Senior Cloud Architect – Azure / Infrastructure

at M&T Bank
Location Buffalo, NY
Date Posted October 5, 2021
Category All
Job Type Full-Time


The Enterprise Architecture, Data, and Engineering Group is responsible with enabling our technology partners across the Bank with a suite of best-in-class Platforms, Tools, and Products; allowing them to deliver rich customer solutions all while decreasing their time to market.   In addition, the Group creates significant value by providing an advisory and governance function on these capabilities, so technology delivery teams can focus on the “What” not the “How”. 


Act as a catalyst for change and enable the enterprise for successful cloud adoption. Leads the development and maintenance of a complex integration/solution architecture for portfolios, projects and/or domains that supports the most efficient, reliable, scalable and secure solutions to meet the business needs and technology strategy; this includes planning, evaluating, recommending and designing solutions to ensure technology projects are cost-effective, compliant with enterprise policies, and corporate technology standards and do not diverge from business and technology strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand technology trends and the practical application of existing, new, and emerging technologies to enable new and evolving business and operating models

  • Responsible for supporting key business initiatives by providing technical, financial and operational insight into cloud-based solutions

  • Act as the subject matter expert for cloud-native and cloud-based technology solutions.

  • Analysis of current IT depreciation schedule and mapping of cloud service and cost estimation for business and technical solutions.

  • Drive cloud adoption effort in the bank and institutionalize best practices

  • Develop cloud-native patterns for reliability, security, scalability, maintainability, and reusability.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop compliance automation and policy-as-code to streamline cloud governance

  • and how it can be maximized related to Total Cost of Ownership via cloud services

  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of cloud vendors and services and perform effective vendor relationship management

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state) and determine corresponding enterprise system designs and change requirements to drive the Line of Business (LOB) or domain's targeted business outcomes

  • Contribute and maintain cloud governance framework (Policies, Standards, Processes and Guidelines)

  • Define current and target states, develop roadmaps and supporting architecture patterns

  • Provide consulting support to application architects within projects to ensure the project is aligned with enterprise strategy and architecture

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ operational/technical experience, or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 10 years’ higher education and/or work experience

  • Experience in architecting and implementing technical solutions in the cloud (Azure)

  • Familiarity with service design and pricing in the context of cloud based solutioning.

  • Experience in mapping new or existing applications/services against service offerings in the cloud.

  • Experience in leading large-scale application modernization and lifecycle management efforts

  • Experience in architecting and implementing highly available and resilient applications supporting core business functions.

  • Experience in Infrastructure as Code tools and DevSecOps tools & practices.

  • Experience in the implementation, management, and administration of Enterprise systems tools and processes.

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solution Architect Expert

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Ten or more (10+) years of professional experience in Information technology, Cyber Security, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Experience in architecting, deploying and operationalizing low-touch, automated cloud infrastructure

  • Experience with implementing and operationalizing Serverless, and containerized solutions in Azure

  • Knowledge of application security and secure software development practices

  • Experience with assessment, implementation, optimization, and documentation of broad set of security technologies and processes such as data protection, cryptography, key management, identity and access management systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to author and present materials ranging from detailed technical specifications to high-level presentations

  • Hands-on technical experience in designing, building and securing solutions in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; able to quickly digest any issue/problem encountered and recommend an appropriate solution

  • Ability to engage at all levels of the enterprise and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment

  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments

  • Good understanding of strategic and new and emerging technology trends, and the practical application of existing, new and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models

  • Relevant certifications in Enterprise Architecture discipline

Tech Stack

  • Microsoft Azure - Current

  • AWS, GCP – Future State

  • Terraform, Pulumi, Ansible or other automation and/or configuration toolsets

  • Azure App Service, Azure PaaS services

  • Microservice frameworks, Serverless technologies, Azure Kubernetes Service, OpenShift

  • API management tools

  • DevOps and CI/CD tools - Azure DevOps, GitHub


At M&T Tech, we’re a team of makers, doers, and builders, working to create the most advanced technology solutions in banking.  We’re not your stereotypical suit and tie bankers: we’re an innovative team of leading tech experts, pushing boundaries, and taking risks.  We’re building an agile team of the most skilled and creative workers to solve complex problems, architect solutions, write high-performance software, and chart our new path, all to make the lives of our customers, and the communities that we serve, better.  Join us and be part of something new as we build tomorrow’s bank, today.

M&T Bank is a Top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing and financial stable regional banks in the country, we offer our technology employees a wide range of performance-based career development opportunities. We have a strong commitment to our customers and the communities we serve, and we continue to grow with a focus on the future. So, when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. Grow with us.

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Hiring Immediately.

We support our team members with generous benefits.

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, welfare, and retirement benefits
  • 401(k) match at 5%
  • Work-life balance and flexible work arrangements
  • Banking Officers start with 25 days PTO plus 12 paid holidays
  • 40 hours paid volunteer hours per year
  • Much more. For details, see: M&T Benefits Overview


Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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