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Cloud Consultant
JO-1711-1988
Houston
 

Cloud Consultant - AWS

 

About Slalom

Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.

 

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 5,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

 

About the Role

Join Houston's Cloud and Infrastructure Practice as a Solution Architect and help deliver engaging, modern cloud solutions and applications in a growing practice at one of the Nation’s top rated consultancies. As a member of the Cloud and Infrastructure team, you will analyze, design and architect cloud based solutions to address our clients’ needs for infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service. We are looking for sharp, disciplined, and self-motivated individuals who have a passion for utilizing the cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services to solve real business problems for our customers.


Position located in Houston, TX. No relocation provided.

 

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
  • Create the conceptual, logical and physical design for cloud-based solutions for infrastructure and platforms
  • Research, analyze, recommend and select technical approaches for solving difficult and challenging development and integration problems
  • Learn and adopt new tools and techniques to increase performance, automation and scalability
  • 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 project experience deploying cloud solutions (Azure or AWS)
  • 3+ years architecting and implementing Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services infrastructure and topologies
  • Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud based services for business teams or consumers
  • Deep product knowledge and understanding of product features including:
  • Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud
  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Automation and DevOps
  • 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
  • Strong analytical problem solving ability
  • Good presentation skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
  • 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

 

Desired:

  • 3+ years previous consulting experience, especially a Big 4 consulting firms or specialty cloud consulting firms
  • Practical experience implementing AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Automation experience with Puppet and Chef
  • Experience with cloud-based development and deployment
  • Production experience with deployment and management of AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Preferred certifications
    • MCTS: Cloud/Azure
    • AWS: Certified Solutions Architect - Professional


Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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