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Senior Cloud Architect

  • Location
    • Austin, Texas
    • Roswell, Georgia
    • Warren, Michigan
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Enterprise Technology Services Cloud Center of Excellence in General Motors Information Technology is powering innovation and modernization. We enable high productivity and secure IT solutions by supporting vertical teams with the hosting of their enterprise applications on modern cloud platforms.
As part of the Cloud Center of Excellence team, the Senior Cloud Architect will have the opportunity to shape the architecture and design of solutions across a spectrum of technologies supporting the move to cloud native modernization from legacy platforms as part of projects and special initiatives. GM’s preferred public cloud provider is Microsoft Azure.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading strategic goals for the Cloud Center of Excellence.  Working closely with Microsoft on roadmap capabilities.
  • Manage components of the Azure provisioning solution. Design and enhances the solution based on customer needs.
  • Responsible for synthesizing functional & nonfunctional requirements, security requirements, data classifications, evaluate implementation feasibility and able to ask relevant questions to clarify needs while designing applicable cloud architecture solutions.
  • Define architecture and obtain necessary design approvals through delivery phases leveraging established IT standards, and approved cloud technology stack.
  • Identify and evaluate new software needed to deliver and/or manage the applications through the enterprise review process as needed, to establish new GM standards.
  • Utilizing a strong knowledge of application development, able to design new cloud applications and clearly communicate to developers.  Able to use knowledge of microservice and cloud native designs to specify modernizations of applications for development.
  • Consult with application teams to direct the usage of Azure technology areas.
  • A good understanding of all aspects of security, able to work with the security team to ensure all solutions meet industry leading levels of security compliance.
  • Be an evangelist for modern cloud architecture patterns within GM.  Advising and leading GM application architects enabling them to migrate their applications to Azure.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT related discipline, or related experience
  • Microsoft Azure Architecture qualifications required
  • 8 years experience developing/deploying IT systems in a professional/corporate environment
  • 5 years experience leading architecture for project teams and project implementation in specific technology space such as Java, .NET, etc.
  • Experience developing frameworks/portals used by other teams/consumers
  • Experience of developing ARM or Bicep
  • Experience with Containers and Kubernetes
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD practices
  • Knowledge of Programming patterns.
  • Knowledge of Database Design/ Querying

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in IT related discipline
  • 15 years experience developing/deploying IT systems in a professional/corporate environment
  • 10 years experience leading architecture for project teams and project implementation in specific technology space such as Java, .NET, etc.
  • Experience in architecting for security and identity
  • Knowledge of programming in PowerShell & typescript 
  • Experience with at least one Messaging Tool (such as IBM MQ, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, etc)
  • Experience with OSI, TCP/IP networking and routing, Public key Cryptography and its applications, Data Structures, XML, JSON, Multithreading , Reactive Programming, User Interface Design, Messaging Protocols and Tools and Products , NO SQL, Development of REST API
  • Experience creating design documentation and communicating using diagrams such as Flow Charts, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Swim lanes, PowerPoint Presentations, animations, etc

Additional Description

  • 8+ years' experience developing and deploying IT systems in a corporate environment

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