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Lead, Cloud Architect (Infrastructure)

Company Description

Make an impact at a global and dynamic investment organization

When you invest your career in CPP Investments, you join one of the most respected and fastest growing institutional investors in the world. With current assets under management valued in excess of $450 billion, CPP Investments is a professional investment management organization that globally invests the funds of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) to help ensure long-term sustainability. The CPP Fund is projected to exceed $1.5 trillion in the next two decades. CPP Investments invests in all major asset classes, including public equity, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and fixed-income instruments, and is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney.

CPP Investments attracts and selects high-calibre individuals from top-tier institutions around the globe.  Join our team and look forward to:

  • Diverse and inspiring colleagues and approachable leaders
  • Stimulating work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment
  • Accelerated exposure and responsibility
  • Global career development opportunities
  • Being motivated every day by CPP Investments’ important social purpose and unshakable principles
  • A deeply rooted culture of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance

If you share a passion for performance, value a collegial and collaborative culture, and approach everything with the highest integrity, here’s an opportunity for you to invest your career at CPP Investments.

Job Description

The Lead, Cloud Architect (Infrastructure) will serve as a technology subject matter expert for CPP Investments' entire technology infrastructure including on/off premise datacenters, network and storage. You will ensure infrastructure architecture integrity and compliance, while at the same time working with Operations to continuously improve availability, serviceability and efficiency of our solutions.  

You will work in a multi-cloud environment and effectively harness the power and versatility of Cloud technologies to achieve fit-for-purpose infrastructure with high degree of service levels, resiliency, operational efficiencies and cost savings for CPP Investments applications serving our business users.

  • Extensive experience in architecting and optimizing enterprise infrastructure, leading cloud transformation, infrastructure modernization & consolidation projects with various virtualization/cloud providers
  • Collaborates with other architects, operational/infrastructure and delivery teams to ensure new services align with application & infrastructure roadmaps
  • Drive the creation of Cloud migration & transformation strategy and infrastructure roadmaps across application, information, business and technology landscapes
  • Drive holistic infrastructure design & patterns for secure cloud  application environments using hybrid cloud infrastructures
  • Define cloud delivery models and cloud infrastructure architecture, identifying and implementing cloud optimization strategies
  • Design, both technically compliant and secure infrastructure solution, as well as value-based, on-demand services to facilitate the effective transition and modernization of infrastructure
  • Participate in variety of application migration projects within a SDLC framework for multiple business units
  • Provide Architecture leadership for project activities, as they relate to infrastructure architecture and technology, between application teams and program resources to ensure timely migration of applications
  • Deep involvement in the planning and execution of the migration plans to migrate  and/or decommission application instances and servers in scope without disruption to business groups
  • Drive meetings with subject matter experts from all areas of the business including: infrastructure, operations, applications, vendors and leads to seek input from and plan/coordinate migrations, resources requirements and timelines.

Qualifications

  • University Degree
  • 10+ years experience with expert level understanding of Linux systems and management methodologies, including software packaging
  • Hands-on experience with AWS, VMWare, Nutanix, EMC/NetApp, software defined everything & VMWare Cloud (a big plus)
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in architecting, designing and implementing high volume, high availability systems with very high degree of automation
  • Expert knowledge & experience with driving IaC concepts within an organization, leveraging Terraform, Ansible, Packer, Puppet/Chef, etc.
  • Experience with Cloud/AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless frameworks, Spark, Hadoop, Big data infrastructure and other leading edge technologies
  • Knowledge of Agile approaches to software development and able to put key Agile principles into practice to deliver solution incrementally
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a faced-paced environment
  • Knowledge of architecture development methodology (ADM) and frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman, etc. is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to easily deal with both abstract and concrete concepts and be able to reconcile them for the appropriate audience and context preferred
  • Proven ability to maintain both a strategic long-term outlook and enterprise perspective, while also supporting tangible, business-driven and IT-delivered solutions.
  • Quickly understand organizational dynamics and management priorities, and to be able to work effectively in a fast paced, results driven company.
  • Demonstrate strong facilitation, negotiation, interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.
  • Exemplifies our Guiding Principles of partnership, integrity and high performance

Additional Information

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At CPP Investments, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability.

We thank all applicants for their interest but will only contact candidates selected to advance in the hiring process.

Disclaimer:

CPP Investments does not accept resumes from employment placement agencies, head-hunters or recruitment suppliers that are not in a formal contractual arrangement with us. Our recruitment supplier arrangements are restricted to specific hiring needs and do not include this or other web-site job postings. Any resume or other information received from a supplier not approved by CPP Investments to provide resumes to this posting or web-site will be considered unsolicited and will not be considered.  CPP Investments will not pay any referral, placement or other fee for the supply of such unsolicited resumes or information.

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