Senior Solution Architect - AWS - Remote Availability at Ensono

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Ensono is looking for a Senior Solutions Architect with Public Cloud architecture experience to join our team. As a Public Cloud Senior Solutions Architect, you will collaborate with counterparts in Sales and Client Partners on client opportunities to build cloud-based solutions which address our Clients’ needs by leveraging Ensono Public Cloud product and services. Ensono’s Public Cloud Services is a practice area within Ensono focused entirely on the architecture, security, delivery, and automation required to run mission-critical applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The team focuses on the acceleration of our Client’s Hybrid-Cloud initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understand the Sales Engagement Process, works across teams from leadership and onward to influence  pre-sales, sales strategy, engagement models and solution methodologies.
  • Comfortable working in an overlay sales structure to assist the sales team with the business and technical values associated with solutions.
  • Understand and communicate the value proposition of Ensono’s Cloud Transform product and services in conjunction with our AWS offerings
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, decompose work for manageability, and time management and prioritization are essential attributes
  • Capacity to define outcomes, evaluate alternative approaches,  understand key constraints, and  develop appropriate solutions
  • Partner with our Product Management team to continuously improve our offerings based on market demands, technology advancement, and client innovation
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the Ensono portfolio and emerging technologies in the marketplace. Strong attention to detail, as well as follow-up techniques.
  • Developing and documenting solutions that meet client’s (technical and business) requirements
  • Present solutions and proposals to client executive and influencers
  • Solution Pricing Analysis including Saving Levers and TCO Analysis
  • Up to 10% to 15 % travel maybe required.
  • Knowledge

  • Gather information and requirements, Conduct Assessments and Data Analysis
  • Conduct Solution Design Workshops, Design Resilient Architectures
  • Define Performant Architectures, Design Cost-Optimized Architectures
  • Define Operationally Excellent Architectures, Manage AWS Accounts and resources
  • Implementing and Managing Cloud Storage, Deploy and manage EC2 Instances
  • Configure and manage VPC, Design Auditing and Monitoring Strategies
  • Optimize Consumption Strategies, Design a business continuity strategy
  • Design for deployment, migration, and integration
  • Determine appropriate use of AZ and Multi-Region architectures
  • Design for High Availability, Design a Data Life-cycle management strategy
  • Architect a continuous integration and deployment process
  • Determine the right services based on business needs (e.g., RTO/RPO, cost)
  • Automation, Configuration Management and Infrastructure as Code
  • Determine a strategy for migrating existing on-premises workloads to the cloud
  • Select migration tools and/or services for new and migrated solutions
  • Multi-Cloud environments and data integration
  • Knowledge of recommended best practices for building secure and reliable applications on Public Cloud Platform - AWS
  • Skills

  • Familiarity with  Automation scripting language – Infrastructure - AWS CloudFormation scripting
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, a self-starter and possess a good working attitude
  • Professional communication, presentation, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • An understanding of the basic architectural principles of building on the AWS Cloud
  • High degree of confidence and poise.
  • Client focused and results driven
  • Experience

  • 5-7 years of hands-on experience designing and deploying cloud architecture - AWS
  • Broad technology knowledge, with an emphasis on Public and Private cloud computing, with deep expertise in Amazon Web Service
  • Ability to evaluate cloud application requirements and make architectural recommendations for implementation, deployment, and provisioning applications
  • Experience building, maintaining, and enhancing business relationships within and outside the company.
  • Technical experience:

  • Ability to gain clients’ confidence as a trusted advisor
  • Engagement focused on Client’s Buyer and Technical Influencers
  • Ability to articulate technical, financial and business solution and value proposition
  • Ability to Present Proposal document, Business Case and TCO Financial Models
  • Hands-on experience using compute, networking, storage, and database services - AWS
  • Define the Public Cloud and its value proposition
  • Ability to identify and define technical requirements for a Cloud-based application
  • Ability to identify which Cloud services meet a given technical requirement
  • Ability to list the different cloud architecture design principles
  • Define the Public Cloud Shared Responsibility model
  • Understand terms such as High Availability, Scalability, Elasticity, Agility, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
  • Describe the differences between Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Describe the differences between Public, Private and Hybrid cloud models
  • Understand the differences between Capital Expenditure (Capex) and Operational Expenditure (OpEx)
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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