Cloud Solutions Architect

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Created: July 14, 2016


EBSCO has an exciting opportunity to join its high profile enterprise architecture team. Based at our Ipswich, Massachusetts office, the Cloud Solutions Architect will focus on accelerating migration of existing services into AWS platform, and architecting innovative solutions built ground up in AWS.  The architect will spend their time within key development and product groups helping drive strategy and key tactical objectives. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced technology professional to make an impact within a high performing technical organization.

The mission of the Cloud Solutions Architect is to deliver complex technology solutions on time with exceptional quality. We are looking for a seasoned professional with a bias for action that will be responsible for designing solutions, and leading teams on large projects that supports the company’s business needs using proven and ground breaking methodologies, practices and technologies. The Cloud Solutions Architect will operate across organizational groups to drive standardization and adoption software development best practices.

Primary Responsibilities:

Advocate and drive adoption of Public Cloud platform and services in the organization

Provide guidelines/best practices and direction to domain architects on business process, application architecture, database management and infrastructure.

Operate across organizational groups to drive standardization of common approaches and best practices. The goal is to deliver services based architecture that supports company's business needs using right technology mix.

Responsible for far-ranging projects, teams and systems, the role requires exceptional versatility including: project leadership; technology planning; formal and informal communication; requirements analysis, make/buy analysis, software design and analysis; and software development. 

This senior role requires the ability to master many competing factors to form correct judgments and recommendations that balance current and anticipated business and technology needs.  In addition, Cloud Solutions Architect is required to: 

Participate in development of multi-year technology road map

Evaluate, create, communicate and guide adoption of technology standards and tooling across organization that optimize the technology infrastructure and processes

Actively identify and pursue improvements, solve problems

Build relationships that foster trust, collaboration and teamwork

Role-Based Competencies:

Analytical skills: Able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.

Problem Solver:  Applies critical thinking and structured problem solving to address root causes.

Strategic thinking/visioning: Able to see and communicate the big picture in an inspiring way.

Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current and future trends.

Cultural Competencies:


Positive Attitude

Good Judgement

Open Communication


Desire to Make an Impact

Eager to Understand



Team Player


3+ years of hands on experience architecting and deploying complex distributed solutions in AWS

3+ years of hands on experience using AWS platform services

3+ years of experience with moving complex platforms from private cloud platforms into AWS

Practical experience of configuring and managing accounts, controls, and security in AWS

Minimum 10 years of experience in specification, design, development, maintenance enterprise-scale mission critical distributed systems with demanding non-functional requirements

Minimum 5 years of experience successfully leading large integrated projects across multiple business and technology groups.

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field of study. Master’s Degree preferred

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals.

8+ years of experience hands on experience working with relational databases.

8+ years of hands on experience in building complex server side solutions with the Java technology stack. Familiarity with C# and/or Node.JS is preferred but not required.

Demonstrate strong knowledge and experience applying enterprise patterns to solving business problems

Preferred Qualifications:

Leadership experience

Strong abilities troubleshooting and tuning distributed environments processing high volume of transactions

Experience with any of the following technologies: MongoDB, Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, NetApp, REST, ETL, Elastic Search

In depth technical understanding of systems, databases, networking, and computing environments

Familiarity with NLP, machine learning and search technologies, Content Management systems

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