Cloud Architect

United States - Remote

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Guidewire is seeking an experienced Cloud Architect to support the design, implementation, and on-going maintenance of our Cloud Solutions. Your job will be to help ensure that our services, applications, and websites are available, performant and highly automated. The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge and a demonstrated background managing Cloud Applications. 


  • Apply continuous attention to technical excellence and good design principles resulting in a scalable, reliable, performant, and maintainable platform
  • Work with stakeholders to drive scope, requirements, and the architecture of our AWS hosted service
  • Work closely with engineers, test engineers, product owners and management to understand requirements, define and implement best practices and standards
  • Define, implement and document operational processes and procedures, with periodic review for efficiency and improvement
  • Discuss and defend architecture decisions with team of other architects
  • Mentor other team members and help them self-service their deployments on new features
  • Participate as the highest escalation point in 24x7 on-call rotation 

Required Skills

  • Extensive experience with at least one programming language such as Python, Go or similar
  • Hands-on experience with AWS (EC2, Lambda, S3, RDS, VPC, Route 53, CloudWatch, IAM, EKS, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of AWS security and monitoring; experience implementing best practices
  • Extensive experience using CI-CD tools(git, Docker, Jenkins)
  • Extensive experience with Kubernetes and surrounding technologies: Nginx Ingress, Istio, Calico, Helm
  • Experience with micro services or service-oriented architecture
  • Experience managing and maintaining Tomcat web applications
  • Extensive experience with scripting and debugging on both Linux and Windows environments
  • Knowledge of MySQL and non-SQL data stores
  • Highly proficient in Linux/Unix, Shell and Python
  • Excellent written, verbal, and collaboration skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 - 7 years of related Industry experience required
  • 5or more years of experience in Git, Jenkins
  • 4or more years of experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • 5or more years of experience supporting industry standard core CI-CD infrastructure components: Nexus/Artifactory, Code Coverage tools, Security tools etc
  • 5or more years of experience with logging infrastructure such as ELK/EKC, SumoLogic, Splunk, LogStash.
  • 5 or more years of experience with automation frameworks such as: Terraform, Ansible, Chef
  • 5or more years of experience implementing systems within a complex secure network in AWS Cloud and various communication methods
  • 5 or more years of experience Automation/DevOps experience
  • 7or more years of experience with Python, Perl, Shell, UNIX/LINUX experience
  • 3 or more years of experience with Monitoring and Alerting Tools: CloudWatch, Prometheus, Grafana, Zabbix, Pagerduty


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent work experience
About Guidewire
Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.
Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. 380 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 700+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.
Job tags: Ansible AWS C CD Chef CI Docker EC2 ELK Git Go Grafana Kubernetes Lambda Linux MySQL Nginx Perl Prometheus Python S3 SQL Terraform Tomcat Unix Web applications Windows
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