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Portfolio Solutions Architect (Remote)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #3052

Our Partner is hiring a Portfolio Solutions Architect.  In this role, you’ll Lead the planning, design, and engineering of enterprise-level infrastructure and platforms related to cloud computing while mitigating the risk to IT systems and applications from the use of cloud-based SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions.  You’ll also be responsible for providing advanced consulting and guidance at the most complex level of portfolio architecture. Due to the speed of technology change and evolving business needs, this role will have to adapt to a high degree of change.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure public and private cloud solutions are optimized for both cost and functionality while using a security first approach.
  • Drive the design and execution of cloud migration strategy, automating existing cloud workloads in cloud, provide services to port existing workloads to leverage cloud benefits.
  • Responsible for providing advanced consulting and guidance at the most complex level of portfolio architecture.
  • Drive the technology strategy, software solution architecture, and solution pattern development and application to deliver high impact, timely solutions to the business.
  • Apply expert/advanced level knowledge of all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and understand how the solution architecture layers (hardware, operating system, database, network, business rules, user interface, etc.) impact the solution design and user experience to deliver high quality solutions to the business.
  • Drive “how” to build solutions optimizing techniques and methods for development speed and consistency by applying knowledge of the business unit, industry standards, technical architecture, and emerging technologies
  • Work with Engineers to design solutions to today’s security exposures in the Enterprise, Service Provider, and Fintech space, including configuring backups and recovery service vaults and creating a 24/7 monitoring platform using Splunk, Data Dog, Log Analytics, etc.
  • Architecting, designing and implementing high-availability database infrastructures on-premise and in Azure
  • Create and design new solutions, applying theoretical principles of computing and mathematics in order to analyze, test and assess software solutions
  • Create high-quality departmental frameworks and patterns used by developers to create solutions in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner.

What you’ll bring:


  • Minimum of five years IT project leadership (e.g., Technical Team Lead) experience of large scale, complex, high risk, high visibility IT projects.
  • Demonstrated superior knowledge in industry standard business and technology process best practices, tools and methodologies.
  • Expert in all aspects of the software life cycle, from specification through analysis and design, to testing maintenance and evaluation of the product
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team in the application of a new structured development process through all phases: (concept, execution and implementation) at a departmental and project level.
  • Demonstrated superior knowledge in requirements engineering, software architecture, software testing, and software deployment. This includes how the software or solution interacts with the entire technical architecture to deliver the required business function
  • Able to integrate the software development model with a given project management methodology such as Agile or waterfall or hybrid, to influence the velocity and quality of the end product
  • Minimum of 5+ years in a architecture role using service and hosting solutions such as private/public cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms.
  • Experience in architecting and designing technical solutions for Microsoft-centric solutions based on industry standards using Azure IaaS, PaaS and SaaS capabilities.
  • Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.
  • Experience building and supporting critical technology components with DR capabilities
  • Experience with multi-tier system and service design and development for large enterprises
  • Deep technical experience in infrastructure design including private and public cloud, networking, virtualization, identity, security, and storage
  • Azure Integration Services (Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus & Event Grid) Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, firewalls, Web App proxies, Bash, BGP, Chef, Puppet, OSS Technologies, PowerShell scripting, Terraform, Azure



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