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Cloud Architect

Coralville, IA

Job Information:

BluPrairie LLC. is an Iowa based, independent cloud consulting company that helps businesses, governmental agencies, start-ups and institutions of higher education leverage new technology to do business differently.

We are actively seeking a Cloud Architect with experience in Infrastructure, Networks and DevOps. This role will design and build services and solutions for our customers that will drive business value and enable growth. The candidate should have direct experience with services such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure. We are looking for highly creative people who can translate “Geek Speak” into “Business Speak,” work with clients to paint a future state vision and break it down into a practical “get started “ approach for success.

Job Responsibilities
  • Participate in Pre-Sales and Business Development activities as needed
  • Lead customer Discovery sessions
  • Be an avid questioner
  • Lead and / or assist with the development of BluPrairie product offerings
  • Design and build cloud architectures and solutions that align to client business vision and requirements
  • Design and build Hybrid, Private, Public and Community Cloud architectures for clients and internal use
  • Design Contextual, Conceptual, Logical and Physical Architectures leveraging various design tools and frameworks
  • Design and build cost effective, flexible, scalable services that enable business growth
  • Incorporate “microservice approach” into design and solutions
  • Translate technical complexity into business simplicity
  • Develop Statements of Work
  • Break technology roadmaps into building blocks for incremental progress
  • Provide thought leadership for the benefits of cloud technologies and act an agent of change for clients and BluPrairie
  • Collaborate with clients and members of the BluPrairie team for success
  • Design and deliver presentations to client leadership
  • Develop, deliver and lead community and industry conference events
  • Be an avid learner, stay ahead of the technology curve
  • Expand knowledge of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and supporting security architecture
  • Oversee, design and build and client R&D and Proof of Concept activities
  • Assist clients with architectural governance (people, process & technology) and alignment of newly designed services to their internal frameworks
  • Provide input to leadership and the finance organization in the development of financial models for new product offerings
  • Write whitepapers for client and internal use
  • Help coach mentor and train contract resources and new hires
  • Publish Blogs
  • Have fun and love what you do!
  • Other duties as assigned

Your Skills & Experience:

Must Have’s 
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong business acumen
  • Critical thinker
  • Self starter
  • Team player
  • Active listening skills
  • Comfortable working for a start-up company
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Whiteboard master
  • Strategic thinker
  • Embrace change
  • Must be comfortable working in the “grey”
  • Ability to have “crucial conversations”
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience with Infrastructure and network Operations
  • Experience with Virtualization Platforms (VMware, Hyper V etc)
  • Experience with Infrastructure and Network scalability, resiliency and security
  • Experience with software defined networking
  • Experience with archiving / backup / recovery and business continuity
  • Certifications or experience with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure.
  • DevOps experience
  • Business level command of English language, reading, writing and verbal communication

Nice to Have’s
  • TOGAF or other architecture standards experience
  • Experience with cloud automation/cloud management platforms
  • Experience with Cisco products including but not limited to Meraki

Education & On the Job: Your investment in you 
Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate equivalent of education, work experience & certifications
Master’s degree is a plus

Education: Our investment in you - What you’ll learn at BluPrairie
  • Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure & Private Cloud platforms
  • Business knowledge of various industries

Benefits: 
  • Health/ Dental/Vision/Disability
  • 401k
  • PTO

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to: moving or handling (lifting, pushing, pulling and reaching overhead) office equipment and supplies weighing 1 to 25 lbs. unassisted. Frequently required to sit, stand or walk for extended periods during the workday. Manual dexterity and visual acuity required. Must be able to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person.

Working Conditions:
Work will generally be performed indoors in an office environment. Must maintain a professional appearance and manner. An employee in this position must focus on customers' expectations, prevent problems, and strive for continuous improvement resulting in improved results for themselves, customers and employees.

Immigration Law Compliance:
BluPrairie is committed to employing United States citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of citizenship or national origin.

Travel: Required

The statements stated in this job description reflect the general duties as necessary to describe the basic function, essential job duties/responsibilities, job requirements, physical requirements and working conditions typically required, and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of the job. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

BluPrairie is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Cloud Architect

BluPrairie Technologies

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Posted 01/10/18

Job ID: 33922278