Posted on 
Aug 1

Sr. AWS Cloud Architect

At SparkMeter our mission is to electrify everything and everyone. We help utilities and governments make the transition to electrification while providing affordable, reliable, clean power. We don’t care where in the world you are or how big or small you are. We are particularly interested in solving these problems in underserved markets that are served by outdated incumbents.

SparkMeter’s product is a cutting edge IOT platform that is used by utility companies around the world to effectively manage electrical grids. Our platform utilizes proprietary metering technology and communication protocols to move data from edge devices to the cloud, where customers utilize our multi-tenant SaaS application to manage assets and to gain insight into the status and health of their grids.

SparkMeter is searching for a Senior AWS Cloud Architect to lead the design and maintenance of all AWS cloud infrastructure used to support our products. This role will work closely with all areas of engineering to architect, develop, deploy and support cloud based infrastructure, and to devise roadmaps for evolving our cloud footprint to support our product roadmaps. This role is a key member of our engineering team and will report directly to the VP of Engineering.

What you will be doing:

  • Be the AWS expert, develop and maintain a deep understanding of AWS capabilities and how to best leverage AWS technology to build high performance, scalable and secure infrastructure
  • Lead the specification, design and deployment of managed and containerized services needed to support new products
  • Work closely with tech leads and product managers to understand requirements for performance, scalability and security
  • Design, implement and maintain a virtual cloud network topology
  • Develop and manage infrastructure as code solutions needed to automate deployment and maintenance
  • Schedule and perform upgrades to services and components
  • Manage and track cost and billing, and devise strategies for optimizing use of AWS services
  • Work as part of an agile software development team, attend sprint planning, backlog grooming sessions, and daily stand-ups
  • Provide technical direction, mentoring and delegate tasks to team members

Requirements

Requirements & Skills:
- 3+ years experience supporting a large scale AWS cloud implementation
- 3+ experience architecting cloud environments to support software products
- Experience deploying and managing the following AWS managed services:
- EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, ECS (Elastic Container Service), Elastic Search, MSK (Kafka), ElastiCache Redis, Route53, VPC, API Gateway, Lambda functions, SNS, CloudWatch
- Experience with any type of containerization and orchestration technology
- Experience with architecting to support application security and security hardening
- Experience with Python or any programming language
- A strong desire to learn and apply new technologies
- Exceptional problem solving skills
- Exceptional communication skills
- The desire and ability to collaborate with team members, business partners, and customers

Nice to have:
- Container orchestration using the following tools from HashiCorp (or similar): Nomad, Consul, and Vault
- Infrastructure as code using the following tools from HashiCorp (or similar): Terraform and Packer
- Linux system administration and shell scripting
- Experience working in the utility or energy industry
- Experience designing, building and supporting infrastructure to support an IOT platform and products
- Experience scaling a multi-tenant SaaS application

Benefits
- We are a small and flat company with no bureaucracy
- You will work with customers and team members all over the world
- You will have the ability to select and implement new technologies
- You will work with amazing people solving interesting problems
- You can work remotely, with the option to travel to our office in DC for team events

Description

At SparkMeter our mission is to electrify everything and everyone. We help utilities and governments make the transition to electrification while providing affordable, reliable, clean power. We don’t care where in the world you are or how big or small you are. We are particularly interested in solving these problems in underserved markets that are served by outdated incumbents.

SparkMeter’s product is a cutting edge IOT platform that is used by utility companies around the world to effectively manage electrical grids. Our platform utilizes proprietary metering technology and communication protocols to move data from edge devices to the cloud, where customers utilize our multi-tenant SaaS application to manage assets and to gain insight into the status and health of their grids.

SparkMeter is searching for a Senior AWS Cloud Architect to lead the design and maintenance of all AWS cloud infrastructure used to support our products. This role will work closely with all areas of engineering to architect, develop, deploy and support cloud based infrastructure, and to devise roadmaps for evolving our cloud footprint to support our product roadmaps. This role is a key member of our engineering team and will report directly to the VP of Engineering.

What you will be doing:

  • Be the AWS expert, develop and maintain a deep understanding of AWS capabilities and how to best leverage AWS technology to build high performance, scalable and secure infrastructure
  • Lead the specification, design and deployment of managed and containerized services needed to support new products
  • Work closely with tech leads and product managers to understand requirements for performance, scalability and security
  • Design, implement and maintain a virtual cloud network topology
  • Develop and manage infrastructure as code solutions needed to automate deployment and maintenance
  • Schedule and perform upgrades to services and components
  • Manage and track cost and billing, and devise strategies for optimizing use of AWS services
  • Work as part of an agile software development team, attend sprint planning, backlog grooming sessions, and daily stand-ups
  • Provide technical direction, mentoring and delegate tasks to team members

Requirements

Requirements & Skills:
- 3+ years experience supporting a large scale AWS cloud implementation
- 3+ experience architecting cloud environments to support software products
- Experience deploying and managing the following AWS managed services:
- EC2, ELB, RDS, S3, ECS (Elastic Container Service), Elastic Search, MSK (Kafka), ElastiCache Redis, Route53, VPC, API Gateway, Lambda functions, SNS, CloudWatch
- Experience with any type of containerization and orchestration technology
- Experience with architecting to support application security and security hardening
- Experience with Python or any programming language
- A strong desire to learn and apply new technologies
- Exceptional problem solving skills
- Exceptional communication skills
- The desire and ability to collaborate with team members, business partners, and customers

Nice to have:
- Container orchestration using the following tools from HashiCorp (or similar): Nomad, Consul, and Vault
- Infrastructure as code using the following tools from HashiCorp (or similar): Terraform and Packer
- Linux system administration and shell scripting
- Experience working in the utility or energy industry
- Experience designing, building and supporting infrastructure to support an IOT platform and products
- Experience scaling a multi-tenant SaaS application

Benefits
- We are a small and flat company with no bureaucracy
- You will work with customers and team members all over the world
- You will have the ability to select and implement new technologies
- You will work with amazing people solving interesting problems
- You can work remotely, with the option to travel to our office in DC for team events

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