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Lead Architect - Cloud Infrastructure

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Location: Merrillville, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00933278-OTHLOC-275

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Lead Architect - Cloud Infrastructure

Full Time Perm

Shift: Hybrid – 2 days onsite 3 days remote

Location: Columbus, OH or Merrillville, IN

This department is responsible for designing, developing, maintaining, and executing cloud infrastructure supporting all our business unitsThe Lead Architect – Cloud Infrastructure requires a broad level of experience that encompasses both Public and Private cloud infrastructure.  In this role you will interact with our lines of business to develop cost effective and secure cloud infrastructure solutionsThe Lead Architect - Cloud Infrastructure will also have a limited blend across Cloud Operations and Governance (80% - 20% split).  


Your typical daily responsibilities will be to manage your assigned projects supporting all aspects of designing and delivering scalable, secure, and cost efficient infrastructure systems across both Public and Private Cloud platforms. 


Your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  •  Ensure that the relevant requirements are clearly allocated to the business-oriented subsystems, and provide clear definitions of the scope and boundaries of each of the business-oriented subsystems 

  • Participate in reviews and provide guidance to ensure that NiSource architecture blueprint is followed 

  • Participate in strategic architecture technology planning sessions with NiSource management  

  • Analyze system requirements and recommend alternative technologies and improvements  

  • Lead design and review of new systems  

  • Create technical design documents 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

  • 5+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure (Azure/AWS preferred)

  • 5+ years of experience in IT systems architecture, systems design, development, and maintenance of large-scale systems

  • 5+ years of experience with architecture frameworks and standards such as TOGAF, Zachman etc. 

  • 5+ years of experience working with a variety of infrastructure and security domains e.g. Cloud, Data center, Network, Hosting, Service Management etc. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the PMI process groups (initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing) and current Project Management methodologies 

  • Solid understanding of multi-cloud environments

  • Azure or AWS certifications

  • Working knowledge of the gas utility industry

  • Knowledge of industry best practices in modeling, simulation, and testing


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

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Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$101,400.00 - $178,800.00

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