Willis Towers Watson Senior Cloud Architect – Platform in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Senior Cloud Architect – Platform

Date Posted: April 6, 2018


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The Cloud Architect will be engaging with Willis Towers Watson IT and Business Unit technology teams to assist them in their move to cloud. They will be required to interact with multiple application teams to understand how they are or could be leveraging cloud technology and also helping them leverage new technology or functionality when it comes available. Experience working with Information Security to establish a framework for security controls will also be helpful.

The Role

Principal Duties/Responsibilities:

• Maintaining and updating reference architectures for IaaS & PaaS deployments

• Building repeatable templates that can be utilized by Business Unit technology teams to simplify their adoption of cloud platforms

• Working alongside Business Unit technology teams to help them understand and implement the best cloud platform components for their specific requirements including designing scalable technical solutions

• Assist in shaping corporate polices, processes and initiatives that will improve the way business units make use of cloud platforms

The Requirements

• Fundamental and detailed understanding of Cloud platforms, primarily Microsoft Azure but knowledge of Oracle Cloud and Amazon AWS is beneficial

• Strong knowledge of infrastructure, networking, security best practices, and automation technologies is key

• Ability to present to executives, developers, and engineers, in a way that engages and motivates

• Experience and understanding of cloud-based DR & HA approaches, and how to effectively implement them at scale

• Experience and knowledge of DevOps operating models

• Experience of deploying Infrastructure as Code

• Knowledge of designing system diagnostics and alerting solutions

• Ability to work independently with new and unique ideas

• Ability to work across multiple business segments globally and to understand the unique details of applications in different contexts

• Effective communication and documentation skills

• Hands-on knowledge of many of the below technologies would be beneficial:

o Azure / Oracle Cloud / AWS – IaaS and PaaS components

o PowerShell & other scripting languages such as Bash, NodeJS, or Ruby

o SQL: 2008/2012/2014/2016/2017/SQL Azure; SSRS, SSIS

o Server Operating Systems including all flavours of Windows and Linux (primarily RHEL)

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com .

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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  • Location:Philadelphia, PA, US

  • Date Posted:April 6, 2018