Principal Cloud Architect - Terraform/Containers
Posted on Sep 10, 2021 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest
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
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