Enterprise Cloud Architect at LyondellBasell (Houston, TX)

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LyondellBasell

Basic Function

Reporting to the Global Enterprise Architect, the Enterprise Cloud Architect serves as the primary architect for LyondellBasell's cloud strategy. The Enterprise Cloud Architect works closely with information technology, Digital and business leaders/partners to define the vision, develop the strategy and implement the cloud architecture for LyondellBasell's enterprise cloud platform. The Enterprise Cloud Architect will be responsible for defining cloud management and governance practices then shepherding into execution with global delivery teams. The architect will also have primary responsibility for ensuring our product and CoE teams have the necessary information and guidance to implement cloud solutions. The architect is a champion for designing cloud solution and provides technical mentoring to other IT staff to support skills development.

  • Develop, maintain and evangelize cloud architecture strategy to include reference architecture and standards and assist business with best practices for cloud computing
  • Lead a team of LYB cloud architects employees and contractors located in US and India
  • Develops and guides the overall cloud governance structure
  • Create, maintain, and govern technical architecture depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state.
  • Provide technical consultation for technology and data solutions based on business needs; oversee architectural aspects of business solution development/deployment.
  • Works with business leaders, external vendors, consulting partners, etc. to research emerging technologies and industry trends to define strategy for their applicability in alignment with strategic business direction.
  • End-to-end cloud architectural accountability for defining and refining enterprise architecture for cloud (hybrid, private and public)
  • Define and develop a cloud migration or bridging strategy for existing systems that need to migrate to a next generation application software platform
  • Be prepared to own development and execution of cloud migrations plans required for successful implementations
  • Work with project managers, business partners and other stakeholders to ensure proper co-ordination and execution of plans

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Proven leadership ability
  • Demonstrated executive presence and influence, ability to build client relationships and create client satisfaction throughout the application lifecycle
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Comfortable to perform well under pressure.

Area of Expertise:
  • Develop, maintain and evangelize cloud architecture strategy to include reference architecture and standards and assist business with best practices for cloud computing
  • Create, maintain, and govern technical architecture depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state.
  • Provide technical consultation for technology and data solutions based on business needs; oversee architectural aspects of business solution development/deployment.
  • Works with business leaders, external vendors, consulting partners, etc. to research emerging technologies and industry trends to define strategy for their applicability in alignment with strategic business direction.
  • Develop and present documents, diagrams, presentations, and visualizations that clearly convey the Team's position on technologies, architectures, strategies, and approaches in a strategic and consultative technical role
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture principles, methods, and tools; understanding of cloud management;
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements;
  • Strong knowledge, experience and hands on capabilities with Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services.
  • Strong knowledge, experience and hands on capabilities with container engines such as Azure Kubernetes, Azure App Service Containers, Docker, etc.)
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: C#, Node.js, JSON, C++, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive
  • Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies (Azure Functions), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
  • Experience with software development practices including DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) tool chains (e.g. Azure for DevOps, Jenkins, Spinnaker, Chef, Puppet)
  • In-depth knowledge of and proven cloud experience with Azure and/or GCP
  • Natural ability to coordinate and facilitate diverse teams of different skill sets, backgrounds, cultures and languages
  • Good understanding of key functional process streams as well as Project Management skills
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate workshops with business representatives, management and executive, team member resources, and external 3rd party groups
  • Problem solving skills that use techniques to identify the root cause of the issue and then ability to clearly communicate (verbal/orally) this position.
  • Advanced communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide advice, consult and negotiate with senior management and manage key relationships between stakeholders involved in an upgrade/implementation environment.
  • Comfortable in adapting working hours to align with demands of communication across multiple time zones.
  • Oversee change management related activities during the deployment period

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • 10 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines including technical architecture, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Experience with at least two of the following: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platforms
  • Minimum of 3 plus years of experience in implementing cloud programs
  • Minimum of 3 plus years of experience with Cloud architecture
  • Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough, accurate and detailed schedule estimates
  • Experience with/involvement in creating and implementing cloud governance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications in Cloud architecture, development a plus
  • Hands-on experience or certification in TOGAF a plus
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Competencies

Builds effective teams

Collaborates

Cultivates innovation

Customer focus

Demonstrates courage

Drives results

Ensures accountability

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.

We have the potential - and responsibility - to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That's why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world's most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston
More Information on LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. LyondellBasell was founded in 2022. It has 11371 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To see all 49 open jobs at LyondellBasell, click here.
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