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Cloud Architect

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 3, 2023

Cloud Architect

Job no: 530634

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR, Other-Site

Categories: Information Technology, Computer and Information Science

Department: Information Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA11-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins (UPDATED)

November 30, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit the following:
  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.

    Department Summary

    Information Services Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Enterprise Solutions, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides engineering and support for research IT services and high-performance computing, networking, compute, storage, voice, data centers, audio-visual and classroom technologies, and UO staff supporting Link Oregon, our state-wide research and education network.

    Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

    The university is also proud of the newly-announced Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

    Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

    Position Summary

    This position is eligible for Remote or Hybrid (UPDATED).

    Reporting to the Director of Enterprise Systems, the Cloud Architect responsibilities include providing technical and architectural expertise in support of cloud computing and automation efforts, with focus on the design of major cloud platform environments and the systems and services that run in those environments. Additionally, the Cloud Architect position will provide technical leadership for the development of specific University of Oregon cloud-based capabilities and best practice operations, including the associated service strategies needed to support their implementation. Capabilities are expected to span a broad range of objectives including regulatory driven hosting of research applications and data, temporal hosting of academic-student curriculum, and hybrid infrastructure solutions oriented towards service resiliency and scalability.

    This position focuses on building multi-service cloud opportunities that require innovation, creativity, and the technical foundation to design and deliver well-managed solutions. The Cloud Architect possesses the authority to carry out management decisions and operates as a technical team leader where capability development requires working collaboration and contributions across multiple Information Services teams.

    This position informs and leads decisions with Information Services management, including financial modeling, which may have university-wide implications and impact. The Cloud Architect is responsible for understanding university-level strategies and working closely with stakeholders to understand needs, and opportunities for innovation. The Cloud Architect develops the technical vision, designs scalable and secure solutions, leads prototypes and pilots, and supports the transition to operations. This position will provide technical demos, educational and/or training sessions to IS teams, customers, and stakeholders.

    This position will participate in strategic planning including goals and objectives with specific focus on Enterprise Systems and Research Advanced Computing Services. Additionally, the position collaborates with service owners and SMEs across all IS teams to meet IS and university-level goals and objectives for student success, administrative process improvement, and research and teaching. The Cloud Architect will develop, implement, and assess performance of short and long-term goals and objectives ensuring alignment with university and IS strategic needs, initiatives, and plans. This position will serve as a member of the IS-wide Architecture community to ensure capability consistency across the organization.

    This position will serve on committees and task forces when participation will contribute to meeting the needs of UO departments and broader campus. The Cloud Architect will collaborate with major constituencies including researchers, faculty, staff, senior management, academic and non-academic administrators, managers, supervisors, and community members. The Cloud Architect will foster and maintain relationships nationally across higher ed to facilitate collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation.

    Essential Personnel:
    This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a relevant area (Computer Science, Information Systems), or equivalent years of education and experience in Information Technology.
  • Two years' design and implementation experience in Azure, AWS, or GCP cloud platforms.
  • Seven years' experience within multiple technology domain areas (e.g., DevOps engineering, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking).
  • Technical presentation experience (e.g., whiteboard, small and large group presentations).

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively with researchers, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm, and innovation.
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to audiences with a wide range of technical skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation with attention to detail.
  • Ability to create and maintain technical documentation.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and communicate effectively while meeting deadlines and completing projects.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Broad technology experience in five or more of the following: cloud foundation architecture, hybrid cloud architecture, application development, relational databases, NoSQL databases, analytics, networking, security, storage, DevOps, containers, serverless, management and monitoring, cloud migrations.
  • Eight years' experience within specific technology domain areas (e.g., DevOps engineering, cloud computing, systems engineering, infrastructure, security, networking).
  • Experience migrating on-prem workloads to cloud native environments.
  • Experience implementing security controls to meet compliance requirements (e.g., FERPA, NIST 800-171).
  • Experience with IT Service Management.
  • Experience at a research university or similarly complex environment.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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