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Senior Infrastructure Cloud Architect



Software Engineering, IT, Other Engineering
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, July 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

An Infrastructure Cloud Architect is responsible for the overall success of the technical solution from construction, implementation and system integration in a technology, industry, or business speciality. Deliver new and complex high-quality solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements. The Kyndryl Architect is a leader in the definition of a solution. During construction, a Kyndryl Architect is advocating for the client and guides the technical team.

What’s in it for you?
It’s an exciting time to join Kyndryl Consult, the growth engine for Kyndryl. We accelerate transformation for our customers by deploying our consultants and technical specialists on high-impact assignments which align technology to business outcomes – always underpinned by our decades of deep engineering expertise, and intimacy with our customers’ technology and business.

This is a cloud architect leadership role that provides a fantastic opportunity to work on a diverse mix of large and complex client projects. With our global partner alliances, you will have opportunities to work on projects that involve a whole range of technologies from Azure to AWS and GCP, as well as Private Clouds including AWS Outposts and Azure Stack.

You will have the opportunity to work with Kyndryl customers across multiple industries, our Kyndryl teams, our cloud partners, and our 3rd party service providers. You will join the Kyndryl Architect Profession, working closely with other Kyndryl Architects, Platform Engineers, Project Managers and technical subject matter experts. You will create high and low-level designs in conjunction with agile delivery. You will participate in governance at all levels from Design Authorities to agile squad technical oversight, creating the solutions that drive our customers forward.

Your Future at Kyndryl
At Kyndryl, we work with clients in a variety of industries and markets, so whether you want to broaden your knowledge base or narrow your scope and specialize in a specific sector, you can find your opportunity here.

There are dedicated Career paths leading to industry-recognized qualifications in Architecture and Design. The growth path emphasizes continuous learning, skills development, and leadership capabilities, enabling Infrastructure Cloud Architects to advance from technical experts to strategic leaders driving significant impact and innovation within Kyndryl and the broader industry:

  • Principal Architect - Lead the design and implementation of enterprise-wide cloud strategies aligned with business goals.

  • Architecture Practice Leader - Lead the development and refinement of Kyndryl's cloud architecture methodologies, frameworks, and tools.

  • Chief Architect - Define and drive the company’s overall technology and cloud architecture vision and strategy. Oversee the entire architecture and technology organization, ensuring alignment with business objectives and fostering innovation.

What do we Offer?

  • An Attractive Compensation Package - Enjoy a highly competitive salary that recognizes your skills and contributions, ensuring your financial well-being and rewarding your hard work. You are eligible for two semi-annual salary payments to be paid along with the June and December salary (holiday allowance and 13th-month bonus).

  • Collaborative Environment - Work together with skilled and dedicated colleagues who are committed to excellence.

  • Opportunity to Work with Cutting-Edge Technologies - Engage with the latest and most advanced technologies, keeping you at the forefront of innovation and technical expertise.

  • Work on Large-Footprint Critical Infrastructure Projects - Participate in significant and impactful infrastructure projects that challenge your skills and allow you to contribute to essential and large-scale initiatives.

  • Education Programs and Certifications - Broaden and deepen your knowledge through various educational programs and certifications.

  • Career Opportunities - Explore various career opportunities depending on your experience and interests.

  • Open and Inclusive Culture - Thrive in an open and inclusive work environment that values diversity and collaboration.

  • Social Activities - Join the Kyndryl Social Club, which regularly organizes drinks and other fun activities.

  • Volunteer Opportunities - Take advantage of the "Kyndryl Cares" program, which allows you to volunteer one day a year at no cost to you.

  • Flexible Working Hours and Remote Work - Enjoy the flexibility to organize your working hours and work from home.

  • Necessary Work Tools - Receive the tools you need to do your job, including a mobile phone for private use and a choice of a MacBook or Lenovo laptop.

  • Monthly Internet Allowance - Benefit from a monthly internet allowance to support your remote work needs.

  • Pension Contributions - Automatically affiliate with the SPIN pension fund and receive a contribution to your pension.

  • Extensive Leave Arrangements - Benefit from extensive arrangements for partner leave, among other leave options.

Who You Are

You are an Architect, competently working in cross-functional teams with customers, using agile delivery, conducting workshops, and understanding customers' business and their technical requirements. You have a desire to direct, challenge and succeed by taking responsibility and becoming a customer’s trusted advisor. You use your balanced mix of skills (covering technologies, industry knowledge, stakeholder management, and leadership) with and an innovative approach to design complex solutions.

You may have architecture certifications such as TOGAF, or you will have a breadth of proven migration and modernization architecture experience and want to add certifications to your skill set.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Cloud Consultancy – Experience of assessing, planning & costing cloud adoption & IT transformation.

  • Platform Engineering – Experience in designing and leading platform engineering squads to auto-provision business and development platforms using DevSecOps (e.g. DevSecOps tooling, Kubernetes, serverless, messaging, databases, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.)

  • Nex-gen Hybrid Cloud – Experience in provisioning hyperscaler technology in private and edge cloud locations e.g. Azure Stack HCI or Hub, AWS Outposts, Anthos.

  • Cloud Migration – Experience of migrating platforms, products and applications to the cloud using an agile approach.

  • Modern Operations – Experience of provisioning and using cloud-native operations tooling to control and observe the platforms, products and applications running in public, private and edge cloud. Knowledge of different operations models. Experience in optimizing a cloud service using FinOps and SRE.

  • Cloud Service Adoption – Experience in adopting, enhancing and optimizing a customer’s cloud solution.

  • New Ways of Working – Experience of two or more of the following: DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Agile Delivery, and Product-Based delivery to automate, optimize and provision cloud solutions and platforms.

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in Dutch and English.

As this role is dedicated to supporting our distinguished customers in the Netherlands, proficiency in Dutch is a prerequisite for this opportunity.

Preferred Technical and Professional Experience

  • Large customer change and transformation projects, with particular emphasis on delivering complex cloud native projects.

  • Cloud solutions design and implementation.

  • Strong IaaS, PaaS knowledge and experience, demonstrating both breadth and depth in a range of technologies and disciplines, including computing, storage, network, virtualization, and automation.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the key technologies used in Agile Delivery – Ci/CD Pipelines, GitHub, Infrastructure as Code.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of at least one Cloud Hyperscaler (Microsoft Azure / AWS / Google).

  • Strong communication and customer-facing skills. This is a leadership role and candidates must be experienced in dealing with senior customer counterparts and other key stakeholders.

  • Strong analytical and Problem-Solving skills.

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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