Cloud Architecture Director

Willis Towers Watson
Arlington, VA
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
Full Time
Job Description - Cloud Architecture Director (200002SS)Job Description Cloud Architecture Director 200002SSThe Cloud Architecture Director will be responsible for the direction, strategy, and approach as Willis Towers Watson Technology and Business Unit application teams continue to adopt cloud computing platforms. Leading a global team of cloud architects responsible for shaping strategy, governance and standards as WTW adopts a cloud computing model. This role resides in our Cloud Enablement Team (CET) within Corporate Technology, but will be working extensively with application teams spread across our various business units. We are open to candidates (remote or office-based) located anywhere in the UK or North America.Note that visa employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.The Role* Vision & Strategy - Defining a roadmap for cloud technologies that will allow for proper planning, implementation, and overarching governance, ahead of business requirements rather than in response to them* Evangelism - proactively raising awareness across all business segments of new cloud technologies, features and capabilities that can be used to drive business benefit* Education - Helping individual lines of business become familiar with cloud computing concepts, and the features that can be adopted to enhance their solutions. Driving knowledge sharing and collaboration between segments Providing business units technical guidance on DevOps best practices, and supporting development of automated and secure approaches embedded into automated DevOps pipelines* Standards - Defining and documenting a clear reference architecture for how WTW teams can adopt cloud platforms in a safe and optimized way. Identifying and documenting recommended toolsets, standards and approaches to ensure uniformity, supportability and governance across the future cloud estate.* Methodologies - Formulating and documenting appropriate methodologies that will allow WTW to adopt cloud computing in a simple and cost effective manner* Assurance - Reviewing designs for proposed cloud projects to ensure that optimal approaches and best practices are being applied* Working closely with Information Security and Security Architecture teams, to assist in shaping corporate polices, processes and initiatives that will improve the way business units make use of cloud platforms The Requirements * Fundamental and detailed understanding of modern public cloud platforms, primarily Microsoft Azure but knowledge of Oracle Cloud and Amazon AWS is beneficial * Strong knowledge of infrastructure, networking, security best practices, and automation technologies is key* Effective communication skills, with the ability to present to executives, developers, and engineers, in a way that engages and motivates* Experience and knowledge of DevOps operating models, and of working in a SCRUM / Agile approach* Ability to work independently with new and unique ideas* Ability to work across multiple business segments globally and to understand the unique details of applications in different contexts Job: Technology Primary Location: United States-New York-New York Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-Virginia-Arlington, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United Kingdom-England-London Schedule: Full-time