Job Description

At Bloomin Brands we are innovating and transforming the customer journey across digital and physical channels and redefining how we interact and excite our guests, engaging on their terms and the medium of their choosing. Enterprise Architecture is a critical driver of this transformation, enabling cloud-based application architectures, data management capabilities, and integration strategies that ensure seamless connections between cloud-based and on-premise applications.


We are seeking a full-time, experienced Cloud Architect to collaborate with other architects to automate, administer and actively cost-manage our extensive Azure and cloud ecosystem. This key role will ensure that our cloud-based resources (IaaS and PaaS) are highly performant, resilient, secure, and cost effective so that we maintain strong and consistent engineering capabilities. This technologist will partner closely with teammates, architects, and DevSecOps engineers to elevate our cloud maturity while collaboratively supporting the operations of our Agile development teams.


Responsibilities include:


* Participate in architectural design meetings in support of key IT and Digital capabilities

* Deploying, managing, automating, operating, and securing scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on Microsoft Azure

* Implementing and controlling the flow of data to and from cloud

* Selecting the appropriate cloud service based on compute, data, budget, and security requirements

* Identifying appropriate use of cloud-based operational best practices

* Estimating usage costs, identifying operational cost control mechanisms, and driving cost-efficiencies


Desired Experience/Education:


* Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field

* 5 years of experience architecting cloud-based solutions

* Recent experience architecting solutions in Azure

* Strong technical knowledge of Azure PaaS, IaaS, and Azure AD

* Strong understanding of architectural design patterns, concepts and best practices

* Experience with Service Fabric and Containers

* Experience with Event Driven Architecture, SOA, Microservices and Serverless Computing

* PowerShell/Bash with knowledge of Azure Infrastructure-as-Code including Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates

* Understanding of application scaling to support increases in traffic

* Recent experience in a collaborative Agile working environment (Scrum preferred)

* Knowledge of Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Delivery (CD)

* Experience in provisioning, operating, and maintaining systems running in the cloud

* Must be able to work on multiple projects and consistently meet project deadlines


Other Desired Skills / Certifications:


* Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert (preferred) or MCSD Azure solutions developer

* Familiarity with Azure SQL, Azure Synapse, Cosmos DB and Data Lake (Gen 2 Storage)

* Experience in Windows / Linux Virtualization, Networking

* Previous .Net Core development experience

* Experience with Visual Studio, GIT and ServiceNow

* Interpersonal and communication skills, able to build rapport and communicate effectively at all levels and across disciplines

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

* Detail-oriented, strong work ethic and high standard of excellence


Application Instructions

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