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Cloud Solutions Architect

Company: Finastra
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

About the role:

Finastra is looking for an experienced Cloud Solution Architect who does things the right way and loves to troubleshoot, solution and improve. We want you to join our Cloud Enablement Team under Development Enterprise Architecture and become part of the team responsible for our products in Microsoft Azure cloud.

What you'll do:

As a Cloud Solution Architect, you will be part of the Global Technology organization and work closely other product engineers, architects and developers to build highly reliable products. The Development Operations Group manage the entire Microsoft Azure Cloud environment for FINASTRA development and as such we'll rely on your experience to help us build out the automated, shining beacon of best-practice infrastructure that we need, and your role will be supported by the teams of top-notch developers, support engineers and the entire Finastra organization to deliver the best of breed products and services to our clients.

What you'll need:

As technologies move around us, we need a team of people who grow and adapt to new best practices. We look for people with:

  • 10+ years of computing experience, knowledge and excitement about the terrain and 3+ years of direct Azure experience

  • Strong/Expert knowledge of container provisioning and management (Docker/Docker Swarm/Kubernetes)

  • A solid grasp of the programming tools at their disposal, and knowledge of the time and place to use each one

  • Working experience with configuration management (e.g. Ansible/Puppet/Chef/DSC)

  • Working experience with monitoring (e.g. OMS/APM) and notification systems

  • Strong/Expert knowledge of Azure ARM templates and PowerShell, AZ CLI, shell, Python

  • Pragmatic problem-solving abilities dealing with complex systems

  • Comfortable wearing lots of hats in a heterogeneous environment: working with web servers and databases, and software, dashboards and various IaaS systems and PaaS resources

  • Ability to deliver long-term, repeatable IaC solutions that incorporate directly into an overall CI/CD process

  • Strong commitment to standardization

  • The Cloud Enablement Group place exceptional value on experience and skills that directly align our needs within the Azure tech stack, specifically experience and knowledge of:
  • Azure IaaS and PaaS technologies in general -- a deep knowledge of the tools in the platform
  • Specifically, environment delivery and support for:
  • Service Fabric

  • Application Service Environment

  • Azure Kubernetes Service

  • Azure SQL, Cosmos, etc.

  • Azure APIM

  • Azure AD

  • Azure OMS/Application Insights

  • Global Traffic Manager

  • Redis Cache

  • any Azure PaaS resource in an automated, repeatable fashion through a combination of Azure ARM templates, PowerShell, shell, Python, etc.

  • Provisioning and capacity planning

  • Cloud SDN (Azure)

  • Strong security/audit awareness

  • Operationalization of solutions from Development POCs through Production

  • Vulnerability and patch management


  • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact your recruitment partner.

Keywords: Finastra, Plano , Cloud Solutions Architect, Other , Plano, Texas

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