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Cloud Solutions Architect

Hallmark Kansas City, MO

Job Description


Hallmark Omnichannel & Consumer Engagement is looking for an experienced and motivated technologist who possesses a unique balance of technical depth and strong interpersonal skills. As a member of the Omnichannel and Consumer Engagement group youll partner with a high functioning, high energy team of cross-functional disciplines that bring and our Hallmark Gold Crown Omnichannel network to life for our consumers. With a consumer-first focus this group delivers impactful digital solutions that have a direct impact on consumer brand engagement and retention in the digital space which results in revenue growth and brand relevance. You will partner with internal teams and business partners to craft and support highly scalable, flexible and resilient cloud architectures.  You will have a strong background in many infrastructure areas including operating system, network, security, database, storage, scripting; as well as, availability, change, problem and user management. This individual will wear several hats as an infrastructure consultant, architect, lead and hands-on implementation expert.

With a focus on the consumer, the solutions architect will help Hallmark understand best practices around advanced cloud-based solutions, and how to migrate existing solutions and processes to the cloud. You will have the opportunity to help shape and execute a strategy to build mindshare and broad use of Infrastructure as code, deployment, and process automation within Hallmark. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a proven track record in infrastructure/technology migrations. The ability to connect technology with measurable business value is critical to a solutions architect. You should also have a demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, products, and technical challenges.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • As a key member of the infrastructure and hosting team, ensure success in building and migrating applications, software and services on the CenturyLink Cloud platform
  • Lead infrastructure consultant on development projects; and assistance with solution deployments.
  • Develop process improvements and efficiencies; focus on continuous improvement.
  • Actively seek ways to build, challenge, and add value within scope of assignments.
  • Provide technical infrastructure support, on­-call support and support for escalated trouble tickets.
  • Produce quality deliverables in a proficient manner.
  • Act as a technical liaison between customers, service engineering teams and support

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years professional work experience
  • Experience with Cloud Hosting Services
  • Experience with architecting, documenting and implementing technical designs
  • 5+ years experience in networking; infrastructure or database architecture
  • Experience with different Agile Methodologies (SCRUM, Lean, and/or Kanban)


  • Experience with one or more of the following Cloud Hosting Services: CenturyLink Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon Web Services
  • 7+ years design & implementation experience with distributed applications
  • Experience with eCommerce sites.
  • Experience with SDLC
  • Experience with SCRUM Management tools (JIRA and/or Confluence)
  • Experience with a wide­ breadth of infrastructure technologies including: Windows and Linux Operating Systems, TCP/IP Networks, Remote Access technologies, Firewall Rule Management, VPN's, Backup/Recovery technologies, F5 Networks Technologies, Wordpress and security services (patch management, anti­virus, internal and external vulnerability scanning, user access management).
  • Experience with œon-premise to cloud migrations or IT transformations
  • Experience architecting/operating solutions build on CenturyLink Cloud
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, IT Management, and developers
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn


Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status.  Principals only please.


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

Job Details

Date Posted October 10, 2017
Date Closes November 9, 2017
Requisition 409872800
Located In Kansas city, MO
SOC Category 00-0000.00