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Lead Principal, Enterprise Architect

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Irvine, CA, United States
Job ID: 57708



Ingram Micro is the business behind the world’s brands, providing more ways to realize the promise of technology®. We are an integral part of the technology ecosystem, helping our partners grow and thrive through the creation and delivery of Information Technology, Cloud solutions and Lifecycle services. With more than $54 billion in revenue and the ability to reach 90% of the global population, we are one of the world’s largest technology distributors, serving our partners through operations in 61 countries with 29,000 associates.


Ingram Micro has earned Great Place to Work Certification™ for 2022-2023 in the United States! This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to our people and our culture.


Come join our team where you’ll make technology happen in surprising ways. Let’s shape tomorrow - it’ll be a fun journey!

Your role:

Ingram Micro has embarked on a multiyear digital transformation journey to overhaul our business support systems that run a distributed $50B+ global distribution enterprise with presence in 20+ countries. A key part of this transformation journey will be to leverage public cloud infrastructure for compute, storage and network needs. We are looking for a Lead Principal Cloud Architect to help develop and execute our multi-year cloud strategy.  


We are looking for a leader who can work with application teams to assess cloud-capable and cloud optimized workloads and assist these teams with the use of available cloud services, best design and management practices and the use of cloud management tools. The Lead Principal Cloud Architect will be an expert in Azure, AWS, Google and emerging external cloud offerings as well as legacy infrastructure and internal cloud practices.


Cloud Architecture and Design and Development (50%)

  • Provide end-to-end solution expertise to determine best architecture and cloud services to meet business needs.
  • Evaluate new vendor-specific cloud services and determine applicability to Ingram Micro
  • Identify requirements and, when necessary, lead engineering efforts for in-house cloud tooling.
  • Immediate focus areas will be opportunities to use external cloud as a DR target, as an archival and backup target, as traditional IaaS as well as PaaS opportunities
  • Develop highly available and resilient solution architectures including systems engineering, network engineering, multi-region and multi-account design strategies with strong security focus with boundary protection, data protection, enterprise grade management services with strong operational SLA’s.
  • Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms including frameworks and technology stacks for delivering the company’s services including Microsoft, Linux, SAP and relevant enterprise software stacks.
  • Responsible for recognizing business and end-user requirements and developing business processes that can be improved through service optimization technology.


Consultation (20%)

  • Collaborate with other architects to drive a consistent approach to cloud adoption across Ingram Micro.
  • Identify technology trends and evolving marketplace opportunities that may support or impede the success of the business.
  • Run workshops and provide best practice consultancy to customers.


Thought Leadership (20%)

  • Capture and share cloud architecture best practices between teams and other technical leaders.
  • Explore and develop new technical skills to be an effective ambassador for Ingram Micro
  • Lead development of organizational change management.
  • Assist the external cloud organization in keeping up with the latest developments to optimize performance and reduce costs.


Mentoring (10%)

  • Assess and develop both junior and senior level cloud engineers.


What you bring to the role:


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Science and Math or related discipline with an IT emphasis is required. A graduate degree in Computer Science/Engineering is a preferred. 
  • 10 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations.
  • Hands-on experience (3-5 years) in migrating and rearchitecting on-prem apps applications to the cloud.
  • Public cloud certification (AWS, Azure, GCP)


Hands-on experience with


  • Containers and container management: Docker and/or Kubernetes e.g. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)
  • Infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, database, security, networking, and cloud-based delivery models
  • Database architectures, ETL, BI, Advanced Analytics, HA (Azure SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL)
  • Implementing Cloud Governance (Auditing, Log management, Policies, tagging, compliance)




  • Technical team management experience including offshore team members
  • Strong ability to lead through influence
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, engineering management and developers
  • Financial and business acumen to help with business case development


This is not a complete listing of the job duties. It is a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all these duties.


Please be prepared to pass a drug test and successfully pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check that includes verification of vaccination status.


Ingram Micro requires all new associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, this position requires applicants to submit proof, prior to start date, that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Ingram Micro will comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.  Applicants will be notified of the requirements of Ingram Micro’s COVID-19 policy and process for verification of vaccination status prior to the start of employment. 


Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination, or racism. As a company we do not – and will not – tolerate these actions.


Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law.




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