To support our growth ambition, we are looking for a Cloud Architect to strengthen the team. Are you ready to build innovative solutions in a wide variety of business areas based on the latest technology and within a young and motivated team ? Then you may well be the Cloud Architect we are looking for !
Leading role to assess client IT landscapes and Infrastructure Portfolios, interact with the business up to CTO level, participate in architecture review boards, understand their technical needs, spot the weak points, apply forward thinking where the strategy of the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts.
Make value propositions, provide guidance and integrate solutions in response to technical challenges of our clients, developing modernization strategies and roadmaps, and exploiting the capabilities of digital technologies (in particular cloud). Create an IT Roadmap & phased approach, target and transition architectures, defining the what, how, when to move. Recommend a PoC based approach identifying the first cases and low hanging fruits.
Design the high-level architecture of information systems based on components, and create convincing business cases for client specific situations (in particular cloud migration strategies), including cost benefits, prioritization criteria and transformation roadmaps. Conduct Technical workshops, and build the target situation (To Be). Align with client and partners on the technical implementation.
Develop architecture solutions and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services.
Support our customers in their digital transformation journey. Make recommendations on how their platforms should evolve, whether this is in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid solution. Draw up cloud strategies and roadmaps for our customers.
Translate client specific objectives into a structure that will suit their needs and considering the project constraints in terms of resource usage and scalability. Follow up the execution and assure alignment with the high/detailed level design, assist the technical team with the implementation of the designed solutions. Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk.
Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks. Inspire proposal teams, lead the solutioning, and write commercial proposals.
Your Key Responsibilities:
Act as a trusted advisor towards our clients, develop their interest and trust in our services.
Keep your knowledge up to date through technology watch opportunities.
Be instrumental in expanding our business in enterprise architecture domains.
Provide cross-functional technical leadership across all solution components.
Deliver consulting missions with passion, to client satisfaction.
Lead the technical teams in the implementation of the designed solutions.
Ultimate responsibility for the quality and pertinence of proposals.
Experience of 5 years in IT architecture in more than one domain: enterprise, solution, applications, cloud, infrastructure, security, …
Proven experience with cloud integration and on-premise environments across different technology stacks, cloud services automation and orchestration, containers service management. Skilled in IT budget management, Cloud transformation ROI (Return on Investment) and baseline TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for C-Level projects' approval.
TOGAF certification level 1 & 2 is a plus
In-depth knowledge of cloud models and services (IaaS, PaaS, …), network/interconnectivity architecture and security management integrated with Identity Management and Data Protection. Technical sizing and pricing, High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Good knowledge of core infrastructure technologies like Linux or Microsoft Windows Servers, LDAP or Microsoft Active Directory, virtualization (VMWare, Hyper-V, Oracle), monitoring, auditing, logging.
Cloud architect certification on one major cloud provider (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc..) is a plus.
Sufficient depth and breadth of technical knowledge to design and scope multiple deliverables across several technologies.
Strong technical project leadership capabilities and be able to deal with complex issues.
Ability to interact with customers regarding business and technical information.
Prior experience with application (or infrastructure) development life cycle & projects.
Demonstrate strong team building skills - ability to work as a team.
Understanding of frameworks such as ITSM/ITIL, COBIT, IT4IT, … is a plus
Broad knowledge of system and information architectures, storage concepts, systems, virtualization, containers, automation, security.
Share relevant or useful information in a timely manner
Demonstrate strong initiative to learn with minimal direction. Result oriented, structured problem solving.
Bachelor/Master in software engineering or computer science.
You have excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills, in Dutch or French and English. You can lead workshops and write proposals in these languages.
Montreal Associates is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.