Cloud Architect – Dublin, Ireland

Cloud and Customer Success Dublin, Ireland

Cloud Architect

Guidewire is seeking an experienced Cloud Architect to support the design, implementation, and on-going maintenance of our Cloud Solutions. Your job will be to help ensure that our services, applications, and websites are available, performant and highly automated. The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge and a demonstrated background managing Cloud Applications. 



  • Apply continuous attention to technical excellence and good design principles resulting in a scalable, reliable, performant, and maintainable platform
  • Work with stakeholders to drive scope, requirements, and the architecture of our AWS hosted service
  • Work closely with engineers, test engineers, product owners and management to understand requirements, define and implement best practices and standards
  • Define, implement and document operational processes and procedures, with periodic review for efficiency and improvement
  • Discuss and defend architecture decisions with team of other architects
  • Mentor other team members and help them self-service their deployments on new features
  • Participate as an escalation point in 24x7 on-call rotation


Required Skills

  • Hands-on experience with AWS (EC2, Lambda, S3, RDS, VPC, Route 53, CloudWatch, IAM, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of AWS security and monitoring; experience implementing best practices
  • Extensive experience using CI-CD tools(git, Docker, Jenkins, Kubernetes)
  • Experience with micro services or service-oriented architecture
  • Experience managing and maintaining Tomcat web applications
  • Extensive experience with scripting and debugging on both Linux and Windows environments
  • Knowledge of MySQL and non-SQL data stores
  • Highly proficient in Linux/Unix, Shell and Python
  • Excellent written, verbal, and collaboration skills



Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 - 7 years of related Industry experience required
  • 3 or more years of experience in Git, Jenkins
  • 2 or more years of experience with Docker, Kubernetes
  • 3 or more years of experience supporting industry standard core CI-CD infrastructure components: Nexus/Artifactory, ELK, Terraform, Ansible, Code Coverage tools, Security tools etc
  • 3 or more years of experience implementing systems within a complex secure network in AWS Cloud
  • 5 or more years of experience Automation/DevOps experience
  • 5 or more years of experience with Python, Perl, Shell, UNIX/LINUX experience
  • 5 or more years of experience with Monitoring and Alerting Tools: CloudWatch, Grafana, Zabbix, Pagerduty



Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent work experience

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it’s applicable to the position.