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Cloud Architect


Cloud Architect

Location: Reston, VA


About the Job:

  • Working as part of Software AG’s global cloud team
  • Work on continuous further automation, adjustments and improvements of existing infrastructure
  • Close interaction with the security and other IT teams, our R&D organization and other business units
  • Monitor market developments and act as innovator within in the organization
  • Create optimal design patterns and solutions for security, high availability and disaster recovery for applications
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment and operations
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models
  • Work on the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems


About You:

  • Master's degree in computer science, electronics, or engineering or similar work experience
  • Ability to program (structured and OO) with one or more languages, such as Python, Java, C/C++, Ruby and JavaScript
  • Extensive knowledge about one of the big hyperscalers
  • Proven knowledge in sizing and cost management of cloud services
  • Experience with infrastructure as code, containerization and deployment/development toolchains
  • A proactive approach to spotting problems, areas for improvement and performance bottlenecks
  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • An open and result oriented communication and working style
  • Experience working in a global multicultural environment
  • Fluent English spoken and written



We have an open-minded culture and many exciting projects where you have the freedom to “be your best you”. You’ll have opportunities for international collaboration on top of a comprehensive training and development program that encourages professional growth. We are in an innovative market and offer future-proof products. Most importantly, an overall a pleasant team-oriented working atmosphere. 


This is a fast-paced environment - we are looking for smart, high energy candidates who are driven to make a big impact and who want to work alongside a growing team. We collaborate often so you must be team player! The perfect candidate will thrive on the prospect of taking on new challenges and helping Software AG increase its leadership in the digital transformation marketplace!  


What to Expect  


  • Exciting, interdisciplinary assignments with exposure to cutting-edge technologies
  • Stimulating and collegial working atmosphere in a committed, innovative, global team
  • Comprehensive individual training opportunities for your professional and personal development
  • Attractive, performance-oriented compensation package
  • The employees are smart, friendly and welcoming  
  • Health Insurance starts your first day on the job  
  • 6 weeks of PTO – 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick leave 
  • 14 paid holidays (including a floating holiday and a community service day)  
  • 401(k) Plan with up to 5% employer match 
  • Parental Leave  
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Corporate discount purchase programs 
  • Group legal plans 
  • Pet Insurance 
  • And MANY more 


Software AG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, religion, color, marital status, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.  


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