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Cloud Architect
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Philadelphia
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Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. We believe in what's possible and shape what's next.

At Slalom, personal connection meets global scale. We build deep relationships with our clients in cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, while sharing insights across markets to bring the full breadth of Slalom's expertise to every engagement. We nurture strong partnerships with over 200 leading technology providers, including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Marketo.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 6,500 employees. We were named one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.​

Slalom Philadelphia is currently seeking a highly talented Azure Cloud Architect to drive results by delivering exceptional enterprise client solutions. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to help build strategic relationships with the fasting growing technology companies in Philadelphia. 

As a hands-on Cloud Architect for Slalom Philadelphia, you’ll have an opportunity to develop and design innovative and modern cloud-native applications that maximize the use of cloud services to deliver highly scalable solutions that excite customers, clients, and developers. The individuals in these roles may work in either a pure development role, helping architect and design a solution, or act as a lead, managing a development team. The ideal candidate is invigorated by new challenges, seeks out new learning opportunities, leads from the front, challenges the status quo, and builds the skills of team members through technical and professional coaching.

Join Philadelphia’s Cloud Enablement Practice as a Solution Architect and help deliver engaging, modern cloud solutions and applications in a growing practice at one of Forbes Best Places to Work in America.

Responsibilities

  • Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical solution
  • Be versed in Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and/or Amazon Web Services cloud solution, architecture, related technologies and their interdependencies
  • Gather technical requirements, assess client capabilities and analyze findings to provide appropriate cloud solution recommendations and adoption strategy
  • Promote rapid development and deployment through design of cloud-native applications that favor use of cloud services over virtualization  
  • Design modern data pipelines using cloud-native database and processing services
  • Learn and adopt new tools and techniques to promote DevOps/Agile transformation
  • Share the leading practices with internal team members and clients
  • Collaborate as part of larger delivery teams which may include project managers, business analysts, architects, developers, and change management professionals
  • Provide technical direction and oversight to cloud implementation teams

Requirements

  • B.S. in Computer Science, related fields or commensurate work experience
  • 5+ years architecting and implementing Microsoft Azure, GCP, and/or Amazon Web Services infrastructure and topologies
  • 3+ years professional application development experience
  • Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud-based services for business teams or consumers
  • Project experience designing and implementing cloud-data solutions with specific expertise in:
    • Data modeling
    • Data pipeline development
  • Deep product knowledge and understanding of product features including:
    • Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud
    • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
    • Automation and DevOps
    • Terraform, Azure Resource Manager
    • Ansible, Puppet, Chef
    • Docker
    • Virtualization, Vmware, Citrix
  • Experience configuring and tuning virtual private clouds
  • Experience with Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), SAML, web Single Sign-on (SSO), OAuth and related authentication technologies
  • Transport Layer Security / SSL principles and management
  • Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies)
  • Practical experience sizing hardware and storage needs
  • Performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery principles, patterns and usage
  • Understanding of cloud ecosystem and leading-edge cloud emerging technologies
  • Preferred certifications
    • MCTS: Cloud/Azure
    • AWS: Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

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