Cloud Solutions Architect at Skytap
United States
Skytap is looking for talented and customer committed Cloud Solutions Architect. Our environments’ technology makes it easy to build, run, and evolve these hybrid applications by rapidly migrating traditional workloads to the cloud, enabling modern development practices, and integrating new cloud architectures and processes. This team is responsible for leading Enterprise customers in the lift and shift of their Enterprise Applications. This is your opportunity to be a core part of the team that defines and delivers exciting new capabilities. The ideal candidates will have a passion for educating, designing and building cloud solutions for a diverse and challenging set of customer solutions. This is your chance to be a part of an organization that has helped over 275 organizations accelerate their Cloud strategy.  
 
The Role:
Our Cloud Solutions Architect must be able to lead an Enterprise through their Cloud journey. This resource must be comfortable designing complete Cloud Solutions, driving the migration of a customer’s on-premise applications to Skytap, and integrating them as needed with those applications already running in another hyperscale Cloud provider. In most cases, the Cloud Solutions Architect will need to work with Architects from other providers to design a hybrid solution that best meets the customer’s needs.
 
Why This Position is Important:
This team is directly responsible for helping customers move complex legacy Enterprise workloads (x86, AIX and IBM i) to the Cloud. Our opening is an opportunity to own Cloud Architecture for our clients and become their trusted advisor.

Requirements:

    • Experience in at least one of these – infrastructure architecture, web application architecture, data architecture, integration architecture and excellent understanding in others
    • Ability to envision and architect solutions on cloud platforms like AWS, Azure or GCP.
    • Ability to explain the security and compliance capabilities of AWS/Azure/GCP
    • Understand the integration and customization requirements with cloud providers
    • Experience architecting solutions in at least one of the public cloud platforms – Azure/AWS/GCP.
    • Experience in envisioning new solutions and defending complex architectures
    • Experience in defining approach and migrating workloads to a private or public IaaS/PaaS provider.
    • Understanding of hybrid IT situations – that combine on-premise IT capabilities with Cloud IT capabilities.
    • Understanding of how support/operations of public-cloud based workloads are performed and build solutions for the same
    • Ability to write technical briefs and blog posts
    • Comfortable in giving solutions presentations to customers and customer executives
    • Ability to write technical proposals and respond to RFPs
    • Experience with IBM Power including AIX and/or IBM i Operating Systems a bonus
    • Experience with building and leading virtual teams
    • Azure and/or AWS Certifications a bonus
    • Has demonstrated being the “trusted advisor” within a customer account
    • This position is remote with 50% travel
 
 
Why Join Us?
 
Since our founding in Seattle 13 years ago, our employees have been organically creating a culture defined by their passion, technical excellence, and desire to succeed as a team. These values have helped us navigate more than a decade of disruption in the tech industry and we’re now poised for major growth.
 
Staying true to who we are as we grow and change means hiring people who share our commitment to customer success and company-wide accountability. We empower each employee to make an impact, to be active ambassadors of diversity and inclusivity, and to play an active role in building a company worthy of our employees’ commitment.
 
We are scaling rapidly and gaining significant market traction. We have raised over $100M in funding, having closed our Series E round in August 2017. Our public cloud service was designed to solve a specific challenge -- migrate and modernize traditional enterprise applications in the cloud -- that is now paramount to CIOs worldwide. Major enterprises in healthcare, retail, media and more depend on Skytap Cloud to compete in the digital economy. We have differentiated, protected technology that decidedly solves an urgent challenge for enterprise IT. And we need more talented people to solve ever-larger customer challenges.
 
At Skytap we believe that great people build a great company. Skytap is committed to providing an inclusive, positive working environment for all employees, regardless of sexual orientation, ableness, physical appearance, education, age, race, or religion. We’re looking for amazing people to join our mission--come be a part of building something great!