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Cloud Solution Architect

The Cloud Solutions Architect will design the strategic systems architecture for the deployment of hosted/cloud solutions and communications systems for Innogist’s clients, including the integration of cloud services from multiple parties.

This position evaluates and recommends various solutions and alternatives that most economically accommodate present and anticipated business needs, along with any operational support strategies and requirements that may relate to the same. 

Responsibilities

  • Designing and integrating shared cloud or hosted service architectures and private/hybrid cloud solutions in accordance with the client’s business needs, using various third party cloud service providers.
  • Assessment of business requirements and needs as well as proactively identify additional opportunities to generate value for clients.
  • Documentation of scope, implementation plans, reference architectures, design and other artifacts.
  • Development of support protocols and procedures, including security, redundancy, business continuity solutions and recovery protocols where necessary.
  • Integration/ transition of existing customer systems to cloud based services where applicable.
  • Working with project management personnel in the preparation of transition, migration and pilot plans.
  • Technical assessment and testing of solutions and the clarification and presentation of technical capabilities, limitations, advantages and disadvantages of various solution alternatives.
  • Should be able to conduct training on various systems equipment features/functions where required.

 Requirements

  • Graduate in a related discipline with 5 years of systems architecture, implementation, and support experience, preferably with online systems and in the managed services industry.
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate/describe successes in agile PaaS/SaaS environments.
  • Experience with services deployment, installation, configuration, and integration of complex software, hardware, virtualized systems, VoIP, wireless device integration is an asset.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with client executives and senior managers and navigate customer organizations to ensure successful project delivery and acceptance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - able to establish trust and develop and manage relationships with clients, management and third party vendors.
  • Strong analytical abilities, excellent oral and written technical and technical communication skills.
  • Ability to travel to customer locations as needed.
  • Comfortable working under pressure and meeting tight schedules.