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Job ID: 50315

Principal Cloud Solution Architect
Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Cloud solutions? Are you able to guide and advise business and IT teams on creating new Cloud-native applications and services? Do you have strong soft skills, solid stakeholder management and technology governance experience? Do you want to transform businesses, so they are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world?

Then you have an opportunity to join as a Senior/Principal Cloud Architect to work with highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe to build Azure Cloud solutions.

Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution.
Enable Azure cloud journey, analyze TCO and create a business case, make the Cloud dream become reality.
Design and prototype cloud solutions create solution architecture document covering deep technical aspects of the implementation.
Create a unified strategy for cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation and operations.
Analyze existing application portfolios, develop next-gen application architecture, transformation and modernization roadmap.
Conduct cloud solutions architecture review/audit and create review/audit report.
Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live".
Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed.
Day-to-day lead the client through the technical and organizational challenges of Cloud transformation.
Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities, including RFP processing, proposal development and direct communications with potential clients.
Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices.
Create thought leadership on cloud solutions and hybrid clouds.
Serve as a cloud evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on cloud solutions design, build, governance, security, operations and cost control best practices.

Avid technologist, with deep expertise in modern cloud architecture and history of successful implementation of complex Azure solutions.
Large-scale software development or application engineering with recent coding experience in some of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Node.js, .NET, Python, PHP or Ruby.
Designing and building applications using container and serverless technologies.
Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability.
Deep expertise in solution architecture including web services, relational and non-relational databases, front-end and/or back-end technologies.
Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and automated deployment.
Experience working with highly scalable, performant and mission critical architectures.
Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get client buy-in and deliver commitments.
Strong communication skills, ability to present technical ideas in business-friendly language.
Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Relevant cloud certifications are highly desirable.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws. 


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