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Cloud Architect



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

We are looking for a passionate Pulumi Cloud Architect to bring Pulumi’s cloud programming model to the world. You will be a part of realizing a vision where every developer can program the cloud.

As an early member of our Professional Services team, you will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality, customized solutions to our customers, leveraging the power of Pulumi alongside various cloud providers. Your primary responsibility will be to collaborate closely with a strategic customer to understand their infrastructure needs, design tailored solutions, and implement them effectively using Pulumi's cutting-edge technology. This is a customer-facing engineering role, where your contributions to customer engagements will quickly establish and underpin reference architectures and cloud best practices. Our Professional Services team is focused on helping our customers rapidly execute and optimize their usage of Pulumi across all of their cloud projects and teams.

Expect to be challenged, learn, teach, and collaborate with a world class team of great people.

Pulumi is headquartered in Seattle, WA. This role is 100% remote within the U.S. We are committed to our remote workforce and building a cohesive team.

In This Job You Will:

  • Demonstrate curiosity, creativity, acumen and technical excellence as the lead Pulumi technical resource in complex cloud engineering projects with one of Pulumi’s largest and most strategic customers.
  • Engage with a strategic customer to understand their infrastructure requirements and business objectives.
  • Design, architect, and implement Pulumi-based solutions that meet customers’ specific needs and industry best practices.
  • Learn and be responsible for deliverables and reference architectures spanning programming languages, infrastructure providers, and open source and commercial cloud services.
  • Act as a trusted advisor and an extension of some of the most sophisticated cloud and platform engineering teams in the world.
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert in a specific domain related to DevSecOps, cloud providers, development best practices and/or solutions architecture.
  • Provide timely, responsive and collaborative engagement with your assigned accounts; coordinating with distributed teams to accomplish asynchronous objectives and tasks.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to Pulumi implementations, AWS, Azure, or GCP services, and Kubernetes.

To Be Successful In This Role, You Have:

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in software development for cloud infrastructure or highly relatable functions involving scoping, prioritizing and managing cloud architecture and engineering deliverables.
  • Strong proficiency in Python software development: clean and concise code, writing documentation, refactoring, test driven development.
  • Proven experience working with Pulumi to deploy and manage cloud infrastructure.
  • Deep familiarity with core web infrastructure, application modernization and software development best practices, Open Source technologies, public and private cloud platforms.
  • Strong proficiency in AWS or GCP services including compute, networking, storage, and security.
  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes, including cluster deployment, configuration, and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong team collaboration skills, problem solving skills, and critical thinking.


  • Base Salary Hiring Range: $155,000 - $195,000
  • This role will include a 20% commission/variable along with base salary.
  • All full time employee offers at Pulumi include base salary, bonus/variable/commission, equity and benefits (details below).

Pulumi Benefits:

  • Health (US Only) - We offer competitive medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance. It is free for our direct employees to be on our insurance.
  • Time Off - Unlimited personal time off (PTO) we ask that employees take at least 3 weeks off during the year in addition to the two annual company-wide wellness weeks and 13 US holidays.
  • 401K (US Only) - with employer match
  • Parental Leave - 20 weeks paid parental leave for the birthing parent or primary caregiver, and 16 for non-birthing parent or secondary caregiver.
  • Remote-First - We are a 100% remote-first company with employees in nearly 20 states, and growing internationally; we encourage asynchronous communication and autonomy. We also provide an annual work from anywhere fund to help cover the employee costs of working remotely.
  • Professional Development & Growth - We encourage a lifelong learning mindset and every employee is given an annual professional development budget.
  • Equity - As a small but growing startup, we all act like owners and you will earn equity in the company.
  • Additional Funds - We offer employees a monthly wellness fund to be spent on anything physical and/or mental wellbeing related. We also provide a quarterly happiness fund to be used toward anything that makes our employees happy!

About Pulumi:

Pulumi is reimagining how developers and DevOps teams create and manage cloud software, through a unique combination of developer tools and system innovation. The company leads with an open source platform that embraces real programming languages, tools, and techniques, and offers an innovative SaaS product that helps teams collaborate.

Pulumi was founded in 2017 by developer and cloud experts from many corners of our industry to deliver innovative approaches to cloud software development. Since emerging from stealth in mid-2018, we are accelerating our platform momentum and product adoption. The team is built on a culture of openness, diversity, respect, and thinking big.

At Pulumi, we don't just accept difference, we look for it, celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our customers. Pulumi is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.