Cloud Architect
Type: Hybrid/Direct Hire
Location: Chicago, IL
Contact: Bri at

Position Summary:
We are looking for a Principle Architect with extensive experience with Windows or Linus and a major cloud provider are a MUST for this role. The most successful candidates will be comfortable speaking with and to both executives and engineers and have the ability to walk the talk when necessary, as well as have a demonstrable expertise in a specific domain such as Windows, Linux, Containerization, Serverless, Machine Learning, or Software Development. If you are looking for the right opportunity to advance your career and want to work with a group of highly skilled, committed and energetic professionals to solve big challenges using cloud technology, this role is for you.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead engagements with clients creating and designing solutions for AWS environments
  • Leverage common Infrastructure as Code tools to define AWS environments and workloads
  • Utilize Configuration Management and Continuous Deployment tools to orchestrate delivery of applications to stateless and stateful stacks and resources
  • Migrate operations of bare metal and VM hosted applications to containers and serverless functions
  • Migrate operations of non scalable and/or non highly available platforms to a highly available and scalable architecture (web applications, databases, storage, etc).
  • Migrate on-premise data and applications to AWS
  • Implement process automations for application and platform operations and delivery
  • Implement optimized AWS architectures that account for cost, availability, and scalability needs
  • Evaluate existing AWS implementations in respect to the AWS Well-Architected Framework
  • Communicate regularly with both clients and internal resources about project status and changes

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Certifications related to cloud provider strongly preferred (or attained in first 90 days)
  • 5-10 years system engineering/administration experience on Linux or Windows
  • 3-5 years of experience with a major cloud provider (AWS, Azure, or GCP)
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS if other experience is Azure/GCP
  • 2-3 years of experience with Infrastructure as Code tools – Terraform preferable, alternate tools acceptable
  • Domain of expertise in one of the following areas:
    • Windows, Linux, Containerization, Serverless, Machine Learning, or Software Development
  • Strong scripting experience on Linux or Windows (Bash/Fish/ZSH, Python, PowerShell) including use of the AWS SDK or CLI
  • 2-3 years of experience managing common security controls (IAM, Least Privilege, Firewall, Patching, Antivirus, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of enterprise, network, system and application-level architecture
  • Experience utilizing common source control systems (git, VSTS, SVN) and project structure/organization
  • Experience with CI practices with a common tool (Jenkins, Travis, CircleCI, Bamboo)
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff and management

Bri Leifker
Recruiting Consultant
Forbes Technical Consulting LLC | 401 N. Franklin |Suite 3S | Chicago, IL | 708.717.8648

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