Cloud Architect

Brown & Brown Inc.

, Remote

Job Category: IT

Division: Corporate

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Job Summary

Brown & Brown Inc. is looking for a Cloud Architect to join our growing organization. The Cloud Architect will assist in the design, execution, and/or maintenance of our compute infrastructure, including computational workflows, cloud-based web-application deployments, network architecture, data versioning and life cycle management.

Essential Duties and Functions:

  • Responsible for collecting and defining technical requirements to enable business process and integrations
  • Collaborate with the team of engineers and IT specialists to design effective, efficient, scalable, and secure applications within the organization’s Cloud platform
  • Outline the cloud strategy and architecture that will be needed to support the Brown & Brown’s business strategy
  • Responsible for analysis, evaluation and development of enterprise long term cloud strategic and operating plans to ensure that the cloud objectives are consistent with the enterprise’s long-term business objectives
  • Responsible for recommendation on cloud architecture strategies, processes and methodologies
  • Lead or assist in the design and implementation of new cloud-based systems as the company’s needs change
  • Responsible for the development of architecture blueprints for related systems
  • Recommends and participates in activities related to the design, development and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture (EA).
  • Responsible for collaboration with Information Security to ensure proper security policies and standards are followed
  • Troubleshoot any problems that are encountered in any of the above
  • Follow industry trends and best practices, recommend changes as appropriate
  • Jointly develop technical enablement plans for business divisions
  • Lead the execution of technical enablement engagements including; Technical Briefings, Proof of Concepts, and Architectural Design Sessions
  • Stay current on technology trends and opportunities, compliance/risk issues by self study and other training programs company is able to provide

Knowledge and Skills

  • A proven track record of designing, developing and maintaining secure, complex, cloud-based, data-intensive systems.
  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management
  • Experience and understanding of large-scale application portfolios in enterprise-wide environments (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud)
  • Above all, the ability and willingness to learn new skills and solve new challenges

Required Skills

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field with equivalent work experience
  • Cloud certification(s) relevant to cloud architecture, cloud engineering
  • 7  years’ experience in cloud engineering and architecture
  • Strong Agile process and process-improvement orientation
  • A passion for customer service and excellent execution
  • Available for occasional travel up to 25%

Preferred

  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers and Infra as a code technologies)
    • Cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management)
    • Container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes)
    • Continuous integration technologies (e.g. Azure for DevOps, Jenkins)
    • Web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices; (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM)
    • One or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive
    • Experience using integrated development environments (e.g. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse) targeting Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, public clouds (i.e. Azure, AWS)
    • Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
    • Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Azure DevOps, GitHub)
    • Knowledge of cloud development platforms preferred

Salary Range

Negotiable

Contact

Ashlie Bleidt - [email protected] #LI-AP1 #ZRAP

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We take pride in the diversity of our team and seek diversity in our applicants.