WHY CLOUD ARCHITECT
A cloud architect is important because they will be the ones to oversee the overall direction and roadmap for your enterprise's architectural approach to cloud services utilization.
A good cloud architect will help you determine how to scale up or scale down and maximize utilization of business's cloud resources.
CLOUD ARCHITECT PROFILE
Acts as the subject matter expert for cloud services
Responsible for cloud services short-term and long-term technical strategy & planning development for private, public, and hybrid cloud services, including IaaS, PaaS and FaaS
Create and maintain architectural artifacts and roadmaps to lead the delivery of successful cloud implementations
Analyze proposed changes to identify architecture strategies for meeting business objectives and impacts, including costs and effort required to implement
Work with Cloud Service Brokers to identify and solve the strategic approach to using cloud services.
Advise stakeholders on leading cloud practices and architectural approaches
Provide cloud architecture governance and oversight on new and evolving patterns
Liaise across your I.T. team to influence, advise on, and harvest cloud practices
Develop guidelines and guardrails to enable teams to be more self-sufficient
Design and develop with consideration for non-functional requirements (scalability, reliability, availability, observability, fault tolerance, security, and maintainability)
Form and maintain a trusted relationship with senior leaders in technical and non-technical spaces, driving alignment between product and technical roadmaps
Extensive hands-on experience with cloud platforms (Azure and AWS)
Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies, platforms, and processing environments
Experience developing architectural diagrams, strategies, and roadmaps
Domain expertise in compute & storage, networking, data center cloud services