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Cloud Architect in Alpharetta, GA at NextGen

Date Posted: 5/25/2019

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Job Description

Software\Cloud Architect


  • Responsible for designing a multi-platform cloud architecture and mapping business requirements into system / technical requirements
  • Take part in the solution implementation, delivery and troubleshooting of the cloud infrastructure alongside the DevOps team
  • Create cloud management tools and processes that enable highly available, scalable & reliable customer experiences
  • Create and implement automation for cloud platforms as well as monitoring and alerting purposes
  • Design, implement, and maintain server, storage, network, and cloud security infrastructure
  • Participate in architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud
  • Produce technical specifications for custom development and systems integration requirements
  • Participate in and evaluate proof-of-concepts for server, storage, network, and security technologies to support the cloud infrastructure


  • 10+ years of experience with enterprise IT architectures and solutions across multiple disciplines (Cloud Engineering, application architecture, infrastructure and operations, security, governance, automation, integration architecture)
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current Cloud Computing technologies, strategies, solutions, assessment methodologies, planning techniques, technologies, and methods
  • Experience in creating cloud architecture and roadmaps for both hybrid and non-hybrid cloud solutions as part of larger cloud transformation initiatives
  • Experienced with cloud automation technologies
  • Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience implementing cloud solutions on Enterprise environments
  • Mandatory - Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as EC2, EMR, Dynamodb EBS, ELB, S3, ElasticIP, Route 53, Gateways, VPCs, CloudWatch, Lambda scripts, etc.
  • Mandatory - Hands on experience implementing solutions with MS Azure
  • Mandatory - Hands on experience of Terraform and Infrastructure as Code
  • Good understanding of non-technical aspects of cloud transformation (vendor management, program leadership, and change management)
  • Effective relationship building and leadership skills across divisional and departmental organizational structures to accomplish enterprise wide goals
  • Strong background in commercial-grade software development with Java, Python, SQL
  • Ability to work across all layers of an application, from back-end databases through UI
  • Good working knowledge of Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Spark

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Azure Certified Professional / AWS Certification highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
  • Ability to identify and articulate sources of customer value from data & advanced analytics. Ability to create roadmaps and decompose phases and steps to realize value.


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