Solutions Architect

Job Summary


Mission is an expert cloud consulting and managed services provider for public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Businesses across industries depend on Mission to expertly and securely architect, migrate, manage, and optimize their cloud environments. A certified partner of both AWS and Azure and backed by 16 years' of experience, Mission enables customers to focus on business and product development – and not on actively managing cloud infrastructure. Because of its proven cloud optimization strategies, Mission consistently reduces customers’ IT spend while maintaining industry-leading SLAs.
 
Connected by a shared vision of the power of the AWS cloud, and deep cultural alignment, AWS Advanced Consulting Partners Reliam, Stratalux and G2 Tech Group have joined forces as a single AWS powerhouse. United as a single team, the three companies can now offer their customers even greater technical expertise, service and support, and a seamless managed services experience stretching from Boston to Los Angeles.


About the Job


Mission is currently seeking for a Solution Architect who loves technology and making a positive impact! We are a rapidly growing organization and provide great benefits and compensation.

If you are an experienced, hands-on, technology-focused engineer that can adapt quickly and operate in a fun but fast paced environment, look no further!

As a Solution Architect your tasks may vary day-to-day but primarily will focus on pre-sales engineering, customer implementations and migrations, implementation and operation automation, best-of-class support for internet applications, technical optimization and configuration, and support operations. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt seamlessly to the organization and the customers we serve, be technically savvy, and must enjoy learning new technologies!

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively Participate in pre-sales calls requiring technical expertise as well as leading customer technology discussions
  • Define customer architecture and solutions using platform-defined best practices
  • Develop solution designs in support of customer requirements
  • Create high-level project plans and technical estimates in support of sales team
  • Participate in customer implementations and migrations as required
  • Provide preliminary estimates for customer implementations, schedules (timeline), and overall planning while working with the Implementation team
  • Creation of thorough specifications, plans and activities to ensure successful customer implementations or migrations
  • Provide responsible, timely, detailed status of progress and expectations
  • Drive to change and constantly improve the service that is delivered to the customer with minimum disruption
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of typical project and system/customer support: planning, coordinating, hardware selection, software selection and use, customer education and support, vendor liaison, troubleshooting, problem resolution, product evaluation, and documentation
  • Ability to work natively in a mixed Windows/Linux environment and can fully comprehend and implement hybrid architectures
  • Strong network configuration knowledge (Firewalls, VPN, Routers/Switches, and Load Balancers)
  • Strong understanding of server High Availability (HA) across clusters and load balancers
  • Clearly understands how to manage high volume networks and large traffic websites
  •  Solid understanding of server and database backups, kernel level system tuning, and other System Administration tasks
  • Adhere to and/or set standards that allow the organization to continuously improve
  • Work with all types of people and ability to communicate with a broad spectrum of individuals

Required Skills

  • Minimum 3-7 years of System Administration, Implementation, Sales Engineer experience working with multiple clients
  • Excellent experience with Ansible, Chef, Puppet or other automation and/or configuration toolsets
  • Experience in the implementation, management and administration of Enterprise systems tools and processes 
  • Complete understanding of services and solutions in order to drive customer technology calls or meetings
  • Technically minded and understands a wide range of system platforms 
  • Clear comprehension of the overall IT infrastructure and application stack 
  • Ability to work in a multilingual/cultural environment 
  • Ability to produce and roll out processes and tools in order to improve effectiveness 
  • Analytical skills to assist in the resolution of complex issues that may be time sensitive
  • Ability to provide high-level support for technical clients
  • Experience in Bash, Perl, Ruby or Python scripting
  • Clear understanding of various network topologies
  • Experience with Apache, nginx, Tomcat, IIS, and varnish
  • Direct experience managing MySQL and/or SQL Server
  • Experience building and administering LAMP, RoR, Java, and/or ASP.NET web application environments
  • Experience working with multiple Linux distributions (Ubuntu, CentOS), BSD, and Solaris
  • Excellent understanding of network protocols
  • Experience with DNS and LDAP
  • Experience granting SSH and RDP access
  • Experience with Xen Server 6+/Virtualization
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, or Google (GCP)
  • Ability to estimate effort to complete tasks and meet pre-defined objectives
  • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and manage activities
  • Experience with multiple technologies and design techniques
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organization skills
  • AWS Associate Certification 

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with external vendors and consulting engagements
  • Experience working with interactive media agencies
  • AWS Pro Certification
  • Must be able to work independently and show excellent initiative
  • Solid understanding of project principles and how to manage the delivery of projects

Benefits

  • Full health, dental and vision coverage for our employees and their dependents
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with matching
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Generous PTO policy
  • A referral bonus program

If you feel that you can add value to our company and make a difference for our clients and meet most and/or all of the above criteria please submit your resume to join our team!

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