Senior Cloud Architect

General Motors

Warren, MI, USA




Aug 26

Hybrid - Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is that the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week

About the Role:

As part of the Cloud Center of Excellence team, the Senior Cloud Architect will have the opportunity to shape the architecture and design of solutions across a spectrum of technologies supporting the move to cloud native modernization from legacy platforms as part of projects and special initiatives. GM’s preferred public cloud provider is Microsoft Azure.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leading strategic goals for the Cloud Center of Excellence. Working closely with Microsoft on roadmap capabilities.
  • Responsible for synthesizing functional & nonfunctional requirements, security requirements, data classifications, evaluate implementation feasibility and able to ask relevant questions to clarify needs while designing applicable cloud architecture solutions.
  • Define architecture and obtain necessary approvals through delivery phases leveraging established IT standards and approved cloud technology stack.
  • Design a Platform model that allows GM App Teams to innovate independently without compromising on core governance concerns (reliability, cost, security, etc)
  • Develop catalog of reference Azure architecture patterns to be used across the GM application landscape.
  • Utilizing a strong knowledge of application development, able to design new cloud applications and clearly communicate to developers. Able to use knowledge of microservice and cloud native designs to specify modernizations of applications for development.
  • Consult with application teams to direct the usage of Azure technology areas.
  • A good understanding of all aspects of cloud security, able to work with the security team to ensure all solutions meet industry leading levels of security compliance.
  • Be an evangelist for modern cloud architecture patterns within GM. Advising and leading GM application architects enabling them to migrate their applications to Azure.

Additional Job Description

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT related discipline
  • Microsoft Azure Architecture qualifications required
  • 8 years experience developing/deploying IT systems in a professional/corporate environment
  • 5 years experience leading architecture for project teams and project implementation in specific technology space such as Java, .NET, etc.
  • Experience developing frameworks/portals used by other teams/consumers
  • Experience of developing ARM or Bicep
  • Experience with Containers and Kubernetes
  • Experience with DevOps and CI/CD practices
  • Knowledge of Programming patterns.
  • Knowledge of Database Design/ Querying
  • Experience creating design documentation and communicating using diagrams such as Flow Charts, Activity Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams, Swim lanes, PowerPoint Presentations, animations, etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in IT related discipline
  • 15 years experience developing/deploying IT systems in a professional/corporate environment
  • 10 years experience leading architecture for project teams and project implementation in specific technology space such as Java, .NET, etc.
  • Experience in architecting for security and identity
  • Experience with at least one Messaging Tool (such as IBM MQ, Rabbit MQ, Kafka, etc)
  • Experience with OSI, TCP/IP networking and routing, Public key Cryptography and its applications, Data Structures, XML, JSON, Multithreading , User Interface Design, Messaging Protocols and Tools and Products , NO SQL, Development of REST API

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

  • Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
  • Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
  • Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
  • Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
  • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
  • Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

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