Principal Cloud Architect (GA, Atlanta)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


The Principal Cloud Architect is a thought leader responsible for setting the technical vision for Cloud Architecture, setting of applications, platforms both in SAAS, PAAS and IAAS. In this role, your responsibility is to recommend and develop cloud ready applications and architectures that support secure, highly scalable, high-performance, reliable and maintainable applications. Create 'big picture' architectural approaches for software design and implementation to guide development team.

Responsible for ensuring security, performance, manageability, quality, and consistency of the software architecture across the system and provide technical guidance to development teams. Conduct research, gather information, interpret data, identify requirements, and create a solution. Use tools and methodologies to create representations for functions and user interface of desired product. Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards. Evaluate and recommend tools, technologies, and processes to ensure the highest quality product platform. Recognized as expert in field. Requires highly specialized skill set. Influences best practices within discipline. Conducts the most complex and vital work, unsupervised and with complete latitude for independent judgment.

Position Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish cloud standards in terms of nomenclature, persistence technology selection, design and deployments.
  • Set the technical vision and target architecture for cloud applications around IAAS, PAAS and SAAS
  • Responsible for cloud architecture decisions for application, to ensure well thought out design and conceptualization
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation of the Cloud, On-Prem, Platform Engineering and SRE architecture
  • Work closely with the Information Security team to ensure the applications and solutions designed and deployed are secure and compliant
  • Rapidly prototype new ideas and concepts
  • Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent


  • 12+ years of experience in software development and programming
  • 3+ years of hands on experience working with Cloud technologies, services and cloud migration in AWS or Azure
  • Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required
  • Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:

  • Design of end-to-end architecture and design of applications and infrastructure and models for large applications to ensure they are cloud ready and cloud native
  • Proven ability to assess and recommend architectures, technologies and vendors, with an understanding of multiple options for architectures
  • Knowledge of and experience with 12 Factor Model
  • Other key requirements are problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Solid experience with Python Ansible Terraform Java/C#/Node Js
  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL Databases
  • Experience with Containerized Technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience in Monitoring Solutions like Prometheus, ELK Stack, etc.
  • Experience in Serverless technologies like Cloud Functions, AWS Lambda, KNative, etc.
  • Full-Time Position Cloud Architect Req Number INF-20-00009 Open Date 4/23/2020

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