Principal Cloud Architect

Principal Cloud Architect Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Principal Cloud Architect to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical seller – Drive sales pipeline, progression, and OCI platform consumption;
  • Ability to walk up the cloud stack (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) model with modern terminology and relevance;
  • Extensive background in architecture, implementation, and delivery of real-world business/mission-critical systems;
  • Management consultant – Develop and present business cases, revenue models, industry trends, competitive differentiators, and go-to-market strategy;
  • Commitment, compassion, technical curiosity, and relentless pursuit of practical knowledge;
  • Hands on skills with CI/CD and build automation tooling (Chef, Terraform, Ansible, etc.);
  • A strong understanding and practical experience in planning and delivering cloud migration projects from traditional on-premises deployment models;
  • Strong understanding of traditional monolithic and cloud-native application frameworks;
  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, TOGAF, Zachman, OpenCA, ITIL, Cobit, Prince;
  • Leadership presence – Inspire confidence and quickly establish connection, credibility, trust, and influence with customer CEO to developer;
  • Regulatory compliance frameworks and applying new techniques to meet security and governance in public cloud architectures;
  • Wide-area and datacenter networking design, protocols, and implementation;
  • Open to travel as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6+ years of work experience;
  • Willingness to travel 80% – Monday through Thursday domestically with the fifth day at home;
  • 5 years of experience in a Cloud Engineering role as one of the pioneers in PaaS and IaaS deployments;
  • Extensive experience in multiple operating systems – UNIX, Windows, LINUX;
  • BS Degree in CS, Statistics, Physics, Math, Engineering, etc;
  • 10+ years of Web Services environments, languages and formats including RESTful, APIs, HTML, Javascript , XML, SOAP, JSON;
  • Expertise in troubleshooting very complex distributed environments, including following stack traces back to code and come up with a good root cause;
  • Willingness and appetite for continuous learning;
  • Strong experience (5+ years) with Amazon Web Services, Azure or Google Cloud Platform and all supporting technologies;
  • Commitment, compassion, technical curiosity, and relentless pursuit of practical knowledge.