AWS/Java Technical Architect

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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 a

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.


Perficient s CPS team is seeking a senior AWS technologist with extensive

experience in AWS Cloud. This role will focus on researching and identifying

AWS service resiliency characteristics and failure modes, designing

experimentation to validate its resiliency behavior, surfacing any potential

weakness or issues, working with AWS engineers in clarifying and engineering to

resolve those weaknesses or issues, and working with DTCC engineers to solution

for the required level of resiliency. The role will require that the individual

be familiar with current and emerging cloud technologies, tools, and system

architectures. The role requires an individual who can work closely with

application developers, architects, and infrastructure engineers to deliver

resilient solution in a team oriented environment. The expectation is that this

candidate will work with other principal technologists in the organization to

develop a resiliency model for supporting our applications business and

technical requirements as we establish a significant presence within the cloud


This role is considered part of the Business Unit Senior Leadership team and

may mentor delivery team members.


* Provide mentoring, knowledge transfer, and assist in training for other

team members

* Understand business goals and drivers, and translate those into an

appropriate technical solution

* Identify explicit/implicit technical assumption and devise corresponding

experimentation to validate the key resiliency assumptions

* Participate in the definition of high availability and resilience

standard, and best practices for services from AWS and other internal/

external providers

* Participate in the assessment of service readiness for tiered business

application and service adoption

* Participate in the establishment of appropriate monitoring and alerting

of service events related to performance, scalability, availability, and


* Contribute to cloud strategy discussions, and decisions on overall cloud

design and best approach for implementing cloud solutions

* Focus on continuous improvement practices as required to meet system

resiliency imperatives

* Act as a liaison with other architects (security, infrastructure, data,

etc.) and with delivery teams working primarily within an Agile (Scrum)


* Establish relationships with IT leaders, architects, and technical

specialists in advancing proposed resiliency solutions

* Support the adoption of DevOps methodology and Agile project management

* Communicate complicated technical concepts effectively to a broad group

of stakeholders

* Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the

most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs

* Demonstrate broad solutions technical leadership, impact significant

technical direction, exert influence outside of the immediate team, and

drive change


* Bachelor s degree in Computer Science or a related field

* Minimum of ten years of experience in the design and implementation of

distributed applications

* Minimum of five years of experience in networking, infrastructure, and

database architecture

* Minimum of five years of experience in highly available architecture and

solution implementation

* Minimum of two years of experience in architecting and delivering AWS


* Minimum of five years of experience with industry patterns,

methodologies, and techniques across the disaster recovery disciplines

* Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical

individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members

* Proficient in authoring, editing, and presenting technical documents

* Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to

communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff

* Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills

* Experience working on multiple concurrent projects

* Excellent problem-solving skills

* Be independent and self-driven

* Must be open to travel


* Master s degree in Computer Science or a related field

* Certification in AWS preferred

* Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

* Strong knowledge of AWS cloud environment

* Knowledge of AWS cloud monitoring tools (CloudWatch, CloudTrail, Splunk,

and other application monitoring)

* Knowledge of AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)

* In-depth, hands-on expertise in Java, MySQL, Linux

* Ability to estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture


* Must be comfortable working in an open, highly collaborative team

* Strong troubleshooting skills

* Ability to write scripts (Bash, PHP, Python) for automation of solution

resiliency validation and verification

* Excellent oral and written communication skills along with the ability to

communicate at all levels

* Experience with provisioning and configuration tools like AWS

CloudFormation/Terraform a plus

* Chaos engineering experience a huge plus

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.


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


Our work enables clients to improve productivity and competitiveness; grow and

strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners; and reduce

costs. Perficients 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 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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