IT Cloud Architect in Chicago, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 10/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you want to make a significant impact? Do you want to help shape the future of True Value Company? True Value has an opening for an IT Cloud Architect.

Revolutionize Wholesale and join a high performing information technology team. We are a dynamic team committed to driving True Value’s aggressive growth as the only nationally branded hardlines wholesaler that celebrates independent retailers.

Our culture:

• Embraces personal and professional development
• Values diverse perspectives
• Provides competitive compensation
• Committed to volunteerism and community outreach

Your Value = Our Value. True Value.

Responsible for developing the technical architecture for cloud services, working with the development teams in crafting solutions consistent with this framework and provides architecture leadership to these initiatives. The focus will be on developing a framework that ensures high availability across service providers, optimizes cloud spend and eliminates on-prem data centers.

Position Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (in order of importance):

  • Develops and maintains a cloud framework to integrate True Value systems cost effectively and designed to meet True Value business requirements.
  • Works with partners, designs and builds the cloud infrastructure for our next generation Enterprise Data Warehouse and Data Center Migration.
  • Designs and builds a capacity planning and performance tuning system designed to maximize the efficiency of True Value cloud environments.
  • Monitors and adjusts as required capacity across systems to maximize efficiency and meet True Value business requirements.
  • Works with 3rd party cloud hosting providers, evaluates their systems, resolves issues and develops future roadmaps. Keeps the business up to date on upgrades and enhancements that would improve business operations.
  • Manages 3rd party cloud providers SLAs and contract adherence.
  • Develops a service catalog for True Value consumers to request and provision services.
  • Works with partners design and develops a containerization strategy that provides for greater movement of True Value applications across environments and allows for the rapid provisioning and de-provisioning of development and test environments.

Position Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Three to five years of relevant experience
  • Networking (IPv4, IPv6) and AWS networking concepts like VPC, Zones, VPC peering required
  • Network security practices required
  • Good knowledge of at least one operating system: Linux, Unix, Solaris, Ubuntu, Windows.
  • Preference: Linux operating system (e.g., Ubuntu or Red Hat), or experience as administrator or architect in any well-known operating systems
  • Good understanding of networking: TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS.
  • Computer programming languages required
  • Cloud computing and supporting systems experience
  • System architecture experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical related field or equivalent work experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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