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IT IS Design & Architecture Architect
Edison, NJ

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Job Description

Position Overview: TCS CBO IT IS Design & Architecture Architect

This role must have well-rounded technical abilities including an infrastructure & solutions architecture experience, as well as, the ability to program manage and lead large digital, data center and cloud transformational initiatives. Understands business needs to architect, develop and implement enterprise solutions that solve customer enterprise problems. Stays abreast of emerging technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities

Identify and analyze technology trends and develop adoption roadmap. Provide thought and technical leadership; proactively identifying transformation opportunities in datacenter and cloud technologies

Recommend architecture upgrades based on technical trends or changes in the nature of the systems that use architecture; provide cost/benefit analysis for architecture design; balance the requirements for quality against development and maintenance costs in resolving architecture issues.

Bridge gap between business needs and technological solutions; demonstrate an ability to draw on both business and technical expertise; establish a high level trust among both business and technical professionals.

Define and maintain the appropriate architecture frameworks, processes, standards and tools are in place for delivery success. Sell the benefits of Enterprise Architecture to business and IT stakeholders.

Demonstrate competency in strategic thinking and leadership with extremely strong abilities in relationship management. Build and maintain an effective partnership with C-suite customers, decision-makers and primary influencers in the client organization.

Define Enterprise Architecture governance, organization and processes. Chair the Architecture review board

Participate and present in Analyst/Industry forums and partner events. Publish white papers on latest industry trends.

Conduct training sessions and architect connect programs to enable architecture community within the organization.

Experience Required:

* Bachelor's degree in IT or related field equivalent
* Available to travel when required (~70%)
* Overall 12+ years of relevant work experience with hands on technical implementation experience of IT infrastructure projects
* 6 years of experience in leading data center transformation initiative as an infrastructure architect lead. Should have managed over at least 4 large scale IT transformation programs for Enterprises with direct accountabilities for defining strategy, architecture and execution.
* 3+ years of experience with automation tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, etc.
* 5+ years of experience performing Enterprise assessments
* Excellent understanding on infrastructure automation, infrastructure as code, dev/ops, as well as, the operational tools and processes to leverage to manage over the infrastructure.
* Possesses excellent knowledge and experiences of various IT Infrastructure technologies (Cloud, Data Center automation, Containers, DevOps, Cross Functional Services like Tools & processes, Network and Security, Databases, Middleware, and Disaster recovery, Data Center/Cloud migrations etc.,)
* Working experience on public cloud platforms (IaaS, PaaS)
* Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
* Excellent presentation, business, analytical, problem solving and communication skills (written and verbal)
* Experienced in presenting at IT industry forums and conferences (i.e., whitepapers and case studies)
* Excellent ability to elicit customer r equirements, define limits to project scope and develop / review / approve Statement of works
* Exposure working in a global delivery model leveraging offshore locations


* TOGAF certification
* Advanced project management certification (i.e., PMP)
* Advanced technical certifications in multiple technologies from DC automation, artificial intelligence, Dev/Ops, comput, storage, network DB, and security.
* Advance certification in ITIL

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