Kforce Principal IT Architect in Peoria, Illinois

Kforce has a client that is seeking to add a Principal IT Architect focused around Cloud and Data Center Strategy for the enterprise. This position is in Peoria, Illinois (IL).Overview: This position will include creating strategic roadmaps and architecture designs to enable cloud and modernize the technology platforms. The candidate will provide the catalyst and change how their client does business. Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the development and alignment of the IT roadmaps with the IT and business strategy

  • Ensure programs maintain an enterprise-wide view to support adoption of standards and practices and promote reuse

  • Lead architecture design of end to end enterprise integrated systems that serves multiple business functions

  • Lead the design and implementation of enterprise data model and metadata structures

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology-related field or equivalent experience

  • A certification in Architecture or a related, relevant field is highly desirable but not required

  • Certifications in AWS a big plus

  • 15-20 years of related experience and recognition as a domain expert is necessary

  • Experience in multiple business processes or organizations and experience in multiple IT disciplines is highly beneficial

  • Azure/AWS experience (leaning towards implementing AWS)

  • Experience as a Senior Architect with strategy development and architecture background

  • Experience with co-located data centers, or moving, consolidating or building data centers

  • Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption Planning

  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing complex enterprise solutions on salesforce.com, Azure, and/or AWS platform

  • Experience in integrating internal solutions with cloud applications including data integration, and security services

  • Experience should be primarily focused around Microsoft

  • Experience implementing cloud broker or managed services is a plus

  • Must have an insurance background

  • Architecture Modeling

  • In-depth knowledge of infrastructure stack including Network, Server and Storage, and cloud connectivity models

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years