Cloud Architect

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

We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, and some positions may be required to be in office. (we will share that at the interview) For most roles, we are fully supporting remote work through July 2021.


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 February 2021, KKR & Co. acquired a majority stake in Global Atlantic in a strategic transaction.  Additional information can be found in our press release.  


The selected candidate will report directly to the head of Enterprise Architecture and will be responsible for working as a centralized function focusing on strategy, standards, architecture, integration, and cloud adoption enterprise-wide that support all IT and business areas.

Primary Responsibilities:

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years experienced in technology including 5 years in building and supporting cloud solutions.
  • Skilled in Agile delivery methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledgeable and experience in Amazon AWS, with Microsoft Azure experience is a plus.
  • Understanding and experience in software development and software-defined infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated experience in solution architecture, DevSecOps practices, and cloud integration.
  • Experience in multiple development languages (Java, C#.Net, Python) and scripting technologies.
  • Solid grasp of InfoSec constructs and management of PII/PHI/secret data.
  • Ability to understand complex systems and data flows.
  • Experienced in Financial Services industry and business processes is a plus.
  • General vendor management skills, e.g., negotiation, RFQ/RFP, etc.
  • Experience leading and developing successful technology teams.
  • Demonstrated analysis and communication skills, able to resolve technology and business problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adjust priorities appropriately in an evolving work environment with shifting time frames.
  • Self-starter with high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow through.




Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. 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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