Lead Cloud Architect

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

**We are still hiring and interviewing for this position. We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, some positions may be required to be in office (we will share that at the interview) and for most roles, we are fully supporting remote work throughout the end of 2020.*** 


Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is driven by competitive, innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

In July 2020, KKR & Co. signed a strategic transaction to acquire Global Atlantic.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions. 


  1. Works to define cloud computing policy, cloud provider selection guidelines, cloud solution architectures, workload placement guidelines, and cloud governance processes.
  2. Participates in the development and evolution of multi-year roadmaps with appropriate milestones aligned to business and technology priorities.
  3. Helps to develop guidelines and guardrails to improve outcomes and manage risks in adopting cloud delivery model.
  4. Helps guide cloud adoption organization-wide, beginning with IaaS and PaaS, and participating in SaaS selection with other IT teams.
  5. Assesses IT applications and other enterprise workloads for fit to cloud computing target architecture.
  6. Develops and actively contributes to cloud architecture in alignment with the larger Enterprise Technology Strategy and Reference Architecture.
  7. Helps lead the cloud computing practice, including cloud knowledge base, code repository and templates.
  8. Participates in a cloud advisory function with appropriate representation of all facets of business and IT, Information Security Risk Management (ISRM), Finance, Compliance, etc.
  9. Partners extensively with ISRM to ensure cloud reference architectures and guidelines incorporate information security policy and best practices.
  10. Partners with cloud engineering, operations, and support functions to implement robust cloud delivery capability.
  11. Researches, evaluates, and pilots new cloud services and capabilities and remains abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies.
  12. Selects and procures governance, monitoring, and deployment tooling for cloud computing.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect
  • Minimum of 10 years in a hands-on technical role as a software architect and/or engineer
  • Experience with Git SCM
  • Experience Building DevOps pipelines leveraging best practices
  • Experience designing, developing, and deploying public cloud applications
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code tooling such as CloudFormation and Terraform
  • Experience working with and contributing to the design of multi-system architectures
  • Passion for continuous learning as well as coaching and mentoring others
  • Experience collaborating across organizational boundaries to achieve common goals
  • Self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skill

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience working in cross-functional and geographically distributed groups
  • Experience working with Agile delivery teams
  • Experienced in Financial Services industry and business processes



At Global Atlantic, enjoy a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, with a focus on pay equity and flexibility. We are proud to support work/life balance with flexible work arrangements that meet individual and business needs. A casual dress code, above-average paid time off, parental and military leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement are just a few of the extra perks that make Global Atlantic a great place to work. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.  

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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