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Cloud Architect



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London, UK
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Who We Are

At Kyndryl, we design, build, manage and modernize the mission-critical technology systems that the world depends on every day. So why work at Kyndryl? We are always moving forward – always pushing ourselves to go further in our efforts to build a more equitable, inclusive world for our employees, our customers and our communities.

The Role

Cloud Architects are the key link between Kyndryl and our customers. You’re in a technical leadership role, uniting and guiding our customers, partners, suppliers, and development & operations teams. You’ll be there from the start of a project — understanding what’s needed and figuring out the best technical solution. And you’ll be there at the finish, delivering the right product on time and within budget.

As a Cloud Architect, you’ll draw upon the full breadth of your talent and experience. This is a technical leadership role, so we want you to bring your vision, knowledge, and leadership to each project. To the customer, you’re the subject matter expert – consulting early (pre-sales and/or post-sales), gathering inputs, and understanding what they need from our solution. You define what Kyndryl can do to meet this solution. You design the best solution for the job. And finally, you’re the tech leader for implementation.

At Kyndryl we support all major cloud platforms, so you’ll get the chance to use everything you know – and then some. You’ll also become an expert at knowing when and how to call on other SMEs outside your wheelhouse. Thinking your way around pre-existing limitations will grow your creativity and flexibility. You’ll learn a lot here, and if you want to work toward certifications there are plenty of opportunities.

The rewards for all this are many. You’ll get to influence, create, and deliver something from start to finish. You will have the power to delight our customers.

Your Future at Kyndryl

This role opens the door to many career paths, both vertical and horizontal, and there may be opportunities to travel. It’s a great chance for Database Administrators or other techs to break into the cloud. It’s also a solid path to becoming an Enterprise or Chief Architect or a distinguished Engineer! Whatever you see for yourself, you’ll find the opportunity here.

Who You Are

You’re good at what you do and possess the required experience to prove it. However, equally as important – you have a growth mindset; keen to drive your own personal and professional development. You are customer-focused – someone who prioritizes customer success in their work. And finally, you’re open and borderless – naturally inclusive in how you work with others.

Required Technical and Professional Experience

  • Experience as a cloud architect of the full delivery lifecycle from helping to win deals.

  • Proven track record of operation, and optimization of the cloud solutions you have designed and implemented.

Understanding and experience of two or more of the following:

  • Setting up DevSecOps and project tooling to enable high-frequency automated delivery.

  • Implement private cloud infrastructure using hybrid-cloud infrastructure squads.

  • Implement landing zones, developer & business platforms and modern operations on public, private or edge cloud using cloud platform engineering squads.

  • Migrate (rehost/re-platform) apps and data to public or private cloud using multi-disciplined cloud migration squads.

  • Modernize (refactor/rearchitect/rebuild/replace) applications and data using multi-disciplined digital squads

  • Exploit (encapsulate) existing apps or services in APIs.

  • Proactively optimize services using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and practices.

  • Proactively optimize service costs and cloud usage using FinOps.

  • Understanding of software engineering principles and experience in the infrastructure of code (IaC).

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Hands-on experience and learning with Data Centre technologies, Cloud Software, and their interoperability.

  • Deep expertise in Solutions Architecture and Design, Public Cloud, with customer-facing experience and hands-on experience.

  • Expert-level understanding of Systems and Solutions Architecture.

  • More than one valid certification in any two Public Clouds and one Enterprise technology like VMware Virtualization/Red Hat or Storage/Networking & Security portfolio.

Being You

Diversity is a whole lot more than what we look like or where we come from, it’s how we think and who we are. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. But we’re not doing it single-handily: Our Kyndryl Inclusion Networks are only one of many ways we create a workplace where all Kyndryls can find and provide support and advice. This dedication to welcoming everyone into our company means that Kyndryl gives you – and everyone next to you – the ability to bring your whole self to work, individually and collectively, and support the activation of our equitable culture. That’s the Kyndryl Way.

What You Can Expect

With state-of-the-art resources and Fortune 100 clients, every day is an opportunity to innovate, build new capabilities, new relationships, new processes, and new value. Kyndryl cares about your well-being and prides itself on offering benefits that give you choice, reflect the diversity of our employees and support you and your family through the moments that matter – wherever you are in your life journey. Our employee learning programs give you access to the best learning in the industry to receive certifications, including Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Skillsoft, and many more. Through our company-wide volunteering and giving platform, you can donate, start fundraisers, volunteer, and search over 2 million non-profit organizations. At Kyndryl, we invest heavily in you, we want you to succeed so that together, we will all succeed.

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