A Cloud Infrastructure Architect is an IT Professional who will lead the development and operationalization of Next-Gen Infrastructure Layer Architecture, represents Public and Private Cloud. The role works in collaboration with the Chief Cloud Architect, Cloud Application Architect and other IT Domain architects supporting Information Technology’s strategy for the movement of IT assets to a Cloud-based platform. The Cloud Operations Architect must possess the necessary leadership and technical experience, knowledge, and skills to establish themselves as domain experts for the Cloud Enablement Team within the organization. Additionally, he/she will provide direction, guidance and mentorship to staff engaged in the development and application of technology, architectures, standards, principles, patterns, and best practices.
The Cloud Infrastructure Architect is responsible for developing, promoting and executing a Next-Gen Infrastructure/ Cloud-IaaS Agenda that drives cost transparency for variable consumption of cloud services and show-back, improves service, and reduces usiness value in support of the Western Asset Management strategy, goals, and objectives. He/she is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure public and private cloud solutions are optimized for cost and functionality by recommending best-fit cloud solutions on the basis of business need and risk appetite. The Cloud Operations Architect is a “hands-on” position and this individual is expected to spend significant time in the development of these products. To accomplish this, this position will be responsible for identifying explicit and implicit customer needs and for ascertaining the cloud solution that best meets these needs; while performing evaluations of cloud technology standards, tools, products, and solutions, and working closely with business and technology stakeholders to make rational design decisions in light of known dependencies and trade-offs.
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