Lead Cloud Solutions Architect – Canada Job in Canada


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Job title: Lead Cloud Solutions Architect – Canada

Company: Very

Expected salary: $135937 – 173437 per year

Location: Canada

Lead Cloud Solutions Architect – Canada Job Details:

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Please read the IMPORTANT section at the end of this posting.

About Very

Very is a fully distributed IoT technology firm led by expert problem-solvers to create efficient, scalable solutions that move commercial, industrial, and consumer IoT projects from pilot to production in record time.

We’ve built a collaborative, tight-knit team that thrives, whether we’re hanging out in person at our annual retreat or coordinating work across time zones. The results show that we’re doing something right – as we’ve won numerous workplace awards over the years. Most recently in 2021 we were certified as a Great Place to Work, and in 2022 we were listed again in ‘s list of Best Companies for Women to Advance.

We believe that everything we build – and the people we build it with – has the potential to change the world. Our client list includes numerous well-known brands determined to leverage the power of IoT to drive material outcomes – such as Vizio, Peloton, Clear, iHeart Radio and Fellowes. Our goal, for each and every client we partner with, is to create high-value solutions through a collaborative and user-centered process.

About This Role

A Lead Engineer at Very is an individual who operates with a high degree of knowledge and accountability for the delivery of services to our customers. They provide excellent technical leadership and delivery skills, as it pertains to complex, multi-faceted projects at Very. They have a strong executive presence, which gives major client stakeholders the confidence that we will deliver, and gives our team the confidence and accountability to do so.

As a Lead Engineer in the Software Practice you’ll be part of a team of full-stack and mobile engineers who are dedicated to creating cutting-edge solutions for a wide range of clients and domains. We embrace an agile development process, where the focus is on swiftly creating functional vertical slices of the product and then rapidly learning and iterating. We are looking for cloud architects willing to innovate on existing IoT cloud solutions and find ways to deliver software solutions, faster.

What You’ll Be Working On

As a Lead Cloud Solutions Architect, you will lead the software practice in ensuring our cloud infrastructure and architecture is scalable, secure and cost optimized. You will lead this effort across multiple engagements that are responsible for end-to-end development of IoT products. You will take ultimate ownership and accountability for the cloud solutions that Very delivers across projects.

This will be accomplished by hands-on implementation, auditing and reviewing and partnering with the delivery team to help educate and provide guidance around our cloud solutions. To ensure that you have the resources necessary to succeed in your role, you’ll work closely with Very’s Directors and Executives through regular meetings and processes.

Across our disciplines, these are the types of technologies you can expect to encounter:

– Custom and off-the-shelf gateways and nodes leveraging multiple wireless communications protocols such as Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular, subGig

– AC and DC power, including battery powered devices designed for low-power draw.

– Bare Metal C, C-based RTOS and embedded Linux firmware.

– Cloud-based open-source software (Python/TypeScript/Elixir) across AWS, Azure, and GCP.

– Mobile applications built with either native or cross-platform technologies.

– Signal processing, anomaly detection, and other data science / machine learning techniques implemented across embedded, cloud, and mobile platforms.

Outcomes

– All Very client teams have the ability to reliably and repeatedly deploy cloud solutions on new and existing projects across AWS, Azure and GCP.

– Optimize and maintain existing cloud infrastructure both within Very and for our clients.

– Advancement of Very’s standard of delivery through collaboration with Directors and Executives, based on learnings from your client engagements.

Responsibilities

– Design and Architect Cloud Infrastructure: Work closely with our project teams to develop plans for cloud-based solutions, including architecture design, technology selection, and application design.

– Cloud Platform Management: Monitor and manage cloud infrastructures to ensure optimal performance, reliability, cost and security. Create processes to handle any updates or upgrades to the system as required.

– Security: Implement and maintain security controls to protect the cloud environment. Ensure all cloud solutions comply with applicable industry security standards.

– Troubleshooting and Support: Provide technical support and troubleshooting to resolve issues related to cloud systems across our engagements.

– Performance Analysis: Regularly review the performance of cloud infrastructure to identify potential areas for improvement. Understand how cloud tooling is used across our engagements.

– Collaboration and Training: Work closely with our delivery team to educate and train on the use of cloud resources.

– Documentation: Document and maintain best practices for deployment and management of cloud resources.

– Stay Current with Industry Trends: Continuously learn about the latest developments in cloud computing technologies, service models, and delivery models to stay at the forefront of the industry.

– Advisory Role: Advise management about the potential benefits and risks of proposed cloud solutions and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

Experience

– BS or higher in Computer Science or closely related field

– 10+ years of experience

– Participated in the launch of products to mass production, and acted as a leader in one or more instances

Skills

In addition to experience, these are the critical skills we look for in all technical roles, and how they should be demonstrated at the Lead level:

– Communicates Effectively: Demonstrates expert level communication skills. Communicates to inform, engage and inspire. Negotiates for positive outcomes with clients on complex projects.

– Influences broad audiences and creates compelling narratives around their ideas and why they are important.

– Demonstrates an expert level of knowledge and experience and as a result instills confidence in technical ability by team and clients.

– Takes calculated risks and shows a commitment to innovation that improves the business and tech community.

– Accurately estimates full scale engagements for Statements of Work, as part of the sales process.

– Leads people through our toughest program scenarios toward successful outcomes. Provides quick redirection when needed.

**Unfortunately, applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be considered.**

Preferred Qualifications

– Experience with large time series databases and workflows (AWS IoT Core / Azure IoT Hub)

– At scale device / fleet management through OTA updates

– At scale experience with multiple cloud providers

Compensation

Base Compensation

Between CAD $135,937 and $173,437 per year, commensurate with experience.

Variable Compensation

Up to 15% in the first year

We also offer world-class perks:

– Extended Health Care Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)

– Paid Parental Leave

– Life Insurance / AD+D

– Registered Retirement Service Plan RRSP = 25% / Match- $1 CAD for every $4 CAD contributed.

– $150/mo towards cell phone/internet

– $600/yr towards home office buildout & upgrades

– $2,500/yr Professional Development Stipend, upon one year of employment

– PTO / Sick Time

– Loaned MacBook Pro

– Annual all-company trip to a fun destination \n

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Why Work for Very

You are more than your job title. At Very, we prioritize talent development and professional growth with a human-first approach that caters to the unique goals each individual brings to the team.

Our core value, Invest in Our People, looks like collaborating with a cohort of talented people on a mission to get better every single day. It feels like working for a company that invests in you. And it means finding alignment with your career goals to get you where you want to be.

How do we bring our priorities to life? Of course we offer the typical world-class perks you would expect. Additionally, as a remote-first company (since 2011), we provide stipends for home office, telephone, and internet. Professional development funds and generous parental leave are also some of the benefits you can expect.

But a healthy company culture isn’t just about perks. It’s about creating an environment where our employees can thrive. Our work is fueled by smart, creative people whose lives are enriched by our experiences together. We learn together, we grow together, and we play together. Despite working across more than half a dozen countries, our teams connect regularly for work and for fun – on Slack, Zoom, and during an annual retreat. We’ve been remote-first from the beginning, so we know well what it takes to maintain a strong culture. #LI-Remote

IMPORTANT:

1. This job is to work for a US company. An advanced level of English is a must. Please refrain from applying if this is not your case.

2. We currently don’t offer work visa sponsorship. Do not apply if you require it to stay in Canada.

3. This job is remote but if you’re located in the province of Quebec, we cannot accept your application at this time. This is due to Quebec’s labor laws.

4. The region/country on the post’s title is not related to the location of the clients we serve. It’s a reference to the residence location of the applicant. All of Very’s clients are North America-based.

5. Delivery team members may be required to travel up to 10% of the time. As a client services organization, this is expected.

Interviewing for a new company is a serious time commitment for all parties involved. Please take the time to read this and thoughtfully consider if we would be a good fit for one another. No contractors or agencies. Seriously. #LI-Remote
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