Cloud Solution Architect


  • Leverage on Cloud environment and service-oriented architecture principles to define and own Solution Architecture (applications and data technologies)

  • Work with clients to design a full-stack solution using software that fully integrates with customer’s existing cloud infrastructure from data flow, security, DevOps, and other standpoints 

  • Propose suggestions and best practices to optimize customers’ cloud presence, performance, security, and cost 

  • Responsible for the evaluation of technical risks and map out mitigation strategies

  • Carry out debugging, troubleshooting, modifications, and unit testing of custom solutions built on the organization/clients platform

  • Develop new specs, documentation; and partake in the development of technical procedures and user support guides

  • Responsible for the creation of a well-informed cloud strategy and administer the adaption process 

  • Evaluate cloud applications, hardware, and software at regular intervals

  • Develop and organize cloud systems and work closely with IT security to monitor the company’s cloud privacy 

  • Provide prompt response to technical issues in a professional manner

  • Direct infrastructure movement procedure, including bulk application transfers into the cloud environment

  • Responsible for spotting the cloud architecture solutions to effectively meet the strategic needs of the company.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Education: Applicants for the cloud solution architect role are required to have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, or Electrical Engineering, or in a relevant field. They also need 3-5 years work experience designing, executing, and supporting IT Cloud solutions

  • Certifications: Employers are interested in cloud solutions architects with AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification, which is provided by Amazon Web services

  • Knowledge: It is crucial that applicants have exceptional understanding of cloud computing technologies and recent computing trends and familiarity with enterprise architecture and enterprise application integration. They should also have adept knowledge of data modeling best practices and practical knowledge of Agile Software development methodology

  • It is important that they have extensive experience with at least operating system: Linux, Unix, Solaris, Ubuntu, Windows. They should also have a deep understanding of networking: TCP/IP, IP addresses, HTTP, DNS. Having capabilities in scripting languages and experience with relational databases are also helpful

  • Employers seek for cloud architects with expert knowledge of key security concepts because security is a major issue in cloud environment. And they often look for individuals with expert knowledge of data integration/EAI technologies, such as Tibco. Also, hands-on experience with SaaS and business intelligence/analytics implementation is an additional advantage to the Cloud Solutions Architect

  • Interpersonal skills: The job of a cloud solution architect may require them to work in a cross-functional team, as well as with various stakeholders. So it is vital that they can establish rapport and manage relationship with the people they have on their project team

  • Communication skills: It is important that cloud solution architects possess good written and verbal communication skills to effectively articulate complex cloud reports and relate with clients, IT development partners, and management.