Technical Architect II

in Edison, NJ

Technical Architect II Job

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    Edison, NJ 88372, US

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Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Technical Architect II to join our team at our client’s site in Edison, NJ.

Work you will do

As a Lead Cloud Consultant, you will be joining a dynamic and growing Cloud Practice within the Global IT Solutions Organization. You will be responsible for a wide range of activities that span the entire spectrum of current state discovery to delivery of recommendations, architectures, plans, roadmaps, and financial benefits for our clients as they journey to the Cloud or enhance their current experience. This team of highly capable strategic consultants will form the “tip of the spear” for the delivery of a wide range of public, private, and hybrid platforms.

The core focus of the team will be on 6 major Pillars of opportunity:

 Business: Value Realization

 People: Roles and Readiness

 Governance: Prioritization and Control

 Platform: Applications and Infrastructure

 Security: Risk and Compliance

 Operations: Manage and Scale

Sample Practice Focus Opportunities within these 6 pillars include:

 Discover and Analyze the drivers motivating a client to move to the Cloud and present findings and observations.

 Discover the current state of the client infrastructure and applications and present findings and observations related to readiness.

 Discover the current state of the client IT organizational structure and present findings and observations related to readiness.

 Discover at a high level the current state of the client IT related processes and present findings and observations related to readiness.

 Develop and present end state Cloud Architectures based on the current state discovery.

 Develop and present detail Roadmaps and plans to transition to the defined end state Cloud architecture.

 Offer Client integration opportunities for non-Cloud assets working with Client teams to maximize the client opportunity.

 Build the business case for moving to the cloud.

 Analysis of current IT depreciation schedule and how it can be maximized related to Total Cost of Ownership via cloud services.

 Work with the client to develop the Cloud TCO / ROI analysis / and Funding requirements.

 Assist in the development of internal communication plans to enable adoption.

 Assist in the development of required organizational processes and structure for Cloud adoption and management.

 Analysis of current SLA’s if applicable and offer observations relevant to a Cloud deployment.

 Assist in the development and training of client personnel for adoption and management of Cloud assets.

 Offer the development of a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE).

 Assess change management processes for cloud applications.

 Evaluate on-boarding cloud operations tools.

 Offer candidates for retirement given deployment of Cloud architectures and related processing.

 Document a plan for future scalability and innovation using cloud infrastructure.

Specific Role Qualifications:

 Previous Big 4 or major consulting experience preferred.

 15 + years’ experience in Hosting and Infrastructure design and implementation

 5+ years of experience with AWS and Azure technologies.

 AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, and AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional, required.

 A combination of Microsoft certifications desired – Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 532; Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions Exam 533; Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam 534; Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions Exam 473.

 A combination of Google certifications desired – Google Associate Cloud Engineer; Google Professional Cloud Architect.

 A combination of VMware certifications desired – Data Center Virtualization (Professional); Cloud Management and Automation (Professional); Advanced Cloud Management and Automation (Professional); Design Cloud Management and Automation (Professional).

 Broad and comprehensive knowledge of Cloud providers, Amazon, Azure, Google.

 5+ years of experience working on strategic initiatives within a large, matrixed and complex organization; previous consulting experience strongly preferred.

 Experience developing executive communications, both written and verbal.

 Strategic thinker with the proven ability to identify opportunities, formulate supporting business cases and gain support from stakeholders.

 Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of others and develop relationships across the organization.

 Ability to communicate effectively with clarity and precision in both written and verbal capacities.

 Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.

 Bias towards delivering impactful results.

 Education: Bachelor’s degree.

 Location: Open

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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