PepsiCo, Inc.
September 3, 2021
Plano, Texas
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Job Description : The Senior Manager, Cloud Solution Architecture will be responsible for end-to-end integrated solution design and architecture for cloud native applications and applications moving from on-premise to public cloud for PepsiCo's Corporate & Global Functions and  Global Data & Analytics. This role is part of PepsiCo’s Acceleration & Cloud Office - a multi-discipline team responsible for architecting and delivering secure, robust, and innovative solutions which would enable the development teams to build and deploy new applications as well as migrate selected existing applications into the public cloud. The candidate will work alongside Enterprise Solution Architecture and Infrastructure engineering teams to develop cloud solutions. The Cloud Solution Architect will be part of the team responsible for infrastructure migration to cloud as well as to support key operational aspects like availability, reliability, performance, monitoring and integration of on-prem and public cloud infrastructure with focus on building self-service tools and automation

•    Develop cloud solution architecture patterns and standards that comply with platform standards defined by cloud engineering.
•    Build and deploy logical and physical architecture.
•    Participate in cloud solution architecture review boards across sectors to review, govern and approve solutions.
•    Perform application portfolio analysis for PBNA & PFNA to identify candidate applications and workloads for migration to the Cloud
•    Provide architecture guidance in the interaction with business users and migration teams to plan, develop, improve and maintain complex data tier technology standards.
•    Incorporate architecture standards and patterns defined by Enterprise Solution Architecture and Cloud Engineering team to define cloud solution design and migration patterns.
•    Partner with Cloud Engineering on Cloud Strategy, Cloud technology and architecture efforts, Cloud deployments, as well as Cloud migrations and portfolio migration to the Cloud
•   Drive all technical design and execution activities for moving existing on-premise infrastructure, server workloads, data and applications to the cloud IaaS and PaaS architectures.
•    Lead the efforts on application modernization as workloads are moved to the cloud.
•    Assist application and migration teams in designing cloud solutions incorporating security principles and best practices to ensure designs are in accordance with data security and governance principles.
•   Develop and coordinate cloud architecture across diverse areas including application development, identity and access management, network and data management, and security
•    Responsible for designing and validating a complex architecture and ensuring its successful implementation.
•    Work closely with Cloud Engineering team on cloud standards, patterns, and reference architecture
•    Communicate and socialize design and architecture design decisions.
•    Interact and work with application and business team members to provide the optimal environment for applications to deliver business functionality.
•    Introduce and develop Infrastructure automation in the environment including IAC, CI/CD pipelines, and automated configuration management.
•    Deliver technical architecture design and review using Well-Architected Framework
•    Design efficient, secure, adaptable, scalable, and reliable cloud solutions (data, networking, application)


Qualifications / Requirements :
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or similar field


  • 10 years of IT experience in infrastructure or Application development/support.
  • 7 years of experience leading complex Software Engineering and Architecture initiatives
  • 5+ years of experience with public cloud architecture, Cloud strategy, networking, security, compliance workload types, migration patterns and tools.

Mandatory Technical Skills:

  • Well-versed in interpreting business requirements and translating those into technology architecture decisions.
  • Experience with various enterprise applications and IT services, as well as software development, compliance and security, and IT operations disciplines.
  • Knowledge of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with experience implementing best practices or suggested improvements.
  • Experience and understanding of large-scale applications portfolio in enterprise-wide environment (including migration of on-premise workloads to the cloud) require
  • Experience re-architecting/re-factoring applications for cloud platforms.
  • Experience working on large scale cloud assessment and migrations
  • Experience operating complex multi-datacenter, multi-cluster environment and a strong understanding of multi-tenancy and security
  • Deep knowledge of cloud architecture, cloud native patterns, container management and cloud computing capabilities
  • Sound knowledge of data security & compliance.
  • Deep domain expertise of cloud application development solutions (e.g. IaaS, Serverless, API Management), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry), continuous integration technologies (e.g. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure for DevOps, Chef, Puppet), web application server technologies, cloud application design, software architecture and practices (design/development/deployment, Agile, SCRUM, ALM), breadth of technical experience, and technical aptitude to learn and adjust to new technologies and cloud trends required
  • Experience designing and implementing solutions in a multi-cloud environment
  • Experience implementing architectures to support containered applications including but not limited to Kubernetes, Docker, Containers + Experience integrating CI/CD development pipelines (e.g., Jenkins) with Cloud Infrastructure elements

Mandatory Non-Technical Skills:

  • Experience with managing a hybrid multi-cloud environment
  • Proven ability to manage and work across multiple managed services partners and vendors.
  • Strong analytical skills to support problem troubleshooting, resolution, and root cause determination to complex technology issues
  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace and demanding work environment.
  • Evangelize global technology strategies and standards
  • Ability to take ownership in orchestrating workshops with IT/Business teams and facilitate interactive sessions on cloud operating models, cloud business value, DevOps processes, and application/infrastructure modernization
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills



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