• Cloud Solutions Architect - AWS

    Job Locations US-NJ-Somerset | US-TX-Austin | US-Remote
    Requisition ID
    Information Technology
  • About SHI



    Innovative Solutions. World Class Support.


    Constantly growing in response to the needs of our customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a $10 billion global provider of information technology products and services.

    From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management and cloud computing, SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your environment.

    Privately-held and under the guidance of our current ownership since 1989, SHI has experienced tremendous growth in size and scope through neither merger nor acquisition. Our organic growth and two decades of stability are a direct result of backing a highly-skilled and tenured sales force with software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists and certified IT services professionals.

    Headquartered in Somerset, NJ, SHI supports their clients from over 30 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and Hong Kong. SHI’s goal is to foster long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships with its customers and partners, every day.


    What SHI Can Offer:

    • World Class Facility includes on site gyms, restaurants and community events
    • Ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth and development due to our strong promote from within philosophy
    • Work in an up-beat, creative, and fun environment
    • Benefits, include medical, vision, dental, 401K, and flexible spending

    Job Summary

    We are looking for an experienced Cloud Solutions Architect to help design, build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding clients' cloud computing infrastructure.  You will be part of a talented team of highly-experienced engineers in our Cloud and Innovative Solutions team that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. The Cloud Solutions Architect will be responsible for supporting large scale deployment projects, network and all underlying systems related to supporting cloud computing workloads and IT project deployment. The Cloud Solutions Architect will utilize critical thinking and problem solving in concert with effective industry tested tools to deliver exceptional value to our customers as we help them to select, deploy, and manage their cloud technology.


    This position is open to remote work if not located near Somerset, NJ or Austin, TX locations.

    Responsibilities/Job Function

    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

    • Performs AWS, Azure and GCP service development and design work that may include logical design, I/O design, cloud architecture analysis and design, and systems engineering.
    • Develops technical roadmaps for future cloud implementations.
    • Develops business case analysis on potential projects.
    • Ensures security is integrated into all cloud architecture solutions.
    • Performs advanced systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
    • Acts as a subject-matter expert around AWS, Azure and GCP for other sales and solutions teams
    • Guide the work of System Engineers, Cloud Account Managers, Technical Consultants, and extended teams as these resources install, configure, test and maintain cloud services from AWS, Azure and GCP, operating systems, application software, management tools
    • Consult with clients to proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
    • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
    • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
    • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
    • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
    • Provide 3rd level and higher support for AWS, Azure and GCP infrastructure
    • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
    • Maintain fluency and current knowledge of cloud computing technologies, trends, services and popular third-party tools

    Qualifications/Minimum Skills Required

    • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing: virtualization technologies, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS Cloud delivery models and the current competitive landscape
    • Thorough understanding of infrastructure (firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security etc.) and have experience with orchestration to develop a cloud solution
    • At least one current associate or higher-level certifications in AWS, Azure or GCP.
    • At least 5 years’ experience with:
    • Installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX, Linux, MS desktop and server, based environments.
    • Virtualization and containerization such as AWS, Azure, GCP, VMware, Virtual Box, Citrix
    • Systems management, logging, and monitoring systems
    • Solid scripting skills with shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python, VB, C++, C#, Java
    • Solid networking knowledge in all OSI network layers
    • Experience with an automation platform (Puppet, Chef)
    • Experience with one or more RDBMS platforms (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
    • Experience with NOSQL databases (Dynamo, etc.)
    • Extensive experience working on large scale IT projects related to design, deployment and configuration.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Ability to work individually without much direction while also working as part of a team towards a common goal
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Familiarity with Chef, Puppet, AWS, Azure and GCP
    • Knowledge of mobile device deployment solutions and management
    • Experience with Windows operating systems
    • Experience with Linux-based operating systems
    • Knowledge of database designs and administration
    • Ability to configure and support SANs, NASs and clustering configurations. 

    Equal Employment Opportunity – M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status


    Certifications Required

    AWS SysOps Admin associate certification


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