Cloud Application Architect - AWS

Terafuze Herndon , VA 20190

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are a small team of passionate problem solvers working to radically change how ambitious organizations and federal agencies build software. We think differently and have developed amazing solutions for interesting problems for our government and commercial customers.

Our Culture

We believe in working in small teams of extraordinarily talented people with a relentless focus on innovation. We have a bias towards action and believe in taking responsible risks without being reckless. We have awesome problems to solve. If you are a problem solver with a passion for innovation, you will be a great fit.

The Job

Our financial services innovation practice is looking for a Senior AWS Solutions Architect - experienced technologists with technical depth and strong interpersonal skills.

The Solutions Architect is a combination of a subject matter guru, trusted advisor and cloud services authority. You will be responsible, working as part of our Cloud Architecture Team to help define the tools, processes and methods, and develop systems that will utilize private and public clouds (AWS, Azure, and others).

You must be selfmotivated with a proven track record of delivering results in software/technology consulting. You will have a demonstrated ability create solutions for customer objectives in complex situations, develop solution strategies, motivate technical resources, and deliver results.

You must have prior experience as an application architect, advising multiple scrum teams, building AWS native applications to excel in this role.

This job will be located at our customer locations in Reston, VA or McLean, VA, although all work is remote at this time.


Your typical day

(Stuff you will typically do your responsibilities)

  • Helping customers architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage AWS services.
  • Architecting and developing customer applications to be cloud optimized and resilient.
  • Working as a technical leader along side customer business, development, and infrastructure teams.
  • Providing deep software development knowledge with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns, and programming.
  • Support the full project lifecycle including: strategy, design, implementation and automation, as well as production-readiness and documentation activities.
  • Participate in the definition of application architecture, technology stack; research new technologies, and prototype new ideas.
  • Develop future state cloud blueprints for key systems along with a transition plan and a roadmap, prototype solutions as needed.
  • Actively contribute to internal Terafuze efforts.

The Requirements

(Stuff you MUST HAVE)

  • 3+ years of direct experience architecting/designing high throughput applications on AWS. Must have experience with resiliency, reliability and high availability engineering.
  • Proven ability to architect, design and implement cloud-based and/or cloud-native solutions
  • Hands-on experience with containerization platforms and serverless computing, such as Docker, EKS, Lambda.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS Elastic Beanstalk and basic experience creating RESTful services.
  • Working knowledge of Databases, such as Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL or MySQL), DynamoDB, Redis.
  • Experience with migrations to the cloud from both physical and virtual environments
  • Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices
  • AWS Solution Architect Associate certification at a minimum.
  • Bachelors Degree in a related field or the equivalent combination of education and work experience

The Differentiators

(Optional stuff that can make you stand out from the crowd)

  • Recent financial services cloud experience.
  • Knowledge of Agile development practices and software development using object-oriented languages, such as Java.


(Stuff that will get you stoked)

  • Competitive salary based on role, experience and cost of living.
  • Awesome Tech- Whatever tech you need, your own Mac, iPhone, thunderbolt or what you need to best do your work.
  • Awesome Downtime- Flexible time off.
  • Available best in class medical, dental and vision.
  • Free Kindle + Unlimited Books
  • Company matched 401K, investment and retirement advice.
  • In-house training, Certifications and Tech Conferences, Speaking Opportunities.
  • Beyond Software- Be nice and do good. Make a difference in some ones life.

Terafuze Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of Terafuze Inc.

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