Senior Cloud Architect

Continent8 (Dublin, Ireland) 6 days ago

Potential Job Locations: Dublin (Ireland), Florida (United States) or Montreal (Canada)


As part of our continued expansion we are on the lookout for a Senior Cloud Architect to join our Cloud Architect & Engineering Team.

Based in Montreal, Quebec or Dublin, Ireland the successful individual will join the Global team currently spread across Europe & North America in the Design, Engineering & Development of Cloud Services for external customers.


The Role

As a Senior Cloud Architect, you will be responsible for:

  • Design, Engineering & Development of Multi-Cloud Services & Solutions for C8 Customers Globally
  • Deployment of new Platforms & Services during Initial Product Release
  • Development of Professional Services Catalogs, Managed Services & Support Services Offerings for Cloud Services
  • Audit & Quality Control of Deployed Services
  • Act as an Escalation Point for Engineering Defects to other Internal Teams & Management
  • Collaborate with Product, Innovation & Architecture Teams to receive Product & Service Requirements
  • Collaborate with Product, Pre-Sales & Operations Teams for Product Handover, Training & Documentation
  • Support the Business, Sales & Customers with Technical Pre-Sales, Technical Validation, Tech Deep-Dives
  • Contribute to the delivery of the IT Strategy through the completion of assigned Projects
  • Develop and implement IT standards, procedures & documentation while participating in Audits & remediation works
  • Troubleshooting of complex problems, taking corrective action in a timely manner with the assistance of vendors when required
  • Collaborate with our Partners & Vendors in the development & release of new Products & Services


This is a Technical Hands-On Architecture & Engineering Role requiring the following Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Individuals must have acquired a Degree level qualification in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role Architecting, Designing & Engineering Cloud Solutions across multiple Platforms (VMware, AWS, Azure)
  • Proven Experience Designing IT Solutions, Infrastructure & Services
  • Great organisational skills with ability to multi-task is essential
  • You need to be able to plan and prioritise work effectively to ensure we work as a team
  • So you can succeed, you need to be able to take responsibility for own work, ensuring it is accurate, meets quality standards, and performed on a timely basis
  • Individuals must also have a proven record of working in a team environment and have demonstrated the ability to work in a collaborative manner between groups on an international basis as well as showing strong individual initiative


Be recognised as a subject matter expert in all or the majority of:

  • VMware Cloud Services (Architect, Build & Support of vSphere, vCloud Director, NSX, vSAN)
  • AWS Cloud Services (Architect, Build & Support)
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud Services (Architect, Build & Support)
  • Automation (Python, PowerShell or similar)
  • DevOps & Infrastructure as Code Tools (Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation)
  • Networking & Firewalls (Cisco Datacentre Networking, ASA Firewalls, HPE Networking, Software Defined Networking & Edge Services)
  • Microsoft Environments (Windows Server, Active Directory and Domain Services)
  • Linux Systems (Red Hat, Ubuntu, CentOS or SUSE)
  • Cloud Security Fundamentals
  • SAN & Storage systems (Nutanix, Nimble, Object Storage, VSAN)
  • Backup & Recovery Solutions (Veeam, Asigra, Storage)


Individuals should be Trained & Certified in the following areas:

  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP, VCAP)
  • AWS Solutions Architect (Associate, Professional)
  • Microsoft Azure (Technologies & Design Architect)
  • Cisco (CCNA, CCNP)
  • Microsoft (MCSA, MCSE)
  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator  - RHCSA
  • ITIL or Project Management



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