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Principal Cloud Architect - Terraform/Containers

Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Chicago, IL 60601
Immediate Start
$180k - $185k Annual


Principal Cloud Architect

Salary: $180k to $185k

Location: Chicago, IL

You will be leading the creation of cloud platform technology and integration and automation. The Cloud Architect Principal is responsible for leading the creation of a cloud platform technology framework and providing technical architecture and design leadership in support of corporate initiatives in cloud computing and automation. Additionally, the Cloud Architect Principal will be responsible for ensuring that critical cloud applications are designed and optimized for reliability, high availability and disaster recovery.


Serve as cloud architect principal by providing technical guidance to other team members for the design, implementation and support of new cloud platform architecture and automation technologies, as well as updates and maintenance of existing cloud and automation systems

Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud, automation, and end-to-end architecture for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions

Work closely with other teams to develop and promote cloud-native application architectures (microservices, serverless, containers), and application development and operations practices

Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc. and demonstrate forward thinking around how technology can support where the organization is going

Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems

Design, configure, implement and support a fully automated workflow for provisioning and maintaining a complex, highly available cloud environment using infrastructure as code

Develop and maintain a library of deployable, tested, and documented automation design scripts, processes, and procedures for deploying services to the cloud

Enable DevOps development activities and complex development tasks that will involve working with tools such as Docker, Kafka and container management systems.

Participate in cloud computing environment build-outs, software installation, maintenance and support, including but not limited to, patches, fixes, end-of-life preparation, and upgrades.

Assist in the development of technology roadmaps and end-of-life technology plans.

Implement production changes during defined maintenance windows and support on call rotation; Serve as a point of escalation within the team for production support issues


In depth knowledge and understanding of container and microservices technologies and related architectures

Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing to business and technology leaders, architects, developers, and team members

Must be able to collaborate effectively with a group of high performing, technical individuals.

Hands on experience with agile, devops and continuous integration/continuous delivery.

Demonstrate ability to support cloud architecture recommendations and decisions with research and reasoning

Strong hands-on experience scripting/development skills in Python, Ruby, Go, Java, JavaScript, etc. in a corporate environment

Hands-on experience with: Terraform, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Kafka, Github, and configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible

Experience with architecting, implementing and maintaining highly available mission critical environments for 24x7 availability

Relevant experience with configuration and implementation of IaaS, Infrastructure as code, AWS, Azure, etc.

Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability) and DevOps tool chains and processes

Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and client/server systems

Demonstrated history of working within deadlines and ability to work well under pressure

Experience working in a financial services or highly regulated environment preferred

Bachelor's degree, preferably in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience required

7 or more years experience in IT systems installation, operations, design, and architecture of virtualized Servers/cloud systems

AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification or higher strongly desired; Relevant industry certifications such as Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud are a plus

Reference: 1315497871

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