Senior Cloud Solutions Architect 12months + REMOTE Job Responsibilities: Provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to systems analysts, IT cloud engineers, and other systems architects. Lead the development of the client existing IT on-prem and cloud architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio. Develop and manage an IT cloud infrastructure capacity plan. Lead the development and communication of a cloud technology standards policy. Conduct research on emerging cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility. Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities. Lead the design, development and oversee the implementation of end-to-end IT cloud integrated systems. Provide knowledge transfer (KT) to Enterprise Services staff to build skill to be able to maintain cloud infrastructure and automation pipelines. KT methods include, but not limited to: Virtual or in-person learning sessions, on-the-job-training (OJT), job shadowing. And creation of job aids and training materials Solve complex business problems by providing technical advice and project solution alternatives. Work with stakeholders to facilitate the improvement/re-engineering of business processes to align with technology needs. Facilitate the elicitation of requirements/use cases/user stories with subject matter experts and manage through the requirements lifecycle. Create and present reports to provide system information to District and college executives and other stakeholders. Skills Required The Contractor Senior Cloud Solution Architect must possess the following skills and abilities in order to perform the essential functions of the position: Broad technical understanding of cloud architectures, technologies and service-oriented models, including cloud operations management, DevOps, applications, computer services, virtualization and extended networking domains, AWS Cloud experience preferred. Demonstrated work experience in Enterprise Architecting, Platform Engineering, Platform Delivery with Multi-Cloud exposure. Experience with information and application security concepts including public key encryption, remote access, access credentials, and certificate-based authentication. Demonstrated hands-on experience in cloud engineering, hybrid cloud integrations, on- demand computing, serverless architectures, DevOps CI/CD pipelines, Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and GitHub. Expert level understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage. Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools. Extensive experience with system performance tuning. Ability to review business needs, assess impact to operations, recommend policy changes to executives, and implement changes necessary to ensure regulatory compliance and enforcement. Ability to detail business needs and outcomes by assessing and documenting the current environment, including stakeholders, business processes, systems/tools, and data utilized/needed. Knowledge and experience of all phases of the IT system development lifecycle and the application of waterfall, agile, and hybrid methodologies. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to utilize diplomacy, tact, and professionalism when working with peers and stakeholders. Ability to evaluate situations from multiple perspectives (customers, stakeholders, vendors, best practices) in order to manage projects effectively. Ability to exercise good judgment and make timely and effective decisions. Ability to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, and originality in performing assigned tasks. Ability to multi-task and manage several complex projects concurrently with rapid response times. Ability to constantly re-prioritize work based on severity of issues and impact of solution. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in performing tasks. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite (including Outlook, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Visio) and Teams.