EPAM Systems

Azure Architect

3+ months agoKėdainiai, Lithuania

We are looking for an Azure Architect to lead the design, development, and execution of our technology architectural roadmap for the clinical trials domain based on established business needs and the enterprise technology strategy. An Azure Architect will drive defining the strategy, architecture and practices for specific solution as part of our larger enterprise architecture vision and roadmap. The role designs and delivers innovative architectural solutions for our client, one of the world's largest clinical research organization, establishing and maintaining domain standards and solutions, which align to and provide measurable improvement towards client's strategic goals.

An Azure Architect provides cloud (Azure) focused architectural leadership and expertise for all client's solutions that will be cloud hosted (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and is accountable for developing the migration path for existing on-premises solutions to the next generation cloud environment.
What You'll Do

  • Lead, synthesize, and socialize the design, development, and deployment of solutions for one of the following domain areas: Cloud (Azure), Application, Data or Security
  • Create and maintain domain (solution) specific architectural vision, standards and constraints and develop technology roadmaps to realize; collaborate across business units to architect solutions that drive business and value
  • Review existing architecture to identify technical debt, design gaps, new opportunities, and create actionable recommendation for enhancements
  • Support leadership with resource planning activities by providing technical insight into upcoming and ongoing project deliverables
  • Represent the domain-specific team during broad strategic discussions, driving discussions with senior management and other architects regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Collaborate with production support and run services team to resolve near-term domain-specific architectural issues and to remove architectural design debt
  • Facilitate agile methodologies supporting domain-specific needs as needed, including developing and/or driving the creation of methodologies that will support the migration, refactoring or replacement of existing systems with strategic domain solutions
  • Provide development specific financial and technological analysis to IT leadership across teams to break down barriers and foster an understanding of Azure services and architecture standards. Ensure that solution can be maintained and extended in the long-term
  • Manage and interface with third party vendor and internal stakeholders to deliver comprehensive domain solutions. Review and recommend selection of third-party software platforms as needed
  • Pursue and incorporate knowledge of latest new domain-specific technologies and integrate them into the architecture design where appropriate
  • Understand current and emerging threats specific to the domain, designing architecture to mitigate these threats where possible
  • Mentor engineers or other technology peers in best practices associated with domain design
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
What You Have
  • Deep and broad knowledge of cloud (Azure) service provider capabilities and integration required; knowledge of primary Azure services (Virtual Machines, Active Directory, Automation, Monitor, OMS) required
  • Knowledge of infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting and configuration management required; and strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment required
  • Working knowledge of IT compliance and risk management requirements (HIPAA, SOX, PCI, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience designing and implementing technology roadmaps and working solutions in the specific domain required, including experience managing delivery for multiple simultaneous complex technology solutions
  • Understanding of the Microsoft infrastructure and solution stacks operating in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid hosting environments required
  • Familiarity with modern technology service architectural hosting, security, and risk management concerns such as IAM, access control, monitoring, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, and containers required
Nice to have
  • Proficient project management skills with experience in agile development preferred
  • Strong ability to communicate complex technically challenging concepts required
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, problem-solving, and negotiation skills required
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills required
  • Be available on an on-call basis to respond to pending issues or problems arising during non-business hours and provide support and response
  • Occasional travel required
  • Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary
We offer
  • Innovative solutions delivery to the world's digital changes
  • Experience exchange with colleagues all around the world
  • Opportunities for self-realization
  • Friendly team and enjoyable working environment
  • Engineering, corporate and social events
  • Social package: professional & soft skills trainings, medical & family care programs, sports
  • Free English classes
  • Flexible working schedule

Client-provided location(s): Lithuania
Job ID: EPAM-55237