Cloud Architect

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 21 Feb 19

Cloud Architect

JobDescription :
The Role: Cloud Architect

Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 12

The Location: New York

The Team: The Cloud Software Architect reports into the Technology organization and will be embedded into the Analytics and Innovation engineering streams to provide architectural leadership and best practices.

The Impact: The Cloud Software Architect will play a pivotal role in our strategic transformation from an application to a cloud native platform-centric software and data engineering organization. These efforts are occurring within the broader context of major strategic initiatives to extend our market leadership and build next-generation software platforms that are powered by our World Class datasets as we pivot to a platform company.

What's in it for you: The Cloud Software Architect will lead fundamental software architecture changes while building a platform with modern cloud based technology. This position is tasked with leading the creation of cloud native software design patterns and providing technical leadership in cloud software architecture, software defined infrastructure, auto scaling, high availably and disaster recovery.

Cloud Software Architecture Design and Development

  • Partner with scrum teams and develop AWS cloud native architectures for new development
  • Write the PoC and scaffolding code for AWS cloud architectures
  • Work with software engineers and coach them on how to turn the PoCs and scaffolding code into commercial applications
  • Work with teams to design and implement CI\CD pipelines with blue\green deployments
  • Own the technical aspect of our software development Playbook
  • Partner with CloupOps/TechOps to efficiently manage AWS environments
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the Platts Analytics application portfolio, as a basis for deploying future services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve complex, multi-system problems
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the "why," and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Constantly learn and stay current with modern software development trends, Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc…

  • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
  • Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
  • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations

Thought Leadership
  • Provide thought leadership to fellow team members across the business and technical project stakeholders solving complex business requirements
  • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including all platforms, tools, and systems Mentoring
  • Work with the engineering stream leads to definition and develop Platts cloud reference architecture and management systems

What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Must have a strong software development background
  • 10 + years of experience spanning software architecture and application development
  • Experience with AWS cloud native technologies
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and platform environments
  • 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
  • Strong understanding of microservice design patterns
  • Experience working within the commodities or financial industry preferred

  • User-Focused: We strive to ensure we understand user impact; we are empathetic and curious enough to solve the problem; we make every problem our problem
  • Collaborative: We are open-minded, with an "in-it-together" mentality
  • Innovative: We think creatively, we're curious, we're flexible, and we embrace change
  • Open: We are honest and communicate often; we share information freely and respectfully; and we learn from the world outside.

S&P Global Platts
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

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