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Senior Associate, Platform Architect

**Business Title:** Senior Associate, Platform Architect

**Requisition Number:** 56189 - 31

**Function:** Advisory

**Area of Interest:**

**State:** IL

**City:** Chicago

**Description:**

Historically, the travel requirement for this position has ranged from 80-100%. The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities, and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts. For now, all KPMG business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. At some point in the future and with the safety of people as the critical factor, the travel requirement will likely increase, possibly to previous levels, but KPMG is committed to balancing client requirements with new delivery capabilities.

The KPMG Advisory practice is currently our fastest growing practice. We are seeing tremendous client demand, and looking forward we don't anticipate that slowing down. In this ever-changing market environment, our professionals must be adaptable and thrive in a collaborative, team-driven culture. At KPMG, our people are our number one priority. With a wealth of learning and career development opportunities, a world-class training facility and leading market tools, we make sure our people continue to grow both professionally and personally. If you're looking for a firm with a strong team connection where you can be your whole self, have an impact, advance your skills, deepen your experiences, and have the flexibility and access to constantly find new areas of inspiration and expand your capabilities, then consider a career in Advisory.

KPMG is currently seeking a Senior Associate in CIO Advisory for our Consulting practice.

Responsibilities:

+ Evaluate clients' hybrid cloud technology estate (application, data, infrastructure, network) rationalization opportunities, sourcing options, economic models, risk posture, and recommend strategic direction

+ Design resilient and reliable hybrid multi-cloud architectures and environment using DevOps and Agile practice and execute PoCs

+ Deliver hybrid multi-cloud full stack architecture blueprints, migration planning and migration execution coordination for clients

+ Conduct hybrid multi-cloud operating model (process, people, service delivery, technology, governance and performance) analysis, design and deploy automation, orchestration, site reliability, infrastructure-as-code, GitOps/AIOps capabilities

+ Work in cross-disciplinary teams with KPMG industry professionals to understand client needs and be part of teams developing holistic operational solutions & applications contributing with the cloud infrastructure

+ Contribute to hybrid multi-cloud proposal material, capabilities, thought leadership content

Qualifications:

+ Minimum three years in hybrid multi-cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) transformation programs including hybrid multi-cloud management and/or operating model changes

+ Minimum two years with infrastructure-as-code, automation, and orchestration technologies (e.g. Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Powershell, Github, Azure Devops, Jenkins, ServiceNow)

+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering from an accredited college/university; Master of Engineering, Computer Science; Business Administration (MBA) is preferred

+ Prior experience with traditional datacenter infrastructure engineering (compute, storage, network) and operations (patching, jobs scheduling, monitoring, logging, request fulfillment, incident resolution) patterns is preferred

+ Certification in one or more technical competencies (AWS, GCP, Azure, VMware, Networking, Systems Admiration, Solution Architecture, and Security)

+ Additional desirable experience in Unix/Linux administration, shell scripting, Active Directory/LDAP, Routing protocols, SDN/SDWAN/WAN/LAN (E.g., Cisco, F5, Vmware, Juniper, Palo Alto), managing platforms (database and or application runtime environments), and information security

+ Travel as needed

+ Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

**GL:** 5

**GF:** 15304