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Cloud Architect (AWS), Consulting, Director

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3 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Line of Service
Not Applicable
Technology Strategy
Management Level
Job Description & Summary
A career within Technology Strategy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations develop strategies that transform their technology capabilities and solve their most critical challenges. We focus on building technology enabled and agile operating models, planning their new enterprise architecture into a differentiating capability system that helps them win in the market, leveraging digital analytics to enhance the customer experience and optimising business operations, and using modern management techniques such as robotic process automation and next generation sourcing strategies to help our clients get fit for growth.
A career within the Cloud Engineering Practice, will provide you with the opportunity to assist leading organizations develop and implement strategies that transform their technology capabilities and solve their most critical business challenges. We take a "cloud first" approach when building assets and delivering technology with an agile operating model. Our mindset is to always look for opportunities to automate technology and business processes. We assist our customers to embrace next generation sourcing strategies to drive success and get "fit for cloud".

Joining this newly formed team will allow you the opportunity to shape, scale and provide leadership to a group of highly skilled cloud architects and engineers. You will be able to combine your consulting, technical and industry expertise to build and deliver emerging cloud solutions.

With an initial focus on Amazon AWS you will collaborate with internal teams and customers to develop hybrid cloud architectures, leverage cloud services, ensuring a solid foundation to run, manage and scale their critical business applications.

Location flexibility: The candidate can be based anywhere in Canada

Important points to consider

Putting the safety of our people and clients first as we look to a hybrid future: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients, and communities is our number one priority. Vaccinations have proven to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Effective Friday, October 1, 2021, PwC Canada requires all partners, staff, contractors and visitors to be fully-vaccinated when entering a PwC location, subject to applicable legal exemptions. At PwC, the future ways of work will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual, allowing choice and flexibility to explore new ways of working and collaborating. Read this press release for further details.

What you'll create and do

As a Senior Cloud Architect initially focused on Amazon AWS, you'll work with the Technology Strategy and Transformation, Consulting Group and lead a team of problem solvers, leveraging emerging cloud technology and services to solve complex business challenges from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Take an "always learning" and "coaching" approach to your leadership role
  • Cloud moves fast and requires a lot of "labbing and learning", be an out of the box thinker; look for opportunities to learn new software and technology
  • Collaborate with your team members and contribute as a technical team lead while participate in multiple concurrent cloud focused projects
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to develop and propose to potential customers technical cloud based solutions including SOW's
  • Gathering and assessing client requirements, and translating these into solution requirements and design
  • Manage and grow a collection of new and existing client relationships
  • Develop reference architectures and best practice approaches to optimize clients' cloud adoption, application performance, security, and cost models
  • Provide technical and go to market leadership focused on asset driven cloud based solutions and services, collaborate and lead development focused teams members to bring cloud based solutions to market
  • Recruit and develop a highly capable cloud engineering team, provide coaching and foster an environment where technical professionals can develop their skills and grow their careers; taking on increased responsibility and adding value to the organization
  • Lead initiatives identified to shape the foundation for the cloud engineering practice, refine resource requirements, project workflow, operating budget requirements
  • Develop new and existing internal and external client relationships leveraging innovative methodologies, practices, tools and assets to address key market trends and challenges
  • Help others think critically and educate non-technical audiences and stakeholders on complex technical solutions both orally and in writing
  • Be a active member in the technology community, provide thought leadership and mentorship, share your knowledge and expertise
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to define, develop and implement the strategic direction and focus on emerging enterprise cloud services
  • Continue to advance your skills, knowledge and network related to your field

What you'll bring to this role
  • An interest to continuous upskilling for a digital first world and embrace technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences, developing and coaching diverse teams, and ensuring diverse perspectives are heard
  • Relevant years' experience working as an architect or related capacity, ideally in finance, retail, telco, government or public sector organisations
  • Demonstrated experience in cloud architecture and business applications, project execution, practice management and an understand of software development
  • Extensive experience in development and execution of cloud based programs working across functional teams including Enterprise Architecture, Data Technology, Business / Corporate application owners and stewards, Governance and Management CoEs
  • Experience in a technical leadership capacity to implement and scale cloud based projects with a specific focus on the following:
    • Cloud architecture leading practices and options, the development of cloud foundational architectures in achieving strategic objectives of clients linked to digital transformation initiatives. Strategies include: Application Migration, Microservices, Build and Release Management, DevOps tools and strategies, integrated security, data and identity management
    • Cloud technology architectures and solution options aligned to technology strategy and cloud infrastructure use cases, including hybrid cloud and deployment options (PaaS, IaaS, etc)
    • Change management practices including organizational models, roles / responsibilities and technology tooling and automation
    • Application modernization strategies and tooling
  • Understanding of solution architecture, API lifecycle, technical documentation, including logical and physical architecture, and systems design artifacts
  • Working knowledge of supporting the removal of technical debt and legacy applications
  • Solid executive level communications skills with prior working experience in a consulting environment
  • Experience delivering in waterfall, scrum, agile, and other methodologies
  • Good oral and written communication skills, including developing business presentations, technical writing and facilitating data driven options analysis, senior level stakeholder discussions with an ability to express complex technical concepts in terms that are understandable to the business

Technical experience in many of the following areas:
  • AWS Cloud Solution Architect would be preferred
  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Kubernetes (specifically EKS)
  • Amazon RDS
  • DynamoDB
  • Amazon Redshift
  • AWS Lambda
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • AWS S3
  • AWS Networking (VPC, subnetting, etc)
  • Infrastructure as code - Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, etc
  • Configuration management - Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Saltstack, etc
  • CI/CD - Jenkins, Tekton, ArgoCD, Flux
  • Linux / Unix shell
  • Git and various git platforms (GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, etc)
  • Development experience (Go, Python, NPM)
  • Agile software development and release cycle management
  • Software testing and test suites
  • Application monitoring and alerting
  • Application migration and modernization (microservices etc)
  • Container development and management (Containerd, Docker, Kubernetes, etc)
  • Technical presentations and public speaking engagements

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