Cloud/Product Architect

Job Category: Architects, Product
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

Job Summary

As one of our Cloud/Product Architects in Descasio, you will work with a specialized team of highly skilled individuals to Provide Cloud services/products for clients across industry verticals, including both Consulting/Professional.

We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Cloud Solution Architect for Cloud Applications and Infrastructure solutions to drive high priority customer initiatives on the Azure, GCP, AWS, Bluemix Platforms in collaboration with customers and the OEM representatives in the field in the enterprise accounts segment of our business.

This is a customer-facing role, owning the overall technical relationship between the customer and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Applications Development Platform.

You will own the Cloud Infrastructure and Azure Applications Development technical customer engagements including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or pilots.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture discussions with senior customer executives, Enterprise Architects, IT Management and Developers.

What will you be doing?

  • Architecting infrastructure solutions to migrate customer services to Microsoft Azure and other OEM clouds.
  • Take clear technology/domain/innovation ownership for hosting architecture on Descasio’s vendor cloud platforms.
  • Interface with client architects and cloud service providers to come up with a defined Products
  • Maintain Company IT standards, Architecture principles and Strategy, Roadmap and use cases.
  • Making technical presentations, demonstrate and design how a product will meet client.
  • Designing user interaction models, workflows and user interfaces
  • Integrating internal and external product design into a cohesive user experience
  • Creating prototypes and authoring detailed interaction specifications
  • Working with user experience researchers to design and observe usability studies
  • Translating usability and field research findings into design improvements
  • Working with visual designers to improve and refine product visual design and consistency
  • Successfully communicating conceptual ideas and design rationale.
  • Any other task as assigned to you by your line manager

What do you need to be considered for this role?

  • Fundamental knowledge of Azure/AWS/GCP/IBM and the like
  • Understanding how IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solution compares on Azure/AWS/GCP.
  • App Services, Database, SQL Server IaaS implementation, Availability sets, Networking concepts, Express Route, DNS, Load Balancing, Storage on Azure/AWS/GCP.
    Years of experience in large design efforts on product development.
  • Define solution architecture which meets availability, disaster recovery and availability requirements as specified by customer Preferably from DevOps perspective
  • Azure/AWS/GCP certifications desirabl
  • Mastery of user interaction design skills to develop new approaches to complex problems
  • Familiarity with field and lab-based usability research methodologies.
  • Must be organized, have an eye for detail, and be able to put ideas into a tangible form.
  • Familiarity with the DevOps Culture.
  • Soft Skills such as writing Proposals and Presenting up to C-Levels is a must
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep domain expertise of cloud infrastructure solutions (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers and Infra as code technology) required
  • Cloud application development solutions (e.g. PaaS, Serverless, API Management);
  • container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry);continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef, Puppet);

  • web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices; (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM)
  • one or more of the following programming languages: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive
  • Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies, container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
  • Software development practices like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure DevOps, GitHub). Preferred
  • Prior work experience in Public Sector is highly desired
  • Prior work experience in a Consulting/Architecture position within a software and/or services company such as Amazon, VMware, Google, IBM, Oracle desired
  • Maintain technical skills and knowledge of market trends and competitive insights; collaborate and share with the technical community
  • Be an Azure Platform evangelist with customers, partners and external communities

Preferred Qualifications

It would be great to meet the above requirements but please feel free to apply if you don’t. We welcome interaction with brilliant minds.