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System Architect - Azure at Valmont Industries in Valley, Nebraska

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The System Architect is responsible for the architectural design, development, and deployment of the enterprise's overall systems. Daily infrastructure maintenance and management of network resources including servers, storage, virtualization. Manage medium to large scale projects from conception to completion including project timelines. Defines system solutions based on user/client needs, cost, and required integration with existing applications, systems or platforms. Develops and socializes architecture strategies, standards and guidelines. Researches, identifies, selects, and tests technology products required for solution delivery.

This role includes difficult work on highly technical and involved projects which can present new and changing problems. This senior level role requires outstanding judgement, initiative and ingenuity, as well as requiring the incumbent to work both independently and as part of a team toward department and company objectives. The individual may need to devise methods and/or procedure to meet unusual conditions, and there is a responsibility to make original contributions in order to solve complex problems. Finally the incumbent may need to mentor and support lesser skilled team members.

The System Architect reports to the Senior Director of Innovation & Intellectual Property who in turn reports to the Vice President Product Development. Within the current organizational structure, the Vice President Product Development reports directly to the Group President of Irrigation & Tubing. The System Architect does not have any direct or indirect subordinates. The job level held is that of individual contributor and the function is within Information Technology.

Important Details about the Role

A System Architect is a professional role within information and communication technology that defines the architecture of computer systems composed of both software and hardware in order to fulfill certain company requirements. Systems Architects divide large and complex systems into manageable subsystems that can be handled by individual engineers or IT professionals.

Additional duties include understanding Marketing and customer requirements as well as current technological and system capabilities so as to provide system construction recommendations with the right balance of features, performance and cost. The incumbent will be required to develop new systems as well as make significant changes to current systems. Finally the incumbent shall be required to explain often-complex concepts to different audiences, including non-technical individuals so as to gain the support needed to complete the project.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Seven (7) years related experience
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Knowledge of the material, costs, techniques and processes used within the area to deliver an infrastructure solution at a minimal cost to the enterprise.
  • Strong knowledge of Cloud Operations with cooperation of Application Architecture to develop and create an enterprise solution for product development.
  • The ability to work well in team environment and exercise authority in planning, directing, controlling and coordinating enterprise system for support of product development.
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results on system design and solutions required to support the enterprise.
  • Collaborates with Solution Architects and Data Architects on architectural decisions to ensure solutions are designed for successful implementation within the vision of the enterprise architecture.
  • Knowledge of Public clouds and cloud technologies such as Amazon AWS/EC2, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack
  • Experience with lift and shift, hybrid cloud environments on Azure.
  • Experience working with Developers and Engineering teams with in SCRUM/Agile frameworks.
  • Network and Security
  • Understanding of network topologies and associated devices/services including load-balancing, firewalls, reverse proxies, DNS and NAT arrangements
  • Https certificate management including self-signed and CA issued
  • VNet and VPN management
  • Azure AD and identity services
  • Security Principals/AD Apps
  • Concepts around Role Based Access Control
  • User SSH Cert management and general cloud access security principles
  • Infrastructure Creation and Management
  • Advanced Linux/Windows system management
  • Proper selection and use of VM-based services Integration of cloud services like managed disks, analytics and security services
  • Application Support
  • Knowledge of PAAS offerings including WebApp, Function Apps, API Manager and AZ SQL Knowledge of DB systems management including replication and backup needs

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Ten (10) years related experience
  • Azure Cloud Experience with emphasis with enterprise experience.
  • State-of-art design techniques.
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence concepts.
  • Infrastructure Creation and Management
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  • Scale/Availability Sets Geo-redundancy Infrastructure as Code
  • R/Python Experience

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting; however, incumbent may be required to go into the production or shipping/receiving areas. While visiting the manufacturing areas of the plant, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required at all times. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and attend meetings. There is no overnight travel required for this position. 95% of the tasks are sedentary tasks. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to type and design. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office may be required. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office or plant. There are areas of the plant that cannot be accessed by elevator and the employee may need to occasionally visit those locations. The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, but this is a rare requirement of this position. A dolly is available for transportation of heavier items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Due to the visual requirements of this position, employee must demonstrate acceptable vision. The determination of acceptable vision will be made by the Safety Department on an individual basis.


Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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