Architect- Cloud

Mumbai, India Mumbai, India


Deliver solution architecture for enterprise level customers based on Openstack / Cloudstack Clouds.

Drive solution architecture based on recommended practices

Design and implement end to end cloud solutions in-line with company’s Business objectives.

Actively participate in Cloud architecture and security governance and help drive process improvements.

Create content for design and technical reference.

Run highly complex enterprise-wide projects requiring in-depth knowledge across multiple specialized architectural domains.

Understand cloud technology trends, how they impact future solutions, and provide strategic direction to the broader technology community.

Train, develop, and manage a team.



  • Education: Any Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience:
  • 12+ years of experience on Linux & Virtualization technologies.
  • 7+ years of design/implementation/consulting experience with distributed applications ( preferably NFV )
  • 5+ years of software development tools and methodologies
  • 4+ years of experience of presenting to executives, IT Management, or developers
  • Technology and Software:
    • Linux Operating Systems (CentOS/RedHat or similar)
    • Understanding of virtualization technologies: KVM, Citrix XenServer, VMware ESXi
    • Security: Linux hardening , iptables , security patching
    • Cloud Infrastructure Mgmt: Cloudstack, Openstack
    • Software defined storage: Design and Implement software-defined storage systems, such as CEPH
    • Cloud Migrations : Plan and implement migrations to Openstack Platform
    • Scripting language: Bash, Python
    • Monitoring: Nagios, Zenoss, Zabbix or similar
    • Configuration Management Systems: Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Salt or similar
    • Database: MySQL or similar
    • Networks: Thorough understanding of Networking Fundamentals – CCNA Level. Preferably CCNP Level.
    • Software Defined Networking ( SDN ) : Openvswitch , Open Contrail
    • Documentation: Ability to document standard technical procedures, production designs , technical solutions & test cases
    • Hardware: Understanding of Hardware procurement and deployment.
    • Troubleshooting: L3/L4 level troubleshooting & RCA for complex & priority issues.
    • ITIL: Knowledge of standard operational processes like change management, incident management & problem management.
    • Applications: Network Function Virtualization ( NFV ) applications like Palo Alto, Silver Peak WAN Optimizers , Silver Peak SDWAN etc


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design solutions and execute on approved plans for a secure, highly available, and efficient cloud environment.
  • Develop cloud solutions, design specifications, policies, procedures and organizational cloud deployment and support standards.
  • Plan and conduct technical tasks associated with the support, implementation and maintenance of cloud application infrastructure.
  • Participate with engineering teams to perform PoCs and test new products and services.
  • Identify ways in which new services and modifications or enhancements to current product catalogue can be successfully implemented.
  • Deploy and manage internal as well as customer-based virtual machines via a Cloud-based portal.
  • Co-ordinate with internal teams and handle escalations to ensure issues are resolved quickly with least customer downtime.
  • Optimize the environment to maximize auto‚Äźrecovery and geographically distributed redundancy.
  • Improve system monitoring and alerting to improve incident time to resolution while decreasing false positives.
  • Improve system logging and benchmarking in order to fine tune application infrastructure and gain better insight into system issues and performance.
  • Work with application development teams to improve system performance through environment upgrades and improvements.
  • Update systems to support new development and technology initiatives.


Required Skills:

  • Advanced Technical Knowledge: This is a senior technical position that requires extensive experience with enterprise architecture, design and implementations
  • Communication: Ability to communicate technical ideas to technical and non-technical stakeholders is critical. Ability to negotiate and solve conflict. Additionally, the ability to document support procedures to ensure that deployed systems are properly maintained and supported.
  • Leadership: Collaborative leadership is important to gather technical and business requirements and build plans that incorporate feedback. Strong organization, project planning and time management skills.
  • Analytical: You will be required to project the impact of design decisions and weigh compromises in operational criteria to meet business objectives.
  • Training/Certifications :
  • Vendor certifications: RedHat Linux, KVM, Citrix, VMware, ITILv2/3 a plus.
  • Experience in multiple private cloud implementations on CloudStack, Openstack, a plus
  • Experience in designing and implementing NFV Clouds a plus.