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Cloud Services Platform Architect

Job ID: R0090723 Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Full time, Regular Employment
In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Job Purpose

The Cloud Service Platform Architect will work along side our Engineering team to help delivery our products and services to production. This role will be responsible for architect, designing, implementing and maintain continuous build and deployment mechanisms, leveraging innovative solutions and automation.

Key Job Functions

  • Consult with other technical team members and management on industry best practices, discuss, and agree on the most innovative solutions applicable to our cloud services environment
  • Demonstrate thought leadership by excellent presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proactively identify and drive of tasks associated with end-to-end deployment delivery of solutions
  • Take initiative in discovering existing and new challenges pertaining to the build and deployment of our environments
  • Constantly seek to improve, resolve, and streamline tools and processes to meet delivery challenges
  • Function as a cloud platform team member supporting the organization by driving the stability and availability of tools and environments
  • Develop and maintain documentation, diagrams, and code for our automated solutions.
  • Function as a scrum master for a particular scrum team working on projects relating to a dedicated product line.
  • Act as a product champion by representing the cloud platform team at both the engineering level and operations level.

Skills, Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or 4+ years of professional work experience in a related field
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services
  • Experience automating Linux or Windows applications
  • Experience writing Linux Shell, Python Scripts, or Windows Powershell scripts
  • An ideal candidate should have extensive experience and knowledge in the following areas:
    • Cloud/Automation
      • Experience designing and consuming cloud services (AWS) or Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
      • Ability to think in a ”Cloud-native” manner
      • Experience with configuration management systems
      • Experience with continuous integration systems
      • Experience with Docker
      • Experience in Anthos
      • Experience with orchestration tool sets.
    • Development
      • Ability to write automation code in a common scripting language, such as PowerShell, Python, or Bash.
      • Formal development experience is a bonus
      • Experience with Agile development methods
    • Networking
      • Understanding of operational concepts like network security, routing, and load balancing.
      • Strong understanding of network protocols
    • OS
      • Deep understanding of one of the major OS families
    • Architecture & Design
      • Ability to formalize a design for a variety of audiences
      • Work well with other architects
    • Security
      • Conscious of security concerns
      • Healthy fear of implementing an insecure solution
    • Interaction & Communication
      • Good social interaction with the immediate team as well as other teams
      • Ability to work in an extremely geographically distributed company
      • Excellent communication skills across multiple mediums
      • Collaboration and project management tools: Jira, Confluence, etc... Strong understanding of agile methodologies

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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