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Cloud Architect

Full time

The Cloud Architect is responsible for the design and delivery of infrastructure projects across City National Bank. The individual must possess in-depth knowledge of infrastructure platforms applied towards strategic planning, innovation, solution architecture, and system integration. The Cloud Architect is a technical expert providing guidance and reusable patterns for core infrastructure services, re-factoring or re-architecting application workloads to be cloud ready, and properly leveraging PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS solutions offered by cloud service providers. The individual also ensures delivery of infrastructure throughout the lifecycle of the project in partnership with engineering teams and project stakeholders.

WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY?

The Cloud Architect is responsible for the design and delivery of infrastructure projects across City National Bank. The individual must possess in-depth knowledge of infrastructure platforms applied towards strategic planning, innovation, solution architecture, and system integration. The Cloud Architect is a technical expert providing guidance and reusable patterns for core infrastructure services, re-factoring or re-architecting application workloads to be cloud ready, and properly leveraging PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS solutions offered by cloud service providers. The individual also ensures delivery of infrastructure throughout the lifecycle of the project in partnership with engineering teams and project stakeholders.



EXACTUALS DIVISION

Exactuals is modernizing payment and royalty administration solutions across multiple industries, including Film/TV, Music, Insurance, Real Estate, and Book Publishing. Founded in 2011, our cloud-based SaaS offerings are setting the standard for trust, accuracy, and security in the complex payment processing space. Exactuals is a fast-growing company, doubling in revenue annually, with a strong a commitment to diversity and inclusion. While largely a remote distributed team, Exactuals maintains offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York. Exactuals became an RBC / City National company in 2018. Visit Www.exactuals.com to learn more.



WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Deliver secure, robust, reusable, repeatable patterns that supports a DevSecOps model, promoting increasing maturity in our adoption of evolving cloud models and capabilities.
  • Provide technical consultation to application teams migrating to public cloud based on joint assessment of existing application technology and deployment model.
  • Enable application teams to efficiently migrate their workloads to a third-party public cloud, while taking advantage of cloud native technologies and PaaS capabilities.
  • Contribute to the creation of and adherence to modern practices of design and standards. Create and document reusable design patterns necessary for efficient and scalable application migration to public cloud.
  • Develop and document architecture patterns and best practices to address data protection and security needs. Create viable infrastructure designs that align with the business needs while meeting company goals and objectives.
  • Create proof-of-concept solutions using native cloud provider technologies and demonstrate capabilities to application teams.
  • Define, analyze, and plan all aspects of infrastructure technology including, but not limited to the network, server, storage, database, and application levels.
  • Responsible and accountable for delivery of quality infrastructure and associated documentation related to the bank’s financial products, services, and processes.
  • Liaison between external system integrators, engineering teams, application teams, as well as internal project and product managers.
  • Partner with the Information Security and Enterprise Architecture teams to ensure patterns and best practices meet the standards within City National Bank.
  • Keep abreast with market and third-party cloud provider services to design the best solution for the customer.



WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SUCCEED


Must-Have*

  • Bachelor's Degree Or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant work experience in an infrastructure systems engineering or similar technical role
  • Minimum 3 years of experience implementing private/public and/or hybrid cloud solutions
  • Minimum 2 years hands on experience with cloud networking (i.e. VNET, Private Link, Peering, etc.), IAM, IaaS, PaaS, Storage, Container technology, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years working in an enterprise level environment designing, building server, storage & network solutions in virtualized environment


Skills and Knowledge

  • Advanced understanding of hybrid and full cloud infrastructure technologies (Preferably Azure - IaaS, PaaS & SaaS solutions) along with private network connectivity implementation experience including (Azure Express Route, or AWS Direct Connect)
  • Experience in designing and implementing cloud-based solutions that leverages cloud best practices for availability and disaster recovery
  • Experience working with open source services
  • Expertise and proficiency in network and security implementation best practices using cloud native offerings to include Azure Application Gateways (AGs) and Network Security Groups (NSGs), Azure Key Vault (AKV) or AWS equivalent
  • Migration experience moving applications from on-premise to cloud environments
  • Working knowledge of Cloud (IaaS, PaaS) storage as well as VM local and block storage options
  • Solid working knowledge of virtualization, storage, and networking technologies and concepts
  • Solid understanding of various serverless technologies and container-based platforms including Azure Functions, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Broad and deep experience with Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Familiar with benefits of CI/CD and Infrastructure as Code as well as tooling such as Helm, Terraform, ARM Templates, etc.
  • Effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships and collaborate with internal technical and business oriented teams.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (preferred), Azure Solutions Architect (certification is plus)
  • Knowledge of TOGAF or other architecture frameworks (certification is plus)
  • Experience with Agile, Agile Release Trains or strong aptitude to work in agile environment
  • Experience working with open source services
  • Working knowledge of Cloud (IaaS, PaaS) storage as well as VM local and block storage options
  • Solid working knowledge of virtualization, storage, and networking technologies and concepts
  • Solid understanding of various serverless technologies and container-based platforms including Azure Functions, Kubernetes and Docker
  • Broad and deep experience with Windows and Linux operating systems

Compensation

Starting base salary: $119,012 - $154,574 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.


*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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