Cloud Architect - Azure

Permanent contract|Chennai|IT (Information Technology)

Cloud Architect - Azure

Chennai, India Permanent contract IT (Information Technology)


The Cloud Architect/Expert will focus on migrating on-premise applications to the private and public cloud in a methodical, agile way that enables migration at the scale and speed required to enable our digital transformation.

  • Should have strong background of Enterprise Architecture
  • Should have good understanding of application portfolio management and experience in digital transformation
  • Should be well-versed on the best practices, industry standards of cloud technologies
  • Experience working in a multi-cloud environment with demonstrated experience working on cloud deployment projects. Should be able to seamlessly work on other cloud platforms seamlessly.
  • Extensive hands-on experience in Cloud Migration processes, tools and frameworks
  • Extensive hands-on experience in Containerization, Kubernetes, DevOps and Serverless
  • Experience in microservices architecture, cloud native design principles, network principles/concepts, security guidelines, regulatory guidelines and more
  • Should be able to work with application teams, hand-hold them through the E2E journey.
    • Should be the go to expert in case of any issues/challenges for Cloud Migration.
    • Provide cloud migration expertise covering application architectures, cloud capabilities, security, infrastructure et al.
    • Should be able to understand the existing setup and in collaboration with application teams, review and identify candidate applications for cloud migration based on pre-defined application rationalization output of categorized applications
    • Build detailed application migration solution and plans in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders
    • Define appropriate migration strategy for each application (Rehost, Re-Platform, Rearchitect, etc.) while considering cost and complexity of the various options
    • Help identify potential risks that may impact migration projects and identify appropriate mitigating actions
    • Ensure migrated applications comply with required security requirements
    • Measure relevant cloud application migration KPIs to ensure overall program health and migration efficiency.
    • Work with Infra engineer, Dev Ops, DB engineer, Application Teams and others in executing migration projects to ensure minimal risk and business disruption
    • Lead the discovery and assessment of on-prem application workloads to plan detailed migration
    • Should be able to work with various stakeholders on convince them on the strategy and benefits
  • Must have an automation mindset to study/analyze the landscape and build/propose tools.
  • Location – Chennai

Profile required

  • Experience – 15+ years of experience in Application Architecture and Development and 6+ years of experience on cloud technologies
  • Mandatory Skills – Azure/Openstack, Containers/Kubernetes/Helm, Cloud Native, DevOps. Azure Public Cloud certified or Kubernetes Certified
  • Add-on Skills – Terraform/Anisble/Jenkins, Cloud security
  • Nice to Have – Experience in Banking and Financial sectors

Why join us

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Business insight

At Société Générale, we are convinced that people are drivers of change, and that the world of tomorrow will be shaped by all their initiatives, from the smallest to the most ambitious. Whether you’re joining us for a period of months, years or your entire career, together we can have a positive impact on the future. Creating, daring, innovating and taking action are part of our DNA.

If you too want to be directly involved, grow in a stimulating and caring environment, feel useful on a daily basis and develop or strengthen your expertise, you will feel right at home with us!

Still hesitating?

You should know that our employees can dedicate several days per year to solidarity actions during their working hours, including sponsoring people struggling with their orientation or professional integration, participating in the financial education of young apprentices and sharing their skills with charities. There are many ways to get involved.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 21000NYC
Entity: SG Global Solution Centre
Starting date: 2021/10/28
Publication date: 2021/10/04