This is a professional position in the Technology Services and Solutions (TSS, formerly known as IT) department responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining cloud technology solutions for the AIA. The TSS team is responsible for ensuring staff has all of their technology needs.
The Solutions Lead will design, develop, deploy, and migrate systems for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS environments. Additional responsibilities include identifying and selecting appropriate new technologies or cloud services for operational improvements based on requirements and constraints, serves as primary point of contact, and has practical, recent, and relevant experience evaluating new technologies for fit in current infrastructure architecture. This position reports to the Managing Director, Technology Services and Solutions and will work closely with Director of Information Security Operations, Senior Director of Project Management Operations and Director of Technology Operations.
Work with TSS management in designing, developing, and overseeing implementation of end-to-end TSS cloud integrated systems for Infrastructure and Information Security.
Build proof of concept for new technology solutions.
Develop in-depth knowledge of AIA’s existing TSS cloud architecture/ infrastructure, and technology portfolio and help document the architecture.
Develop and execute test plans to check TSS cloud infrastructure and systems technical performance.
Analyze and optimize existing environments to identify issues, report on findings, automate processes for efficiency and scalability, and make recommendations for corrective actions and continuous improvements.
Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a cloud technology standards policy.
Conduct research on emerging cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
Provide cloud architectural expertise and assistance to Information Security Operations and Technology Operations team members.
Analyze, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure.
Participate in company’s technology disaster recovery planning.
Perform other related duties as assigned or as necessary.
AIA Members and Customers
Technology and Consulting partner/vendors
Excellent understanding of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage.
Considerable skill in network management and operations.
Hands-on experience with core LAN/WAN network technologies.
Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment.
Considerable skill in troubleshooting complex and routine hardware, software and network problems and resolving them expeditiously and cost effectively.
Strong customer service attitude; ability to adjust to changing priorities; sound judgment; and excellent oral and interpersonal skills required.
Must be organized, pay close attention to detail and have the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to achieve individual and team goals.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Engineering, System Analysis, or a related field, and a minimum of 5-7 years of Infrastructure and Information Security Solutioning and Architecture experience.