Job Description

Job Title: Architect, ISD
Job ID: 58411760
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: ISD Enterprise Architect
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213




UPMC Enterprise Architecture is hiring an ISD Architect to focus on Cloud technologies - will design and implement cloud-based solutions inside our hybrid cloud environment. The candidate will be responsible for standardizing, strengthening and maintaining our cloud strategy across the enterprise. The candidate will be expected to thrive in an agile, high-paced environment and should have experience with SDLC, documentation, knowledge transfer, and dev-ops workflows. The candidate will also be asked to work both independently and alongside the Enterprise Architecture team in strategizing and developing roadmaps. The candidate will also mentor the Enterprise Cloud Services team based on previous public-cloud experience and overall cloud computing knowledge. UPMC is looking to hire a collaborator and forward-thinker who is willing to learn on the fly, quickly provide value, and help move our cloud journey forward. The candidate will work in the Seagate Tech building in Pittsburgh’s strip district with the Chief Architect and Enterprise Cloud Services team.



  • Strategy & Innovation - Provides strategic direction, guidance and integration of products and services related to a technology domain. Understands Departmental and Organizational goals and alignments as related to the technology domain.
  • Complexity of Work - Design and implementation of integrated technical solutions utilizing the capabilities of related technology domains. Contributes to the development of technical strategies for the sub-function. Maintains an awareness of the future direction of all related technologies, and assesses how to employ new functionality.
  • Scope of Influence - Execution, design and thinking into a technology domain. Management, Administration, execution and integration of technology domain that supports the responsibilities of the related team.
  • Knowledge & Skill - Typically possesses seven years of relevant work experience. Requires technical mastery and business knowledge in a given technology domain and has an operational understanding of supporting technology domains. Solves complex technical problems. Develops and executes technical plans aligning with the business strategies.
  • Community Presence/Eminence - Participates in a job-related community and brings knowledge back to the team demonstrated though presentation of learned material within the team. Initiates contacts with key technologists and other subject matter experts.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field with seven years of relevant work experience OR 11 years total relevant work experience.
  • Holds deep technical mastery and business knowledge across a technology domain.
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to combine broad technical, business, clinical and political factors.
  • Has a broad background implementing different architectures to meet differing needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and possesses good presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct the implementation of diverse technologies in a complex organization.
  • Diplomacy and interpersonal skills to lead others to provide inputs for the purpose of sharing with customers, partners, and higher management on vision and need for key technologies.
  • Demonstrated experiences innovating beyond the state of the art.
  • Maximizing technical efficiency and setting technical direction.


  • Passion for DevOps style workflows in an agile environment
  • Ability to multitask well and take on several projects at the same time
  • A strong understanding of cloud-based services in a hybrid cloud environment.
  • Hands-on experience designing implementing and maintaining Microsoft Azure or AWS IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with other public cloud technologies (GCP, Rackspace, etc.)
  • Ability to mentor and work in partnership with cloud engineering staff and other ISD support teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency with .NET framework, node.js, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and scripting languages such as PowerShell, Python, bash, etc. is preferred
  • Ability to move between Linux and Windows operating systems seamlessly
  • Strong understanding of API’s – How to design them, and the ability to quickly understand and interact with them to accomplish tasks
  • Understanding of automation techniques and concepts and an automation-first approach toward designing and implementing solutions
  • Understanding of infrastructure-as-code concepts and willingness to codify processes to drive efficiencies
  • Knowledge of the full stack – database, networking, application layer, presentation layer, integration concepts, data visualization
  • Understanding of the importance of communication and knowledge transfer to maintain synergy across cloud based support groups inside the organization
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and strong technical learning aptitude required. Looking for a team player who strives to collaborate effectively to accomplish goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Any knowledge of general Enterprise Architecture concepts is a bonus

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $45.14 to $73.42 / hour

Union Position: No

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