SS&C is looking for a Cloud Architect in None – Apply Here!

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The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That’s where you’ll find SS&C, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Platform Engineering Architect:

What you will be doing:

A platform engineering Architect will meet with business units at various stages of the cloud native journey and will identify key value opportunities within those groups to accelerate adoption. This position will not be working towards perfection, it will be working towards help implementing a golden path for the business unit to enable them. Following engagements with groups lessons learned, tooling, and workflows designed / implemented will be generalized and added to our catalog of self-service resources for developer teams. Solutions built as part of engagements should be able to operate with minimal support from platform engineering resources outside of feature requests and bug fixes. The position is responsible for engaging with backend platform developers and support teams to ensure services are consumed in expected and supportable manners as part of the design and implementation of workflows.

Technologies: (Subject matter expert level experience in some required but not all technologies listed)

Hashicorp Technologies:

Vault, Consul, Terraform, and Nomad

Containerization and Orchestration:

Docker and K8S


Github Actions, Jenkins, Azure DevOps

Source Control Management:

Github Enterprise, GitLAB

Programming Languages:

GO, Python, C#, Java

System Design and Architecture:

Scale Out vs Scale Up

Monolithic vs Micro Service

Data consistency strategies

Application service localization strategies

Distributed vs Centralized service design

Global and local load balancing methods


clouds vs platforms

Configuration management at scale (1000 servers or more):

Ansible, Saltstack, Puppet, Chef

Storage Technologies and consumption patterns:

Block vs File vs Object

iSCSI, NFS, SMB, S3 compatible object interfaces

Scale out versus Scale up designs and trade offs

Commercial vs open source storage solutions

Ceph, Minio, Gluster, CSI drivers

Identity and Access management:

Keycloak, Vault, Active Directory, ADFS, SAML, OIDC, LDAP

Public Key Infrastructure:

Vault PKI, Luna HSM, Cryptographic libraries and services

This maybe the right position for you if:

You pride yourself on solving complex technical and business challenges.

You prioritize workflows and solutions to business needs over technology specific strategies.

You are confident working by yourself and know when to ask for assistance or a second opinion.

You can actively listen to developer needs while practicing patience as you work through challenges with them as a partner.

You understand the 80/20 rule and how it applies to enabling business with technology.

You want to be part of a team of loosely coupled technology generalists with subject matter expertise in various areas helping solve cloud native adoption at a global scale.


Establishes architecture strategy and engages with business leaders to align architecture strategy with the organization’s priorities. Researches and identifies required architecture components and/or frameworks that may span multiple products or areas of technology. Develops white papers on the most complex, functional architectural principles that have the highest impact and risk exposure to the organization. Provides technical expertise on multiple areas of underlying technologies, platforms, and subject matter relating to product or infrastructure architecture. Gathers and analyzes technical and industry-related trends and evaluates technological advances and various third-party products and tools. Ensures current technical assets are leveraged and sets the architectural direction of future product offerings. Creates models and conducts feasibility, cost/benefit, and risk analyses to make recommendations that support long-term product maintainability, reliability, and scalability, while attempting to achieve and promote business objectives. Leads cross functional project teams. Viewed as a technical leader and is sought out as the primary escalation point for the most complex architectural-related issues or decisions. Recognized within the organization as a functional expert with specialized depth and/or breadth of knowledge. Works independently, with guidance only in the most complex situations. Solves complex problems; identifies new solutions using a broad perspective and understanding. Leads large scale projects with substantial resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity. May lead a project team with influence over contribution of others. Translates functional vision into plans and guides their execution.


Kansas City Missouri

SS&C is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. SS&C is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at for assistance.

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