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CommunityAmerica Credit Union Enterprise Cloud Architect in Lenexa, Kansas

Join our innovative and expanding IT team as we add top talent who will help us achieve our significant growth goals and objectives in the upcoming years. Recognized as a best place to work in Kansas City for multiple years, we are building out our future IT platforms and capabilities to be poised to take full advantage of digital banking advancements, AI, machine learning, data analysis and modeling and more. We are committed to a sophisticated and forward-thinking approach to technology and to being a leader and driver of innovation in the financial services industry.

CommunityAmerica is looking for a talented Cloud Architect to lead our Cloud migration strategy. This Cloud Architect role will be responsible for architecting and implementing the Cloud Infrastructure to enable the digital transformation for CommunityAmerica. This role will work across the technology organization to understand the cloud platform requirements and create a Cloud Infrastructure and technology roadmap for supporting the current and future initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the cloud computing and technology systems and should be well versed with the successful DevOps practices. The candidate should have prior experience in setting up the cloud infrastructure for new applications as well as transferring existing applications to the cloud. This is a critical leadership position that requires excellent strategic thinking and communication skills.

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture including Azure/AWS/GCP.

  • Collaborate with other IT groups and the business in understanding the strategic goals and translate that into cloud architectural requirement.

  • Identify the top cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of CACU.

  • Create a well-informed cloud strategy and manage the implementation process that support several capabilities including, but not limited to multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, and elastic scalability.

  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud patterns for deploying services to the cloud. 

  • Work closely with IT security to monitor the company’s cloud privacy.

  • Develop processes and technology to monitor Cloud usage to for effective expense management.

  • Work with the application development team in ensuring the architecture compliance during the implementation phase.

  • Assist with solving and conducting root cause analysis for critical production issues.

  • Act as a coach and mentor for other teams engaging with the cloud domain. 

  • Push the culture of innovation.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Network Engineering or relevant field

  • Advanced Degree/Certification in Business, Computer Science or Management

  • Previous experience in banking or financial services is preferred

  • 10+ years of technology experience

  • Experience with technology solutions in the Financial Industry

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior experience with setting up new Cloud platforms and migrating legacy applications to the Cloud platform.

  • Excellent technical expertise that will inspire and encourage creative and collaborative problem solving.

  • Ability to think outside the box and solve problems creatively.

  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, negotiating and facilitation skills.

  • Extensive knowledge with the Cloud architecture and solutions that helps to identify key technology trends and competitive advantages.

  • Proven ability to meet or exceed client satisfaction standards through timely delivery of quality products and solutions.

  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Works collaboratively with other teams to improve performance, efficiency, effectiveness, and growth opportunities throughout the organization.

  • Vendor Cloud Certification (Microsoft, AWS, Google)

  • At least 2 years of experience with infrastructure-as-code using Ansible, Terraform etc. 

  • At least 3 years of experience with cloud platforms (Azure/AWS) 

  • Exposure to production scripting 

  • Exposure to Linux/Windows operating systems 

  • At least 1 to 3 years of DevOps practices and CI/CD 

  • At least 1 to 3 years working to deliver cloud-native solutions. 

  • Exposure to performance tuning and monitoring tools. 

ID: 1253

External Company Name: CommunityAmerica Credit Union

External Company URL: https://www.communityamerica.com/

Street: 9777 Ridge Dr