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Cloud Solution Architect


Job Description:

 ~~* Dynamic Cloud Solution Architect (AWS preferred) position available, Full-time permanent position. Based at the Melbourne CBD campus (Hybrid role), and Flexible Working Arrangements
* Ability to work at varying levels of detail, from high level component/logical architecture to low level detail design.
* Collaborates across ITS and other stakeholders to identify, plan, and deliver Architecture work and demand across the portfolio.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 95,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

Our Culture

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Inclusion. Imagination. Integrity. Courage. Passion. Impact.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the Portfolio
The Operations Portfolio enables an integrated, enterprise-wide delivery for best practice student and staff experiences. The Portfolio incorporates the following business units: Enterprise Projects and Business Performance (EPBP), Communications, Experience, Human Resources, Information and Technology Services (ITS), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Procurement and Property Services Group (PSG). The Portfolio houses significant drivers and delivery components across the staff and student journeys and enables the overall experience for both groups. The Portfolio is integral in bringing the RMIT strategy to life, across the globe. Each of these functions supports the global operations of the University both directly as well as through its controlled entities.

The Information Technology Services (ITS) function, provides RMIT University with current and emerging Technology systems and services. Our vision of "unleashing technologies to enable great experiences for

* Hybrid Cloud detailed designs (Amazon Web Services (preferred), Azure Cloud, Private Cloud, SaaS)
* Cloud Connectivity solutions (Express Route, Direct Connect (preferred)
* Application treatment plan, assessment, and integration techniques
* Identity and Access Management
* Cloud Migration Planning
* Cloud monitoring and governance
* An understanding of on-premises infrastructure and virtualization solutions
* Knowledge of Infrastructure as code, automation, and compliance tools such as Terraform, Ansible & Chef.
* Database technologies such as SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, RDS and DynamoDB.
* Containers and Container Orchestrators
* Data and Information systems
* Cloud security solutions
* PaaS and SaaS
* Serverless technologies

The Role
The Solution Architect is a key member of the Architecture & Software Engineering group, responsible for the development of end-to-end Solutions from conceptual through to detailed designs. This role leads, prioritises and develops Solution architecture designs for RMIT University, collaborating with IT Services groups as well as with business and IT leaders.

The Solution Architect will work closely with the Enterprise Architects and other key members across the University to develop, maintain a range of architecture artefacts, including Logical and Physical Solution Designs, Patterns, Standards, Detailed Designs, and also providing inputs to roadmaps and technology/platform strategies.

The Solution Architect will bring to RMIT a pragmatic, modern and connected approach to collaborate and engage stakeholders across the organisation, ensuring our architecture prepares us to our future and further progresses RMIT's strategic goals and that solutions are implemented as designed and will be a key member of the Architecture Working Group.

About You

* Do you strive for excellence?
* Do you love working in a collaborative team environment?
* Do you want to work with people that excel in their fields? RMIT is an industry leader in a wide variety of disciplines and is widely connected to industry?
* Do you want a challenge?
* Do you want to work on a wide variety of projects?
* Do you want to see success?
* Do you want to be part of an organisation that has large support networks and believes in work and life culture?

Skills & Experience

* Five+ years success in working in Public Cloud Migrations and associated Cloud Services (Landing Zone design and Cloud migrations/implementation plans)
* Highly collaborative and supportive of business and of its ideas and strategies. Comfortable, experienced, and accomplished at working with senior business executives, and able to push back in a professional and diplomatic way
* Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms and processing environments including working across a range of cloud (preference AWS) and on-premises technologies.
* Practical in approach to decision making and problem solving that is principle-based
* Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models. Able to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
* Good understanding of product management, agile principles and development methodologies and capability of supporting agile teams by providing advice and guidance on opportunities, impact, and risks, taking account of technical and architectural debt
* Ability to work at varying levels of detail, from high level component/logical architecture to low level detail design.
* Knowledge of API-driven architectures desirable
* In depth knowledge and experience in DevOps Architecture and best practices is desirable

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Shazia Haider or email Shazia.Haider@rmit.edu.au

Please click on the job description to know more about the role.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/content/dam/rmit/au/en/careers/position-descriptions/pd-cloud-solution architect.pdf

We will be running a rolling recruitment process, so please do not wait until the closing date to apply.

When you join our team, you'll be able to access a range of benefits: www.rmit.edu.au/careers/employee-benefits. From travel to fitness, there's something for everyone!

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/


IT-Software Development: Software-System Architecture

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Full time


, Vic, Australia


Cloud Solution Architect


Information Technology




$200000 - $220000 per year