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Cloud & Directory Architect



Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Job Title: Cloud & Directory Architect

Location: Hyderabad

Our Team

Within Connectivity & Authentication - Authentication Products is a global team in charge of planning, designing and implementing Identity and Active Directory technologies that are leveraged globally in our environment, but also for the Identity strategy in the cloud.

The Cloud and Directory Architect coordinates the Identity transformation of Sanofi towards the cloud; Azure, Google e.g. as well supporting Directory requirements of the on-premise Directory system. S/he must have a very high degree of technical expertise with the architecture of Cloud identity services. But also of architecture and operation of Directories (specifically, Active Directory).

The position will work within the CIS group to set near and long-term technical plans and roadmap for Sanofi, maintain the highest level of expertise in current and evolving technologies, and, with support from the Business Partner, maintain relationships throughout Sanofi IS (business applications, industrial operations, etc.).

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Creates the Cloud architecture and leads the Cloud migration activity for Identities
  • Creates a strategy to move on premise authentication to the cloud
  • Lead cloud applications projects from identity and authentication standpoint
  • Evolve cloud capabilities to new services
  • Evolve the SaaS strategy
  • Develop SOPs, tools, proper access controls to allow operational staff to effectively and securely perform specific operational tasks with the minimum level of access.
  • Lead Incident resolution for the cloud in coordination with the cloud provider and internal teams
  • Participate in the development of the service of directories by architecting secure solutions to ensure high availability as well as providing proactive operational support
  • Support the delivery of Directory projects

About you


  • 5+ years’ experience in Information System management, design and implementation in a complex IS and organizational environment, preferably with global responsibilities
  • Strong cloud experience
  • Experience in multi-cultural and multi-national organization and environment.


  • Previous experience in architecture, design & implementation of cloud related projects
  • Proven communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) and experiences in a networked organizational environment
  • In-depth understanding of authentication mechanism
  • In-depth understanding of modern authentication protocols like SAML and OAUTH
  • Business architectural, analysis and planning skills
  • Cloud infrastructure deployment and monitoring tools (i.e. PowerShell, Azure -CLI, ARM, Terraform, Azure Monitor, ASR) as well as other performance and management services.
  • Experience in hybrid identity environments
  • Experience in carve-in and carve-out projects
  • Understanding of Windows server technologies and related components, especially Microsoft Active Directory
  • Understanding of Azure AD
  • Understanding of DNS
  • Cloud-based application architecture support
  • Understanding of Federations solutions to enable cloud based applications
  • Understanding of technical complex server landscapes
  • Understanding of the various on-premise protocols (LDP, etc.)
  • Understanding of server encryption and virtual servers
  • Understanding of scripting languages for automation


  • Integrity and strong business ethic
  • Rigor in operations and change processes
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and creative problem-solving techniques in a highly complex environment
  • Team player comfortable working in international teams and assisting others
  • Customer oriented
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to establish positive relationships
  • Ability to take responsibility and accountability for initiatives and decisions
  • Project management skills on multiple small to large projects in a large and complex environment.
  • Experience with cloud based solution is beneficial

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