Enterprise Architect - VoIP & Network (Remote - Home Based Worker)
Posted on May 27 Northbrook, IL 41 views
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As part of the Infrastructure & Cloud Architecture team, qualified candidates will be part of a highly collaborative team accountable for defining and driving our enterprise compute, network and storage strategies. You will own the definition of the desired target state and create the associated roadmaps on how to get there on several infrastructure and cloud related initiatives.
You will be working with the latest technologies through vendor relationships and proof of concepts, solving large complex problems, and defining new technology enabled opportunities. This role will work closely with Engineering, Security, and Information Services so a broad understanding of these will be beneficial.
The Architect serves as a technical leader undertaking complex initiatives requiring specialized technical knowledge. The Architect will make and drive decisions on complex or ambiguous IT architecture issues, coordinating with users to determine requirements, and ensuring improvements are successfully implemented and monitored, finding ways to increase efficiency.
- Partner across business and technology disciplines to present and deliver the needed architectures.
- Consult on the application of reference architecture, strategic direction of enterprise technology, and serve as subject matter expert with contextual knowledge of the business model
- Develop and utilize reusable patterns, practices, and enterprise reference architectures that fit within the overall Allstate architectural blueprint.
- Assist with drafting the business case including identification of potential business/customer benefits, and identify opportunities to enhance existing architecture.
- Influence clients and partners to prioritize for enterprise benefit and risk reduction and assist in driving the adoption of technology solutions that leverage existing patterns, practices and reference architectures.
- Work with strategic vendors and partners to review and influence product roadmaps, strategies, run proof of concepts, and identify gaps and solutions.
- Participate in industry-related conferences and events.
- Provide technical and professional leadership and coach more junior level Architects.
10+ years technical experience in IT architecture/design
5+ years of experience in core infrastructure engineering in the enterprise network domain (Software Defined Storage in the Public and Private Cloud)
4+ years’ experience in SDLC (requirements, design, build, test, deploy) or similar
4+ years’ experience managing Infrastructure components via API’s (Software Defined Infrastructure or Infrastructure as Code)
2+ years road mapping experience
Broad infrastructure knowledge including the design and delivery of IT services to the Infrastructure consumer
Containerization experience - preferably Docker
Orchestration experience - preferably Kubernetes
Deep experience in the following: Hybrid Cloud, platforms, security, networking
Nice To Have:
Microservice development experience
API development experience
Cloud certifications and/or cloud experience with any major Cloud platform (AWS/Azure preferred)
Application development experience
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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