Cloud Architect

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Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is the digital consultancy with technology at its core. We design and engineer end-to-end experiences that help our clients succeed at the speed of innovation. Rightpoint serves more than 250 Fortune 1000 companies. We've partnered with brands like 3M, Sanofi, Azek, Chamberlain, Grant Thornton, Six Flags, Johnson Controls, Aon, B&H, and Abbott, just to name a few. Rightpoint has 500 employees across 10 offices. Check out our Sizzle Reel showcasing some of our latest work here. For more information, visit rightpoint.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

What You'll Do & The Impact

The Cloud Architect will serve a dual role as a technical lead for Rightpoint's Managed Services and Cloud Infrastructure practice. For the cloud infrastructure practice the cloud arch will be responsible for architecting, building and leading migration of enterprise applications within Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, O365, and other as required. The ideal Cloud Architect will to have the aptitude to lead the requirements gathering, analysis, design, and implementation of solutions in public/hybrid cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). As the technical lead for the Managed Services Practice the solution arch will have technical oversight over delivery of Managed Services Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps services.

The Cloud Architect will have organizational and delivery responsibility. He/She will have management and leadership responsibilities for the Rightpoint Managed Services IT Ops/DevOps team and the Rightpoint Cloud Infrastructure Teams.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for Rightpoint Managed Services Team and Cloud Infrastructure Teams
  • Plan and implementation lead for cloud based servers, applications, and services
  • Execute and automate the provisioning and migration of servers, applications, and services
  • Ability to analyze client workloads and recommend cost effective solutions for business needs
  • Designing and implementing Highly Available solutions in multiple environments such as Azure Load Balancing services, SSO services (ADFS) and Web Application Proxy configurations
  • Apply security fundamentals and best practices in the design and implementation of solutions
  • Provide technical leadership for the management, operations, and support of cloud solutions post implementation
  • Collaborate with internal and client teams to conduct projects
  • Provide technical guidance for onboarding new environments into managed services with an end to end solution focus
  • Work with internal and clients teams to provide operational support of production environments
  • Act as a technical escalation for troubleshooting complex issues
  • Act as an incident manager

What We'd Love to See

  • A minimum of 7 years progressive, relevant, and current IT experience is required
  • 5+ years' hands-on experience with Cloud technologies (Microsoft, AWS, O365, other)
  • 3+ years' experience with Microsoft Azure and/or O365
  • Hands-on knowledge of the Microsoft Stack including Active Directory and Group Policies
  • Strong scripting skills (PowerShell)
  • Hands-on knowledge of Networking (VPN, firewalls, switching, load balancers, DNS, CDN, Azure networking)
  • Exceptional documentation skills and attention to detail for documentation (design documentation, processes/procedures, environment diagrams, etc.) 
  • Eagerness to learn and work outside your technology comfort zone.
  • Self-motivated, independent, and detail-oriented.
  • Exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of anticipating and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Focus on making yourself and those around you great.
  • Motivation with an emphasis on team performance.

Nice to haves


  • 2+ years' experience as an Architect
  • 2+ years' experience in management
  • Consulting experience a plus
  • DevOps (CI/CD) experience a plus
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using PowerShell DSC or other) and automation (ARM templates) experience is desirable
  • Hands-on knowledge of network security and compliance (encryption, security audit) a plus
  • Experience with web delivered technologies (IIS, CMS platforms (Sitecore, Episerver), SharePoint)
  • Experience with management platforms such as Application Insights, SCCM, SCOM, OMS
  • Experience with virtualization solutions such as Microsoft Hyper-V/SCVMM and/or VMware vSphere/vCenter a plus
  • Working knowledge of email technologies (Exchange, mail routing, mail security filtering, etc.)


Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field.

Who We Are 

Intrapreneurship is defined as creating from within, starting something from nothing. And it is at the heart of the people at Rightpoint. We are a values-led organization driven by innovation, rooted in technology and relentlessly curious. We're a start-up at heart and we're able to move quickly to build unique, innovative customer experiences that evolve the way our clients do business.  

Humble Brag 

  • Top Workplace Awards: Chicago Tribune – 5 Years!, Dallas Business Journal, Chicago Timmy Awards, and Crain's Business Detroit 
  • Crain's Chicago Fast Fifty of "Fastest Growing Companies," 4 Years! 
  • Best Charitable Organization/Non-Profit Website – Webby Awards 
  • Top Partners with Microsoft, Sitecore, and EpiServer 
  • Google Developers Certified Agency – 4 years running! 

Benefits and Perks at Rightpoint 

  • Flexible PTO 
  • Casual and open office environment 
  • Flexible Work Schedule 
  • Great insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts 
  • 401k with Company Matching 
  • Weekly Snack/Drink delivery 
  • Regular Cultural & Social Events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, Happy Hours, Team Outings, Intramural Sports, etc. 
  • Bi-Weekly Catered Lunches 
  • Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities  

Our Commitment to You 

No matter who you  are, where you come from, who you love, what you believe, or what you geek out about, we bring people together to make great work. That's what makes us Rightpoint! 

 

EEO Statement: 

Rightpoint, a Genpact Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. We are committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.  

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Location

We’re located in the Loop, across the street from the Lyric Opera House and the Chicago River and just steps from the L and both Metra stations.

What are Rightpoint Perks + Benefits

Rightpoint Benefits Overview

Flexible PTO

Casual and open office environment

Flexible Work Schedule

Great insurance coverage and flexible spending accounts

401k with Company Matching

Weekly Snack/Drink delivery

Regular Cultural & Social Events including: Volunteering, Game Nights, Cultural and Diversity Spotlights, Happy Hours, Team Outings, Intramural Sports, etc.

Bi-Weekly Catered Lunches

Continuous Training, Certifications, and Learning Opportunities 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Rightpoint employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $10,00 monthly maximum payout for Long-Term, and $1,500 per week for Short-Term.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Rightpoint provides life insurance is equal to 1x times an employee's annual salary.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Rightpoint provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan
Performance Bonus
Rightpoint has an annual performance bonus plan.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Rightpoint provides backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker, and also provide 2 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker. This is in addition to other benefits that layer on top of these.
Flexible Work Schedule
Rightpoint provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours, Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work from home Work remotely, typically 1-2 days per week. Team members remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
Rightpoint sponsors family oriented events periodically throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Rightpoint offers a Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy which operates on the “honor system.” The policy is intended to provide team members with more flexibility to manage work schedules and personal
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Rightpoint has a Flexible Time Off Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Rightpoint offers pre-tax commuter and parking benefits for all team members.
Company Outings
Rightpoint hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Rightpoint has a very well stocked pantry with deliveries from Peapod 2x per week. We also have Cold Brew, Kombucha, and Beer on Tap
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted regularly throughout the year
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Rightpoint offers support for ongoing training and support for job training and conferences.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Rightpoint hosts lunch and learn meetings regularly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Rightpoint's mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
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