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Job Title:
Senior Architect, Cloud Architecture
Job ID:
12459453
Job Function:
Experienced
Full/Part Time:
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
Regular
Job Category:
Information Technology
Location:
Washington, DC US
Business Unit:
Integrated Technology Services
City:
Washington
Business Unit Description

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.

Information Technology Solutions (ITS) is AARP's technology leader in positive social change and member value, enabling a more effective workforce and globally connecting employees, members, volunteers, partners and advocates to maximize engagement.


Summary Statement

The Cloud Architect will report directly to the Director, Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technologies.

The Sr. Architect will be a key member of the enterprise architecture group in driving organizational transformation through adoption of continuous architecture

  • Establish architecture models & frameworks that optimize current business through existing technologies and drive innovation with disruptive technologies
  • Establish KPIs and metrics to drive creation of right processes and outcome
  • Capture, assess and readjust architecture based on business strategy, industry trends and technology advancements

Responsibilities

The Sr. Architect will be expected to demonstrate significant leadership in influencing and driving architecture and technology initiatives across the organization and showcase One AARP cultural attributes and behaviors in all interactions.

Functional/Technical Responsibilities

  • Establish an Enterprise Cloud strategy, architecture, standards and best practices associated with all aspects of Cloud offerings
  • Develop, maintain and refresh the strategic direction for cloud adoption on a periodic basis
  • Manage POCs & exploratory projects - to identify, evaluate and eventually adopt most suitable Cloud model (Public & Private Clouds, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
  • Lead Architecture discussions and reviews to determine if new products and solutions comply with the agreed enterprise cloud strategy and architecture
  • Lead and take part in cloud readiness assessments, workshops, roadmap, and application modernization discussions
  • Assess and provide recommendations and develop engineering designs and project plans for cloud migration, cloud operation, and cloud IT optimization
  • Develop and drive programs to ensure the architecture and associated product solutions are delivered to realize technical and business benefits
  • Build, design, deploy, maintain and lead the implementation of Cloud solutions across multiple public cloud offerings, e.g. AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • Lead cloud migration or deployment projects and provide technical expertise in resolving challenging technical problems
  • Support the full lifecycle of cloud computing management, from needs analysis and environment assessment, through design, test, migration, and operation
  • Develop, enhance, and maintain orchestration and automation of cloud enablement tools

Preferred Skills

Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success managing projects, specifically having led cloud assessment and migration strategies.

  • 10+ years of experience with infrastructure technologies and application architecture design
  • 6+ years of experience designing and delivering secure cloud solutions in AWS and Microsoft Azure
  • At least 4+ years of experience designing deployment strategies for cloud/virtualization and implementation best practices
  • At least 4+ years of experience designing solutions using IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS
  • Experience in agile development
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic working environment
  • AWS or Azure Cloud certifications, desired

 

 


Requirements

Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Information Systems or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in technology architecture and management with at least 6 years in cloud architecture
  • Knowledge and application of technology standards, frameworks and reference architectures
  • Knowledge and application of business metrics and KPIs to drive the right processes

Preferred

  • MBA or Master's degree in Business Administration or Information Systems or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related field.

Benefits Offered

 AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.


Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

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