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BMO Financial Group Principal Cloud Engineer in Virtual, South Carolina

Creates a visionary cloud roadmap and organizational strategy to align business needs with technologies. Leads and facilitates the design and implementation of repeatable technical solutions and processes related to technology architecture. Defines and documents efficient and transparent architectural principles, standards, and guidelines regarding the proper use and deployment of business applications, data, and technology within the Bank. Partners with broader internal stakeholders to define architectural possibilities and futures. Works with business and development teams to recommend processes or system design enhancements. Ensures that systems are functionally appropriate, technically sound, and well-integrated. Provides immediate response to critical production program-wide problems to evaluate solutions, coordinate applicable recovery, and ensure resolution.

  • Designing and implementing scalable, high-available cloud infrastructure that meets business requirements

  • Leads and facilitates the design of cloud technology projects and applications.

  • Stays abreast of new developments, trends and best practices in cloud computing, and incorporating them into the organization's cloud roadmap as well as participate in professional associations, and practice communities.

  • Acts as the prime subject matter expert for internal/external stakeholders.

  • Provides strategic input into business decisions as a trusted advisor.

  • Reviews technical work and provide technical guidance and mentoring to other members of the cloud engineering team

  • Develops and recommends productivity aids to accelerate cloud adoption.

  • Automating the deployment and scaling of cloud-based applications

  • Identifies risks or issues with technology solution and design that may impact realization of project benefits, and guides and supports stakeholders in making good decisions that proactively resolve or mitigate potential project risks/delays.

  • Participates in the system specification review process to ensure system requirements can be translated into valid software architecture.

  • Identifies and researches relevant technologies, performs proofs of concept / prototypes, and recommends the applications of such technologies for future product.

  • Provides input into the preparation of business case.

  • Provides domain knowledge to advise and guide senior leaders.

  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.

  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically 5 years of work experience in cloud computing and a degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, math or business

  • Strong hands-on experience with cloud-based infrastructure and services in Serverless, Containers, Data Platforms in AWS / Azure cloud

  • Strong experience in designing and building scalable, fault-tolerant serverless event-driven architecture in AWS.

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code, Python, TypeScript, or Bash.

  • Expert knowledge of cloud computing and software theory, practice, concepts and technology relevant to organizational vision.

  • Understands the strategic technical direction of: middleware, continuous Integration and continuous deployment, testing, systems management, enterprise data & access layers, and pertinent styles of computing,

  • Possesses a deep understanding and problem solving ability of various complexities.

  • Expert knowledge in the techniques that go into producing designs of complex systems, including requirements discovery and analysis, formulation of solution context, identification of solution alternatives and their assessment, technology selection, and design configuration.

  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.

  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.

  • Able to manage ambiguity.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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