Cloud Architect

Posted on 04 August 22 by Kennedy Barker

  • United States
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Job Description

Affirma, five years in a row ranked "Best Companies to Work for" and "Fastest Growing Companies" in Washington is seeking a Cloud Data Architect to join our growing Data & Analytics team. This individual will support Affirma’s mission to provide exception value to our clients by planning, executing, and deploying data solutions.


  • 6+ years’ experience in cloud data engineering, ETL development, and data warehousing in a professional capacity
  • Work with AWS services like S3, EC2, VPC, Glue, Lambda etc and any of the databases like AWS Aurora, Dynamo Db, RDS database engines, and Redshift
  • Experience with ELT in Python and SQL
  • Hands-on experience designing and implementing data warehouses of any scale and understanding of data warehousing best practices
  • Strong knowledge of relational & columnar databases including retrieving, manipulating, creating, updating, and deleting data and database objects
  • Supports in designing the migration solution while focusing development of reusable components
  • Ensures adherence to Client standards policies and quality compliance enterprise metadata definition
  • Design the data migration routines Design and develop Security control measures
  • Advanced knowledge of SQL in developing complex queries, procedures, functions, and database administration operations, and query optimization and tuning
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with some level of ambiguity to implement customer and project requirements with minimal supervision
  • Driven by analytics and naturally curious to ask “why” and “what if”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with stakeholders, team members, and in documentation
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or experience



  • Design, propose, and develop database and data warehousing solutions
  • Collaborate with team members to refine and debug scripts and reports
  • Write and maintain documentation to describe database development, logic, scripting, testing, changes, and corrections
  • Support the release of solutions into production environments
  • Balance shifting priorities, demands, and timelines while effectively communicating expectations to team members and stakeholders in a clear and timely fashion
  • Provide technical to assistance to data consumers regarding errors, problems, or questions with databases and reports
  • Provide thought leadership, best practices, and standards required to deliver effective, lasting, and easy-to-maintain solutions to clients
  • Continuously grow depth and breadth of knowledge of leading data and analytics tools and principles

Preferred experience includes:

  • Background in computer science or related technical field
  • Experience in Data Visualization, Tableau, Quick sights

Accountabilities and Measures:

  • Keeping our clients happy
  • Working and collaborating well with internal and external team members
  • Staying within project budget targets
  • Adhering to billable and un-billable policies


Why Affirma?


  • One of Washington's Fastest Growing Private Companies & Top 100 Best Companies to Work For (According to Seattle Business Magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal)
  • Casual environment, surrounded by incredibly intelligent and motivated co-workers, and a performance-driven culture
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Great location, great people, exciting projects, and tons of fun.


Affirma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not make employment decisions or otherwise discriminates based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, military status, sexual orientation, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other category protected by law.

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