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Cloud Architect

Holbrook, AZ 86025
Job Description: At Perkins Coie, we look for individuals that are self-motivated, dedicated to providing value and superior services and, above all, people who have a high degree of integrity and enthusiasm for their work. Weve created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients, and mutual respect. Perkins Coie is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion both within the firm and throughout our collective communities. Work for one of the 100 Best Workplaces in America, get great health insurance, tuition reimbursement, your birthday off, and paid sabbaticals. GENERAL PURPOSE Perkins Coie is seeking a Cloud Architect to join the Technology, Infrastructure, Engineering & Operations team. The Cloud Architect is responsible for architecting and designing the various cloud platforms in conjunction with on-prem services, supporting the multiple application stacks that run the business. This position will provide subject-matter-expertise for current and future planning, technical architectures, models, and standards. The Cloud Architect will work closely with members of the Enterprise Operations, Data Operations, Infrastructure, and Security teams to ensure a cohesive enterprise cloud strategy and direction. This position reports to the Director of Technology Infrastructure. We are one of the top 100 best places to work 20 years running. Join a team that is energetic, curious, collaborative, and laughs. Some might call us collegiate. You will work with teammates from all regions of the United States. We have listed the job criteria below, but please contact us if you think you would be a great fit as a member of our team. We are very accommodating when it comes to a work-life balance. We want you to grow - with us! Let us get to know you! ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation. Translate business objectives and requirements into practical, efficient, and intuitive cloud architectures. Ability to bridge the gap between complicated business challenges and effective cloud-based solutions. Establish and lead the cloud strategy and roadmaps that enable the business. Maintain enterprise level architecture through the stages of planning, design, and execution of all new platform buildouts that support business requirements. Orchestrate the Cloud Center of Excellence that will provide overall governance and framework as we journey to the cloud. Develop and socialize the design, development, and deployment of solutions for cloud migration and application migration. Work closely with the IT Security team to ensure data protection and security. Work closely with Information Governance to ensure that the cloud system complies with relevant privacy regulations. Configure cloud services to integrate seamlessly and securely with on-premises data sources. Work closely with DevOps team members, not only for strategic planning, but also for the technical work of building, deploying, and migrating cloud-based applications. Ensure cloud solutions/deployments are in line with the enterprise architecture strategies and standards across business, data, application, infrastructure, network, storage, and security spaces. Establish monitoring and alerting criteria and assist in selecting appropriate tool/vendors. Review existing architectures to identify technical deficiencies, design gaps, new opportunities, and create actionable recommendation for cloud architecture and the roadmap to achieve the architecture. Ability to listen and draw out key concepts and articulate advanced technical and non-technical concepts with ease (both written and oral formats) to customers, peers, and management at several levels and across the organization with minimal oversight. Proceed from concept, to design, to leading the implementation of complex, medium to large scale projects. Balance the long-term big picture and short-term implications of decisions. Ability to solicit input from internal and external sources, including the ability to investigate and incorporate best practices from other companies, as well as your experience and sound judgment. Keep informed on changing technologies and share best practices and lessons learned and constantly update the technical system architecture requirements. Perform other duties, as assigned. Be present at work during regularly scheduled working hours and as needed in the position, consistent with the firms attendance expectations. TRAVEL This position may require travel. SPECIFIC SKILLS REQUIRED Extensive in-depth knowledge in public, private, and multi-cloud / hybrid environments, primarily Azure and AWS, and migrating on-premises application and services to those platforms. Experience with containerization solutions and orchestration platforms, both on-premises and cloud-based, such as Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes, and Azure Kubernetes Service. Strong knowledge of using blueprints, templates, initiatives, policies, and automation to simplify and operationalize routine tasks. Strong working knowledge of networking and data storage concepts in a hybrid environment. Experience with building and maintaining high-availability (>99.99%) environments and disaster recovery for cloud services. Strong understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy. Excellent analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in preparing reports, presentations, and documentation. SPECIFIC SKILLS PREFERRED Ability to meet deadlines, conduct and direct research into IT issues and products, and take initiative in the development and completion of projects. Strong project and time management skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, counsel, mentor, and supervise others, including contractors and vendors. Proficiency in advocating ideas to business leaders. Strong team player who can successfully interact with all levels of staff. Strong services orientation within the context of an IS operation. Proactive, a self-starter, high energy, creative, and quick thinking. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelors in engineering, computer science, information technology, or equivalent work experience. Ten plus years general technology experience; law firm experience a plus. Four plus years serving in a Cloud Architect or similar position responsible for cloud infrastructure design and implementation. Relevant technical certifications a plus.
Posted: 2022-08-04 Expires: 2022-09-03

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