The Cloud Architect will advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective by having broad and deep responsibilities in the adoption of Cloud computing at Stanford. This role will demonstrate forward thinking leadership around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts. The Cloud Architect is responsible for leading the creation and implementation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of Stanfords initiatives in cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms. The Cloud Architect will be responsible cloud deployment governance, security auditing, best practices, and technology evolution.
Act as the conceptual source SME for cloud end-to-end architecture solutions involving innovative system design, including AWS and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management
Design, develop, install, configure, administer, and maintain highly scalable available elastic solutions that implement industry best practices using cloud service providers such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc.
Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations
Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, capacity planning and management, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
Troubleshoot highly complex problems for which the analysis and resolution require extensive knowledge of many diverse system components
Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
Design highly secure systems that meet or exceed Stanfords security requirements
Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the Stanford application portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to cloud
Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public, and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services
Enhances, evangelizes, and contributes to DevOps development principles, activities and complex development tasks (infrastructure as code, continuous integration and delivery, and designing for failure)
Ensure critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery
Develop long range technology plans.
Provide project management, coordination and programming for IT projects having significant impact.
Provide leadership and IT solutions for complex problems involving the cloud portfolio.
Identify applicable new technologies through research, collaboration with peers, and participation in standards organizations, industry groups, panels, etc.
May work on University-wide task forces and committees related to strategic planning efforts for information technologies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and ten years of increasingly technical work experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. At least eight years of relevant work experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Deep understanding of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, mult-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
Demonstrated knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes (Git, Jenkins, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, and Cloudformation)
Demonstrated knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS systems administration
Experience in designing HA, DR, Backup and retention architectures on cloud platforms
Experience deploying Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud public cloud infrastructures and a deep understanding of existing AWS technologies including experience covering cloud security, network, cloud integration, active directory, SSO, compute, storage, database, monitoring, cloud tools, and other AWS services
Experience with SaaS and PaaS platforms (ServiceNow, SalesForce, etc.)
Experience in the design, development, and deployment of large heterogeneous distributed systems and environments
Deep understanding of computer networking and networking support services, especially with virtual and cloud environments
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and lead cross-functional teams.
Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical users.
Demonstrated experience with Agile development methodologies is preferred.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone, writing by hand, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
We are not able to provide sponsorship or relocation for this position.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job: Information Technology Services
Location: Business Affairs: Administrative Systems (IT)
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