Cloud Architect

  • First Advantage
  • Remote
Full Time Information Technology

Job Description

Why Should You Join First Advantage?

First Advantage is in the midst of a technology revolution, and the best time to join us is right now! We are developing incredible solutions, working with amazing customers, and we would love to see how your skills could help get people back to work. We’re recruiting for a Cloud Architect! This opportunity is for remote work, with occasional travel to our Atlanta, GA office (later in 2021).


First Advantage has over 4000 employees across the world and does over 71 million background screens a year, so if you’re looking for opportunities working with advanced technologies to produce awesome user experiences and securely process high-volume transactions leveraging massive amounts of data, then this is the place for you!


We work with Fortune 100 and Global 500 hundred companies, so your work will directly impact some of the largest enterprises in the world!


We need talent that is Informed, Insightful, Transformational, and Progressive

The Cloud Architect is a thought leader responsible for setting the technical vision for Cloud Architecture, setting of applications, platforms both in SAAS, PAAS and IAAS.  In this role, your responsibility is to recommend and develop cloud ready applications and architectures that support secure, highly scalable, high-performance, reliable, and maintainable applications.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 12+ years of experience in software development and programming
  • 3+ years of hands on experience working with Cloud technologies, services and cloud migration in AWS or Azure
  • Proven experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile/iterative methodologies required

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Design of end-to-end architecture and design of applications and infrastructure and models for large applications to ensure they are cloud ready and cloud native
  • Proven ability to assess and recommend architectures, technologies and vendors, with an understanding of multiple options for architectures
  • Knowledge of and experience with 12 Factor Model
  • Other key requirements are problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Solid experience with
    • Python
    • Ansible
    • Terraform
    • Java/C#/Node Js
  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL Databases
  • Experience with Containerized Technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience in Monitoring Solutions like Prometheus, ELK Stack, etc.
  • Experience in Serverless technologies like Cloud Functions, AWS Lambda, KNative, etc.

First Advantage is a global leader in ensuring that the changing demographics of the workforce are reflected in our hiring practices. We value all of our employees and place great emphasis on hiring qualified individuals for each role.  Our organization will make accommodations for job applicants with disabilities upon request. First Advantage continues to be committed to upholding a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion for all.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree