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Infrastructure Architect (Cloud HPC architect)

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Date: Dec 30, 2021

Location: Pune, MH, IN, 411057

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

The Cloud/HPC Solutions Architect has responsibility for ensuring the business requirements for cloud HPC platforms are successfully delivered by the Infrastructure team.  The Architect, in conjunction with other stakeholders, manages the demand pipeline, builds a case for change, translates business requirements into specifications, then develops designs that conform to the specification.  The Architect may also lead the delivery activities, aligning work practices to company standards.  Once delivery is complete the Architect builds strong relationships with operations teams to ensure any operational concerns are linked back to the future pipeline.


As a Cloud/HPC architect you will demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation and a passion for driving the business technology horizon forward.  You will have outstanding communication, presentation and collaboration skills.  You will possess in-depth technical and business value knowledge of high-performance computing solutions.  You will contribute to our knowledge and skills base best practices as we deploy HPC on top of commercial IaaS providers. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads strategy, best practices and architecture in the design, development and deployment of scalable and secure cloud and HPC solutions
  • Management of stakeholders, setting expectations on delivery and scope
  • Manage the technology pipeline, aligning priorities and schedules with business expectations, resources and dependencies
  • Contribute to resource planning activities, providing detailed estimates for effort, platform and ongoing costs
  • Ensure automation, infrastructure-as-code and DevOps best practices are integrated in the design, delivery and operation of cloud HPC platforms
  • Take ownership of issues, using sound judgement to propel issues to resolution
  • Serve as the technical lead and subject matter expert on projects, overseeing the work of others and being accountable for the quality goals of the project
  • Take the lead on the design of HPC and cloud related technology solutions
  • Work with peers and SMEs to create complete solutions designs
  • Engage peers to review your project artefacts, incorporate feedback and refine outputs accordingly
  • Offer reviews of activities in both operations and the business
  • Develop and communicate task level detail for project plans
  • Develop architectural standards, blueprints, building blocks and patterns
  • Prepare budgetary recommendations as needed
  • Must be able to effectively coordinate and multi-task across various groups and functional teams both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Mentor peers in best practice techniques, methods, standards and processes
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff, fostering an environment that encourages employee participation, teamwork, and communication.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, management disciplines, or related field
  • 5+ years of systems design experience
  • 8+ years of experience in technical roles; working with service based solutions, designing and working with enterprise implementations
  • Extensive experience of traditional on-premise HPC platforms, including hardware, job schedulers, high performance networks, GPU compute, high performance shared storage platforms and remote visualization platforms.
    • Schedulers: SLURM, UGE, LSF, PBS Pro and techniques/platforms relating to autoscaling
    • Storage: Lustre, BeeGFS, Ceph
    • Visualization: DCV, VNC, RGS, Citrix, VMware
    • Hardware: Dell, NVIDIA, Cray
    • Cloud: Azure, AWS, GCP, Oracle
  • Strong experience of compute optimization techniques, benchmarking, investigating performance issues
  • Adapt and learn quickly; keeping pace with the rapid changes in the IT industry
  • Proven problem analysis and critical thinking skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in pressure situations
  • Thorough knowledge of project management techniques and success factors 
  • Demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills.  Able to manage the expectations of customers as well as influence senior stakeholders
  • Experience of creating high quality documentation and solution architecture artefacts


Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Core competencies for this position also include effective time management, problem solving, customer focus, a drive for results, the ability to communicate effectively, teamwork and organization skills
  • Certifications of interest (not required, but preference given):
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
    • AWS Certified: Solutions Architect (Professional)


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.