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Cloud Architect

Reference ID: 825588

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Do you love technology and know how to use it? Do you thrive on the daily challenges of working in a constantly evolving field? For members of Best Buy\'s Information Technology Team, the answer is "Yes." More than techies, our IT team members bring planning, strategy and even communication skills to bear in helping the company grow.

This position will play a role on the enterprise architecture team and will be working in a highly dynamic, fast changing and fluid work environment. We are seeking a talented individual to continue our cloud journey at Best Buy Canada. This role will require deep functional and technical expertise in the various cloud platforms and experience re-architecting applications to be cloud ready.

The Cloud Architect role will be a transformational architect playing an integral role in building a holistic cloud and application strategy, crafting roadmaps to successfully drive the execution that aligns with the company's overall objectives. In addition, the Architect will also be responsible for assisting the application teams with building and adopting cloud native architectures that will help reduce operational costs and improve scalability, elasticity and availability.

As a Cloud Architect you will...
    • Partner with IT leaders to create a holistic cloud strategy for Best Buy Canada • Determine the framework for evaluating applications based on use cases and/or value of migrating to the cloud • Partner with delivery teams to re-architecture key applications to become cloud-ready or cloud-native • Develop and publish an Application Cloud Maturity Model (ACMM) to enable classification and categorization of applications • Define guidelines for DevOps capabilities to be leveraged by applications to drive cloud readiness and automation • Evaluate emerging technologies, provide recommendations and effectively communicate findings to both technical and non-technical audiences • Design and execute POCs for emerging technologies to facilitate the creation and adoption of new cloud native applications within the framework of the ACMM • Publish and promote cloud-based models for enterprise application data with guidelines and patterns for: data storage technologies, change data capture, and replication to support hybrid datacenter and cloud architectures • Provide training, governance and guidance to help drive transformation across the enterprise applications portfolio.

We hope you are passionate about...
    • Innovation - as a tech company we are constantly changing and evolving; an openness and willingness to embrace change is critical • Logic and critical thinking - we're largely a data driven company so consideration of all angles and viewpoints is vital • Having fun while being the best - we work hard but play harder.

The experience we need...
    • Azure Cloud certification • Minimum 5 years' experience creating and managing public and private cloud environments • IT Architecture background with an emphasis on application and/or infrastructure/networking • Involvement in some sort of transformation (physical to virtual, virtual to cloud) • Experience with enterprise software companies • App cloud migration experience • Familiarity with SaaS deployments and its supporting operational framework

We believe we have the unique opportunity to help customers enrich their lives and pursue their passions with the help of technology

Posted: November 16, 2018
Closes: January 15, 2019
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