Principal Platform Architect

Principal Platform Architect
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Principal Platform Architect

Details of the offer

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e:journals, e:books, and research databases : all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end:users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting:edge technology, forward:thinking philosophy, and top:notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nations largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Focus

We are looking for a seasoned technologist in our Platform Architecture practice, for our public:cloud (AWS) infrastructure and operations domain, to help drive our strategy on infrastructure management, implicit policy and frictionless governance in AWS. Platform Architects serve as the primary architectural coach for a domain (in this case AWS Landing Zone administration and cloud infrastructure) across teams on multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs), ensuring that team:led design runs in sync with the underlying platform architecture.

Platform Architects are Lean:Agile leaders who work across the organization, partnering with development teams, enterprise and system architects, product management, and leadership to help drive architectural alignment in support of EBSCOs cloud:first mission. They are focused on both near:term support on tactical challenges, and evaluations in support of building architectural runway for the platforms roadmap.

Primary Responsibilities

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Evaluate technology choices supported by proof:of:concept exercises to make impactful decisions about systems and security : their edge cases, failure modes, and lifecycles.
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Partner with engineering teams, product managers and the community of architects to identify patterns and platform enablers across the organization.
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Develop reference architectures for EBSCOs cloud platforms that meet the needs of our business initiatives and help inform/influence the platform evolution roadmaps.
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Drive alignment on the organizations long:range plans and support the migration between reference architectures.
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Engage with the internal development community to guide, inform and influence the architectural alignment of our technology platform.
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Effectively communicate our infrastructure strategy, benefits of technology and platform capabilities to business partners, stakeholders and senior management.
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Participate in and contribute to architecture design reviews and CoPs.
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Promote a culture of feedback loops, trust and partnership with our internal community.

Requirements

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Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field of study.
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8+ years software engineering experience in production environments, with distributed applications.
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4+ years experience architecting/developing/maintaining cloud solutions in virtualized environments.
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Advanced knowledge of the AWS services, with 3+ years experience architecting/operating solutions built on AWS.

Preferred Skills

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Deep understanding of cloud native design, and containerized technologies; AWS certifications a plus.
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Strong hands:on experience with Terraform/ CloudFormation to manage infrastructure:as:code.
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Can write high:quality code in a programming language (e.g. Java, Python, Ruby, Scala, Go) that addresses real:world engineering problems.
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Industry expert in at least one particular domain, vertical or platform: DevOps, Infrastructure, Security, Networking, Serverless computing, etc.
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A sense of urgency, and a strong bias for action.


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