Experienced Cloud Architect / SaaS software Architect

Overview: Viptela is looking for an experienced Cloud Architect / SaaS software Architect who will be responsible for the overall architecture, design and deployment of cloud applications. The ideal candidate is a architect who has turned requirements into scalable, distributed multi-tenant Cloud products and has experience deploying and managing the software as a SaaS solution.

Location: San Jose, CA


– Collaborate with CTO, Chief architect and other members of the architecture team to come up with a overall vision
– Ability to architect / design cloud products and components taking into account functional, non-functional and operational requirements
– Research, analyze, and recommend open-source / closed source solutions, which meet the business and technology needs
– Define acceptable third party libraries and frameworks to use
– Partner closely with Product Management team to align product architecture to business needs
– Work with the broader engineering team to deliver the solution in a timely manner
– Mentor and occasionally manage highly skilled engineering teams
– Partner closely with customer support teams to operationalize the SaaS product
– Ability to investigate newer technologies like big data and integrate into the solution
– Provide mobile interfaces for the solution

Required Qualifications:

– Extensive knowledge of SaaS architectures, web-based systems architecture, enterprise application architecture
– Understanding of cloud computing architecture, technical design and implementations including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models
– Must have 5+ years of experience architecting / designing scalable, multi-tenant cloud applications delivered in a SaaS model
– 5+ years of experience with cloud computing application implementations on AWS, Google Compute Engine and/or Microsoft Azure
– Must be hands-on with the ability to develop the key features of the solution
– 10+ years of experience building scalable and highly available enterprise applications
– 10+ years of Software Development experience
– BS / MS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
– Strong written and verbal communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desirable Qualifications:

– Understanding of Networking domain is a big plus
– Experience working in a Agile, Dev-Ops environment
– Understanding of Cryptography is a plus

About the company: Viptela is fundamentally transforming how Fortune 500 companies build and secure their end-to-end network infrastructure. Viptela provides a SD-WAN solution for customers to build Hybrid-WANs that dramatically simplify their WAN architecture and significantly reduce network and transport costs. Viptela is headquartered in San Jose, CA.