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AWS Cloud Architect (Lead)

Department: Digital Development & Architecture
Job Description

The role is to work closely with our other architects to provide support from a roadmap perspective, analysis and options on how to address their challenges. This could be either by adopting other services, or improving their current process. Knowledge in building a product is advantageous, since most of the challenges are related to how their product is released, maintained, tested, regression tests, etc.

  • Architect and provide technical direction for our approach for cloud/SaaS and on-premise products
  • Lead on the setting and enforcement of architecture standards and practices affecting development of all new products as well as impacting existing ones. Develop these standards in coordination with peers in other divisions.
  • Review and evaluate new and existing architecture and code to ensure it meets standards; or for existing products that they will operate within the overall cloud architecture.
  • Evangelize the cloud and microservice message and architecture within the development organization and to our field organizations, partners and customers
  • Research new technologies, including hands-on technical evaluation and POCs.
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in both legacy corporate solution architecture approaches as well as experience pivoting to cloud approach.
  • 8+ years of experience managing infrastructure or platform teams
  • 8+ years of application development
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one high-level programming language
  • Experienced with internal and external cloud technologies, Certifications in Cloud, and track record of application migrations to cloud.
  • AWS Certifications is advantageous
  • Masters degree or equivalent practical experience


  • CodePIpeline, CodeBuild integrating with Ansible
  • Control Tower
  • Serverless development: Lambda, API Gateway, Step Functions
  • Networking: Transit Gateway, VPC, Route53, WAF
  • Docker: ECS on EC2, ECS Fargate, Docker build
  • AWS Batch
  • Advanced CloudFormation and CDK using Typescript
  • Programming language, preferably Typescript/Node
  • Observability, monitoring
  • Release management, development lifecycle, branching strategy
  • Experience in Operations, and Development background
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