Director, Cloud Infrastructure Architect

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 22 Apr 18 2018-04-22

Director, Cloud Infrastructure Architect

JobDescription :
S&P Global is on a journey to be 60% public cloud, with the remainder in a modern managed private cloud environment. A critical role in the Digital Infrastructure organization, Cloud Infrastructure Architect, will help lead the execution of this journey, delivering the cloud platform on which our business runs. This highly technical role will partner with a federated team of architects and engineers on the infrastructure, application, and information security teams to design and implement the operating platform.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Defining architecture, selecting tools, and directing implementation of the target architecture, including components like container ecosystem, CI/CD pipeline, service catalog integration, DevOps automation, and micro-service platform.
  • Leveraging expert hands-on knowledge to design and direct the delivery of key platform, automation and governance features
  • Collaborating with division architects to specify and document solutions and practices
  • Developing and maintaining target state architecture and reference implementations
  • Specifying and reviewing application solutions in collaboration with divisional architects

Success in the role will require:
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of AWS including scaled multi-region deployments; Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Linux; AWS Service Catalog and other service governance features; tagging frameworks, infrastructure as code using Python, and/or related experience; Consul, flannel, etcd, Raft-based microservices infrastructure and application architecture
  • Earning respect with senior developers and architects across a diverse organization in the midst of a cloud migration with aggressive delivery targets; healthy appreciation of Conway's Law
  • Driving optimization of the enterprise application portfolio around public and private landing zones, using a target state architecture for infrastructure and application patterns focused on microservices and cloud-native deployments
  • Having a sense of urgency and innovation

The outcomes of this role are measured by:
  • Delivery of an effective cloud platform that is reliable, performant, and secure
  • Convergence of standards across the enterprise for infrastructure as code, DevOps automation, service catalog automation, security controls, and container platform
  • Year over year percentage migration of applications from legacy to target cloud environment
  • Quality of migrations as measured against an agreed set of criteria including efficient use of cloud native elements, automation, security, and resiliency

Qualifications The successful candidate will have:
  • 10 or more years experience in technical leadership roles for enterprise-scale application architecture and delivery
  • Current technical knowledge and experience, including hands-on professional level experience with AWS, Kubernetes, Ansible, git, Jenkins, Python, Linux, container and microservices infrastructure such as container registries, service discovery with Consul or similar, SD-* automation
  • Experience implementing and operating an enterprise-scale cloud, including service catalog and service enablement automation, DevOps automation frameworks, CI/CD pipelining, automated delivery models (blue-green, canary, etc.), cross-region DR and active-active architecture, tagging frameworks, audit controls using Cloud Custodian and similar tools
  • AWS Professional level certifications, or equivalent professional experience
  • Advanced computer science degree or relevant technical degrees and experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A practical approach to balancing architectural purity with business delivery objectives
  • Passion for leading change and ability to bring others along

Nice to haves include:
  • Software development background (C/C++, Java, C#, etc.)
  • Finance industry experience