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Title: Cloud Solution Architect III

Location: Miami Lakes, Florida (Remote) 

Type: Direct Hire



The Cloud Solution Architect III position will be responsible for assisting in the architecture, design, implementation, and support relating to our clients Cloud environment. The position will assist in the management of development/deployment pipelines, general production support, environment optimization, and monitoring of various functional areas for SLA/billing/reporting metrics. The position will require cross business and IT team collaboration for automation scripting, infrastructure provisioning, and DCM (desired configuration management). Furthermore, the position will also be responsible for providing advice and guidance to members of the Infrastructure and Operations team as well as serving as back up for the Team Lead when out and/or unavailable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and special projects may be assigned.

  •  Assist in the architecture, design, implementation, and lead AWS public cloud build (connectivity, network, security, containerization, monitoring)
  • Automate infrastructure provisioning to standup servers, install software and applications
  • Research and consult on AWS and hybrid cloud infrastructure and operational solutions
  • Provide guidance on security configurations and risk and compliance procedures (Identity Management, Network Configuration, Data Protection, Segregation of Duties)
  • Manage storage, compute efficiency, and optimization activities, including evaluating configuration of compute size, storage solutions, and other service (network services, automation, and load balancing)
  • Coordinate with engineering and architecture teams to ensure continuity of solutions 
  • Advise on best practices for improving operational processes 
  • Interpret enterprise class assessments (objectives, data collection, analysis, and reporting against objectives)
  • Scripting code review and run book QA
  • Scripting of Desired Configuration Management (DCM) automations for deployment and enforcement
  • Assist during all BCP/DR (Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery) activities (test or otherwise)


  • Ability to build relationships between the customers and the team members
  • Vendor management and engagement
  • Ability to build relationships between the customers and the team members
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to set own goals and manage towards them
  • Good client presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively mentor team members
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: College degree or equivalent work experience plus the following:

  • 3+ years of experience in strategy, design, implementation, and support of IaaS and PaaS environments, specifically those leveraging AWS storage, compute, and network technologies 
  • 3+ years architecting and deploying multi-tiered applications
  • 2+ years in architecting security architectures across infrastructure and applications
  • 2+ years in automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation or an equivalent
  • 2+ years with source code management tools such as GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket or equivalent
  • 2+ years with SQL and NoSQL DBs such as SQL, MySQL, Amazon DynamoDB.
  • Solid understanding of networking and core Internet Protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, SMTP, HTTP and routing in distributed networks.
  • 3+ years of scripting skills in shell, Perl, Python, Ruby, PowerShell (at least 2) 
  • Experience in designing and implementing application and infrastructure monitoring (New Relic, CloudWatch, Datadog, or equivalent) and logging solutions (CloudTrail, Splunk, or equivalent)
  • Experience in performance tuning, including the following load balancing, web servers, content delivery Networks, Caching (Content and API)
  • Experience in High Availability and Disaster recovery implementations
  • A working understanding with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo or equivalent
  • Experience working in, or implementing organizations and operational processes to support cloud environments (DevOps)


  • Certifications relevant to AWS and cloud technologies area plus:
    • Solutions Architect
    • SysOps Administrator
    • DevOps Engineer
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