Solutions Architect-Infrastructure in Hyderabad at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/12/2021

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Job Description

The Solutions Architect (Infrastructure) is responsible for driving architectural initiatives to support programs and products, defining a shared vision for the technical infrastructure, validating technology assumptions and evaluating alternatives, and designing high performing, secure infrastructure solutions. Additionally, this position fosters strong relationships with Advance Auto Parts’ external partners and internal teams to ensure fit.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Aligning with solutions architects to develop an IT infrastructure strategy that will enable achievement of business goals while reduce lifecycle management costs
  • Assessing current states for various infrastructure components, defining target states, conducting gap analyses, and establishing 3-year technology roadmaps and driving buy-in across complex organization structures to migrate from current to target
  • Creating technical reference model to provide hardware and operating system standards for infrastructure platforms
  • Analyzing technology, industry and market trends and determine their impact to the enterprise
  • Architecting on premise private cloud solution to support hybrid cloud (i.e., AWS, Azure) for technology clusters and patterns
  • Modeling cost/benefit and creating business cases for migration and operations


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
  • Highly technical and analytical, possessing 8-10 or more years of expertise and hands-on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience. Preference is in Windows, AIX, Red Hat Linux, Citrix, Tivoli Storage Manager, Cisco UCS and Hyperflex, IBM, Infinidat and EMC storage, VMware virtualization and Cisco networking equipment.
  • Experience in compute and storage management and cost control mechanisms
  • Experience in implementing hyperconverged infrastructure, i.e., Nutanix, VXRail, HyperFlex, etc.
  • Knowledge of cloud reference architectures, cloud environment design, infrastructure configuration management, systems administration, and cloud provider best practices
  • Strong track record of implementing cloud (i.e., AWS, Azure, GCP) services in a variety of distributed computing environments
  • Excellent communication/customer facing skills to drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
  • Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies
  • Good understanding of DevOps principles and toolsets


  • Live our Values – Inspires, motivates and ensures team is focused on serving our customers
  • Lead with Courage – Makes bold and timely decisions
  • Deliver Winning Results – Takes broad accountability for achieving team goals and objectives
  • Analysis – Analyzes Information
  • Managing Execution – Delegates and Monitors
  • Innovation – Engages in Innovation
  • Collaborating – Collaborates with Others
  • Communication – Writes and Speak Effectively
  • Leveraging Diversity – Understand and Respect Differences
  • Results Orientation – Drives for Results
  • Establishing Trust – Show Integrity
  • Adaptability – Show Resilience

 Preferred Skills & Experiences:

  • Experiencing working in a large retail environment and knowledge of retail systems.
  • Recent experience working with Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) frameworks.
  • Familiarity with industry compliance and security standards including PCI DSS, SOC-1&2, ISO 27001, HIPAA
  • Working knowledge of container (Docker) management tools such as ECS and Kubernetes is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of architectural frameworks, i.e., TOGAF, UML Modeling, ArchiMate Modeling, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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