Senior AWS Solution Architect


  • Work with CTO to define the overall cloud strategy and roadmap for the whole enterprise
  • Manage all levels of AWS services and resources within the organization which consist of live, staging, and qa environments
  • Include implementation of monitoring, reporting, deploying, refining and automating configurations on all AWS resources, and working with external and internal users on AWS issue troubleshooting
  • Participate on the regular review, planning, audit of AWS hosted infrastructure for security, performance, and resource optimization
  • Perform these responsibilities as an individual and as part of the team
  • Diagnose and address issues in a timely and effective manner
  • Act as technical expert to support application developing team in terms of AWS scaling and bring the designs from concept to production
  • Continually think and challenge existing processes to improve efficiency, create and update our AWS standards and ensure that the AWS resources are deployed to these standards
  • Assist in server and network administration in corporate datacentre and Amazon cloud
  • Work closely with regional & global IT support teams to resolve or follow up any IT support requests
  • In a secondary role, the AWS solution architect will be expected to provide support extending beyond AWS in corporate datacentre and Amazon cloud

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor degree relatively in computer science and technology
  • Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience in an enterprise environment supporting IT infrastructure
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience working with Amazon Web Services and/or Cloud based systems
  • Thorough understanding of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and public & private &hybrid Cloud
  • Expert experience of architecting services of AWS on a theoretical and practical level (EC2, EBS, VPC, Security Group, ELB, ASG, AZ, CloudWatch, ECS, Labmda, APIGW, etc)
  • Extensive experience with migrating IT infrastructure from corporate datacentre to AWS
  • Extensive experience on automated AWS resources monitoring and configuring using scripts such as JSON
  • Strong background in maintaining and supporting virtual environments and virtual datacenter
  • Minimum 3+ years hands-on experience implementing, supporting and designing highly available, cross-regional and large scale AWS infrastructure and topology is necessary
  • In-depth knowledge of scripting language (Python, bash, powershell), major operating system, networking virtualization, storage, disaster recovery, monitoring/alert systems is highly desirable
  • To operate AWS platform through AWS SDK, AWS CLI is mandatory
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills including ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Comprehensive verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a diversified workload
  • AWS Solution Architect Associate Level is required, Professional Level is a plus

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EF Education First is the world leader in international education. At EF, everything employees do is centered around the company’s mission: opening the world through education. Since it was founded 50 years ago, EF’s language learning, educational travel, and cultural exchange programs have helped people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world.

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