Cloud Architect

Ceridian Corporation Atlanta, GA
Job Description

Ceridian. Makes Work Life Better™

This is our promise. Not only for our customers, but our employees as well.

Ceridian is a cloud company powered by our people. As an innovative fast-growing global, human capital management (HCM) technology company, join us as we transform the world of work for millions of employees around the world. Our products help employees be paid on time, apply for promotions, grow their careers, and support their work/life fit. Our solutions and our people work together to help organizations control costs, save time, optimize their workforce, minimize risk, and grow their businesses. We are proud of our many recent accomplishments, which include setting a record in the TSX as the largest tech IPO in Canadian history, and having our leader recognized as a Top CEO by Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards for the third time.

Ceridian has not only invested heavily in cloud software development but in its people as well. Our workplace experience provides employees with empowering programs for career growth and includes diversity/inclusion groups to support every person's career journey. At Ceridian we not only work hard, but we play hard too. Each office has its own unique Fun at Work experience which includes events such as social hours, team building competitions, and other fun occasions for all employees to enjoy. We believe in giving back to the communities that we live in, by volunteering our time and contributing to our own charity foundation, Ceridian Cares. We also have a wide-range of flexible benefits to support our people's work life blend and meet their needs.

We are looking for fun, intelligent, team oriented people who believe in our values: Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism, and Agility.

Find out why Ceridian employees declare Ceridian a Great Place to Work® in 2018, a Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2018, and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the 15th consecutive year!

Job Summary

Ceridian is looking for a passionate and experienced Cloud Architect! The Cloud Architect role at Ceridian will be one of the organization's cloud experts. The ideal candidate will possess significant experience in the architecture, design, planning, deployment, and optimization of Cloud IaaS and PaaS environments. A virtualization background in VMWare vSphere is preferred and knowledge of VMWare NSX is plus.

This role will lead the execution of Cloud deployments and on-premise to cloud migrations by providing architectural design, scope definition, planning, and technical leadership. This position will work closely with Senior leadership and other IT teams to guide the organization by developing an overall cloud strategy, assisting in the selection of products, partners, and solutions which will be leveraged in support of our cloud technology objectives.

Essential Functions

Cloud Strategy

* Works with organizational stakeholders to develop, publish, socialize, and maintain a Cloud strategy and associated roadmap that aligns with business objectives

Design and Build

* Develops, initiates, and oversees infrastructure based Cloud projects

* Designs modern Cloud solutions that address requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance leveraging existing investments in Microsoft Azure, VMWare Cloud on AWS, and VMWare based Nutanix environments

* Gathers processing requirements, leads system design/testing efforts, Develops and updates Technical Documents, diagrams, and other architectural artifacts

* Remains current on Cloud technologies. Leverages vendor and industry best practices while focusing on cost optimization and value creation

Cloud Migration

* Provides technical leadership to the organization regarding infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques (e.g. hybrid, live, cold, and mixed migration use cases)

* Works across IT teams to document, automate, and operationalize our cloud migration process

* Functions as the Technology lead and subject matter expert in the planning and execution of cloud migrations

* Ensure best practices across process (e.g. upgrade checklists, quality controls etc.)

Orchestration & Automation

Orchestrates the delivery of cost effective Cloud services based upon business processing requirements (e.g. Scale-Up, Scale-Down)

Identifies and recommends Cloud management tools and automation solutions that improve operational efficiency and reduce costs

Develops methods and tools to track and manage cloud costs with visibility across multi-cloud infrastructure

Technical Leadership

* Champions the adaption of Cloud technologies that tangibly benefit Ceridian

* Works across Information Technology teams to build and enhance existing Cloud based solutions

* Assists in the development of Cloud expertise to Ceridian IT team members through on-the-job technical training and mentoring

Educational/Skill/Experience Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

* An A.S. degree or higher in Computer Science or related field preferred

* 8+ years of combined experience in Infrastructure Architecture, DevOps, Server/Virtualization, or Network Engineering roles

* 3+ years of Cloud Administration experience. (Azure Solutions Architect certification a plus)

* Proficiency with VMWare ESXi. (VMWare VCP and NSX experience is a plus)

* 2+ years of experience with infrastructure automation tools (PowerShell preferred)

* Experience designing and deploying enterprise solutions in a public cloud environment

* Experience migrating workloads from on-premises infrastructure to public cloud

* Demonstrated expertise and Internet computing technologies (web/app servers, database, firewalls, load balancers, databases, TCP/IP, NFS, SMB 3, LDAP, etc.)

* Experience in defining and/or improving IT processes

* In-depth understanding of ITIL (Certification Preferred)

* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

* Self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

Ceridian combines the excitement of a startup environment, with the growth opportunities of a large organization. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment. We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success.

Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace all individual and what makes them unique. We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on award winning projects!

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.