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Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Cloud Infrastructure Architect

Custom Field 1:  Architecture
Custom Field 3:  Architecture
Country/Region:  CH
Date:  May 30, 2024

Zürich, CH, 8050

Working place:  Hybrid

About GFT

GFT is a digital transformation pioneer. By leveraging next-generation technologies, we enable clients to boost their productivity with intelligent software solutions. We focus on Digital Finance, Enterprise AI & Data Solutions, and Platform Modernisation. 
GFT's strengths include deep technological excellence, a strong ecosystem of partners, and industry expertise. We are agile@scale and boost digital transformation for clients from the finance and insurance sectors, as well as the manufacturing industry. GFT talents create, implement, and manage software applications to enable innovative businesses while complying with regulations. 


With locations in 20 markets around the globe, GFT ensures proximity to its clients. We draw on over 35 years of experience and a global team of over 12,000 determined talents. GFT provides them with career opportunities in the most innovative areas of software engineering. 


Role Summary 

We are seeking a passionate cloud technologist to join and help build our rapidly expanding Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Consulting & Delivery team. You will provide technical leadership to cloud engineering teams assigned to client engagements to deliver Cloud Landing Zones and cloud migrations to support our financial services customers digitalization programs. You will serve as a cloud evangelist, visionary and consultant to provide technical guidance on cloud solutions design, build, governance, security, operations and cost control best practices.


Role Responsibilities

  • Provide Technical leadership to cloud infrastructure engineering teams delivering cloud solutions on client engagements whilst providing thought leadership to steer solution design
  • Provide thought leadership by authoring technical and opinionated blogs, articles and whitepapers
  • Identify emerging technologies and evaluate suitability to improve client solution or bolster GFT offerings
  • Balance best of breed technical implementation with the commercial schedule and work within budget imperatives 
  • Influence, engage, develop and manage stakeholder relationships on client engagement up to CxO  
  • Promote GFT services and identify client opportunities
  • Participate in preparing client RFP/RFI responses and client proposals
  • Prepare and deliver articulate and effective presentations/workshops/demos of GFT cloud offerings in client pre-sales meeting and large audiences at events such as Google Next, AWS re:Invent, community Meetups and internal GFTedTalks
  • Mentor junior engineers and peers with the opportunity to manage small internal teams
  • Assist with the recruitment process to expand the team to meet increasing demand
  • Maintain and expand deep cloud knowledge, industry trends, and best practices


Competencies and Skills Needed

Mandatory Skills:

  • Certified in one or more cloud platforms: Google Cloud (preferred) Azure/AWS (plus) - Cloud Architect, Network Engineer and Security Engineer specialisations preferred
  • Applied knowledge of cloud infrastructure services: compute, storage, networking, hybrid connectivity, monitoring/logging, security, IAM and federated services
  • Applied knowledge of traditional infrastructure services: compute, storage, networking, virtualisation, IDAM, Linux/Windows administration, and Data Centre migrations
  • Applied knowledge of developing and delivering cloud infrastructure using Terraform and/or Packer
  • Working knowledge of the HashiCorp product suite
  • Applied knowledge of DevOps principles and tooling, GitOps, CI/CD, config management, source control systems and managing code with Git
  • Applied experience of programming/scripting languages such as Python, and Bash
  • Applied experience of data serialisation languages such as JSON and YAML
  • Working knowledge of CSP managed Kubernetes (GKE/EKS/AKS) and service mesh solutions
  • Working knowledge of Cloud migration techniques such as rehost, refactor, rearchitect, replatform, repurchase
  • Conceptual understanding of:
    • Cloud data services
    • Cloud security principles and tooling
  • Fluent German and English


Behavioural Skills

  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels. 
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish and own a vision for our solutions. 
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. 
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision. 
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business. 

What we offer you

You will be working with some of the brightest people in business and technology on challenging and rewarding projects in a team of likeminded individuals. GFT prides itself on its international environment that promotes professional and cultural exchange and encourages further individual development.


Founded in 1987 and located in 13 countries to ensure close proximity to its clients, GFT employs over 10,000 people. GFT provides them with career opportunities in all areas of software engineering and innovation. The GFT Technologies SE share is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange


Als Partner für IT-Beratung und Software-Entwicklung sind wir auf die digitale Transformation unserer Kunden aus den Bereichen Finanzen, Versicherungen und Industrie spezialisiert. Unsere rund 50 Talente in der Schweiz entwickeln mit modernsten Technologien nachhaltige Lösungen.

Entscheide dich für GFT, weil …

  • du an eine digitale Welt glaubst, in der die intelligente Nutzung von IT erfolgreich macht.
  • du mit uns diese Welt nachhaltig gestalten willst.
  • unsere jahrzehntelange Erfahrung und unser Weitblick dir einen guten Rahmen bieten.
  • dir eine Kultur des Miteinanders und der Wertschätzung wichtig ist.
  • bei GFT jeder Einzelne zählt und DU den Unterschied machst #makeyourmark.

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