Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

11 - 15 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/28/17
11 - 15 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/28/17


  • Evaluate customer requirements and craft architectural solutions that meet customer application, technology, and business requirement
  • Develop creative solutions for migrating legacy or early stage technology to cloud environments
  • Evaluate and have a firm understanding of emerging technologies and trends for high performance   distributed computing within cloud infrastructures
  • Provide guidance on the full life cycle of cloud based solutions including tools, technologies, and best practices for development, deployment, and maintenance of cloud hosted services
  • Design layered architectures and provide insights into trade-offs in various infrastructure, network, security, data, and virtualization strategies
  • Articulate the benefits of cloud based solutions with the ability to use combination of business and technical skills to formulate and communicate cost benefit analysis
  • Conduct technology and design trade studies
  • Evaluate customer requirements and design solutions that meet customer application, technology, and business requirements
  • Implement and automate DevOps continuous integration and deployment pipelines and functions using Docker, Chef/Puppet, Jenkins, Git, CircleCI


  • 10 to 15+ years of architecture or large systems development experience
  • BS/MS or equivalent in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Extensive experience architecting scalable and high-performance solutions for handling and distributing massive volumes of video, imagery, and vector data using standards-based services.
  • Hands-on experience building, delivering, and managing cloud IaaS environments using IaaS platforms such as those provided by AWS, OpenStack, Rackspace, Google Cloud, Eucalyptus, and VMWare
  • A track record of successfully developing and deploying IT solutions within large enterprise organizations.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

Desired Skills:

  • Domain expertise in geospatial, mobile, or a related field
  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following technologies: Storm, Hadoop, and NoSQ

Blacksky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer- EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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