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Senior AWS Cloud Architect

Dish Network

This is a Full-time position in Denver, CO posted November 21, 2022.

Department Summary:

DISH is a Fortune 200 company that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service Sling TV that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win it s in our DNA. We re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve, to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

At DISH, our technology teams challenge the status quo and reimagine capabilities across industries. Whether through research and development, technology innovation or solution engineering, our people play vital roles in connecting consumers with the products and platforms of tomorrow.The Senior Cloud Architect is responsible for leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of Dish s initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms.

Additionally, The Senior Cloud Architect will be responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor s degree in Computer Science or closely related subject; an advanced degree is preferred.

In addition, 7 or more years experience in designing large and complex IT operations in large organizations, a research or academic environment is required. The position requires strong leadership and team-building skills, and must be able to collaborate effectively with a group of high performing individuals.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Cloud Architecture and Design and Development (50%)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for Dish cloud end-to-end architecture, including AWS and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the Dish application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the why, and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services
  • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks

Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications Consultation (20%)

  • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
  • Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
  • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations

Thought Leadership (20%)

  • Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts

Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems Mentoring (10%)

  • Act as the coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks
  • Develop a cohesive team and ensure their continued success
  • Lead the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems
  • Conduct product work reviews with team members

Skills, Experience and Requirements:

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • 7 + years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Experience as a team lead preferred
  • Experience with AWS and VMWare enterprise implementations
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Knowledge of all components of an technical architecture
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems
  • Experience with infrastructure and configuration as code solutions, including Terraform or Cloud Formation.
  • Consider yourself a great visual communicator and are able to create architectural documents that describe systems, integrations, software delivery approaches, data relationships, invocation sequencing, networking and other key concepts using tools like Visio/Draw.io etc.
  • Have proven ability in fostering an environment that empowers teams and facilitates the development of the Technology organization, setting everyone up to deliver their best work
  • Written/verbal communication skills appropriate for frequent interaction with senior technical and executive leaders.

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Benefits:

From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check out our benefits on our careers website.

Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test.

Salary Range: USD $115500.00 – $165000.00 / Year
Associated topics: cloud architect, equipment, infrastructure architect, maintain, maintenance, principal systems engineer, senior engineer, senior system engineer, system integrator, systems integration architect