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Cloud Architect

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.  

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past four consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we are one of a select few vendors positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

The successful candidate will be well-versed in a broad range of technical applications with a heavy emphasis on Cloud Computing (IaaS, PaaS), Virtualization, Security, and Linux and Windows Operating Systems.

Strong documentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, are needed in this role.  Also, required is the ability to prioritize and drive your own workload in order to get things done but also to work with different cross-functional teams and with customers. 

Expedient employs its own internal recruiting staff, interested candidates should apply directly and not through a third party firm or agency.

Sponsorship is not provided. 

Responsibilities               

  • Evaluate new technologies and create alpha/beta releases
  • Review new features of existing technologies to determine viability and suitability
  • Conduct research of emerging and existing technologies and serve as subject matter expert for evaluated technologies
  • Create innovative solutions to solve technology and business challenges/needs
  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions, and overall technology concepts
  • Write reference architecture papers to explain how Expedient products can be used to solve specific business challenges
  • Write whitepapers on technology trends, use, and issues
  • Present to and solicit feedback from sales, marketing, and operations teams

Requirements

  • Strong drive to learn new technologies
  • At least 5 years of experience working in a data center environment with technologies like: Windows and Linux servers, virtualization, storage, networking, IDS, IPS, encryption, and identity management
  • Experience with software defined networking and storage preferred
  • Understanding of security and compliance requirements (PCI DSS, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Prior experience working directly with clients
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals, including Expedient customers, with varying technical skills and knowledge
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams about adopting new technology, solutions improvements and updates to existing technology
  • Knowledge of programming or scripting in one or more of the following languages: Python, Go, PowerShell, C#, Java, PHP
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Visio
  • A love of technology and the ability to be on the cutting edge
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or qualifying experience preferred

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success. Expedient employees wear what they want to work and we stock our kitchens with free snacks and beverages for our employees. 

To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.

If this isn’t the job for you, maybe you have a friend who would be a fit. Please share the following link so they can view/apply for this or any of our other current job opportunities: expedient.com/careers.

Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

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