Cloud Architect - Remote

United States

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required
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SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We deliver using Agile practices to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. As a government contractor, SemanticBits requires that candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain a religious or medical exemption.
We are looking for a Cloud Architect that can lead the design and development of modern cloud infrastructure on AWS and Azure.  You will be the lead of a team of DevSecOps Engineers, setting priorities and direction, mentoring, and designing next generation infrastructure.  You will have a strong focus on automation and CI/CD principles, along with extensive experience and a deep understanding of the offerings within AWS and Azure with a strong emphasis on security.  The ideal candidate will be able to design entire application environments that can be fully automated or replicated including network, compute, and data stores. This position is open to a senior-level to principal professional depending on experience.


  • Develops tools and processes to enable automated deployment and monitoring of cloud infrastructure and applications.
  • Automates images, systems/network configuration and orchestration using tools such as Cloud Formation, Terraform, Puppet, Ansible, etc.
  • Designs and implements CI/CD pipelines to include application and security testing and allowing for development teams to own the pipeline process from end-to-end.
  • Implements, improves, and augments infrastructure, application and security monitoring tools and overall platform stability.
  • Automating data resiliency and replication based on policies.
  • Responsible for managing and operation of environments.
  • Mentors engineers and peers.
  • Participates in the creation of strategic roadmaps by understanding the needs of the business and mapping technical objectives to those needs.
  • Creates high level reference architecture documentation to meet the technology needs of various stakeholders. 
  • Works autonomously to build customized solutions to meet the business needs.
  • Produces, enhances, and executes the deployment of automated tools to increase efficiencies across the organization.
  • Effectively communicates solutions architecture to management as well as to business stakeholders and the project teams.
  • Improves deployment and release management process.


  • Significant experience designing, deploying, and supporting production cloud environments, particularly multi-region/multi-AZ environments.
  • Continuous monitoring and logging of all applications layers and all infrastructure (e.g. New Relic, Splunk, CloudWatch)
  • Continuous alerting and notification based on monitors and logs (e.g. PagerDuty)
  • Hands-on experience with container technologies including Docker
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes a plus, knowledge of Kubernetes required
  • Self-healing clusters using robust health-check services and cloud load balancers (e.g. ELB/ALB/ELB, ECS)
  • Horizontally scalable compute including autoscaling rules
  • Horizontally scalable databases including read replicas
  • Automated build, test, and deployment through modern CI/CD
  • Infrastructure-as-code via Terraform and CloudFormation
  • Configuration-as-code via Ansible
  • Security at rest and in transit via encryption
  • Security automation using tools like OWASP-ZAP
  • Advanced networking concepts and implementation in AWS and Azure
  • Bachelor's degree in technological or related field and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 5 years experience
  • Candidate must reside in the United States
  • Flexible and willing to accept a change in responsibility as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations. 

Benefits:Competitive salaryStipend for work station set upFour weeks of PTOEleven paid holidaysOne floating holidayComprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)Employer HSA contribution401k retirement plan with matching benefit100% paid short-term and long-term disability100% paid life insuranceFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Three weeks parental leave Casual working environmentFlexible working hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 for assistance.
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