Sr. AWS Solutions Architect

Gravity IT Resources

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Sr. AWS Solutions Architect / Engineer
Location: Boston / Portsmouth preferred or ability to travel to Portsmouth as needed

Position Overview:

The AWS Solutions Architect will partner with peers from across the enterprise to design performant, scalable, cost-effective solutions and work closely with engineering teams to deliver world class capabilities to users across the globe.

The ideal candidate will proactively develop and contribute to technology roadmaps and north star architectures. They leverage their knowledge of architecture and engineering best practices to provide leadership, guidance and oversight to the design and implementation of information technology solutions with a focus on cloud-based application development and integrations with various commercial platforms. They will create, review and provide input to designs and engineering plans to ensure maintainability, flexibility, consistency with strategic technical direction and alignment to business needs, goals and priorities. They will build strong relationships with engineering teams through coaching and mentoring.

Requirements:
• Design and document comprehensive AWS-based solutions that align with customer requirements, business objectives, and industry best practices.
• Support the implementation and deployment of AWS solutions, ensuring adherence to AWS architectural best practices.
• Develop strategies for cloud adoption and migration of existing workloads to AWS.
• Assess existing AWS environments, identify optimization opportunities, and propose strategies for enhancing performance, reliability, and cost savings.
• Stay abreast of emerging AWS services, industry trends, and new technologies, continuously elevating your skills and knowledge.
• Provide ongoing thought leadership on AWS best practices, architectures and integrations to both customers and internal teams.
• Effectively communicate technical concepts and solutions to diverse audiences.
• Interact directly with customers to understand their business needs, challenges, and goals.
• Collaborate with engineering managers, business partners and peers on the development of new product features.
• Influence decision-making and prioritization of work for aligned development squads; ensure alignment between technology strategy and product roadmaps.
• Responsible for prototyping complex, cross platform business solutions to validate newer technologies.
• Maintains collaborative and strategic partnerships between customers, vendors, business partners, and technology teams.

Qualifications
• Bachelor`s or Master`s degree in technical discipline; Master`s preferred.
• Minimum 10 + years of relevant cloud infrastructure and engineering professional experience in Agile environments.
• Minimum 5+ years of design, implementation, and consulting experience with at least 2+ years’ experience implementing solutions on AWS.
• Hands-on Java/JavaScript/Python design and development experience.
• Hands on solutioning in public cloud/private cloud/PaaS experience.
• Hands-on experience with Microservices.
• Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.
• Experience with DevOps practices, cloud networking, cloud migration, cloud security, and application integration.
• Experience automating cloud infrastructure with Terraform, CloudFormation, CDK and/or other such products and services.
• Financial services industry experience preferred.
• AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification or other equivalent industry certification preferred.

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