Full time, Contract | Phoenix, AZ 85007
Status: Closed
Posted On: Dec 01 2021


Position Overview: Seeking a motivated self-starter to help drive the adoption of cloud services and solutions. The ideal candidate will bring first-hand experience designing and deploying cloud-based solutions as well as analyzing and migrating existing solutions in market-leading IaaS, PaaS and SaaS environments.

Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

● Engaging collaboratively with ASET’s customers (other State agencies, boards and commissions) to assist with developing cloud-migration and application modernization roadmaps for applications.

● Review and analysis of cloud technologies and providers to produce written recommendations on the technological fit, business value and benefits.

○ Conduct research on emerging cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost- effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.

○ Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

● Presentation of cloud solutions to both business and technical audiences - including the ability to present to senior leadership.

● Evangelization of the State’s Cloud-First policy to key stakeholders 

● Responsible for identification and selection of appropriate cloud services based on requirements and constraints, has deep subject matter expertise, and can evaluate new technologies for fit in current infrastructure architecture.

● Maintain in-depth knowledge of ADOA-ASET’s strategic business plans and the statewide IT plan.

● Provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to systems analysts, IT cloud engineers, and other systems architects.

● Document and develop in-depth knowledge of ADOA-ASET’s existing IT cloud architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio. ○ Develop and manage an IT cloud infrastructure capacity plan.

● Develop, document, communicate and enforce a cloud technology standards policy.

● Design, develop, and oversee implementation of end-to-end IT cloud-integrated systems.

● Develop and execute test plans to check IT cloud infrastructure and systems technical performance. Report on findings and make recommendations for improvement.

Formal Education

● Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, system analysis, or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

● Associate level Cloud Architecture Certification from a major Cloud Services Provider.

Knowledge and Experience

● Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage.

● Understanding of Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and NoSQL.

● Knowledge of message queuing and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

● Understanding of different consistency models in distributed systems.

● Knowledge of Content Delivery Networks (CDN).

● Experience with core LAN/WAN network technologies.

● Experience with route tables, access control lists, firewalls, NAT, HTTP, DNS, IP and the OSI Network Model.

● Knowledge of RESTful Web Services, XML, JSON.

● Familiarity with both waterfall and agile software development lifecycle.

● Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools.

● Awareness of end-user computing and collaborative technologies.

● Large-scale distributed systems architecture.

● Cloud based system performance tuning.

● Information and application security concepts including public-key encryption, remote access, access credentials, and certificate-based authentication.

Personal Attributes

● Ability to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.

● Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

● Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

● Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail.

● Highly self-motivated and directed.

● Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.

● Strong customer service orientation.

● Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.