Senior Architect (Orchestration and Automation)

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Rackspace Technology is a leading provider of expertise and managed services across all the major public and private cloud technologies. We’ve evolved Fanatical Support to encompass the entire customer journey — providing Fanatical Experience™ from first consultation to daily operations. Our passionate experts combine the power of proactive, always-on service and expertise with best-in-class tools and automation to deliver technology when and how our customers need it.
We are seeking a Senior Architect, ideally an Infrastructure SME (with skills in Orchestration and Automation) to deliver cloud transformational outcomes for our customers. Ideally, you will have experience working in a consulting role, leading other architects / engineers to deliver automated, secure and robust cloud infrastructure solutions.
We like people who get involved in all levels of technical discussions, from architecture to hands on coding. We are looking for a strong technical expert, with experience leading world-class teams on complex projects from inception to delivery.
Frequent travel (potentially relocation) to Saudi Arabia will be required.
Arabic language skills will be highly advantageous.

Job Responsibilities

Design, implement, and maintain cloud-based solutions that optimize the performance, scalability, and security of our customer’s infrastructure. Your focus will be on developing and implementing efficient orchestration and automation strategies to streamline operations and improve productivity.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into effective cloud-based solutions.
Design and architect scalable and secure cloud infrastructure solutions, with a specific focus on orchestration and automation.
Develop strategies and implement frameworks for efficient orchestration and automation of cloud resources, including provisioning, configuration, and deployment.
Evaluate and recommend suitable cloud orchestration and automation tools, frameworks, and technologies to enhance operational efficiency and reduce manual intervention.
Implement and manage cloud-based infrastructure services, including compute, storage, networking, and security components, utilizing Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) principles.
Create and maintain documentation related to cloud architecture, processes, and procedures.
Collaborate with development teams to ensure applications are designed with cloud-friendly principles and can effectively leverage orchestration and automation capabilities.
Monitor and optimize cloud resource utilization, performance, and costs.
Identify potential risks and implement appropriate measures to ensure data security, compliance, and disaster recovery.
Stay up to date with the latest industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in cloud computing, orchestration, and automation.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
Proven experience as a Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, or a similar role, with a focus on orchestration and automation.
Strong knowledge of Private Cloud computing concepts, principles, and architectures (OpenStack, VMWare, etc.)
Extensive experience with orchestration and automation tools and frameworks such as Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.
Solid understanding of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) principles and experience with related tools (e.g., CloudFormation, ARM Templates, etc.).
Proficient in scripting and programming languages such as Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
Familiarity with DevOps methodologies and practices, including Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD).

About Rackspace Technology

We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world’s leading technologies — across applications, data and security — to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future.

More on Rackspace Technology

Though we’re all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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