact with major providers at the technical expert level to address mission critical issues, evaluates ongoing vendor service level and enforces SLAs and penalties.  
  • Design technical solutions, often requiring non-linear analysis such as charting decision trees and tracking multiple interdependencies.
  • Conduct complete diagnostics for even the most complex technical problems in their area(s) of expertise, including those involving multiple systems, clients, platforms and technologies.
  • Develop and propose technology solutions and designs architectural roadmaps, leading the process from conceptual to physical design, specifying functions and documenting effectively.
  • Conduct system design, feasibility and cost studies and recommend cost-effective cloud solutions.
  • Provide technical leadership to project teams in their area of expertise and/or leads teams to complete projects if a project manager has not been assigned. 
  • Balance and negotiate the needs of multiple users and communicates the business advantages of various technical and architectural solutions.
  • Communicate highly technical information effectively to numerous audiences, including senior management, the user community and less experienced team members.  Customizes presentations to the interests of the audience.
  • Serve as a leading participant in industry forums, bringing new technical information into the organization and disseminating it to appropriate IT colleagues.  
  • Lead technical design and execution for moderate to large sized projects including those requiring significant integration with other areas.
  • Formulate significant components of a project plan.
  • Lead the development and analysis of RFPs and RFIs related to their domain. 
  • Lead implementation efforts –conducts and provides work estimates, formulates the project plan, coordinates vendors, establishes the critical path, builds and conducts tests, executes against the implementation plan and tracks project progress.
  • Select tools and methodologies for projects. Commits to deliverables for scope of work with clients and/or management.
  • Design and implement enterprise infrastructure and platforms required for cloud computing. Analyzes system requirements and ensures that systems will be securely integrated with current applications.
  • Act as a technical mentor to team members and promotes knowledge transfer.
  • Lead Enterprise Cloud Reference Architecture function
  • Work alongside with other Architects, and Platform Engineering to ensure consistency and to aid in execution
  • Develop Cloud Computing including Identity and Access Management (IAM) technical standards for interoperability and portability across multiple cloud vendor solutions.
  • Develop strategic plans for cloud services, including, but not limited to, transition strategies, bundling (multiple cloud offerings) strategies, mission/vision descriptions, and positioning strategies.


If you or someone you know is interested, please email resumes to Stephen

Stephen Simonian

Stephen is a Technical Recruiter who has been assisting IT Professionals in their pursuit of their next opportunity for over three years.

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