Cloud Infrastructure Architect

  • 333 Rue Chabanel O, Montréal, QC H2N 2G1, Canada
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

We are a purpose-driven, creative community who believes challenging convention moves culture forward, so we use our platform to amplify the voices that are changing the way we see the world. When you join us, you will become a part of an industry-leading fashion platform with a global reach. 

Founded in 2003, we pace the vanguard of directional retail with a mix of luxury, streetwear, and avant-garde labels. We produce cutting-edge original content and take pride in building our own technology solutions and systems from scratch. Our field of focus has grown beyond that of a typical e-commerce entity as we explore the nexus of content, commerce, and culture. 

Our team is currently 700 strong, serving 150 countries, generating an average of 76 million monthly page views, and achieving high double-digit annual growth since inception. Our work is varied and ambitious. We have a roadmap full of rewarding projects to keep you motivated and engaged, with a leadership ethos based on transparency, collaboration and enabling performance.

Job Description

SSENSE is looking for an experienced Cloud Infrastructure Architect to join our rapidly growing technology team. As a Cloud Infrastructure Architect, you will design and influence the next generation of the cloud platform at SSENSE. You will design blueprints and define guidelines that will guide our development and infrastructure teams in building high-quality, reliable and cost-effective solutions. The ideal candidate has a strong technical experience in services provided by cloud providers as well as strong knowledge of networking, security and automation tools. An ideal candidate would also have successfully delivered complex, scalable, reliable and secure solutions in the cloud that have stood the test of time.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Architecture 

    • Design software solutions across a variety of projects and lead their implementation.

    • Deliver proof-of-concepts projects to demonstrate the feasibility of the solution and provide guidance to developer teams.

    • Define enterprise design patterns to achieve the desired levels of reliability and scalability.

    • Plan technological migrations and lead their implementation.

    • Guide and validate the monitoring, alerting and disaster recovery strategies.

    • Promote best practices in regards to security, access control, data protection and secure by design network architectures.

    • Be a champion of operational excellence and automation of manual tasks. Provide expert knowledge of tools, pipelines and processes to allow for continuous integration/continuous delivery.

    • Initiate and pro-actively contribute to high-impact improvement initiatives for the department, influencing peers to ensure large adoption across different teams

  • Continuous learning and knowledge sharing

    • Develop knowledge and skills through formal training, reading and on the job experience, on subjects of cloud infrastructure as well as software design and business domains related to SSENSE e-commerce.

    • Raise the bar for professional software development and help others learn the craft through code reviews, design reviews and whiteboard sessions

    • Actively contribute to SSENSE University, the internal peer learning platform, in order to promote continuous learning

  • Recruiting and ambassadorship

    • Participate in HR recruiting events, helping to identify and recruit top talent

    • Conduct interviews and document the outcome

    • Act as SSENSE ambassador in the technology community, representing the company in local meetups, conferences, contributing to open-source, publishing on the SSENSE tech blog, etc. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical field 

  • Master’s degree, an asset

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience designing and building software solutions

  • AWS Solutions Architect highly preferred

  • Experience with complex software projects (microservice architectures, e-commerce, ERP, supply chain)

  • Strong Communication, Analytical and Presentation skills

Additional Information

Skills:

  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented

  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities

  • Ability to coach and mentor junior employees

  • Ability to influence and drive change

  • Team player with a high sense of accountability and ownership

  • Solution-oriented mindset and can-do attitude to overcome challenges

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and master frequently changing web technologies and techniques

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