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Senior Software Cloud Architect

Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Software Engineering, IT
Georgia, USA
Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Location: Remote

Job Summary:

The Senior Software Architect designs and builds cloud-native solutions for our IOT services platform. This is a technical leadership role, and the role works with both technology teams and the business to evaluate and make decisions on the direction and architecture of the cloud platform features. The Sr Software Architect will lead development squads by contributing to code features and creating libraries and frameworks for the teams to use to accelerate feature development. This role serves as a key influencer in shaping the technological landscape of the company which impacts our ability to innovate, compete, and deliver value to both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Shape the organization’s technology landscape, driving innovation, and ensuring the successful execution of our cloud strategy.

  • Develop and articulate the overall cloud architecture vision for the organization.

  • Design and build cloud-native solutions for our IoT services platform.

  • Provide technical leadership in designing and implementing scalable, secure, and cost-effective cloud solutions and platform features.

  • Decide on integration strategies for connecting cloud applications with on-premises systems or third-party services.

  • Define and implement robust security measures for cloud-based applications.

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations and oversee security audits.

  • Design and implement solutions that ensure high scalability and optimal performance.

  • Implement best practices for load balancing, auto-scaling, and resource optimization.

  • Lead FinOps practice and optimize cloud resource utilization to achieve cost-effective solutions.

  • Analyze and recommend cost-saving strategies while maintaining performance standards.

  • Collaborate with development, operations, and other teams to ensure seamless integration of cloud solutions.

  • Promote and implement DevOps practices to enhance development and deployment processes.

  • Drive automation initiatives for continuous integration and continuous deployment.

  • Lead development squads, actively contributing to code features, and creating libraries and frameworks for accelerated feature development.

  • Undertake an R&D role in a complex Cellular IoT environment, demonstrating excellent research and analysis skills.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of cloud services, system, and platform architecture.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements, incorporating best practices into the development process. Evaluate and introduce innovative technologies to drive business value.

  • Mentor and guide team members in adopting best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Deree in computer science, software engineering or related field, with 10+ years of software engineering experience

  • 5+ years of experience in implementing cloud-native solutions at scale.

  • Proven experience in cloud services, system, and platform architecture.

  • Proficiency (or the ability to quickly scale) in the following technology stack:

    • Languages: Java, Go, Scala, Clojure

    • IP/IoT Protocols: Lightweight M2M, CoAP, MQTT, OMA-DM, HTTP, DNS, SMS

    • Data: MySql, Redis, DynamoDB, etc.

    • Stream Processing/Message Bus: Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ

    • Cloud Infrastructure: AWS, Kubernetes, GitHub Actions, Immutable infrastructure, Docker, microservices

Desired Qualifications

  • AWS Certifications

  • Optional experience developing software using some of the following technologies: CoAP, Lightweight M2M, MQTT.

The intent of this job description is to describe the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically included in this description.

All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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