Solution Architect Lead – Cloud

OneAmericaIT & Cybersecurity 9+ Years

Job Description

At OneAmerica, we deliver on promises when customers need us most.  We believe the best way to serve our customers is to know that every individual, employee, family and business we work with has unique personal and financial goals.  We keep our promises, so we can help them achieve their goals and realize their definition of financial success.

Job Summary

A contributing member of the project team, with primary accountability for ensuring the conformance to the OneAmerica Cloud Architecture standards and developing the business solution including Solution Scoping and Design. During the Initiation phase responsible for providing input into high level estimates, skills needed, risks and contingency plan.​

Primary Responsibilities:

Advises, consults, leads, guides and mentor’s fellow solution architects to ensure our solutions are designed and implemented to the highest Cloud architecture standards.
Follow OneAmerica data architecture best practices, standards and processes
Provide consultation for Could migration at OneAmerica
Partner with the Enterprise Cloud Architect to understand, and implement the Enterprise Cloud Strategy
Maintain and enhance an in-depth understanding of the business data needs and the ability to align those business needs with the overall enterprise data strategy
Partner with Cloud practice lead to Identify and plan continuous improvement within the cloud architecture practice
Ensure new technologies for future evolution of cloud architecture are considered while developing solution designs
Follow and ensure compliance to OA data and security standards
Accountable for developing project solution designs leveraging reference architectures and design building blocks to meet business and technical requirements.
Accountable to facilitate technical analysis, comprehensive solution design, and technology domain sessions to drive optimum IT solutions.
Leverage other IT specialists as required to support solution shaping and resolving impediments. This includes potential engagement with enterprise architects, project managers, support teams and IT Leadership.
Establish deep and empathetic relationships with the business and peers across IT to effectively promote solution development.
Maintains awareness of IT strategic direction, EA strategies, emerging technologies, software trends, and tools.
Work with the delivery and support teams to incorporate process improvements, efficiency gains and tech debt elimination into the solution design.
Partners with Enterprise Architecture to facilitate and support execution of pilot and or proof of concept activities to validate technology capabilities.
Tracks and manages component interdependencies.
Assess and evaluate project risks during planning and provide risk mitigation recommendations
Architecting and implementing secure, scalable enterprise application solutions to be cloud native and cloud optimized in a multi cloud environment.
Working as hands on technical leader on the Solution Architecture team with a detailed understanding of cloud-native concepts and tradeoffs.
Partnering with Enterprise Architecture, Development and Infrastructure teams to set up the tool land scape for cloud native application development.
Providing deep software development knowledge with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns and programming
Creating reference implementations and executable architecture enabling our developer community through examples and reusable code, defining cloud native standard and best practices for their application and practices.
Identifying applications that represent opportunities to leverage cloud services and architectures by evaluating quality attributes, technology risk, capacity variability, and other factors where a cloud native architecture solution can add benefit to the overall solution.
Staying abreast of evolving developments in the cloud native space to adopt key practices and architectures to continuously improve our cloud native capabilities.
Evaluating cloud technologies and services for fit and purpose of use in our application portfolio by evaluating application needs, cost, risk and ability to rearchitect existing solutions.
Offering design option in infrastructure movement techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud.
Implementing DevOps practices such as infrastructure as code, continuous integration and automated deployment
Job Requirements

Required Education and/or Certifications

Bachelors’ degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering, or related fields, or equivalent practical experience.
Recommended Education and/or certifications

TOGAF certifications
Degree in Data Analytics or similar field
Any technology or project management certification is a plus
Prior experience working as a Solution Architect is a plus
ITIL Foundation Certification is a plus
CDMP Certification
Required Work Experience

10+ years' experience in designing, developing and implementing complex distributed systems
3-4 years’ experience architecting, and developing complex applications on one or more major cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
Cloud native development experience
Experience with CI/CD tools. Configuration management platforms (Chef, Puppet, Salt or Ansible)
Experience creating reference Architecture and code samples
Strong scripting skills, familiarity with Terra Form and Azure DevOps experience
Or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background
Salary Band: 07B

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of OneAmerica associates are currently working remotely in accordance with our safety protocols.  The selected candidate will be expected to temporarily work remotely for an unspecified period of time as determined in OneAmerica’s sole discretion.  When normal business operations resume, the selected candidate will be expected to physically return to the appropriate work location.

Disclaimer:  OneAmerica is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted On

October 25, 2021