AWS Lead Architect - Remote - AHEAD Cincinnati, Ohio Bookmark Share Print 16 0 0

Listing Description

AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

At AHEAD, we prioritize creating a culture of belonging, where all perspectives and voices are represented, valued, respected, and heard. We create spaces to empower everyone to speak up, make change, and drive the culture at AHEAD. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate based on an individual's race, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, marital status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law, whether actual or perceived. 

We embrace all candidates that will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives at AHEAD. 

As a AWS DevOps Architect, you will utilize your extensive Cloud/ DevOps knowledge and experience to design, develop and deploy solutions utilizing the Cloud/DevOps platforms. You will work with a collaborative team leading, mentoring and ensuring development efforts are well documented and delivered with quality. You will work with customer service owners, process owners and various service delivery groups and participate in demos and meetings in a professional and courteous manner. The AWS DevOps Architect is a highly experienced subject matter expert on the Cloud/ DevOps platforms with strong experience designing, developing and deploying integrations with external third-party tools. 

  • Provide solutions and thought leadership for customers using AWS platform.  Expert in the AWS ecosystem. 
  • Lead a team of technical delivery resources on projects using DevOps tools and methodologies.  Focus on continuous process improvement. 
  • Help customers deliver solutions to market faster using automation and CI / CD tools. 
  • Expert in the use of Configuration Management tools such as Ansible (or equivalent) and Infrastructure as Code tools (Terraform). 
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration (ie Kubernetes). 
  • Strong security focus and approach required in all aspects of delivery. 
  • Lead in the architecture and design of complex solutions    
  • Lead the creation of written deliverables    
  • Lead client demos and working sessions    
  • Lead integration design sessions and deployment    
  • Participate as technical expert in client workshops    
  • Influence direct team members and external customers regarding policies, best practices and procedures    
  • Mentor junior staff and support project leadership    
  • Obtain and maintain certifications with associated qualifications
  • Speak to the clients about business objectives   

  • Qualifications
  • Subject matter expert on Cloud/ DevOps platform  
  • Expert level development skills on the Cloud/ DevOps platforms  
  • Mastery of AWS ecosystem.  Familiarity with Azure or GCP preferred. 
  • Excellent skills integrating Cloud/ DevOps platforms with third party tools  
  • Excellent presentation skills  
  • Excellent project and situational awareness  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Excellent attention to detail  
  • Self-starter  

  • Expectations
  • Recognized subject matter expert in professional discipline  
  • Depth of knowledge and experience enables contribution in a more complex/critical environment  
  • Provide measurable input into new products, processes, standards, and / or plans  
  • Coordinate cross-practice and contribute to cross-practice deliverables to defined standards  
  • Demonstrate deep expertise across at least one technology  
  • Able to architect and lead deployment of moderately complex solution 
  • Communicate with external customers, which may include senior management, on matters that require explanation, interpretation, and / or advising  
  • Participate in presales activities including scoping and positioning   
  • Identify new client opportunities inside of the practice and engages pre-sales to begin new campaigns within the practice  
  • Able to communicate beyond tactics and technology and can help customers management set strategic direction  
  • A reliable resource for marketing on thought leadership pieces for their practice  
  • Begin speaking at industry conferences  
  • Contribute to more complex workshops and understand how their area of expertise fits into our stitching message   
  • Drive scoping, planning, and methodology for critical projects  
  • Work on complex issues  
  • Contribute to development of innovative and high impact solutions for complex client programs  
  • Provide measurable input into new products, processes, standards, and / or plans  
  • Work to influence direct team members, broader internal team, and external customers, possibly including senior management, to agree and accept new concepts, practices, and approaches  
  • Why AHEAD:

    Through our daily work and internal groups like Moving Women AHEAD and RISE AHEAD, we value and benefit from diversity of people, ideas, experience, and everything in between.

    We fuel growth by stacking our office with top-notch technologies in a multi-million-dollar lab, by encouraging cross department training and development, sponsoring certifications and credentials for continued learning.

    We understand that you have a life outside of work. That’s why we offer flexible paid time off, paid company holidays, and the ability for you to manage your work schedule as needed.

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