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Cloud Architect at Spotinst
San Francisco, CA, US

About The Position

Spotinst is a unique company - young, highly technological & fast-growing. 

Our product is pure technology and our clients are technological teams. 

Funded by Intel and using cutting-edge technologies - we are aiming towards building the next big thing in the Cloud Computing market.


The Cloud Architect at Spotinst will be responsible for researching and evaluating emerging and existing technologies in order to develop vision and strategy, as well as innovative offering concepts.

Leading the discussions and early analysis of cloud technologies so that Spotinst is able to evaluate and make decisions on integration and use in current and new products.


The candidate will need to be able to transition concepts from ideas to working prototypes with the full support of the appropriate teams who will develop the new offerings.



  • A deep understanding of the Cloud platforms and a passion for automation
  • Capable of producing code that will support PoC work
  • Conduct extensive research into emerging and existing technologies related to above strategic initiatives
  • Produce quality documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions and concepts
  • Present to and solicit feedback from various engineering, development and operations teams
  • Work with product teams in an advisory capacity to understand current products and roadmaps to help these teams develop innovative future offerings
  • Work with existing engineering and operations teams to understand existing infrastructure and offering, and take advantage of current best practices
  • Lead the development of offering proofs-of-concept and effectively transition those concepts to the lines of business for full architecture, engineering, deployment and commercialization
  • Gather extensive feedback from customers as part of researching and developing proof-of-concept offerings


  • At least 5 years experience in Architecture
  • Knowledge / Experience with containers and container management software, for example, Docker, Kubernetes, CoreOS, Rancher, AWS ECS, etc.
  • CI/CD Tool and pipeline implementation experience like GoCD, Travis, Gitlab-ci, Jenkins, AWS CodePipeline/CodeBuild, Concourse, TeamCity, CodeShip, Spinnaker, or CircleCI
  • Comfortable with a programming language like Node.js, Python, Golang or other.
  • Application development tools like Version Control Systems(Git), Code Coverage, etc
  • Cloud, infrastructure, systems automation and tools. Sample platforms would be AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.
  • One or more application and/or database platforms, for example Oracle, MS-SQL, MySQL, Postgresql, etc.
  • Full lifecycle IT product development experience from concept to implementation with a focus on architecting solutions


Nice to have:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) tool or implementation or research experience
  • Big data & distributed processing technologies, for example Hadoop, MongoDB, AWS Redshift, etc.
  • Application and infrastructure monitoring and management platforms or technologies