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University of Rochester Cloud Architect - 234065 in Rochester, New York

Cloud Architect Job ID 234065

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 University IT / CTS


8 AM-5 PM



Under general guidance, provides technical expertise in the design, implementation, maintenance and support of systems and applications that support university-wide business applications. Manages and administers on premise and cloud-based infrastructure services, including virtual infrastructure, operating systems, storage, maintenance and security patching, backup and disaster recovery preparedness, and performance monitoring. Job responsibilities include the oversight of the University’s cloud computing strategy. This includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring. Position also works with team members to integrate tools and services for all areas of cloud computing, such as data and networks.

Orchestration and automation are key deliverables of this role. Scripts, code, and development are required in order to allow for the quick and seamless delivery of solutions within both cloud and on-premise solutions. Design, setup and maintenance of a continuous infrastructure integration stack, including source control, build servers, automated testing, automated monitoring and solution deployment are required.


Consultative Leadership:

  • Identifies the current technical, information, and business architecture standards that should be incorporated in the development and operation of solutions.

  • Identifies the current standard components, tools, and templates to be employed in creating solutions.

    Advisory Leadership:

  • Shares best practices and is consultative during the design of information system solutions throughout their life cycles (planning, development, testing and stabilization).

    Industry knowledge:

  • Recognizes emerging opportunities that should be explored; either through research or discussion.

  • Participates in and leads the prototyping of new tools and techniques for the development and operation of solutions.

  • Maintains the published repository of technical architectures. Recognizes opportunities and supports other architects in the development of specific technical, information, and business standards.

    Project leadership:

  • Oversees and/or formally manages proof-of-concept projects and first production deployments, including training of designers and service administrators and creation of vision statements, user guides, and reference documentation.

  • Creates a collaborative environment that engages subject matter experts to integrate their insights towards the creation of workable standards.

  • Develops cost/benefit analyses that justify architecture standards.

  • Leads, through collaboration, the development of new and/or updates to current technical architectures.

  • Identifies the sets of standards and emerging technologies that apply to particular kinds of solutions.

  • Verifies compliance to standards and policies, both University and external. Resolves discrepancies between standards and proposed solutions.

    Technical leadership:

  • Maintains current knowledge of the University’s business goals and governance processes.

  • Applies knowledge in a collaborative manner to achieve effective and efficient development of standards and solutions.

  • Maintains current knowledge of the University’s architecture roadmaps, the technology status of peer institutions, and the technology market landscape.

  • Offers support of architecture principles University-wide.


  • Informs University Governance planning activities, such as budgeting and business process evolution, regarding existing and envisioned standards and emerging technologies.

    Community Engagement:

  • Leads outreach and communication about tools and development/design techniques that are available to University solution designers and developers.

    Project Coordination:

  • Coordinates and evaluates the work of assigned personnel.

  • Provides direction and guidance to staff and assures their compliance with performance and technical standards.

  • Assures implementation of solutions within allocated resources.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering required;

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 4-5 years of related experience required;

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a supervisory capacity preferred;

  • 5 - 7 years of related experience preferred.

  • Deep and broad technical skills for service design and delivery, including infrastructure and application components preferred.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and facilitate discussions, both orally and in writing preferred.

  • Ability to recognize strategic business opportunities preferred.

  • Experience in system development life cycle, business analysis, project management, systems integration, software and/or SaaS development; and/or the administration of service platforms, public/private cloud platforms, databases, and/or networks preferred.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment preferred.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team preferred.

  • Ability to design and implement a project schedule preferred.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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