AWS Cloud Architect


Job Description

AWS Cloud Architect

BCforward is seeking a qualified AWS Cloud Architect at Chicago IL


Candidate Responsibilities

As a Principal Software Engineer you will lead all stages of software development including refining product vision, gathering requirements, project planning, software system design, coding, testing, release, deployment and support.


Responsibilities of the incumbents are across functional lines with individuals assigned in new program development and/or maintenance of existing mobile, WEB, Cloud, server, personal computer, mainframe, and/or distributed computing systems. This individual will also work collaboratively with other engineering teams to ensure cross-functional goals are met.

* Competent to perform all programming, project management, and development assignments without close supervision; normally assigned the more complex aspects of systems work.

* Lead role in complex projects spanning across multiple system components

* Work in all phases of product creation process including creating technical requirements, project planning, identifying dependencies, system architecture and development.

* Investigation and root cause analysis of software and system defects.

* Focus on productivity, quality and competitiveness of major technology initiatives.

* Apply knowledge and skills to solve most complex engineering problems.

* Organize and drive configuration management activities of the development process

* Works directly on complex application/technical problem identification and resolution, including responding to off-shift and weekend support calls.

* Works independently on complex systems or infrastructure components that may be used by one or more applications or systems.

* Drives application development focused around delivering business valuable features

* Mentor and assist software engineers, providing technical assistance and direction as needed

* Maintains high standards of software quality by establishing good practices and habits

* Identifies and encourage areas for growth and improvement

* Communicate with end users and internal customers to help direct development, debugging, and testing of application software for accuracy, integrity, interoperability, and completeness

* Performs integrated testing and customer acceptance testing of components that requires careful planning and execution to ensure timely, quality results.

Education Requirement

* Position requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university.

* 15 years or more of software development experience or at least 12 years of experience with master's degree in computer science or related field.

Technical Skills Required

* 7 years of demonstrated experience leading software engineering projects.

* 8 years or more of experience in designing and developing software applications in Java and Scala or python at least Five years of experience in Java and Scala or python with master's degree in computer science or related field.

* AWS Cloud production environment experience (3+ years)

* AWS professional Architect Certified or AWS Architect Associate + Developer + Data & Analytics Certified.

Top candidates will also have:

* Demonstrated leadership on medium to large-scale projects impacting strategic priorities.

* Ability to cope with shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Ability to effectively prioritize, delegate responsibilities and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

* Proven experience in many of the following,

o Designing, developing, deploying and maintaining software at scale.

o Developing software applications using relational and Nosql databases.

o Application architectural patterns, such as MVC, Microservices, Event-driven, etc.

o Deploying software using CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, GoCD, Azure Devops etc.

o Deploying and maintaining software using public clouds such as AWS or Azure.

o Working within an Agile framework (ideally Scrum)

* Strong understanding and/or experience in many of the following,

o Batch or stream processing systems such as Apache Spark, Flink, Akka, Storm

o Message brokers such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, AWS SQS, AWS SNS, Apache ActiveMQ, Kinesis.

o Experience designing well-defined Restful APIs

o Experience writing API proxies on platforms such as Apigee Edge, AWS API Gateway or Azure API Gateway

o Hands one experience with API tools such as Swagger, Postman and Assertible

o Test driven development and behavior driven development.

o Hands on experience with testing tools such as Selenium and Cucumber and their integration into CI/CD pipelines.

o Datastores such as MongoDB, Cassandra, Redis, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Oracle.

o Cloud native Data warehouses like snowflake

o Debugging and maintaining software in Linux or Unix platforms.

* Must demonstrate solid knowledge of computer science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.

Soft Skills Required

* Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints

* Passion for technology and an eagerness to contribute to a team-oriented environment

Location : Chicago IL

Expected Contract length : 12 months with possibility of extension or permanent placement

Who to Contact: Shaik Aamer

How to Apply: Please send your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

About BCforward:

BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers' needs into a full-service personnel solution's organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers' specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.

Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 132025 when responding to this ad.

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