AWS Architect

Location: Oakland, CA
Date Posted: 06-14-2017
Amick Brown is seeking an AWS Architect who will architect, design, and implement new cloud infrastructure in a timely fashion. You will work within a team of subject matter experts on cloud-related technologies, focusing on developing and building security architecture and guidelines to manage hybrid Cloud Infrastructure.


Responsibilities:
  • Architect, design, and implement new cloud infrastructure in AWS
  • Assessing migration feasibility, identifying dependencies & driving proof-of-concepts (POC’s)
  • Perform cloud readiness assessments and lead cloud architecting sessions with business and technology owners
  • Develop clear installation and configuration procedures, runbooks and wiki to the maintenance of operational standards
  • Use automation tools to migrate workloads to AWS
  • Work with a small project team as a hands-on leader in building and configuration of AWS infrastructure
  • Lead the project lifecycle from planning and design, through deployment, configuration, and migration
  • Build a Center of Operational Excellence using industry best practices for Cloud deployment and DevOps transformation
  • Provide leadership and management for day-to-day operations of the Cloud Services function during migration of company applications and workloads to the hybrid Cloud
  • Take ownership of Backup, DR and BCP
  • Engaging with development, infrastructure, security and IT operations teams at a customer and identifying repeatable patterns and architectures for cloud migration.
  • Overseeing compliance with IT policies and security standards
  • Work with other technical architects and businesses to develop and build security architecture and guidelines to manage hybrid Cloud infrastructures


Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree; Masters/MBA degree.
  • Experience in Datacenter Architecture, Cloud Architectures, (AWS preferred), Migration strategies and best practices.
  • Hands on experience with AWS services like EC2, VPC, S3, Route 53, ELB, Elastic Beanstalk, AutoScaling CloudFormation and databases
  • Strong leadership capabilities, having the ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and technical teams
  • Experience in leading data center or cloud migration projects.
  • Experience in architecting complex use cases leveraging AWS services and multi-vendor environment technologies
  • Has demonstrated leadership experience in leading engineering or operational teams
  • Prior experience in designing, building, and operating public cloud infrastructure
  • Hands on experience of Microsoft Windows based server infrastructures including Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 and MS SQL
  • Ability to design high availability applications on AWS across availability zones and availability regions
  • Knowledge of monitoring, logging and cost management tools that integrate with AWS
  • Experience delivering security architectures meeting one or more of the following security standards: NIST/FedRAMP, ISO 27001, ISO 27002, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security Rule
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills; high degree of comfort with technical and Executive audiences


Nice to have:


Familiarity with key DevOps and SRE processes
Prior experience in developing Cloud Formation Scripts for AWS Orchestration, Chef and/or Puppet, Python.
Prior experience in architecting cloud first applications on AWS.
Prior experience in automated build pipeline, continuous integration, and continuous deployment
Familiarity or hands on experience working with AWS Gov Cloud




Amick Brown is always looking for highly skilled professionals to join our growing team. When considering candidates, we take into account your goals and interests as well as your skills, talents, and experience. We know it’s important to be able to advance in any position, which is why we work carefully with you to develop your career plans and then set you up to achieve your goals. We strongly believe that our success is due to the outstanding talent and dedication of our employees and consultants, and in return, we hope to give you the opportunity to experience a great career with us.

Regular full-time employees are eligible for the following Amick Brown provided benefits:     
  • Health
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Sick Leave
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
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