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AWS Cloud (+Snowflake) Senior Solutions Architect

Perficient, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Cincinnati, OH posted September 15, 2021.

OverviewAt Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet.

And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors.

Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year.

This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.Perficient is proud to be one of just 38 partners recognized as a Microsoft National Solution Provider (NSP) Partner, and one of only seven Global NSP Partners.

This distinction means that we are considered to be one of the top Solution Providers in the country (and the world).

We architect, design and implement digital experience, business optimization, and industry-focused, integrated solutions leveraging Microsoft technologies across a variety of practice areas.

In 2017, Perficient has been named Messaging Partner of the Year, globally!

Perficient has been honored to be named as Microsoft’s US National Partner of the Year two years in a row (2016 and 2015) as well Microsoft’s Healthcare Provider Partner of the Year three times.

Being part of this elite group continues to push and inspire us to uphold those standards through exceptional solutions for our customers.Perficient currently has a career opportunity for an AWS Data Platform Senior Solutions Architect focusing on delivering large scale AWS data platform and presales activities including project scoping, high level design, and statement of work creation.Join Data Intelligence group to provide architectural experience to our clients as they expand their AWS cloud footprint.

Work with our Leaders, Data Strategists and AWS Developers to build AWS based solutions for our clients as they continue to migrate their systems to AWS.

Work with the client team to migrate their systems to AWS and leverage your in-depth knowledge of the architectural principles and services used to develop technical cloud strategy.

Review workload architecture and provide guidance on how to address high-risk issues.

Able to share and utilize best practices, guidance, and recommendations to develop AWS cloud solutions that are secure, resilient, cost effective, efficient, and managed with operational excellence.ResponsibilitiesThe responsibilities of this role is to support one of our strategic, fast growing client as an enterprise architect reporting directly to CDO.* The Solutions Architect will serve as a technical leader and support in the creation and delivery of AWS technology solutions designed to meet customers’ business needs.* Provides initial architecture and migration design for solution based on Customer’s constraints (Time/Budget) and Customer’s business requirements* Provide vision and leadership to define the core technologies necessary to meet client needs including development tools and methodologies, package solutions, systems architecture, security techniques, and emerging technologies* Provide Data Architecture support for Chief Data Officer(s) with clear roadmap on execution of those architectures* Provide end to end vision and hands on experience with Amazon Web Services* Provide Analytic support with BI and Data Science technologies* Must be able to produce the following deliverables* Capability reference architecture* Logical reference architecture (Pragmatic vs future state)* Technical process / data flow* Physical AWS Architecture* Reference Architecture Patterns for Specific requirements* Recommend the right tools or framework for selecting tools / techs* Partner with Client and Amazon Web Services team to design and build AWS based solutions* Hands on experience with AWS that deal with the Data storage (database, data lake, data warehouse), processing and dashboarding* Partner with AWS to stay abreast of architectural/industry changes, especially in the areas of AWS* Clearly communicate to client and various parties with strong consulting skills and the ability to blend quantitative and analytical skills, problem-solving and strategy skills* Assess, capture, and translate complex business issues and requirements into structured analytics use case, including rapid learning of industry/domain/client dynamics and development of effective work stream plans* Lead workshops with many teams to define data ingestion, validation, mining, engineering, modeling, visualization, AI, and analytics* Lead the technical planning & requirements gathering phases including estimate, develop, test, manage projects, architect and deliver complex projects* Participate and lead in design sessions, demos and prototype sessions, testing and training workshops with business users and other IT associates* Contribute to the thought capital through the creation of executive presentations, architecture documents and articulate them to executives through presentationsQualifications* Required Qualifications:* At least 15+ years of experience in designing, architecting, and implementing large scale data processing/data storage/data distribution systems* At least 10 years in consulting as a HANDS-ON Solutions Architect with the last 3 years building large scale AWS data projects (Consulting Background IS A MUST)* At least 5+ years real time and streaming experience in AWS based data solutions* At least 5+ years of Analytic experience preferably with Tableau or Power BI* At least 5+ years of demonstrated experience at least in the most recent 2+ years of designing and delivering solutions using AWS suite of analytics services* Should have experience designing service management, orchestration, monitoring and management requirements of cloud platform.* At least 3+ years of experience in migrating large volumes of data using standard AWS tools from on premise and cloud infrastructure to AWS* Ability to produce high quality work products under pressure and within deadlines with specific references* VERY strong communication, solutioning, and client facing skills especially non-technical business users* At least 5+ years of working with large multi-vendor environment with multiple teams and people as a part of the project* At least 5+ years of working with a complex Big Data environment using AWS services* 5+ years of experience with Team Foundation Server/JIRA/GitHub and other code management toolsets* They must possess a strong background in Enterprise-level architecture design and engineering of industry standard (best-of-breed) core infrastructure technologies.* Experience in data governance, data management, cloud governance, deployment, management, security and integration of technologies and solutions.* This individual should also have 5+ years of experience and success in consultative/complex technical sales and deployment projects including experience with architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of highly distributed applications for enterprise level customers.* This position requires strong relationship skills and excellent communication skills.* Minimum of 10 years in Senior consulting roles preferably from top 5 consulting firms globally* Leadership and team management experience with ability to provide strategic planning and oversight* At least 5 project implementations that exploit the full capabilities (discover, design, implement and optimize) of Azure technologies* At least 5 years of experience in a professional services company, consulting firm, or agency* Have a solid understanding of delivery methodology and lead teams in the implementation of the solution according to the design/architecture* Experience in project and solution estimation and team structure definition* Fluent and current on architecture trends with an eye on market/technical conditions and future direction* Experience in defining new architectures and ability to drive an independent project from an architectural stand point* Experience leading customer workshop sessions to educate customers on the latest technology trends and best practices* Proven track record of leadership roles delivering solutions within defined timeframes* Demonstrated success in performing work and managing complex and/or large consulting projects* Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents and statements of work* Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members* Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical resources* Experience working with a globally distributed team* Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills* Experience working on multiple concurrent projects* Experience leading internal initiatives* Experience migrating applications from on-premise or other clouds to Azure* Experience with server virtualization, storage, and networking* Excellent problem-solving skills* Be independent and self-driven* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field* Must be open to travel 50% post COVID.Preferred Skills and Education:* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field* Certifications in Microsoft cloud technologiesMore About PerficientPerficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America.

With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.Our wor