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The Team: The selected candidate will be part of the S&P Global Technology’s cloud services team and thereby provide solutions architecture & thought leadership in driving our cloud strategy and adoption. Be the face of our cloud services team to our business teams and work towards common framework model, adoption of governance controls and measure drive Net Promoter Score (NPS) for cloud.

The Impact: Candidate will be responsible for helping drive adoption of cloud strategy & architecture. Engineering and implement specific solution as applications move to Cloud (VMC) on AWS, AWS, Azure, GCP. In this role you will have responsibilities including design, engineering, develop and implementation of cloud infrastructure solutions and operationalize. Recommend VMC cloud infrastructure design & engineer and implement for business use-cases & applications following SPGI standards and best practices.

What’s in it for you: As the Cloud Architect and Engineer, you will be a part of the Cloud & Infrastructure (C&I) organization driving our cloud strategy through technical architecture, design & engineer for business application. If you are a Cloud & Infrastructure SME and passionate about learning new technologies, automation, and cloud adoption you will be a best fit for the position and as part of your role ensure that our applications and infrastructure are designed and implemented to the highest security standards thus maintaining and enhancing business trust, ensuring alignment with strategic and division plans, and enabling transparency into technology investments across the enterprise.


  • Build reference architectures for VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS, AWS, and Azure
  • Architect, Engineer, and Design forward-looking architectures for VMC and the clouds that VMC integrate with.
  • Implement and manage forward-looking cloud infrastructure solutions.
  • Identify business requirement and drive automation for Cloud adoption.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot performance, security, availability of the cloud environment by identifying issues and resolving proactively.
  • Be an escalation-point for Level-4 operation issues and provide technical support and guidance to stakeholders, engineering, and L3-L1 support teams.
  • Be a subject matter expert, advise and guide operations team through standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess cloud requirements and develop cloud-based solutions meet the business requirements.
  • Optimize resource utilization and capacity planning to ensure cloud environment stability and cost-effectiveness.
  • Architect, design & implement and maintain security of the cloud environment to ensure integrity and confidentiality of the data hosted in the cloud.
  • Design and implement solutions for regular system backups, disaster recovery planning and testing to ensure system continuity.
  • Stay up to date with emerging VMware Cloud technologies, best practices, and industry trends.
  • Input architecture team on environmental problems that needs to be fixed with re-architecture, design change and new tools and technologies.
  • Coordinates with business division architects to ensure new cloud services are certified for SPGI standards and enable automation code (Terraform, YAML, PowerShell, PowerCLi or similar) for service consumption.

What We’re Looking For:

Basic Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of expertise in architect and engineer cloud infrastructure solutions with strong knowledge cloud & virtualization technologies (VMware)
  • Hands-on experience with VMware Cloud, VMware NSX, vSAN technologies
  • Work experience with vRA, vRO, vROPS, Code Stream, vRLI and other VMware products
  • Hands-on working knowledge on vSphere and vCenter features and functions.
  • AWS services (EC2, S3, Route 53, ELB, VPC, Cloud trail, IAM, AWS Config, cloud watch, Lambda) via CLI and API within a multi account production environment
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise-grade datacenter server hosting hardware such as HP, Cisco UCS and Dell.
  • Experience working with virtualization: performance tuning, capacity management, design, and configuration of Cloud and VMware based infrastructure.
  • Hands-on design & architecture experience on VMware cloud or VMware cloud on AWS.
  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of full product line of VMware relevant to cloud services and learn emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge and working experience disaster recovery concept and building solutions and processes.
  • Strong understanding network concepts and able to architect design and engineer networks required for VMware SDDC.
  • Experience leading junior engineers and providing technical guidance and support with implementation of hybrid and public cloud-based use cases.
  • Experience and flexible to work with highly demanding and onshore & offshore team setup on overlapping time-zone (UK & US)
  • One or more Professional-level VMware Cloud and vSphere Certification(s).
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science/technology/information management, engineering, or related field

Additional Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a keen sense of customer service
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Process-oriented with great documentation skills
  • Knowledge of best practices and IT operations in an always-up, always-available service
  • Experience with or knowledge of Agile Software Development methodologies
  • Passion for technology, novelty and leading change and ability to bring others along.
  • Acts as expert for infrastructure teams in the plan, design, and delivery of IT solutions leveraging cloud-native platforms such as container and Kubernetes platform.
  • Uses coding languages or scripting methodologies to solve infrastructure problems.

Nice to haves include:

  • Expertise and hands-on with container technology
  • Working knowledge on container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes and managed Kubernetes services such as EKS & AKS
  • Hands-on experience with infrastructure scripting solutions such as PowerShell, Python, Terraform and Ansible
  • Software development background
  • Finance industry experience

About Company Statement: S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.  


If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.  
US Candidates Only:  The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law. 


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Job ID: 294941
Posted On: 2023-12-13
Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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