Public Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Softchoice
Oakville, ON
Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Want to challenge the status quo and help lead the best in class public cloud environments architecture, standards and develop new methodologies for driving excellent client outcomes?

We are seeking an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Architect and evangelist, passionate, savvy technologist, public cloud aficionado who loves the challenge of architecting securely and reliably. This role will give you the opportunity to lead the way on how to architect multi-cloud environments of all sizes and transform all kinds of environments using automation, DevOps tooling and methodologies… ah, and have a lot of fun while you do it!

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual. Are you…
Ambitious and entrepreneurial?
Do you believe you can do more? And want to be a part of something bigger?
Do you believe that the ultimate reward should always be client success?

There are 3 critical objectives for this role:
Delivery excellence – The Cloud Infrastructure Architect will be responsible for architecting and designing the most secure and reliable cloud environments on Azure, AWS and GCP. It will lead the architecture of multi-cloud environments and provide technical leadership to different teams by understanding and effectively communicating customer business problems to be solved.

Collaborative – The Cloud Infrastructure Architect will collaborate with technical teams on defining architectural standards and best practices. It will provide constant recommendations and oversight to project teams on proper building, designing and deploying cloud infrastructure projects. By providing continuous feedback based on experience and new learnings, will help evolve the architecture standards and methodologies. They will work closely with Application Architects to ensure that the designed solutions are topnotch and customer requirements are being meet.

Adaptive – The Cloud Infrastructure Architect will bring a spirit of continuous learning to adapt themselves in the growing and evolving space of cloud delivery standards, tools, methodology and technologies to stay relevant for Softchoice and our clients.

This is an important and transformational role within Softchoice. If you think you have what it takes to drive maturity within our Cloud, we want to hear from you!

Requirements:
Work well in a team environment
Communicate effectively
Passionate and creative problem solver
Action oriented, has a passion for teaching and helping others
Embraces the challenge of being a change agent
Expert level understanding of and ability to learn fast about public cloud technologies, DevOps culture, methodologies, coding and automation
Comfortable presenting technically challenging topics in front of large groups of people

As an ideal candidate you will have:
Professional level certifications for Azure, AWS and/or GCP
5+ years of software development/coding/scripting
5+ years of architecture, design, implementation of highly distributed applications
Previous experience using DevOps tooling
Previous experience working in an agile and DevOps culture environment

Technical experience with the following:
Software development and strong scripting experience (Bash, Python, PowerShell, Perl, etc)
Infrastructure as code and automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, Rightscale, ARM Templates, CloudFormation
Experience using or administering CI/CD tooling such us Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jenkins, Codeship, Travis, etc
Distributed version-control systems like git
Experience with containers orchestration
Experience with APM services like New Relic and DataDog
Professional services and/or software engineering for clients in a provider to client relationship
Load Balanced application architectures
Demonstrable experience architecting and implementing public cloud application solutions on Azure, AWS or GCP

How Do We Hire Great People?

We believe in matching the right people for the right role. Once you’ve applied for a position, our team of Talent Advisors will review your resume and application against all open roles at Softchoice. We also keep in mind any future or upcoming roles you may be a fit for. As part of our selection, onboarding and development process, we utilize tools to help us better match candidates with our roles.

Applying for a role at Softchoice is not complete until you have completed both the formal online application and the Predictive Index tool (PI). Completing the PI tool will take no more than 10 minutes of your time.

If we see a match with your skills and our open roles, we will reach out to you to schedule time to talk so that we can learn more about you and you can learn about us. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted directly. However, we will retain your application on file and would be pleased to contact you if further opportunities arise.

Need more convincing this is the right next step in your career? Here are the reasons why folks love working here!

Softchoice has been recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 14 consecutive years
Softchoice certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States
Meaningful work that drives professional development
Ability to enter and grow within the technology industry
Being part of a winning, high performance team
Every employee gets two paid volunteer days per year
We serve large and mid-sized clients from a variety of industries
We’ve raised over $2 Million through our staff-run charity Softchoice Cares
1 in 5 employees have invested in an ownership position in Softchoice

About Softchoice:
Softchoice is one of the largest IT solutions and Managed Services providers in North America! We are an influential, growth-oriented organization determined to enable our people, our clients, our partners and the communities we serve to realize their potential. Our unique culture fosters a friendly, open-minded workplace where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. As a member of a dynamic, high-performing team, each Softchoice employee is hungry to learn, valued for their contribution, and approaches each day excited to make an impact.

We would like to thank you personally for applying to Softchoice.

Please note that we will review your application and only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted directly. However, we will retain your application on file and would be pleased to contact you if further opportunities arise. Again, thank you for your interest in a career at Softchoice!

  • Note: Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check, education verification and reference checks are required prior to employment.
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