Sr Cloud Database Architect

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200093319
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, phenomenal ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. We are seeking a hardworking Cloud Database Architect to help define and resolve industry standard practices in deploying or migrating data services in Cloud environments. While this person will collaborate with Application architects, the position also requires in depth understanding of other Cloud Infrastructure components like Network, Security, System/Storage and Cost Optimization techniques. Dynamic, intelligent people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. So, it is meaningful for the person to be ready to take challenges and deliver the best.

Key Qualifications

  • You have 5-7 years of hands-on practice in handling databases of solutions in the Cloud
  • You possess 1-3 years of full cycle deployment experience in migration of database solutions in Cloud environment
  • Your working experience includes various cloud services and cost optimizations
  • You have excellent understanding of Relational, NoSQL and BigData technologies
  • Your experience in different Clustering and Sharding Database architectures across different database technologies is above the average
  • You hold experience in handling High performance, Web Scale and Global solutions using Cloud based data stores
  • Your security and Compliance skills should not be an afterthought when designing and architecting a solution. Should be very well versed with Data, Data Store and Cloud level security controls
  • You have experience with running Development to Production deployment pipelines
  • You maintain experience with Benchmarking datastore solutions within and across On-Prem and Cloud.
  • Prove ability to work with conflicting partner interests effectively
  • Highly effective technical communications skills (verbal and written)
  • You have AWS or GCP or Azure experience
  • You've attained 5+ years of increasing responsibilities within a multi-location organization
  • Good interpersonal and prioritization skills and you have a real passion for learning


This position is looking for a passionate and self-motivated individual who is skilled and versed in architecting strategic solutions that define the shape of Data Infrastructure across a large global company like Apple. Specifically, while you have in-depth knowledge of database technologies, you should have a strong record of deploying those in public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures.

Education & Experience

MS in Computer Science/Engineering or Equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with High Transactional throughput data store is desirable
  • Experience with Analytics Platform in a cloud environment is a plus
  • Follow the philosophy of simple solutions for complex problems
  • Ability to rationalize solutions and even problems from both business and technology perspectives