The Hertz Corporation Enterprise Cloud Architect in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Cloud Technology Architect’s responsibilities will include directing and managing new and existing cloud based technology within a global enterprise multi-cloud framework. The Cloud Technology Architect will support all cloud and hybrid application migrations and deployments.

Key Result Areas

  • Work closely with IT resources, LOB and delivery organizations and selected partners to ensure our cloud environment is designed, tested and automated to support key infrastructure goals

  • Development within multiple cloud stacks to include DEVOPS, Hyper converged and legacy hybrid integration

  • Accessibility – End users, application to application, partners, internal users and locations.

  • Communications – A robust connectivity model supporting full horizontal and vertical data flows.

  • Resource Management and Governance – Fully automated resource allocation and tracking.

  • Security – End to end security model, from all access points, VPCs, Regions and external connections

  • Data Management – Use cases for allocation, lifecycle management, High availability / DR and edge delivery.

  • Reporting – Maintain a robust utilization and reporting infrastructure

  • Compute – Modeling of compute environments, scaling, elastic growth, AMI development and management, OS standardization and hardening, versioning with DEVOPS platforms.

  • Ensure that applications, transactions, workflows and communications processes are implemented to the highest performance and security standards allowing rapid implementation approval and adoption

  • Take a leadership role in completing formal RFP/Project Management documentation creation and analysis for lines of business and IT

  • Work directly with our Integration Factory, Data Modeling and Cloud Networking teams to ensure a consistent, maintainable cloud application environment

  • Evangelize the capabilities cloud technologies such as AWS, fabric and open source services, containers and environment automation bring to empowering lean and flexible cloud, including operations modelling and support processes.

  • Work with internal clients, IT Teams and vendor partners to understand their applications and suitability for migration to the cloud

  • Determine overall capabilities that are required to enable Hertz business units in our adoption of the cloud

  • Assess cloud service provider solutions that meet the needs of clients, Business Architecture, COEs and the executive team

  • Design and architect cloud, application and microservice solutions independent of vendors

  • Perform GAP analysis and vendor service evaluations

  • Match solutions to business requirements and assist with environment outsourcing management

  • Ensure that designs and solutions meet all internal Hertz standards and requirement, document and present to the Integration Group.

  • Be familiar with basic SWOT analysis, ROI and NPV of business processes

  • Assist in overall Cloud adoption using techniques such as MoSCoW for continuous prioritization

  • Work with developers and the wider engineering teams to overcome technical issues

  • Define patterns and archetypes for cloud solutions with emphasis to allow organization adoption of cloud technology

  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Requirements

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or math related degree highly desired or equivalent work experience.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 4 years experience in senior hands-on scripting programming

  • 6+ years experience in solution architecture in development and/or infrastructure organizations

  • Proficient in modern automation and tagging methodologies

  • Cloud environment deployment using scripts and the CLI (AWS preferred, Azure desired)

  • Cloud Access methodology design and deployment for end user and B to B use cases

  • Environment assessment using layered logging and monitoring tools (infrastructure through End-User Access)


  • Knowledge of the AWS administrative process (API, CLI, Console, Applications)

  • Knowledge of the AWS development, deployment and operations environment

  • Working knowledge of material required for the AWS Architecture certification (Associate-required) (Professional – strong desired)

  • Deep understanding of cloud services and solutions

  • Experience working within large global organizations

  • Experience in managing delivery of complex technology solutions

  • Experience working in a matrix management model, utilizing virtual teams

  • Experience with the networking, performance, security and operational aspects of the AWS environment as used by DEVOPS teams


  • Ability to forge strong relationships and build a wide network throughout the company

  • Familiarity with Docker and Aurora or Redshift

  • AWS or Azure certification a plus

  • Familiarity with the following compliance standards: Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI in relation to cloud migration

  • Familiarity with high availability and disaster recovery processes

  • Experience with security best practices for cloud applications and infrastructure

  • Expert in leading large global data migrations and integration efforts.

  • Expert in leading technical migration, data integration and consolidation activities from traditional to cloud data structures.

  • Self motivated leader with forward-thinking visionary and entrepreneurial thinking to lead the change

  • Be a Catalyst to bring people together for a common vision.

  • Strong documentation, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills and the ability to interact with all level ofstakeholders, support personnel, and clients.

  • Highly self-motivated with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated success as a problem solver, operating as a result-oriented self starter


Preferred Requirements

Hertz is a Drug Free Workplace. All offers are contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

EEO/AA: Females/Minorities/Disabled/Vets

Job ID 150080

# Positions 1

Category Information Technology

Division WHQ - Park Ridge - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time