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NearForm - Senior Cloud Native Architect

Senior Cloud Native Architect


This is a remote contract position for those based in the following timezones: GMT +\- 2, US EST & CST.

If you have a background in development, a passion for AWS, and a desire to work remotely, then keep reading!

We’re looking for a Senior Cloud Native Architect to design and develop cloud-native applications on AWS; the ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of AWS, excellent knowledge of cloud architecture, and extensive experience designing various cloud-native solutions.

Who are we?

We are NearForm, we work with enterprises to deliver leading-edge software solutions. Our global team of experts help our clients build cloud-native solutions using design-led workflows, dependable technology solutions and modern practices for software development.

Being a global company with a remote workforce allows us to hire without borders. We only hire the best of the best, we continuously learn and improve and our distributed workforce means we service clients across the globe - you can find us from Dublin to Vancouver!

What’s the role?

As a Cloud Native Architect at NearForm, you will be responsible for designing state-of-the-art cloud-based solutions that maximise the use of cloud-managed services and adhere to the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

You will work with the wider operations team to architect and develop solutions for external client projects, and internal projects such as project accelerators. You will mentor developers through their AWS certifications and develop their cloud-native development skills.

You will be responsible for:

  • Architecting solutions for our clients on AWS, analysing tradeoffs and costs

  • Developing, testing and delivering software applications on AWS

  • Keeping abreast of AWS developments and how they impact NearForm and our clients

  • Knowledge sharing of blueprints and best practices, both internally in NearForm and also to our clients

  • Pushing the art of the possible for AWS cloud-native development

  • Evolving our cloud-native accelerator to adapt it to our customers' needs

  • Mentoring cloud-native developers within NearForm

What do you need?

  • Proven software development experience 

  • History of working in a high performing software development teams

  • Proven expertise in AWS serverless development and event-driven architectures

  • Deep knowledge of javascript (node.js) and/or java and/or python 

  • Broad experience of AWS services 

  • Infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, CDK, Terraform)

  • AWS Certified Developer or Solutions Architect

  • Experience working in an agile development environment

  • You may also be required to travel for project kick-offs, meetups and some sales support. 

Why do you want to join the team?

NearForm has a genuine dedication to work/life balance. We appreciate there are more important things in life than work so our flexible working culture and remote first approach allow you to work around what matters! 

Our lucky team gets to pick the cream of the crop from around the world and has brought together a collection of dynamic and talented individuals we like to call ‘NearFormers’.

Although we are widely dispersed, NearFormers are a tightly-knit team. We trust one another and care about our colleagues. We all get together in person at our annual company retreat, NearFest - for 2019 we chose St Tropez!! (not bad, hey! ).

Building on our open-source origins, we promote the sharing of thoughts, knowledge and ideas.

NearForm is committed to shaping a better world in all that we do. Our global team is built based on respect, inclusivity, diversity and excellence.

Want to join? Yay! Go ahead and apply!