Utrecht, Amsterdam, Amersfoort or Eindhoven

Cloud Architect

Cloud Architect

Above the clouds.

Go where no one has gone before. You may or may not be a Trekkie, but you sure know your cloud and how to point the way in unknown territory. If this sounds like you, then you might be the cloud architect we’re looking for.

What will you be doing?

As cloud architect, you work together with solution architects, cloud engineers and subject matter experts on innovative cloud solutions for our larger global clients. As Valtech is a digital agency, these cloud solutions will be in the realm of the digital – ecommerce, internet of things, global platforms hosting many websites etc. You’re involved in projects of high complexity.

You advise clients on architecture and guide them through the decision-making process, and help us win new challenging engagements. You guide and coach teams to implement solutions, solve design problems, learn how to troubleshoot and keep things in good shape. You help to grow the cloud and software engineers around Valtech, in terms of knowledge and best practices. You participate and share actively in craft circles – Valtechs very own tech communities. You set the standard and take the lead in innovation.

What do we expect from you?

As cloud architect, you are a thought leader in your area of expertise. You have in-depth knowledge and extensive experience with large scale cloud native architectures, applied to public facing online services – high traffic, business critical. You have excellent consulting skills and are used to work in a commercial setting. You have good people skills and can communicate comprehensively, with both technical and non-technical people, and have a matured DevOps mindset.

In addition, you should be eager to continually develop and offer the following:

  • A bachelor/university degree (or Dutch HBO or WO level equivalent) in computer science or equivalent
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in:
    • AWS, Azure and/or GCP
    • Microservices and cloud native architectures
    • Public facing digital appliances, high traffic, high availability
  • Relevant certification (AWS, GCP, Azure, Kubernetes etc)
  • A proven track record as architect and consultant
  • At least 8+ years of relevant work experience with external clients
  • Excellent command of English

Note to non-EU nationals: we require a valid work permit and residency in the Netherlands.

What do we offer in return?

Good employment terms and conditions, a competitive salary and room to develop yourself. How quickly your career progresses and how fast your salary grows depends entirely on you – with some help from your mentor, of course. Our internal Academy will also help you continue to develop yourself. In addition, you can also follow a work-related educational program with an external provider (in consultation with your mentor). And because work, learning and private life are increasingly entwined, you can arrange your working time flexibly to match your creative peaks.

Furthermore, you'll get this:

- 25 vacation days. Want more? You can buy up to 10 days extra

- Pension scheme

- Travel allowance (every colleague gets a NS Businesscard)

- Group health insurance

- Laptop and mobile phone