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Date: 07-Jan-2022

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

Job Purpose

We offer the opportunity to use your Microsoft software knowledge and (senior) stakeholder management experience in order to explore the opportunities as Cloud Solution Architecture for AkzoNobel. You will be part of an Global Data & Cloud Competence Center. You encounter a company which is onboarding cloud components to its existing IT landscape. 

The Cloud Solution architect enables AkzoNobel to increase the adoption and the benefits from the use of public cloud (IAAS and PAAS) solutions and prevents AkzoNobel from exposure to unmanaged risks.

As experienced Cloud Architect you scope complex business requirements within Agile environments. You develop end-to-end designs in a Public Cloud environment with particular expertise in Cloud Technologies and Cloud Security for Microsoft Azure. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Make roadmap and drive development of the Cloud Competence Centre (platform team, feature team, customer team) and the VDC concept 
  • Propose policies and standards for cloud native solutions and build reference architectures for public cloud based solutions, including the cloud security and compliance check 
  • Architect new features or review the architecture of new cloud features
  • Assess risks (continuity, financial, security) of public cloud solutions and define mitigations.
  • Architect cloud platform solutions to support strategical business initiatives
  • Identify and promote opportunities for cloud based solutions to replace existing solutions or fulfill business needs


Required skills;
•    Understanding Microsoft Azure Cloud Architecture
•    Ability to integrate on premise landscape with Cloud
•    Strong problem solving, quantitative and analytical abilities.
•    Understands sensitivity and security questions around data
•    Passion for latest technologies
•    Capability to think in roadmaps and strategy. Think forward
•    Ability to translate complex matters of Cloud to senior management and influence them content-wise

•    At least Bachelor's Degree in Analytics, Computer Science, or related field
•    Strong interpersonal and time-management skills
•    Good communication and presentation skills
•    Proper English communication skills is a must 

Fit Factors 
• Ability to work in the AkzoNobel corporate environment which comprises both traditional waterfall and agile way of workings. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.