Cloud Architect - Business Productivity

Kansas City, Missouri Cloud Platforms - Business Productivity Full Time

The Cloud Architect will be  responsible for delivering enterprise-class intranet, content and collaboration solutions to Valorem clients through SharePoint, Office 365 and the Microsoft collaboration platform. The Cloud Architect will work with our customers across all phases including planning, design, development and deployment to meet the client’s requirements.  

General Description & Responsibilities

  • Working closely with customers and project managers to understand and manage project delivery expectations 
  • Architecting and leading projects for various clients 
  • Creating functional design specifications and implementation plans 
  • Provide architecture review, and project milestone sessions for project sponsors 
  • Delegate responsibilities and priorities to implementation staff 
  • Ensure project delivery processes are in place and being executed 
  • Ensure that the technical solution delivers the business value. 
  • Communication with technical and business staff in technical and plain English language. 
  • Development of business requirements in collaboration with business analysts. 
  • Planning with customers on cloud design and deployment requirements. Helping customers determine on-premises, cloud and hybrid requirements and capabilities. Emphasizing Azure and cloud technologies. 
  • Designing cloud architectures, environments, and solutions that meet the customer’s requirements with an emphasis on meeting the customers’ overall business goals. 
  • Leveraging best practices that will sustain the client’s environment for the long term. 
  • In addition, the Cloud Architect will; 
  • Have at least 2 years of experience as a solutions consultant, architect or relevant role 
  • Demonstrate a mastery of various cloud technologies in the Microsoft stack (Azure IaaS and PaaS), with knowledge of competing cloud technologies (AWS, Google, etc.) a plus 
  • Assist in writing and proofing Statements of Work (SOWs) 
  • Provide architectural design and guidance to other members of the team 
  • Mentor and onboard junior and mid-level solution consultants 
  • Provide leadership in the enterprise community through social media, articles, speaking engagements, seminars and conferences 
  • Demonstrated design and admin experience with SharePoint as well as SharePoint Online (Office 365). 
  • Experience with and/or deep understanding of the Microsoft collaboration stack including Office 365 
  • Develop solutions leveraging SharePoint and O365 out-of-the-box functionality as well as provide custom solutions (development where necessary) 
  • Integrate SharePoint solutions with other Microsoft and 3rd party solutions to meet the customer’s needs 
  • Provide consultative guidance to customers around design principals, best practices, deployment methods and adoption. 
  • Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • 6+ years of relevant business experience 
  • Demonstrated expertise with SharePoint and Office 365
  • Demonstrated experience in consulting and/or project management
  • BA/BS Degree, MBA preferred
  • Microsoft certification preferred  
  • Kansas City, Missouri

    Cloud Architect - Business Productivity