Systems Design Specialist (Cloud Solution Architect)
Penn State is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative hands-on Cloud Solution Architect to lead in the planning, design, and development of enterprise cloud solutions that have a direct impact on the overall mission of the University. This position will partner with University stakeholders to confirm understanding of business drivers and strategy, and propose the appropriate technical options; work with a team of engineers to design and implement secure cloud solutions with emphasis on delivering Penn State's overall cloud computing strategy; assist in the design and development of native cloud architectures, technical and operational design documents, development of standards and guidelines, and management of best practices and architectural governance; and work with colleagues to assess, evaluate, and migrate current on-premises solutions to the cloud to leverage cloud-native best practices. The successful candidate will establish and foster strong relationships with a broad audience of colleagues, service providers, vendor partners, specialized peers and management; be willing to enthusiastically learn new skills and technologies; handle multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously with a close attention to detail and minimal oversight; solve unique and complex problems; guide and coach a group of highly skilled specialized and business professionals in the use of cloud-native technologies; assist in developing on campus engagement. Knowledge of multiple cloud platforms (e.g., Azure, AWS, Google) is desired. This job will be filled as a level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Penn State at University Park is a land-grant institution located within the beautiful Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and nearby communities within Centre County are home to roughly 100,000 people, including over 40,000 students, and offer a rich variety of cultural, recreational, educational, and athletic activities. State College is a wonderful community in which to raise a family and has an excellent public school system.
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