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Senior Infrastructure & Cloud Architect

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

Line of Business: Technology Strategy & Architecture

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Additional Technology Information: 
Design and develop various on-premise, commercial, and cloud architectures for deploying scalable, fault-tolerant, enterprise solutions. • Provide functional, technical and business requirements analysis and subject matter expertise • Modernizing information technology and organizational business processes that involve integrating hardware and software components and replacing end-of-life technology • Contribute to automating the build and deployment of software and application services on cloud platforms • Architect, build, and support a portfolio of reusable cloud components, services and interfaces for the enterprise • Some hands-on coding • Assist on multiple projects as a technical lead or internal consultant • Design for security and compliance • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, open source projects, and best practices in the field • Mentor and train junior staff What We Look for: • Extensive experience with deployment of enterprise scale applications OnPrem, in public clouds, preference with Azure or GCP. • 12+ years of experience in one of the following: Development and architecture, software design/development, infrastructure/systems management, or enterprise architecture • The Architect of Data Center and Hybrid Cloud is responsible for meeting the capacity and performance service level objectives for the solutions and products, hybrid cloud (Azure, GCP, OnPrem). • Acts as Subject Matter Expert to the organization for the end-to-end data center and cloud architecture, including Azure, GCP, and future providers, networking, security, provisioning, and management. • Technical skills in Java or Spring Boot or GO, ect. as well as CI/CD tools • Knowledge of major RDBMS, NoSQLs and major database technologies with best practices and reference architectures • Extensive experience with deployment/automation/management tools such as Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible, Chef, Docker, Terraform, K8s, etc. • Strong experience building RESTful services and APIs • Experience and knowledge of domain-driven design, microservices architecture and Agile development • Understanding of network elements such as firewalls, load balancers, DNS, NAT, TLS/SSL • Track record of success delivering medium and/or enterprise scale solutions • Strong written and verbal communication skills • A passion for keeping up-to-date with the latest technology


Position Summary:

Provide advanced and/or cross-technology engineering through all phases of the Technology / Project Life Cycle. The Technology Engineer is responsible for the overall systems infrastructure including engineering, implementation and integration, and technical services and support. The Technology Engineer designs, implements/installs, maintains and administers infrastructure systems including hardware, software and various configurations. Monitors overall performance to proactively identify potential issues and tune appropriately. Performs root cause analysis on failed components and implements corrective measures. The Technology Engineer mentors and coaches others to establish and improve processes and procedures. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety of others.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ensure adherence to architecture standards and roadmaps.
  • Design and successfully implement overall infrastructure / middleware components per project with infrastructure teams, ensuring that overall solution is designed to meet SLA (performance and up-time), DR, and scalability needs required by the solution.
  • Ensure that post-production operational processes / deliverables are well designed and implemented prior to the project moving into the solution support phase.
  • Define and create operational procedures, processes, and scripts.
  • Follow appropriate change/release management practices.
  • Support and maintain infrastructure solutions utilizing required tools and technologies. Provide off-hours support (24 x 7) as required.
  • Develop and maintain deployed technology list for each infrastructure discipline.
  • Evaluate, select, and implement new technologies with infrastructure teams to ensure adherence to architecture guidelines for new technology introduction.
  • Evaluate vendor technical and support capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership on establishing standards and guidelines.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years' experience in support and/or engineering for the specific technical discipline: security, database, network, collaboration, desktop, storage, backup / recovery, mainframe platforms, UNIX platforms, AS/400 platforms, Windows platforms, web engineering, Citrix, directory services, and integration (EAI, batch and real time solutions)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and to all levels within the organization.
  • Proven ability to understand company business problems and identify probable technical solutions to those problems

Desired Previous Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in IS or related equivalent work experience in an Information Systems position.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of procedural, web, and client server development languages and methodologies
  • Extensive knowledge of data modeling and design and business process engines
  • Certification within discipline

Education Level: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time 
Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


 Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11450 Grooms Road || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

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