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Sr. Technical Architect
Minneapolis, MN  |  Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 24, 2022
Job Id #55787 Posted April 19, 2022

Job Description:
  • The Cloud and Platform department under the Client Digital & Technology Team is responsible managing the following platforms within Client US:
  • Container and Messaging (Open Shift, EKS, Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • Datacenter infrastructure
  • AWS
Project Description:
  • Client is seeking an experienced AWS solutions architect to help design, build, deploy, secure, and maintain applications and critical infrastructure.
  • AWS has been chosen as the preferred cloud provider for all Client US application workloads. You will work along side the Senior Principal Engineer over Cloud and Platforms to:
  • help the organization adopt cloud-native solutions, enforce AWS best practices during and after workload migrations, enable development teams to move more quickly with an emphasis on self-service provisioning, modernize existing workloads, and apply the AWS well-architected framework on appropriate solutions.
  • Individuals applying should have extensive hands-on experience with AWS; a focus on using open source technologies is particularly valued.
Position Summary/Job Description:
  • Design, build, deploy, and maintain highly available/fault tolerant solutions which meet enterprise and security standards
  • Troubleshoot a wide range of issues in AWS (IAM/SCP, Security Group, NACL, Infrastructure)
  • Work with engineering/business teams to help adopt cloud-native solutions and modernization existing applications
  • Work with infrastructure provisioning tools such as Chef, Vagrant/Test-Kitchen, and Terraform
  • Provide input into infrastructure architecture designs
  • Status updates and meetings
Skills Overview:
  • 8+ years of hands-on Systems Administration (preferably Linux-based systems), Systems Architecture, Software Development or other relevant disciplines
  • 5+ years of designing and managing services and applications in AWS at enterprise scale
  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code and scripting languages
  • Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
  • Ability to multitask and solve complex technical problems.
  • AWS Certifications // Solutions Architect Associate and/or Professional
What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?
  • BA/BS degree
  • Extensive, enterprise-scale AWS experience with current certifications
  • Experience with scripting/programming and systems administration
  • Excellent follow up and communication/presentation skills
  • Experience with Chef and Terraform
  • Comfortable working in a non-GUI development environment with MacOS-based end-user devices

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