Posted 29 days ago by

ARCHITECT, CLOUD

New York City, NY, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

Overview and Responsibilities

Viacom is seeking a talented Cloud Architect to help build its Cloud and Compute Architecture team. This role will partner with infrastructure, development, and architecture teams globally to help transform Viacom into a cloud-first enterprise. Come help us weave together public and private cloud into a flexible and efficient compute platform for one of the world’s foremost media companies.

The successful candidate will be an avid learner, problem solver, documenter, and teacher. We are looking for a seasoned individual who wants to know what the API’s look like when presented with a new product. The candidate should also be well versed in public cloud, configuration management, systems automation, and general scripting. They will be a resident Subject Matter Expert with the eagerness and experience to drive any cloud-related project.

Key Projects

  • Advise on the migration of all Viacom infrastructure to Cloud-based deployment models
  • Do strategic testing of enterprise and media compute systems in Public Cloud
  • Test and integrate Azure and additional Public Cloud platforms
  • Build roadmap for automated management of Windows compute environments
  • Guide the technical development and training of Viacom’s infrastructure teams
  • Act as SME in the design of container-based build and deploy models for Viacom
  • Drive testing of Private cloud for on-premises infrastructure deployments

  • Responsibilities

  • Be a voice for strong design principals and sound cloud planning within Viacom and in the industry.
  • Work with Viacom Information Security in evaluating and designing security solutions for cloud deployments.
  • Develop and present technical strategy with Viacom technical leadership.
  • Advise infrastructure groups across Viacom in developing optimized cloud deployment models and in strategic use of on-premises systems.
  • Partner with Viacom Project Management to plan global cloud migrations.
  • Develop sound operational practices for cloud infrastructure with partner teams.
  • Build cost comparison models and provide pricing support for services and applications across public and private cloud deployments.
  • Lead partner organizations, as Cloud SME, evaluating technical design of vendor-provided SAAS solutions.
  • Evaluate and plan adoption of advanced cloud technologies like PAAS.
  • Work with client-facing systems teams to allow controlled and intelligent self-provisioning of cloud environments
  • Acts as technical project manager by preparing project plans, interacting with other departments and guiding MTS resources as required

Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Expertise with AWS and strong understanding of another major public cloud service
  • Proven experience with CloudFormation or similar template-based stack deployment systems
  • Proficiency with Linux and Windows Server Operating Systems (Expertise in one)
  • Advanced knowledge of a major scripting language, eg: Python, PowerShell, or PERL
  • Production experience with major systems configuration systems like Puppet, Chef, SCCM, or PowerShell DSC
  • Thorough L2-L7 networking knowledge
  • General security and RBAC best practices
  • Can wield Visio, OmniGraffle, or another tool to build diagrams of systems, applications, and services
  • Experience with on-premises compute and cloud platforms

Additional Qualifications
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure
  • Working knowledge of DirectConnect or other cloud peering technologies
  • Version Control for coding and systems configuration
  • Can take and analyze packet captures
  • Strong inter-personal skills and experience working with global teams
  • Detail-oriented and iterative in approach to engineering and architecture
  • Ability to balance and direct multiple critical projects
  • Comfortable working with formal multi-team projects
  • Willingness to work alongside engineers and get “hands dirty”

  • We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

    Viacom provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, family or parental status, age, veteran or disability status, or other protected status.

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