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(Senior) Cloud Architect

Requisition Number:  13425
Contract Type:  Permanent

Munich (Unterföhring), DE Manassas, VA, US Betzdorf, LU The Hague, NL Emek Ha'ela, IL

Role Description Summary:


At SES we are passionate about Cloud and Space. We enable Cloud services for our customers through ubiquitous connectivity, provide Cloud-based Video services and are pursuing a rigorous Cloud-first strategy internally. To further strengthen our Cloud Center of Excellence team, we’re looking for talented and motivated people to hitch a ride on this incredible journey!


Are you...


  • Passionate about Cloud and cloud-native technology?
  • Motivated by goals, achieving milestones and comfortable working with little supervision?
  • Deeply familiar with at least one of the main Cloud platforms, preferably Microsoft Azure?


If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more. 


Extended Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:


  • Identify, design and document SES Cloud reference architectures for frequent use cases
  • Analyse technical and functional requirements for new workloads and projects coming to the Cloud
  • Design, architect and document Cloud environments based on previous requirements analysis
  • Identify cloud solutions meeting the needs of the projects
  • Enable other IT departments for successful cloud adoption by providing architectural and technical guidance
  • Embrace cloud-native thinking, solution design and service adoption
  • Stay up to date with cloud platform evolution and identify opportunities for SES


Who We Are Looking For (More About You):


In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following:


  • Education at a University level in Computer Science or related fields (lack of University education can be replaced by relevant experience)
  • Business focus – understand business needs and transform functional requirements into technical Cloud architecture solutions
  • Problem-solving skills – ability to think practical, solutions-oriented and work in a structured way
  • Capable of working with little supervision in a collaborative and team-focused environment
  • Ability to set priorities and to deliver within time frame




  • Ability to design and formalize cloud-native and hybrid technical architectures
  • Ability to explain technically complex scenarios to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent team player with the ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise, meet goals and deliver results
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated, positive attitude and “doer mentality”
  • High level of integrity and work ethic


Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or relevant field (a combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • 6-8 years of relevant working experience
  • Previous working experience with Cloud platforms and Cloud migration


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced experience with Cloud computing and technology systems, as well as experience designing and transferring applications to the cloud
  • Any other Cloud platform certifications (AWS, GCP) are considered a plus
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically or internationally


What’s in it for you:


  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story



The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


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