Enterprise Architect - Cloud and Infrastructure

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Enterprise Architect - Cloud and Infrastructure
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Role:
Enterprise Architect - Cloud and Infrastructure
Department:
Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) - Enterprise Architecture (EA)
Creation Date:
April-2022
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The 'Enterprise Architect - Cloud and Infrastructure' is part of the DTS - Enterprise Architecture team and will be responsible for Cloud and Infrastrucre architectural designs are complete and aligned with principles, practices and guidelines of Kimberly-Clark to enable the achievements of the business objectives
This role is responsible for leading design and best approach practices in road mapping, adopting digital enablers, modern technology, and managing overall Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO). He/She will be responsible also for reducing risk and ensuring compliance of the Cloud and Infrastructure solutions, keeping in mind long term sustainability of these solutions from performance, scalability, reliability, and sustainability standpoint.
The 'Enterprise Architect - Cloud and Infrastructure' will closely work with the Infrastructure and Engineering teams, other Domain Enterprise Architects and collaborate with Solution Architects, Delivery Leads, Business Partners and Kimberly-Clark's internal business.
This role is viewed as an cloud and infrastructure expert in providing technical consulting for complex technology and technical environments, encompassing both cloud and infrastructure capability understanding and technical expertise. Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for other team members. Is knowledgeable in industry best practices and uses resources outside of KC to deliver solutions.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Defines cloud architecture, governance and standards supporting modern components that enable rapid application deployment for K-C
Defines the enterprise Cloud and Infrastructure digital transformation roadmap and phased approach for its execution in order to transform K-Cs ability to enable business capabilities
Research and evaluate new and/or alternative technology solutions to enhance operational effectiveness, reduce costs and/or system risks and increase speed to market including overseeing Proof of Concepts/Proof of Technologies
Defines the future state Cloud and Infrastructure reference architecture and drive standardization to leverage Enterprise scale with ultimate goal to drive simplification, reduce Time to Market and lower TCO
Defines in close collaboration with Engineering teams the company infrastructure automation standard framework

Ensuring the architectural design of a solution is complete and aligned with principles, practices and guidelines of KC's architecture .
Responsible for the application lifecycle management and optimization/simplification for the Infrastructure domain
Coordinates Architecture Reviews with Infrastructure Solution Architects, Engineering Team and other Enterprise Architects ensuring any new solution aligns with business goals and K-C standards practices
Ensures Non-Functional & Security Requirements are captured early during the Requirements and incorporated as part of Architecture
Ensures all key stakeholders are part of the Architecture Review Board (ARB) conversation
Regularly interact with leadership on project design changes and priority setting
Understands deep knowledge to ensure environment supportability, stability and sustainability
Mentors others to complete Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives; consults and shares knowledge across org; awareness of industry trends
Guides project teams about emerging technologies
Ensures digital enablers opportunities are being identified and accounted for
Engages with Solution Architect thru ARB process, RFI/RFP preparation, technical assessment etc.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education required/ preferred:
Bachelor's degree
Experience:
7+ years of continuous experience in cloud and infrastructure engineering and enterprise architecture
Experience in complex cloud an infrastructure architecture design, migration and implementation roadmaps for large CPG companies
Strong understanding of Cloud and Infrastructure management processes and methodologies
Fluent and Practical experience with Azure governance and cloud architecture and good knowledge for AWS and GCP cloud platforms
Full understanding across multiple technical areas - importantly must understand coding in modern languages including mobile app and backend development, data science and information architecture, modern IT architecture modeling, CICD, automation principles and IT security
Familiarity with business and technical concepts such as business process design, applications development and service management
Innovative, detail-oriented, and extremely effective in stressful and challenging environments.
Demonstrated success in the development of new or existing product strategies from conception to implementation, and solution design
Agile development methodology
Fluent in contemporary Digital technologies and platforms, including UX, APIs, MicroServices, AI and Machine Learning, Analytics, XaaS.
Excited about working on a team of highly diverse, creative people, all aiming for the same goal and mutually supportive of each other.
Ability to influence multiple levels on highly technical issues and challenges
Proven experience in navigating complex organizations, creative problem solving, and rational experimentation
At ease in establishing senior-level working relationships and communications
Self-motivated to keep up with industry trends and disseminating information across the organization
Experience collaborating with Enterprise Architects and infrastructure engineers to identify, design, and implement highly complex Cloud and Infrastructure architecture
Skills/Competencies:
Verbal and written fluency in English is mandatory
Technologies
Other Skills:
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ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS/SCOPE:
Role will report to a Chief Digital Architect in the DTS organization. Role will not have any direct reports.
Key Interfaces:
Infrastructure and Engineering Teams
Business Partners
Data & Analytics team
Solution and Enterprise Architects
Various technology teams across DTS - API, UI/UX, RPA, SAP, Infrastructure
Project/Program Manager
DTS Leadership team
External Interfaces:
Consultants
3rd Party provider
WORKING CONDITIONS: Travel may include approximately 15% of work time. Travel may include travel via aircrafts and motor vehicles to various locations, if applicable.
DISCLAIMER:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
Current position holder has resigned
Primary Location
IT Centre Bengaluru GDTC
Additional Locations
Worker Type
Employee
Worker Sub-Type
Regular
Time Type
Full time
   
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