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Cloud Solutions Architect  Azure
JobDiva # 21-04606

Make your mark where innovation is the rule.  Our client is looking for a Cloud Solutions Architect  Azure  in Reston, VA

Eclaro’s client is a leading educational non-profit, committed to advancing educational opportunities around the world. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!

Position Overview:
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect Azure willdesign and standardize the organization's infrastructure architecture including the selection of specific technologies and services. The work is both strategic and tactical. As technologists with a seat in the Technology Strategy function, technical architects operate in the continuum between solution architecture and the various technology domains of IT.
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect Azurewill focus on engineering innovative, strategic, and long-term solutions that align with Information Technology's technology strategy. Incumbents will have the necessary technical and leadership experience, knowledge, and skills to establish themselves as domain experts within the organization. Additionally, they will provide direction, guidance, and mentorship to staff engaged in the development and application of technology, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, patterns, and best practices.
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect Azureis responsible for designing and implementing 'right-sized' and 'right 'sourced' high-quality solutions that enable product and service delivery in support of the Client's mission, strategy, goals, and objectives. To accomplish this, this position will both lead and work collaboratively with business and technology stakeholders to establish and maintain technical assets within the enterprise technology portfolio.
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect Azurewill maintain awareness and knowledge of the emerging trends in technology, and its usage within the industry, and will apply this learning in the establishment of new and innovative technology solutions. The Architect will also establish technology and architecture related policies, standards, and guidelines, along with providing oversight and support to engineering activities for solution delivery.
  • Succeeding as a Cloud Solutions Architect Azurewill require deep technical knowledge, experience, and skills necessary when building solutions to support a single technology or line of business and a breadth of knowledge in multiple technology areas necessary when building and integrating solutions across multiple technologies and lines of business in an enterprise environment. Additional key skills are strong leadership and skilledcommunications.

  • Coordinate the definition of technology standards. Technical architectures work with SMEs in various technologies to define standards, commonly at the release and version level to ensure consistency in test and production environments.
  • Coordinate the creation and maintenance of technology roadmaps incorporating the life cycle of all relevant technology components.
  • Play a key governance role on behalf of the Technology Strategy organization. The technical architect plays a key governance role by keeping an eye on technology selection in projects and will raise a flag for further investigation if developers and solution architects attempt to implement variations from standards.
  • Design and implement 'right-sized' and 'right sourced' technical solutions in support of business and IT initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain alignment of technical assets across domains (e.g., application, data, security, performance testing, etc.) within the enterprise portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain transition roadmaps that meet the enterprise needs as identified during current state architecture analysis and the assessment of gaps and opportunities.
  • Facilitate the definition of, and adherence to, policies, technical standards, and usage guidelines.
  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of emerging technologies and industry trends to inform technical domain strategy and direction.

  • 7+years ofexperience developing, tuning, and implementing large scale, complex system architectures.
  • Demonstrated professional competence in the principles and practices of Enterprise Directory Services as they relate to:
    • the aspects of physical and logical directory design, including the namespace and schema, information collection, transformation and distribution, and replication in a distributed environment.
    • distinguishing the directory's audience and its information needs when designing or revising the directory infrastructure.
    • an ability to thoughtfully leverage integration technologies, such as meta-directory, virtual directory, and synchronization services.
    • building abstraction layers to repurpose core data sources to meet various and changing needs.
    • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) as well as the appropriate application programming interfaces (APIs) that are relevant to the Client's environment
    • master data management (MDM).
  • Familiarity with Identity and Access Management technologies and a demonstrated understanding of challenges posed by:
    • Cloud-scale applications and mobile platforms
    • Assessing the adequacy of technology controls and security measures.
    • Maintaining effective policies and procedures as technology changes.
  • Demonstrated experience with development platforms and languages.
  • Demonstrated experience with systems engineering and administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring technical staff in the development and usage of technology architectures and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain good customer working relationships.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with other enterprise domains (application, security, infrastructure data, etc.).

Preferred Skills:
  • Responsible - assume ownership of technical services, all aspects including delivering value via outcomes and continuous improvement.
  • Methodical work is planned with a purpose and approaches such that cost, quality, and risk are balanced.
  • Disciplined work is managed according to plan; points of variability are isolated and controlled.
  • Innovative employ creativity to devise effective and efficient strategies.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking - including abilities in analysis and problem- solving.
  • Experienced in "Systems Thinking the ability to break problems into manageable pieces, and to see how the pieces interact with one another and can be assembled into an integrated, functioning, "whole system.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication capabilities.
  • Skillful at facilitation and negotiation.
  • Effective team player with strong emotional intelligence self-awareness, confidence, ability to manage conflict, and empathy.
  • Ability to effectively respond to technical questions and issues i.e., effective in communicating complex technical concepts to diverse (both technical and non-technical) audiences at all levels in the organization.
  • Passion for technology, with an ability to understand and assess new technologies, and their potential applicability to business needs in an efficient, effective manner.

If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • Commuter Check Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro

If interested, you may contact:

Carlo Flores
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Equal Opportunity Employer: Eclaro values diversity anddoes not discriminate based onRace, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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