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IT, Operations
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

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Career Family: Cloud Operations
Role Type: Cloud Operations Solution Architect

The opportunity
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Cloud Operations Solutions Architect with 8 to 11 years’ experience to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing and leading the technical engineering aspects of multiple cloud operations initiatives, ensuring the successful deployment, management, and optimization of cloud-based systems and services.
As a key member of the operations team,

  • The purpose of this role is for design delivery and support of various Public / Private / Hybrid Cloud solutions working with latest technologies to ensure solutions are deployed to EY’s clientele of small to large scale with help of Cloud Technology consultants.
  • The incumbent should be able to lead team members provide directions and to deliver cloud and infrastructure projects. This role requires a balance of strong technical skills in cloud-based solutions and the ability to provide strategic guidance and oversight for our cloud services portfolio.
  • The ideal candidate will have substantial experience designing, implementing, and managing cloud solutions, with a focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Your key responsibilities

  • Create cloud application architecture & solution design for public cloud (Azure / AWS / Google) & hybrid cloud.
  • Design strategies and tools to deploy, monitor, and administer cloud applications and underlying cloud platform services and expertise in proposing Cloud adoption, migration strategies.
  • Work along with proposal team for solutioning and designing for reliable and scalable cloud solutions. Provide technical solution & effort estimates for RFPs.
  • Build quick Proof of Concepts for newer cloud services released by cloud vendors (Azure / AWS / Google)
  • Evaluate technology & tools to enable and optimize Support operations.
  • Lead the technical delivery of cloud operations projects, from planning and design through implementation and optimization.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with external resource providers and managing key vendor contacts to deliver value that is consistent with expenditure.
  • Create and deliver presentations that engage audience participants and respond to their questions and concerns Present complex and difficult messages skilfully.
  • Understanding of resource management, communication management, FinOps, risk management, quality management, integration management, Cloud based pricing models etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all IT methodologies that will be used to guide the technical work of Technical Teams assigned to programs/projects.
  • Lead team for Design, Build and Operate private cloud infrastructures with help of Cloud.
  • Finding opportunities and mining engagements liaising with pre-sales, vendors and various other EY internal teams to ensure highest levels of services are delivered to our end users.
  • Possesses an understanding of IT Services: service offerings, technical standards and policies, technical and business strategies as well as organizational structure.
  • Knowledge of IT Network, Storage and OS management will be added advantage.
  • Work with varied stakeholders across multiple projects and sets architectural direction, builds consensus, mediates conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business / client.

Skills and attributes for success

  • In-depth knowledge of cloud computing platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and services, including compute, storage, networking, and security.
  • Proven experience in technical leadership roles, with a focus on cloud operations, infrastructure, and architecture. Experience in managing technical teams in complex cloud environments, including multi-cloud infrastructures.
  • Have solid technical understanding of Networking and Hosting technologies and solutions.
  • High Level Understanding of Application (including infra/platform) Architecture (ERP, Custom Built or COTS applications)
  • Experience in providing solution architectures for solutions in AI, Data domain, Machine Learning etc. domain.
  • Experience in solutioning and deployment of automated monitoring and operations management tools in Cloud Infrastructure
  • Expertise in writing scripting languages (Python, Bash) and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible for automating cloud service deployments.
  • Hands on experience about cloud automation and orchestration tools (e.g., Terraform, BICEP, Ansible, Kubernetes) and infrastructure-as-code (IaC) principles.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (like Kubernetes or Docker), microservices architecture, and serverless computing.
  • Deep knowledge of microservices architecture, API design and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Consulting and Implementation of SRE, DevOps practices, CI/CD pipelines, and agile methodologies.
  • Experience in designing and implementation of IT security practices for medium to big solution projects.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, capable of interacting with both technical and non-technical stakeholders confidently.
  • Relevant certifications of any of the Cloud Architect certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or Google Cloud Professional Architect or Industry Architect certifications like TOGAF is a must.
  • Experience in DataOps and data services tools such as Databricks, RDS, ADF etc. is a plus.

To qualify for the role, you must have.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, IT, Computer Science etc.
  • Relevant certifications in Cloud and Infrastructure Landscape. This enhances a candidate's qualifications and demonstrate their expertise in cloud operations and architecture.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Technical Expertise
  • Leadership Experience
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Continuous Learning
  • Project Management Experience

What we offer
EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across six locations – Argentina, China, India, the Philippines, Poland, and the UK – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills, and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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