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Cloud Solution Architect


Houston, TX, US, 77010 Mumbai, IN, 400076

Req ID:  76510
Facility:  One Houston Center-130, Mumbai-470
Department:  Enterprise Cloud
Division:  Global Business Services

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

Reporting to the Global Enterprise Cloud Architect, the Cloud Solution Architect serves as a key architectural resource for LyondellBasell’s cloud strategy. The Cloud Solution Architect works closely with Information Technology, Digital and business leaders/partners to collaborate in developing the strategy and implementing the cloud architecture for LyondellBasell’s enterprise cloud platform. 


The Cloud Solution Architect will be part of the team responsible for defining cloud management and governance practices then shepherding into execution with global delivery teams. The architect will also have responsibility for ensuring our application, engineering and operations teams have the necessary information and guidance to implement and support cloud solutions. The architect is a champion for designing cloud solution and provides technical mentoring to other IT staff to support skills development. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and evangelize cloud architecture strategy to include reference architecture and standards and assist business with best practices for cloud computing
  • Assists in the development of the overall cloud governance structure
  • Understand the  architecture depicting the Business and IT landscape in its current, transitional, and future state in order to help design cloud solutions to adhere to these landscapes
  • Provide technical consultation for technology solutions based on business needs; assist in the oversight of architectural aspects of business solution development/deployment
  • Works with business leaders, external vendors, consulting partners, etc. to research emerging technologies and industry trends for their applicability in alignment with strategic business direction
  • End-to-end cloud solution architectural accountability for individualized solutions
  • Define and develop a cloud migration or bridging strategy for existing systems that need to migrate to a next generation application software, service, or infrastructure platform
  • Be prepared to own development and execution of cloud migrations plans required for successful implementations
  • Work with project managers, business partners and other stakeholders to ensure proper co-ordination and execution of plans


Area of Expertise:

  • Develop and present documents, diagrams, presentations, and visualizations that clearly convey the Team's position on technologies, architectures, strategies, and approaches in a strategic and consultative technical role
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture principles, methods, and tools; understanding of cloud management;
  • Ability to translate business needs into architecture requirements;
  • Strong knowledge, experience and hands on capabilities with Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon web services
  • Experience with container engines such as Azure Kubernetes, Azure App Service Containers, Docker, AWS Elastic Container Service, etc.)
  • Experience with one or more of the following programming languages: C#, Node.js, JSON, C++, Java, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, Pig/Hive
  • Experience with scalable architectures using Azure App Service, API management, serverless technologies (Azure Functions), container orchestration (e.g. Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry etc.), API management, microservice frameworks etc.
  • Experience with software development practices including DevOps and Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) tool chains (e.g. Azure for DevOps, Jenkins, Spinnaker, Chef, Puppet)
  • Experience in core infrastructure/platform cloud concepts and solutions
  • Ability to contribute within diverse teams of different skill sets, backgrounds, cultures and languages
  • Understanding of key functional process streams as well as Project Management skills
  • Ability to conduct and facilitate workshops with business representatives, management and executive, team member resources, and external 3rd party groups
  • Problem solving skills that use techniques to identify the root cause of the issue and then ability to clearly communicate (verbal/orally) this position
  • Advanced communication skills with a demonstrated ability to provide advice, consult and negotiate with senior management and manage key relationships between stakeholders involved in an upgrade/implementation environment
  • Comfortable in adapting working hours to align with demands of communication across multiple time zones
  • Oversee change management related activities during the deployment period

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 10+ years of experience in IT with advanced knowledge spanning at least two IT domains (Business, Data, Application or Technology)
  • Demonstrated experience with at least one of the following: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platforms and/or Alibaba Cloud
  • Minimum of 3 plus years of experience in implementing cloud programs
  • Minimum of 3 plus years of experience with Cloud architecture
  • Demonstrated competency in accurately identifying the scope of work and preparing thorough, accurate and detailed schedule estimates
  • Experience with/involvement in creating and implementing cloud governance
  • Demonstrated understanding of architecture principles design, architecture views and viewpoint designs, building block design, solutions modeling, and benefits analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications in Cloud architecture, development a plus
  • Hands-on experience or certification in TOGAF a plus


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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