Job title: CLOUD ARCHITECT – oversee Cloud Computing strategy in huge ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT Transactional ENTERPRISE – DURBAN, R1.4M – R1.9 Million
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary: ZAR 1,900,000.00
Location: Durban
Job published: 10/09/2021
Job ID: 38769

Job Description

CLOUD ARCHITECT – oversee Cloud Computing strategy in huge ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT Transactional ENTERPRISE – DURBAN, R1.4M – R1.9 Million

 

This CLOUD ARCHITECT position offers a significant career opportunity to work on ENTERPRISE SCALE TRANSACTIONAL SYSTEMS processing thousands of Online Entertainment transactions per second, across geographically distributed systems running 24/7.

 

Based in DURBAN, this CLOUD ARCHITECT role offers a salary of between R1.4M – R1.9 Million.

 

THE COMPANY:

This is one of the world’s largest ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FIRMS.

 

THE CULTURE:

DevOps based with current tooling such as Azure DevOps, GIT, Visual Studio, VS Code.

They have a hybrid tech stack with an on-premises and cloud footprint. The on-premises infrastructure stack includes VMware, Hashicorp, Cisco, f5, SQL Server, Kafka, Kubernetes.

They run Windows Server and RHEL operating systems.

The environment is multi-cloud with workloads in Azure and AWS.

(As mentioned above, these are Enterprise scale systems processing many thousands of transactions per second, geographically distributed and running 24/7.

 

THE ROLE:

Along with constantly exploring the latest architectural solutions, your role will involve:

Conceiving and communicating designs for large scale business-critical systems.

Providing expert guidance and consultancy to a multitude of teams.

Driving initiatives to improve the software at a system-wide level.

Researching new technologies.

Mentoring and training teams.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

At least 8 years technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies:

Azure (fundamentals including networking), VMware, vSAN, NSX-T (SDN fundamentals), AWS (fundamentals), Nginx, HAProxy, Kafka, Kubernetes (fundamentals).

At least 5 years of expertise architecting systems of substantial complexity (tens of thousands of online users, thousands of transactions per second, 24/7 availability).

Practical and theoretical knowledge of a range of technical disciplines and techniques (client, server, database, message brokers, DevOps, high availability, scalability) … and how to harness this knowledge into well-architected, scalable cloud solutions which satisfy business strategy.

Understanding of hybrid cloud considerations.

Understanding of different architectural patterns and application design patterns.

TOGAF certified (preferred but not essential).