Sr Cloud Architect (AWS Certified) [Remote] at Braintrust

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Braintrust is the only network that gives in-demand talent all the freedom of freelance with all the benefits, community and stability of a full-time role. As the first decentralized talent network, our revolutionary Web3 model ensures the community that relies on Braintrust to find work are the same people who own and build it through the blockchain token, BTRST. So unlike other marketplaces that take 20% to 50% of talent earnings, Braintrust allows talent to keep 100% of earnings and to vote on key changes to improve the network. Braintrust is working to change the way freelance works – for good.

  • JOB TYPE: Freelance, Contract Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
  • LOCATION: United States only - Remote (TimeZone:EST | Partial overlap)
  • HOURLY RANGE: Our client is looking to pay $120-$140/hr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 40hr/week - Long-term 


What you’ll be working on

Cloud Architect - Job Description

As a Cloud and Data Architect, you will be responsible for leading architectural decisions for the Cloud, and Data Enterprise Portfolios. You must have a deep understanding of technical architecture and have implemented solutions in a cloud environment focused on AWS or Azure.  Knowledge of industry best practices around enterprise cloud security, architectures, and patterns. Experience with micro-services architectures and cloud migration for data is a plus.  The architect will need to have experience implementing security for Technical/Deployment Architectures in the AWS Services as well as experience with Engineering Tools and capabilities to solve for inter-service communication, data hydration, application security, platform resiliency etc.  Technical experience with multi-cloud environments (AWS, Azure, GCP) is a plus.  Strong interpersonal communications skill is required. 

THE IMPACT YOU WILL MAKE will offer you the flexibility to make each day your own, while working alongside people who care so that you can deliver on the following responsibilities: 

  • Position yourself as a trusted advisor to business teams and partner with them to understand their requirements for cloud implementations
  • Provide recommendations to clients with respect to cloud migrations and prepare technical implementation roadmaps for AWS adoption
  • Create application architecture, data architecture, deployment architectures, functional design specifications and assist with other project deliverables as needed.
  • Design state-of-the-art technical solutions on AWS that address customers’ requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance
  • Collaborate with other project teams and other laterals such as Information Security, Compliance, Controls etc on technical solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Desired Experiences
  • 12+ years of progressive hands-on experience in application development with 6 years of solution architecture, systems architecture and engineering, analysis and applications programming, technical team leadership role is required
  • Expertise in implementing complex full stack applications and practices for stack solutions including API, Micro-Services, Streaming etc. in large Enterprise Data organizations
  • Expertise in managing Enterprise Data platforms with knowledge of SQL and NoSQL platforms is a plus
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in working with AWS as a solution architecture is required
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certified is required
  • Familiarity with Planning, Design, Road maps, POC implementations for AWS Cloud technologies
  • Familiarity with AWS database services such as PostgreSQL RDS, Aurora is a must
  • Expertise in designing solution architecture with a view towards resiliency, availability and very comfortable in designing Failover and Recovery strategies
  • Familiarity with designing logging framework for cloud watch for all deployed apps
  • Good Knowledge of AWS security services is required
  • Should be able to demonstrate sharing strategies for future scaling and performance
  • Should have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree is preferred
  • AWS Professional Certification is a must
  • CISSP certification a Plus Skills
  • Strong ability in communicating in writing or verbally, copywriting, planning and distributing communication, etc.
  • Skilled in creating visual concepts, creating content, and editing content by hand or with the help with computer software to communicate ideas.
  • Skilled in supporting, controlling, monitoring, and management of large, complex, and sometimes geographically dispersed IT infrastructure and applications in order to optimize IT service delivery.
  • Adept at managing project plans, resources, and people to ensure successful project completion.
  • Risk Assessment and Management including evaluating and designing controls, conducting impact assessments, identifying control gaps, remediating risk, etc.
  • Working with people with different functional expertise respectfully and cooperatively to work toward a common goal.
  • Influencing including negotiating, persuading others, facilitating meetings, and resolving conflict.
  • Skilled in presenting information and/or ideas to an audience in a way that is engaging and easy to understand.
  • Experience with Architecture principles and TOGAF framework is a plus
  • Relationship Management including managing and engaging stakeholders, customers, and vendors, building relationship
  • Experience identifying and selecting strategic options, and identifying resources to meet the defined objectives Tools
  • Skilled in
  • Skilled in Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings, development, and networking platforms.
  • Experience using JIRA
  • Skilled in using Enterprise Architect
  • Skilled in Python object-oriented programming
  • Skilled in Docker 
  • Skilled in using PowerShell to automate tasks that manage Microsoft operating systems and processes
  • Skilled in Azure 
  • Experience using APIs for developing or programming software
  • Skilled in Java 
  • Skilled in Jenkins 
  • Skilled in XML 
  • Skilled in Cloud Migration (Re-platfom)

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Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. If you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around their consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and we’d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

More Information on Braintrust
Braintrust operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Braintrust was founded in 2018. It has 241 total employees. To see all 96 open jobs at Braintrust, click here.
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