Senior Cloud Architect

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Cloud Strategy Development:
• Define and develop the organization's cloud strategy, including cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.
• Collaborate with stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into cloud solutions.
• Architect and design cloud infrastructure solutions that are scalable, resilient, and cost-effective, using cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
• Ensure compliance with security, governance, and best practices in cloud architecture.

Cloud Infrastructure Management:
• Design, deploy, and manage cloud-based infrastructure solutions, including Azure & AWS Cloud Platforms.
• Monitor and maintain the availability, performance, and security of cloud resources.
• Implement best practices for cloud resource optimization and cost control.
• Lead cloud migration projects, assisting in moving on-premises applications and workloads to the cloud.
• Implement integration solutions between on-premises and cloud environments.

Security and Compliance:
• Implement security best practices and compliance standards to protect cloud resources and data.
• Monitor and respond to security incidents and vulnerabilities.
• Conduct regular security audits and assessments.
• Oversee identity and access management (IAM) policies.

Automation and Scripting:
• Develop and maintain automation scripts and workflows to streamline cloud operations.
• Implement Infrastructure as Code (IAC) principles using tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.

Backup and Disaster Recovery:
• Establish and maintain backup and disaster recovery strategies for cloud-based systems.
• Test and execute disaster recovery plans when necessary.

Collaboration and Documentation:
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of cloud resources into existing systems.
• Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for cloud configurations and procedures.
• Provide training to IT team members on best practices.

Performance Monitoring:
• Set up and configure monitoring and alerting tools to proactively identify and address performance issues.
• Conduct regular performance tuning and optimization.
• Recommend cost-saving measures and oversee budget management.

Vendor and Technology Evaluation:
• Assess and evaluate cloud service providers, technology solutions, and vendors to ensure they align with the organization's needs and objectives.
• Conduct research and stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in cloud computing.
• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to define criteria for vendor and technology selection.
• Prepare and present evaluation reports and recommendations to senior management.
• Identify opportunities for cost optimization and improvement in cloud services and technologies.

REQUIREMENTS

• 5+ years of experience as a Cloud Architect role
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology.
• Strong expertise in Microsoft Azure with relevant certifications (e.g., Azure Solutions Architect Expert).
• Proficiency in other cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud).
• Knowledge of Azure OpenAI for AI and machine learning solutions.
• Solid understanding of network, storage, and database technologies in a cloud environment.
• Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

We achieve greater project results by offering the best talent, supported by a robust ecosystem, and driven by a common goal. We truly are the ‘Compass’ our clients turn to, for tailored project development consultancy services throughout the MENA region.

Believing the sum of all pieces is stronger, Compass have forged a strategic partnership with Dar Al Arkan, one of the region’s leading real estate developers. Together, we are building a truly progressive and cohesive alliance with the shared vision of enhancing built-environments and ultimately communities, throughout the Middle East and further afield.

Offering an integrated real estate development consultancy, our pooled experience delivers a world-class ecosystem of competencies for our Clients and a Team that will surpass the exacting requirements of each unique project.

As highly regarded project leaders and effective communicators, the Team at Compass delivers remits for some of the region's most ambitious and innovative change-makers, with this in mind, we are always looking for strong personalities to join us in our mission to evolve tomorrow, today.

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