About The Weather Company:

The Weather Company is the world’s leading weather provider, helping people and businesses make more informed decisions and take action in the face of weather. Together with advanced technology and AI, The Weather Company’s high-volume weather data, insights, advertising, and media solutions across the open web help people, businesses, and brands around the world prepare for and harness the power of weather in a scalable, privacy-forward way. The world’s most accurate forecaster globally, the company reaches hundreds of enterprise clients and more than 360 million monthly active users via its digital properties from The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com).

Job brief:

The Weather Company(TWC) is looking for an energetic Cloud Solutions Architect to join our newly formed Cloud Center of Excellence(CCOE) team. The candidate will have the opportunity to help shape and deliver a strategy to have a best-in-class CCOE within the TWC Cloud ecosystem. The broad responsibilities will include owning the technical engagement and TWC posture for our Cloud platforms. In this role, you will be required to be hands-on in developing, building automation, optimizing, and setting up governance policies for the cloud platforms. The ideal candidate will have a strong Cloud architectural background with AWS certifications preferred; knowledge across multiple hyperscalers is preferable. 

This is a unique opportunity to serve as the primary cloud architect for our developing CCOE, being able to define and set standards for our Cloud ecosystem. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of systems, performing a variety of functions, and be willing to learn new skills needed to be successful in the role. The candidate should bring
experience in architecture, security, automation, scripting, and security frameworks working within an ecosystem of cloud infrastructure, monitoring tools, BI tools, and workflow automation. Additionally, the candidate for this role should also seek to provide mentorship and coaching to others as those opportunities present themselves. 

The candidate should have proven success in being able to work and partner with various stakeholders including operational teams, analysts, DevOps, business teams, management, and a variety of Engineering functional teams. While architecture will be the primary focus, the candidate should also understand the business value he or she will bring to the organization to help the overall company achieve its goals. This role will report directly to the Corporate Enablement & Systems Leader under the CIO organization.

The impact you'll make:

  • Establish, implement, and enforce governance policies to help set good discipline and cloud hygiene for TWC Cloud platforms 
  • Monitor the overall health of platforms daily looking for anomalies, potential risks, security vulnerabilities
  • Define the architectural standards for the TWC cloud workspaces, making decisions and setting guidelines on the right products and services
  • Identify, recommend, and implement cost optimization opportunities, including right-sizing, shutting down instances, etc across TWC AWS cloud infrastructure 
  • Serve as an internal consultant to other functional development teams regarding best Cloud practices
  • Serve as the technical point of contact with AWS and IBM Cloud TAMs
  • Work closely with the CISO team to ensure the best security practices around our Cloud, including routine audits of IAM permissions, access, and other configurations 
  • Participate in, and adhere to, professional software engineering practices using such tools and methodologies as Agile Software Development, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Source Code Management (git), Jira, and GitHub
  • Identify and implement opportunities for automation workflows, including connecting to other systems to retrieve key data related to our cloud platforms
  • Work with teams on solution prototypes and go through a proof of concept with new services and products before deploying

What you've accomplished:

  • 5+ years of AWS experience in TAM and/or Solutions Architect role 
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management Systems (IAM) 
  • Experience in automation, identifying and recommending cost optimizations for cloud solutions 
  • Knowledge and skills in Cloud computing, networking, storage, database, deployment, and management services 
  • Proven experience in engineering and architectural design 
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced, operational, and agile environment
  • Experience in automation solutions using a variety of technical solutions including ETL, API calls, or other scripting 
  • Ability to be a team player and work with different personnel including engineers, DevOps, analysts, functional teams, and management 
  • Ability to work in multiple languages, environments, systems, and tools
  • Strong SQL skills 
  • Experience in Linux 

Required Experience and Education 

  • Solutions Architect Professional certification(s)- AWS is strongly preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or comparable work experience 
  • Data Analytics experience 
  • SQL 
  • Cloud security experience 
  • Experience with various NoSQL databases such as MongoDB, Redis, CouchDB

Nice to Have 

  • One of the following Security certifications a plus: CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CEH, GSEC
  • Experience with other hyperscalers
TWCo Benefits/Perks:
  • Progressive family plan benefits
  • Benefits effective day 1 of employment include competitive 401K match with no vesting requirement, national health, dental, and vision plans.
  • Generous home office reimbursements for all employees (hybrid and remote)
  • An opportunity to work for a global and industry-leading technology company
  • Impactful work in a collaborative environment
  • Remote work options/flexibility
  • Variety of medical insurance options including a $0 cost premium employee coverage

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