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Halian - Cloud Automation Architect VRA / VRO

The Cloud Automation Architect will be part of the team responsible for designing and delivering creative cloud solutions. The duties will include designing, building, and automating resilient, and secure private cloud solutions, as well as migrations of existing workloads to clouds. In this role he/she will drive the design, the development and improvement of the current VRO workflows developed on VMware vRealize Automation and Orchestration products and design and implement Version Control using branching strategies as part of a new Continous Integration and Continous Deployment strategy.

The Cloud Automation Architect will serve as a lead to support the current Cloud teams to maintain the Private Cloud environments involving Development, debugging and improvement of new or existing VRO workflows and VRA forms.

The Cloud Automation Architect will also assist project teams with technical issues including the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy, research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; and support of operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out solutions.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates the cloud lifecycle aligning to Agile, DevOps and ITIL with a strong metrics and analytical mindset to drive automation and self-service technology
  • Lead the cloud automation architecture and set strategic direction to ensure that technology automation and orchestration is in alignment with business strategies, capabilities, and platform governance
  • Transforms the organization by leveraging and enabling software defined toolsets predicated on continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD/CMP) such as: VRA, Ansible
  • Design and drives end-to-end executable technology into a reusable code/template and multi-cloud model while promoting agility and ease-of-use
  • Provides expertise in the areas of cloud automation to determine technical requirements, feasibility, and performance
  • Implements/integrates cloud automation solutions that address cloud security and compliance fundamentals, deployment automation, and elasticity of environments
  • Works closely with other technology teams to identify dependencies and collaboration needs
  • Act as a subject matter expert in end-to-end cloud architecture

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Extensive experience across Cloud architectures, IaaS, PaaS, Kubernetes, SDDC, SDN, IT Automated Delivery, and Data Center
  • Extensive experience with DevOps, Togaf, ITIL and Agile process methodologies
  • Strong experience with CI/CD pipeline tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience implementing automated software and cloud integration
  • Experience designing, building, and implementing API gateways and micro-services architectures
  • Ability to communicate complex, technical topics to a wide variety of audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Familiar with secure code methodologies.
  • Service-oriented mind-set;
  • Ability to communicate in writing and verbally in a clear and concise manner;
  • Initiative, accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) is essential;
  • Any other European language is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ITIL functions and processes;
  • Participate in the integration with collaborative tools and components
  • Promote and follow prescribed project management guidelines for projects
  • Maintain documentation for all operational / support processes for the systems supported; automate repetitive processes where appropriate
  • Stay current with new technologies and techniques as appropriate

 

Must have Skills

  • Deep skills with VMware vRealize suite (VRA/VRO) and Custom Workflow Development
  • Version Control with in depth experience with merging, rebasing and branching.
  • Experience in design, setup, jobs and release pipelines using Jenkins.
  • Understanding of Agile Methodologies.
  • REST API, HTTPS authentication design and service consumption.

 

A plus if you have

  • Worked with VMware tools to setup rules and release pipelines for Continuous Deployment.
  • Knowledge in Firewall, Switch and LoadBalancer concepts including VMware NSX and software defined datacenters.
  • Container design and deployment with technologies like Docker, Kubernetes.

 

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Company description

As an international IT services company, Halian have worked hard for 20 years to understand the issues that keep our customers awake at night and to create the answers that make their lives a little easier.
Our mission - the goal that's shared by everybody at every level - is “to deliver the best people and technology services in order to help Halian's customers do more; faster, better, and more cost-effectively than ever before."
We're able to do things differently because we think and act differently - the Halian Way is based on rapid service and speedy results, and at its heart lie five key values:
Partnership, Respect, Intelligence, Dedication, and Energy.

Halian has offices in the UK, Luxembourg, Dubai, and Qatar, and have more than 500 employees all over EMEA. We work with some of the world's most ambitious and dynamic organisations, such as Public and European Institutions, Finance, Oil and Gas, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, and partner with industry leading hardware and software vendors. When you join Halian, you will help integrate one of our three service lines: Managed Services, Resourcing Services, or Project Services. You are able to deal with a variety of technologies in critical environments, and make a positive contribution to our customers business. In return, Halian will support the development of your career via different programmes already in place. Halian has built a strategy based on confidence with its customers and partners, and it's these strong links that allow Halian to provide you with job offers not often available on the open job market. Each role is a new challenge to take on!

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