AWS Cloud Architect at Solution Design Group | Powderkeg

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Java

SDG is a high-performance software community. We are a team of collaborative and creative consultants who build and deliver custom software for some of the most recognizable local and national brands. In this role, you will be asked to leverage your current skills while also learning new ones. Working in over [500 different technologies]( content/uploads/2020/10/open_dna_2020.pdf) and continually learning together, you can expect a one-of-a-kind and award-winning work experience. Our team at SDG has exceptional integrity and the desire to create the best possible customer solutions. We are proud to partner with our customers to consistently provide a successful working relationship as a high-performance team.

We are continuing to grow and are adding an AWS Cloud Architect to our team! This person will work closely with our customers to build best-in-class enterprise web applications using modern day AWS/Cloud technologies. You will be a part of a thriving technical community, giving you the opportunity to constantly grow your development amongst top technical talent. SDG is looking for a hard worker with a team-oriented mindset, leadership experience, and has at least 5 years of experience working with AWS/Cloud technologies. A successful AWS Cloud Architect at SDG is a lifelong learner who is motivated to continually improve their craft and thrives amongst their fellow employee- owners.

SDG’s AWS Cloud Architects have experience with a handful of the following

technologies. If you have them too, we want to hear from you:

  • AWS Compute (EC2, ECS/EKS, Lambda, etc.)
  • AWS Storage (RDS, S3, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, Redshift, etc.)
  • AWS Networking & Security (VPC, AWS WAF, GuardDuty, SecretsManager, etc.)
  • Hybrid cloud architecture
  • Microservices architecture
  • Serverless architecture
  • Infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation, Ansible, etc.)
  • Unix/Linux
  • Java technologies & frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, etc.)
  • PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle
  • Modern JavaScript frameworks (ReactJS, Vue.js or Angular)
  • Agile Delivery
  • AWS DevOps
  • Proficiency following coding best practices


  • 5+ years’ experience with AWS cloud solutions, architecture, related technologies, and their interdependencies
  • Excellent working knowledge of AWS Services, Compute, Relational and NoSQL Databases, Caching, Object and Block Storage, Scaling, Load Balancing, CDNs, Networking etc.
  • Excellent working knowledge of modern system integration and analytic services: API Gateway, EventBridge, Kinesis, Step Functions, SNS, SQS, and OpenSearch
  • Experience managing full AWS lifecycle, provisioning, automation and security
  • Experience implementing observable applications utilizing modern monitoring & alerting technologies
  • Experience analyzing and optimizing performance in large distributed systems
  • Experience assessing client’s workloads and technology landscape for Cloud suitability, develop business case and cloud adoption roadmap.
  • Experience in designing cloud networks, multitenant, including on-premises and external services connectivity.
  • Experience defining new architectures and ability to drive project from an architecture standpoint
  • Experience designing and provisioning resilient production systems that scale to meet demand
  • Experience with cloud migrations
  • Experience with evaluations and estimations
  • Experience with business development activities
  • Experience with presentations to customer leadership
  • Comfortable and able to contribute in a development capacity
  • Prior consulting or professional services experience is a plus
  • AWS Certifications is a plus
  • Education degree or certification in Computer Science, or the equivalent related work experience

What's in it for you?

  • Full-time salaried consultant position
  • A true stake in success. SDG is an ESOP - 100% employee owned
  • Star Tribune Top Workplace winner the last 5 consecutive years
  • National Top Workplace in 2022
  • Engaged teammates who care about quality solutions
  • Challenging and rewarding work with great customers
  • Various opportunities to give back to the community
  • Be amongst some of the best technologists in the industry
  • Dedicated to our core values of superior customer service, exceptional employee experience, and responsible corporate citizenship
  • Opportunities to connect with other SDGer’s via internal communities, committees, and events – virtually and in person

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.



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