AWS/Java Technical Architect

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AWS/Java Technical Architect

6 months

National United States




Perficient currently has a career opportunity for a AWS/Java Technical Architect in one of our client locations based in New Jersey, NJ.  Candidates must be local or willing to travel to client site 50%.


Job Overview:


Perficient CPS tram is seeking a senior AWS technologist with extensive experience in AWS Cloud. This role will focus on researching and identifying AWS service resiliency characteristics and failure modes, designing experimentation to validate its resiliency behavior, surfacing any potential weakness/issues, working with AWS engineers in clarifying and engineering to resolve those weakness/issues, and working with DTCC engineers to solution for the required level of resiliency. The role will require that the individual be familiar with current and emerging cloud technologies, tools and system architectures. The role requires an individual who can work closely with application developers, architects and infrastructure engineers to deliver resilient solution in a team oriented environment. The expectation is that this candidate will work with other principal technologists in the organization to develop a resiliency model for supporting our applications’ business and technical requirements as we establish a significant presence within the Cloud landscape.


This role is considered part of the Business Unit Senior Leadership team and may mentor delivery team members.





rovide mentoring, knowledge transfer and assist in training for other team members.

Understand business goals and drivers and translate those into an appropriate technical solution

Identify explicit/implicit technical assumption and devise corresponding experimentation to validate the key resiliency assumptions.

Participate in the definition of high availability and resilience standard and best practices for services from AWS and other internal/external providers.

Participate in the assessment of service readiness for tiered business application and service adoption.

Participate in the establishment of appropriate monitoring and alerting of service events related to performance, scalability, availability, and reliability.

Contribute to cloud strategy discussions and decisions on overall Cloud design and best approach for implementing cloud solutions.

Focus on continuous improvement practices as required to meet system resiliency imperatives

Act as a liaison with other architects (security, infrastructure, data, etc.) and with delivery teams working primarily within an Agile (Scrum) methodology

Establishes relationships with IT leaders, architects, and technical specialists in advancing proposed resiliency solutions

Support for the adoption of DevOps methodology and Agile project management

Communicates complicated technical concepts effectively to a broad group of stakeholders.

Engage with Technical Architects and technical staff to determine the most appropriate technical strategy and designs to meet business needs.

Demonstrate broad solutions technical leadership, impacting significant technical direction, exerting influence outside of the immediate team and driving change.





Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design & implementation of distributed applications

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in networking, infrastructure, and database architecture

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in highly available architecture and solution implementation

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in architecting and delivering AWS solutionsMinimum of 5 years’ experience with industry patterns, methodologies, and techniques across the disaster recovery disciplines

Ability to elicit requirements and communicate clearly with non-technical individuals, development teams, and other ancillary project members.

Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.

Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.

Desire to mentor younger team members and develop their skills.

Experience working on multiple concurrent projects.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Be independent and self-driven.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.

Must be open to travel.

Preferred skills and education:

Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field

Certification in AWS preferred

Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.

Strong knowledge of AWS cloud environment

Knowledge of AWS cloud monitoring tools (cloud watch, cloud trail, splunk, and other application monitoring.)

Knowledge of AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)

In-depth, hands-on expertise in Java, MySQL, Linux

Ability to estimate the financial impact of various solution architecture alternatives

Must be comfortable working in an open, highly collaborative team

Strong troubleshooting skills

Ability to write scripts (Bash, PHP, Python) for automation of solution resiliency validation and verification.

Excellent oral and written communication skills along with and ability to communicate at all levels.

Experience with provisioning and configuration tools like AWS CloudFormation/Terraform a plus

Chaos engineering experience a huge plus.





Geetha Makarand





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