• Cloud Infrastructure Architect

    Job Location(s) US-GA-Atlanta | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Irvine
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/27/2018 8:00 AM)
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    Technology Experts - Architect
  • Overview



    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.


    About Our Microsoft National Business Unit: 

    Perficient is proud to be one of just 38 partners recognized as a Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP) Partner, and one of only seven Global NSP Partners. This distinction means that we are considered to be one of the top Solution Providers in the country (and the world). We architect, design and implement digital experience, business optimization, and industry-focused, integrated solutions leveraging Microsoft technologies across a variety of practice areas. In 2016, Perficient was honored as Microsoft’s US National Partner of the Year and we have been honored as Microsoft’s Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year three times. Being part of this elite group continues to push and inspire us to uphold those standards through exceptional solutions for our customers.



    Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect.


    Cloud Infrastructure Architect with 3 years Azure-specific experience and 5 years solution hosting and infrastructure design experience.  The candidate should have a strong background in core infrastructure, architecting n-tier application hosting environments, and cloud technologies. Must understand the technical details of Azure, both IaaS and PaaS, and preferably AWS and other hosting platforms.  Need to have strong communication skills and can lead both technical and non-technical discussions.


    As a Senior Cloud Infrastructure Architect, you will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more projects; you will assist in defining scope and sizing of work; and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for clients' business needs.


    The Senior Architect will provide technology direction, ensures project implementation compliance, and utilizes technology research to innovate, integrate, and manage technology solutions.  You will collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry to create and implement innovative high quality solutions, participate in Sales and various pursuits focused on our clients' business needs.


    This role is considered part of the Business Unit Leadership team and may mentor Junior Architects and /or development team members. 




    • Design and implement Azure/AWS infrastructure and services.
    • Design, deploy and maintain enterprise class security, network and systems management applications within an Azure environment.
    • Design and implement availability, scalability, and performance plans for the Azure managed service environment.
    • Continual re-evaluation of existing stack and infrastructure to maintain optimal performance, availability and security.
    • Implement process and quality improvements through task automation. Institute infrastructure as code, security automation and automation or routine maintenance tasks.
    • Manually provision and stand up environments.
    • Perform migration from on-premises environments into Azure.
    • Support the business development lifecycle (Business Development, Capture, Solution Architect, Pricing, and Proposal Development).



    • Thorough understanding of cloud computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
    • Strong knowledge of virtualization.
    • Depth and breadth of experience with cloud infrastructure, hosting, and business continuity involving Microsoft or multi-vendor technologies.
    • Strong knowledge of PowerShell.
    • Knowledge of cloud security architecture and design.
    • Knowledge of containerization a plus.
    • Knowledge of agile software development practices and release management.
    • Experience in design and refactoring of existing applications to facilitate repurposing to the cloud.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
    • Proven ability to define, document, articulate, and present technical strategy to C-level executives.
    • Ability to recommend appropriate technical architecture and infrastructure design to customers unfamiliar with, or immature with regards to cloud infrastructure and/or hosting.
    • Understanding of basic hosting and development concepts such as disaster recovery, business continuity, separation of responsibilities, DevOps, etc., and how they related to managed services.
    • Ability to leverage customer requirements as a vehicle for identifying and qualifying additional opportunities with the customer environment.
    • Must be open to travel.


    Preferred Skills and Education:

    • Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices
    • Experience hosting high-traffic websites
    • Experience with Sitecore and/or Episerver CMS hosting architectures
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure


    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work. 


    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 




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