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Enterprise Architect ( US - Remote)

Company: Avantor
Location: Billings
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryAs a member of IT Operations, reporting to the Director of Infrastructure & Data Services, the Enterprise Architect is responsible for leading the architecture, design, and development of Avantor's enterprise IT environment, which includes AWS cloud services and data center services in both commercial and regulated government environments. As the Enterprise Architect, you will guide team members at all levels of the organization to architectures that optimized in resiliency, cost, security, and compliance. As part of this well-respected IT group, you will enjoy a wide variety work in emerging technologies within a supportive team environment.MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyze and improve existing PaaS and IaaS offerings, including guidance and support in refactoring applications and migrating remaining data center applications to cloud
  • Recommend and design AWS cloud-based service and data center infrastructure solutions (enterprise architecture roadmap).
  • Model the cost and implications of potential architectures and recommend the optimal solution to business and application teams.
  • Size server instances and align backup solutions.
  • Advise on stateless compute, fault tolerance, high availability, and disaster recovery.
  • Provide cost, benefit, and risk information as inputs to the business case process and coordinate the release of services and servers upon approval.
  • Participate and advise in vendor, product, and customer technical discussions.
  • Maintain the infrastructure service request process, application patterning documentation and migration to AWS play books.
  • Retain expert level skillset through continuous learning, certification and participation in external technical groups and events, including re:Invent.
  • Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
    • AWS Solutions Architect certification(s) is required
    • IT enterprise design experience is required
    • Expert level experience in VMWare, storage, backup, popular AWS services (including EC2, storage options, container services and various relational database services) and operating systems (Windows and Linux) is required
    • Data center to cloud migration experience is required
    • Basic knowledge of general IT licensing and license models is required
    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent work experience is required
    • Strong knowledge of application refactoring is highly desired
    • Experience with server/service automation and orchestration is highly desired
    • Experience in project management is desired
    • Experience with enterprise WAN and LAN technologies is a plus
    • Experience working with centralized printing solutions is a plus
    • Experience working in US government regulated environments and knowledge of AWS Gov regions and related regulations (NIST 800-171, DFARS, CUI and/or CMMC) is a plus
    • Industry experience in life sciences, pharma, warehouse and/or manufacturing is a plus
    • Other AWS certifications (Security, Network) are a plus
    • ITIL, Azure and other Microsoft certifications are a plusKNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Knowledge:
        • Understanding of business case and return on investment calculations.
        • Understanding of basic contracts and service level agreements.
        • Knowledge of Enterprise WAN/LAN technologies and monitoring.
        • Skills and Abilities:
          • Presentation, communication, and organizational skills necessary to lead activities, meetings and conversations with IT and business executives.
          • Ability to quickly assess a business problem and, when appropriate, drive a solution to the business problem rather than only focusing on the IT requirements.
          • Ability to understand IT requests from the customer's point of view.
          • Additional qualities:
            • Commitment to high professional and ethical standards in a diverse workplace.ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT
              • Hybrid-work is preferred by many coworkers in this organization, ranging from two to four days in the office and one to three days from home.
              • Full-time work from the office is also an option.
              • Remote work is an option, with the ability to remain as such if agreed upon during the hiring process (monthly or quarterly office visits are highly encouraged).
              • Typical work hours fall between the business hours of North American east coast time-zones, flexing as required by current projects.
              • Reasonable flexibility in working hours is mutual, flexibility may be agreed to for support of personal needs and can also be necessary to support work activities and deadlines.
              • Personal computer will be supplied, adequate network connectivity while working remotely is required and is the responsibility of the individual.
              • Diverse abilities may be accommodated in this role more easily than a similar role at other companies for reasons that include the remote-work potential, the use of Microsoft Teams for nearly all remote meetings (enabling near real-time closed captioning during meetings) as well as working hours flexibility.
              • Offices have adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
              • Some offices have been modernized and include amenities such as optional standing desks, please inquire during the interview process.
              • A frequent volume of work and deadlines does impose some strain.
              • Work assignments vary and are not highly documented into standard operating procedures, prior experience and precedent are often used to fulfil requests.
              • New alternatives to improve productivity and reduce effort are welcome and encouraged.
              • May occasionally need to travel domestically or internationally.
              • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting, or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 pounds.DISCLAIMER:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

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