As an Azure Application and Cloud Architect, you will lead and contribute to cloud-focused engineering teams to deliver Delta Dental's end-to-end cloud transformation. This challenging role requires senior knowledge and experience across many facets of cloud technology: application development, hybrid environments / connectivity, container platforms and modern data services, while understanding the governance, security, monitoring and cost management aspects of the entire ecosystem.
We are looking for multi-talented professional consultant with deep technical backgrounds, experience in building world-class cloud solutions and strong leadership skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Architect and develop custom solutions as part of our app modernization and cloud-native development services leveraging Azure PaaS and the Kubernetes container platform.
Expert-level technical design and thought-leadership of Azure assessment and implementation engagements
Lead elaboration and discovery sessions to inform solution design, migration and modernization strategy
Implement modern serverless services via Azure App Services, functions, and Logic Apps
Implement end-to-end DevSecOps automated processes and pipelines via Azure DevOps
Support IaaS and data migrations and PaaS modernizations
Hands-on experience with Kubernetes, AKS, OpenShift or ARO container platforms and guide and support development teams as needed
Communicate thoroughness of vision for system architecture topology, component design, networking and security of proposed solutions through modeling and using tools like Visio
Provide technical leadership for on-premises assessment, economic forecast and modernization strategy
Contribute knowledge, tools and positivity to the EA group and greater Delta Dental culture and community
Serve as a technical leader and mentor
CORE COMPETENCIES / KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Demonstrable hands-on experience in Platform Technologies: Azure App Services, Azure Functions, Kubernetes/AKS/OpenShift, Azure storage, Service Bus, Azure SQL Database, Redis Cache, Azure Search, Azure Monitor, Application Insights, Traffic Manager, Key Vault, Cosmos DB, Azure DevOps, API Management, ARM templates, and general cloud governance and security mechanisms are required.
Experience with modern data solutions via Azure Data Factory, Data Lake, Data Bricks, SQL data warehouse, and Cosmos DB.
Experience using EA modeling tools like Orbus; MS 365 tools, Sharepoint, Confluence, Jira, etc.
Applicable knowledge of principles summarized in the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework
Experience developing architectures in multiple domains infrastructure, Security, Software architectures and key software components
Experience with IaaS and PaaS capabilities on cloud platforms
Sufficient depth and breadth of technical knowledge to be individually responsible for the design and scope of deliverables within a field of expertise
Able to communicate and present complex issues with preciseness, assurance and confidence
Passion for technology and a high technical aptitude
Demonstrable consulting skills including: questioning, listening, ideas development, permission and rapport, and influencing
An understanding of modern Azure service offerings is a must.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & TRAINING REQUIRED
5+ years of enterprise architecture, infrastructure and/or solution delivery experience and a Bachelor of Computer Science
3+ years delivering enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform
Experience with Agile/Scrum methodology
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Certification in Azure Solution Architecture