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University of Utah Health Senior Cloud Architect in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position has primary responsibility to help create and maintain a cloud services technology framework and architecture that can be leveraged for use in University of Utah and University of Utah Health initiatives. It is responsible for coordinating and directing information technology design project activities as well as providing technology direction in support of project and support teams. This includes 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. It works with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective information technology solutions. It will participate heavily in the University’s Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to provide governance, brokerage services, and community engagement to improve cloud adoption success throughout the organization. Analyzes business needs and corresponding technology requirements to ensure that IT solutions will offer business value and security and will be effectively integrated with current architectures. Offers consultative support regarding new technologies and system requirements. This position reports within the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) organization.

(Remote work is an option)

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our five hospitals and eleven clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Acts as a Cloud Subject Matter Expert (SME) for end-to-end cloud architecture, including: hybrid cloud, current/future cloud platforms, security, networking, provisioning, automation, management, and application and database workload placement.

  • Participates heavily in University’s Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to help fulfillthe governance, brokerage, and community engagement functional pillars.

  • Develops and maintains solution architectures for public,private, and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and other cloud services.

  • Develops and maintains decision tree frameworks to provide guidance on application workloads and mapping to appropriate architectures (On-premises IaaS, Hybrid, and public cloud – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS).

  • Ensures cloud decision tree framework aligns with the university cloud strategy and guiding principles.

  • Helps define optimal hybrid cloud design patterns and solutions for security, automation, scalability, high availability, and disaster recovery.

  • Explores and remains knowledgeable of current industry cloud platforms, services, options, trends, and best practices.

  • Actively collaborates across multiple teams, and acts as coach and mentor to team members and technical staff on their assigned project tasks.

  • Plans and directs information technology solution activities for projects within the IT organization.

  • Ensures all information technology projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with organization's established policies and objectives.

  • Reviews and approves information technology solution proof-of-concept projects.

  • Advises in solution development tasks to include design, implementation, and formal testing.

  • Manages IT architectural projects including coordinating the activities of several separate operational teams which report to individual IT Managers.

  • Ensures cloud solutions are achieved with a balanced approach between useability, security, and operational efficiency.

  • Develops and completes actions in IT solution requirements management, technical and logistical specifications, and other disciplines.

  • Creates and maintains information technology standards and conceptual technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution.

  • Participates in the writing and scoring of information technology Request For Proposals

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of and experience with enterprise scale technologies.

  • Expertise with IT and Business Architecture concepts and best practices.

  • Practical knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation principles and features (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, containerization, orchestration, automation, elastic scalability, networking, etc.).

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical architectures and solutions.

  • Practical knowledge of information technology services delivery techniques.

  • Practical knowledge of a broad range of information technology domains including: server virtualization, storage systems, application delivery systems, networking, security, software development, process automation, authentication and authorization systems.

  • Demonstrated success with IT transformation.

  • Ability to think and act both strategically and tactically.

  • Ability to organize issues and prioritize in a fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.

  • Must be a self-starter, be self-motivated, and able to effectively multi-task.

  • Strong oral and written communicator who can build cooperative relationships with people.

  • Results-oriented and skilled in decision making and problem solving and comfortable working in unstructured team environments.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor degree in Information Systems or related field or equivalent.

  • Three years of experience in IT solution design that spans multiple IT domains (e.g. data centers, servers, storage, networks).

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Professional experience architecting/deploying/operating IT services in a major cloud infrastructure provider (e.g., Azure, GCP, AWS).

  • One or more relevant industry cloud certifications (e.g. Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, etc.).

  • Certification in and experience in applying an architectural framework (TOGAF) and service management framework (ITIL).

  • Professional IT experience beyond the three (3) year requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position in an office setting that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 52781

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Location Name Information Technology Services

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Information Technology