Car IQ is driving payments.

At Car IQ we are on a mission to transform the payment industry, and we’re starting with fleet vehicles. As a leading payment provider it is our job to deliver what our customers need today, while remaining future-focused. Our team has created the next-generation of payments enabling vehicles, for the first time, to autonomously transact without a credit card. This has proven game changing for our customers both in time and savings. 

Car IQ is a rapidly growing company, always looking to pass on the outside; there is never a dull day at Car IQ. We are looking for team members who are eager to initiate new ideas, passionate to contribute more, focused on team wins, and who value integrity. Did we get your heart racing? Come join our team! 


What You’ll Do as a Mid-Senior Cloud Architect

You will work directly with the DevOps lead to evaluate, design, implement, and manage Car IQ’s cloud infrastructure, as well as defend and respond to internal and external security threats to the organization.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive cloud strategy that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Design scalable and cost-effective cloud architectures, taking into account factors such as high availability, security, and performance.
  • Oversee the deployment and management of cloud infrastructure, including containers/virtual machines, databases, networking resources, etc.
  • Implement robust security measures to protect data and applications, including identity and access management, secrets management, encryption, and compliance (PCI especially). 
  • Work with our CISO on establishing disaster recovery procedures and conducting security breach drills. 
  • Continuously optimize cloud resources to maximize cost-efficiency while maintaining performance and reliability.
  • Participate in on-call production support rotation
  • Develop project timelines for service upgrades and patching.
  • Collaborate with development teams to improve quality and efficiency around delivery pipelines.
  •  Implement/maintain monitoring and alerting systems to proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive documentation of cloud architecture and processes.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies to recommend improvements and innovations.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven leadership experience as a Cloud Architect, with a minimum of 3 years in cloud architecture and design.
  • Strong expertise in cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Strong understanding of security principles related to networking and systems.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the best practices surrounding always-on, always available services.
  • Proficiency in infrastructure as code (IaC) tools like Terraform or CloudFormation.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Python or Bash.
  • Experience managing CI/CD tooling and processes.
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with PCI (Payment Card Industry) Compliance is a huge plus.
  • General familiarity with DevOps best practices and tools.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.


About Us

Car IQ has created a payment solution that enables vehicles to transact securely and autonomously with payment networks, banks, and merchants. Car IQ’s underlying technology is based on a machine identity verification process called Know Your Machine ™ that allows vehicles and IoT devices to connect to payment networks, physical infrastructures, and mobility platforms. We designed Car IQ Pay to serve industry participants including fleet managers, automotive OEMs, car-sharing services, ride-sharing platforms, and commercial fleets.

We believe in building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company. Our goal is to ensure that Car IQ upholds an inclusive environment where both applicants and employees feel respected and valued. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, and veteran status.

Salary Range: $140,000- $220,000 dependent on skills, experience, and more.

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