Cloud Solution Architect
OverviewAt Perficient you'll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you'll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world's biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.We're proud to be publicly recognized as a "Top Workplace"A' year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a Solutions Architect in our Cloud Integration team. This is a REMOTE role working Central Time Zone Hours.Job OverviewCorporate Solutions Architects provide exceptional architectural design and thought leadership to our internal customers. A Solutions Architect is expected to be knowledgeable in two or more technologies within (a given Solutions area). The Solutions Architect may or may not have a programming background, but will have expert infrastructure architecture, C-level presentation, team management and thought leadership skills. You will provide best-fit architectural solutions for one or more internal corporate projects; you will assist in defining scope and sizing of work; and anchor Proof of Concept developments. You will provide solution architecture for the business problem, platform integration with third party services, designing and developing complex features for internal clients' business needs. You will also contribute in a variety of roles in thought leadership, mentorship, systems analysis, architecture, design, configuration, testing, debugging, and documentation.Responsibilities Leads and facilitates project discovery to define business, functional, and technical requirements Leads requirements gathering and/or design workshops for complex projects Make customer beta or proof of concepts successful, and help them to adopt Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology Engage with customers on additional requirements and business needs Proactively define, scope and sell follow work Act as an escalation point for risks and issues to the project team and client management Expedite resolution of issues through collaboration and executive engagement Actively participate on client engagement steering committees Project and solution estimation and team structure definition Develop Proof-of-Concept projects to validate new architectures and solutions Support multiple Agile Scrum teams with planning, scoping and creation of technical solutions for the new product capabilities, through to continuous delivery to production Liaise with offshore team and clients for resolving technical dependencies, issues, and risks Mentor and provide architectural guidance to multiple teams building innovative applications Drive common vision, practices and capabilities across teams Engage with business stakeholders to understand required capabilities, integrating business knowledge with technical solutions Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs Demonstrate broad solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change Qualifications Minimum 10 years of professional experience At least 2 corporate project implementations that exploit the full capabilities (discover, design, implement and optimize) of the Cloud Technologies Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture Strong understanding of infrastructure and related technologies (hardware, virtualization, networking) Strong client management and executive level communication skills 2+ Experience with IAAS providers (GCP, AWS, Azure, Vsphere etc.) including setup and configuration Experienced in application development for Cloud platforms using technologies like Java/J2EE, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Micro Services , REST and others Experienced in developing, deploying, and troubleshooting Kubernetes deployments Experienced in orchestrating Kubernetes deployments leveraging Service Mesh Experienced in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment methodologies Experienced in using build and deployment tools like Maven, Gradle etc. Kubernetes certification will be a plus Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) Experience in Mobile Development - Android/iOS will be a big plus Client facing or consulting experience highly preferred. Skilled problem solvers with the desire and proven ability to create innovative solutions. Flexible and adaptable attitude, disciplined to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to varied environments. Future technology leaders- dynamic individuals energized by fast paced personal and professional growth. Lead the technical planning & requirements gathering phases including estimate, develop, test, manage projects, architect and deliver. Serve as a technical lead and mentor. Provide technical support or leadership in the development and continual improvement of service. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with team members. Demonstrate the ability to adapt and work with team members of various experience level. Knowledge and experience in developing software using agile methodologies. Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents. Ability to communicate effectively via multiple channels (verbal, written, etc.) with technical and non-technical staff. Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point Proven track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff Experience working with a globally distributed team and managing off-shore teams Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills Experience leading internal initiatives Excellent problem-solving skills Be independent and self-driven Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field Preferred Skills And Education Master's degree in Computer Science or related field GCP or AWS certifications Kubernetes certifications Scrum/Agile Project Management Experience Experience working in a professional services company, consulting firm, or agency Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work.More About PerficientPerficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs. Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.Perficient is an award-winning Premier Level IBM Business Partner , a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner , an Adobe Business Solution Partner , and a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner .Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disclaimer: The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification. Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.A' (C) Perficient, Inc., 555 Maryville University Dr. Suite 500 St. Louis MO 63141 USASelect work authorization questions to ask when applicants apply Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? Will you now, or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status (eg H-1B visa status)?