Sr. Cloud Architect

L.L.Bean   •  

Freeport, ME

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods

  •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 34 days ago

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L.L.Bean is currently recruiting for a Sr. Cloud Architect to join our Platform Services Team. This person will provide technical & strategic leadership as well as "get their hands dirty" building and advancing our Google Cloud Platform. The Platform is the foundation to support the modernization of L.L.Bean's front-end customer technology systems to Omnichannel microservices using containers, Kubernetes, and related technologies. This role will have a strong influence on the architectural direction for the cloud platform, CI/CD pipeline, and a goal of "automate everything". This role will focus on evaluating and integrating cutting edge technologies through partnerships with our vendors and use of relevant open source technologies.Responsibilities:

Platform Services: Product Responsibility


  • Cloud-based infrastructure, tools, and configurations
  • Compute capacity, data storage, and networking capabilities

Platform Services: Practice areas: "Automate Everything"


  • Infrastructure – create systems and configurations
  • Continuous Delivery – develop pipelines that build, test, and deploy applications fast, often, & automated
  • Site Reliability Engineering – enable monitoring/alerting, auto-scaling, security, & self-healing system stability

Senior Cloud Architect


  • Evangelize and innovate to ensure the Platform is using the most reasonable & effective cutting-edge technologies
  • Evangelize microservice based architecture using containerized applications. Experience strategizing on-prem to cloud transformation for large scale applications
  • Design and implement solutions that span GCP/GKE, CI/CD, monitoring, and security
  • Collaborate and pair with the Platform team to ensure knowledge and expertise is shared & developed
  • Stay current on industry trends; innovate through research, proof of concepts, and demos
  • Shared responsibility for 24x7 research and resolution of production system problems through participation in an on-call rotation
  • Support a "security first" advocacy and encourage platform solutions that enable the microservice product teams to "shift left"
  • Ensure compliance with applicable security and privacy standards and regulations
  • Participates in the recruitment of team members both employees and contractor
  • Training and mentoring peers and management


Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.


Education Level: 4-Year Bachelors Degree

Years of Experience: 10+ years


Skills and Qualifications:

Technical Skills


  • Cloud: Google (preferred), AWS, Azure
  • Orchestration: GKE (preferred), AKS, EKS
  • CI/CD: Jenkins
  • Monitoring: Prometheus/Grafana (preferred), Stackdriver
  • Database: Mongo
  • API: Cloud Endpoints, Apigee
  • Language/scripting: Python (preferred), Bash, Node.js
  • Infrastructure as Code: Terraform
  • EDW: BigQuery
  • Data analysis: Splunk
  • Security: PCI compliance, vulnerability management tools
  • Collaboration/Issue tracking: Jira, Confluence
  • Testing: Automation, System, Performance
  • Agile – Scrum, Kanban
  • Tools – Jira, Confluence
  • Methodology: Agile Scrum, Kanban

Transferable Skillset


  • Insatiable intellectual curiosity
  • Strong comprehension ability to understand vision, strategy, prioritization, requirements, and issues presented by Stakeholders, Product Owner, and Team
  • Deliver strategic design, articulate to technical and non-technical audiences, achieve buy-in, inspire team, prototype/POC, and execute
  • Self-directed, works well independently
  • Collaborative and team oriented
  • Strong attention to detail in task planning, execution, and documentation
  • Superior analytical skills, methodical troubleshooting process, and an emphasis on root cause analysis
  • "Can do" positive attitude and flexibility to be able to jump in and assist on any platform efforts