• AWS Cloud Architect

    Job Location(s) US-VA-Fairfax
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/6/2018 10:26 AM)
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    Technology Experts - Technical Consultant
  • Overview



    At Perficient you’ll deliver mission-critical technology and business solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most recognized brands on the planet. And you’ll do it with cutting-edge technologies, thanks to our close partnerships with the world’s biggest vendors. Our network of offices across North America, as well as locations in India and China, will give you the opportunity to spread your wings, too.


    We’re proud to be publicly recognized as a “Top Workplace” year after year. This is due, in no small part, to our entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit that sets us apart and keeps our colleagues impassioned, driven, and fulfilled.



    Job Overview:

    AWS Architect with 3 years AWS specific experience and 5 years application development experience.  The candidate should have a strong background in API’s, complex integration development and architecting n-tier applications. Need to have strong communication skills who can lead both technical and non-technical discussions.



    • Design, implement and maintain all AWS infrastructure and services within a managed service environment.
    • Design, Deploy and maintain enterprise class security, network and systems management applications within an AWS environment.
    • Design and implement availability, scalability, and performance plans for the AWS managed service environment.
    • Continual re-evaluation of existing stack and infrastructure to maintain optimal performance, availability and security.
    • Implement process and quality improvements through task automation. Institute infrastructure as code, security automation and automation or routine maintenance tasks.
    • Perform data migration from on premises environments into AWS
    • Support the business development lifecycle (Business Development, Capture, Solution Architect, Pricing and Proposal Development)


    Required Skills:

    • Extensive experience with AWS (AWS Cloud Formation, AWS EC2, S3, VPC, etc.)
    • Strong knowledge of  Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and Amazon Simple Workflow Service (Amazon SWF)
    • Strong knowledge of AWS SDK and development experience with one of the programming languages – Java, .Net
    • Experience with automation/configuration management using Puppet, Chef, Ansible or similar.
    • Strong knowledge with Web Services, API Gateways and application integration development and design
    • Strong background in Linux
    • Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases
    • Knowledge of containerization a plus
    • Knowledge of agile software development practices and release management
    • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • Must be open to travel.


    Desired Skills:

    • Knowledge of DevOps methods and CI/CD automation practices
    • Knowledge of containerization technologies (Docker, LXC, etc.)
    • Knowledge of data migration practices and technologies

    Education/Certification Requirements:

    • AWS Certified Associate level certification required
    • AWS Certified Professional level certification preferred


    Perficient full-time employees receive complete and competitive benefits. We offer a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, generous work/life opportunities and an outstanding benefits package that includes paid time off plus holidays. In addition, all colleagues are eligible for a number of rewards and recognition programs including billable bonus opportunities. Encouraging a healthy work/life balance and providing our colleagues great benefits are just part of what makes Perficient a great place to work.



    More About Perficient


    Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and enterprise customers throughout North America. With unparalleled information technology, management consulting and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.


    Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce costs.  Perficient's professionals serve clients from a network of offices across North America and offshore locations in India and China. Traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Perficient is a member of the Russell 2000 index and the S&P SmallCap 600 index.


    Perficient is an award-winning Premier Level IBM Business Partner, a Microsoft National Service Provider and Gold Certified Partner, an Oracle Platinum Partner, an Adobe Business Solution Partner, and a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner.


    Perficient is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national, origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    Disclaimer:  The above statements are not intended to be a complete statement of job content, rather to act as a guide to the essential functions performed by the employee assigned to this classification.  Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time. 



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