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Sr. Cloud Architect

| Austin

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Forcepoint is looking for a Cloud Operations Architect to plan, design, build, and run the next generation Cloud platform.  As a technical leader in the Cloud Operations team, this candidate will be responsible for strategic initiatives in the existing and to-be infrastructure.   

This is a hands-on role that will interact with peer Architects/SMEs and all levels of the Business.  The ideal candidate will have deep experience in building Clouds from the ground up and at scale. The individual is a self-starter and has the ability to operate effectively and independently even with ambiguity.  

Essential Functions

  • Serve as a Cloud champion in the Enterprise representing Cloud Operations
  • Architect, design, and operationalize next generation cloud solutions (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS) in both private and public
  • Review and audit the existing Global Data Center for performance, scalability, elasticity, security, and availability
  • Champion the evolution towards the Smart Data Center by leveraging automation and world-class monitoring and telemetry
  • Review and analyze DevOps best practices across the Enterprise and recommend technical and process gaps
  • Enable effective collaboration and integration between Engineering and Operations
  • Create and maintain infrastructure standards which include SW and HW lifecycle, configuration management, policies, and BCDR
  • Partner with Information Security in ensuring security posture is maintained
  • Serve as a change agent in automation across the infrastructure (design automated build systems, infrastructure as a code)
  • Participate in the Architecture Review Board and provide technical guidance in the areas of Cloud Computing and the Smart Data Center
  • Provide technical leadership to less experienced members of the team and across the company
  • Serve as the final escalation point to operational issues as necessary

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience related to Information Technology
  • 5+ years as a Cloud Technical Leader or Architect
  • 7+ years in a Systems Engineering role
  • Deep expertise in the design and deployment of Public Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP).  Certifications a plus
  • Deep expertise in cloud monitoring and telemetry with the ability to design, implement, and manage
  • Experience across a mix of programming languages (Python, Java, .NET)
  • Expertise in CI/CD framework and toolsets
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and management of containers and applications deployed in AWS, Azure
  • Knowledge in the design, implementation, and management of Cloud databases
  • Strong layer 2 and layer 3 knowledge including but not limited to DNS, DHCP, NTP, TCP/UDP, IP protocols
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills and the ability to communicate with varying levels in the organization
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We are located in the North Austin area by The Domain, off of Braker between Mopac and 183. Our office patio overlooks Quarry Lake.

What are Forcepoint Perks + Benefits

Forcepoint Benefits Overview

We have a competitive benefits package.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dependant Care account
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement