Cloud Infrastructure Architect

| Chicago
10th Magnitude is a technology services firm helping businesses achieve transformation through cloud technologies. We are market leaders in leveraging the power Microsoft Azure to accelerate innovation speed, operational agility and customer responsiveness for clients around the globe. As one of the top Microsoft Azure partners in the US we specialize in Azure Migration, Cloud-Scale Custom Application Development, Internet of Things, Analytics and DevOps achieved through Azure-Enabled Infrastructure Automation. A member of the Microsoft Azure Partner Advisory Council and a Gold Cloud Platform Microsoft partner, 10th Magnitude is headquartered in Chicago and rapidly expanding across the central US.
Job Description
Learn how to use Microsoft Azure to migrate, build, and run enterprise applications in the cloud. 10th Magnitude is one of the top Azure consultancies in the country, and our clients are looking for our expertise to help them migrate their applications to hybrid and public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
If you have serious experience with the server and network infrastructures required to run high-performing corporate applications, then we want to give you the ability to help grow and lead one of our fastest growing practice areas. Azure experience is great but not required, we’ll train you in the fundamentals, but a passion for helping clients succeed in the cloud is required.
Responsibilities:
  • Migration Management and Execution. You will be responsible for working directly with our clients to plan and implement their entire application portfolio migration to Azure. This includes assessing their ability to move, deploying the appropriate infrastructure, performance testing, and documenting operational changes.
  • Account Education. You will lead our clients to explore how they can take advantage of the complete Azure platform including IaaS, PaaS, and other technologies such as Azure Mobile Services and Azure Media Services. You will need to architect their roadmap and help them embrace the vision. Familiarity with application development is a big plus.
  • Assessments & Engagement. You will lead hands on workshops with our clients who are just beginning the journey into the cloud. You’ll help them understand the basics of the platform, do initial planning on how to migrate their applications and deploy initial hybrid workloads (configuring VPNs, setting up operating portals, deploying IaaS VMs, and leveraging PaaS). The final step is moving and testing an actual production workload.
  • Vision and Architecture. You must be able to impart to our clients how advanced cloud architectures using both IaaS and PaaS will enhance their agility and ability to rapidly deliver solutions to their organization.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and white boarding for project migration and technical solutions.
  • Produce and manage client-facing documentation.
  • Conduct implementation pilots and help customers envision complete solution.
Required Experience:
  • 6+ years infrastructure consulting or implementation experience. Application development experience a big plus.
  • 6+ years working directly with businesses/customers to understand business needs, and applying technology solutions to those requirements.
  • Experience moving workloads from on premise to IaaS (AWS, Rackspace, Azure, etc.) a big plus. Knowledge of SQL Server configuration and fundamentals a requirement.
  • Networking fundamentals, including VPN configuration a requirement.
  • Ability to design the architectures for integrating core infrastructure technologies in support of enterprise applications.
  • Demonstrated understanding of application infrastructure architecture fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated experience in broad architectural skills, customer facilitation and solution selling.
  • Experience with virtualization, storage and networking architecture.
  • Experience moving workloads from physical to virtual environments.
  • Strong Active Directory skills, including Group Policy Administration, Replication and Deployment experience.
  • Systems Center experience a big plus, as is any DevOps (Chef) experience.
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Location

20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Collaborative. Innovative. Friendly.

Ryan

Senior Automation Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

I enjoy working on projects that are technically challenging to me, and that provide value for our clients. Being able to dig into new tech, figure it out, master it, then implement it in multiple different environments and seeing results in multiple environments is very satisfying professionally.

Chris

Senior Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started inside of a customer facing engagement management place and was successful there. I had also started to fill needs internally with process and operations. When a position became available I worked with my leadership to transiiton into that position full time. I'm super happy here.

Casey

Director, Consulting Operations

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Technology wise, we use Skype and slack to communicate. SOme newer projects are running on teams. INternally, I make a point to say hello to people in the halls and leave myself open to welcome questions, etc. Be suportive, listen and follow up.

Casey Ryan

Director of Consulting Operations

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