Career Opportunity

Manager, Infrastructure Cloud Architecture & Operations

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Information Technology







Company Description

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, and Club Monaco, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.

Position Overview

The Manager of IT Infrastructure Cloud Architect reports to the Director, Cloud and Datacenter Architecture & Operations and will be responsible for design, implement and maintain the cloud infrastructure in a multi-tenant environment. This position is also responsible to gather infrastructure requirements from the diverse application environments and translate into cloud solutions, negotiate contracts and evaluate the business impact, resilience and performance. Additionally, this position is responsible for overall health, data integrity and operational efficiency for all aspects of enterprise systems, storage, network and security. Relies on extensive IT experience and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze, design and architect cloud-based solutions in a multi-tenant and hybrid environment considering integration to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
  • Capture the project demand, design the solution, implement the cloud infrastructure and manage the performance to support the business priorities.
  • Design and implement the essential processes to run the IT operations on the cloud for the Core Infrastructure, OS management, storage, databases, alerting, monitoring, patching, network, security, virus protection and backup
  • Automate the Infrastructure cloud provisioning by using Cloud Formation and PowerShell scripting
  • Report weekly status for project execution and monthly business review for SLA performance and consumption.
  • Partner with IT application leadership to develop automated engineering platforms (AWS and Azure DevOps)
  • Design, implement and manage hybrid cloud connectivity
  • Ability to implement landing zones and best practices in AWS and Azure
  • Responsible for determining and ensuring Information Technology standards across all regions
  • Develop policies and procedures for operational processes in order to ensure compliance with established standards and regulations
  • Responsible to build the Disaster Recovery Plan and perform the test every year
  • Maintain the integrity and reliability of the global datacenter and cloud infrastructure
  • Develop the technology roadmaps, maintain the infrastructure current and patched timely
  • Design, justify and develop ROI for new technology implementation
  • Support production cloud environments – Architecture standards & Operations of Hybrid cloud landscapes (AWS and Azure)

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional and/or Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certificate
  • Strong infrastructure Hybrid cloud design skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize projects and tasks
  • Goal achievement through effective planning and efficient execution
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging, high visibility role
  • Ability to work in an agile project methodology
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • 7+ years of overall infrastructure & architectural experience
  • 3 years of experience with AWS and/or Azure implementation 
  • 3 years of experience with VMware, Citrix, UCS, Cisco Hyperflex and EMC Infrastructure
  • 3 years of experience migrating workloads to the cloud in AWS and Azure. ​​


Manager, Infrastructure Cloud Architecture & Operations