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Cloud Architect

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) with operations in Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA. Converged solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while our team of experts handles operating the information technology needed to support it.

The Expedient Product Strategy Team has an immediate need for a full time, dedicated Cloud Architect/Engineer to join the team in our Pittsburgh, PA market.  This is a highly technical and collaborative position that will require an advanced understanding of system architecture.

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 Microsoft Operating Systems. Individuals under consideration for this role must possess superior documentation and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with customers, as well as cross functionally with executive, engineering, and other internal departments.

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 technologies in order to create product alpha’s
  • Conduct research of emerging and existing technologies
  • Serve as subject matter expert to evaluated technologies
  • Produce documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions and concepts
  • Write reference architecture papers to explain how Expedient products can be used to solve business challenges
  • Write whitepapers on technology trends, use, and issues
  • Solve problems related to technology and make different technologies work together
  • Present to and solicit feedback from sales, executive, and operations teams

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in a data center environment with technologies such as Virtualization, Storage, Networking, IDS, IPS, Encryption, Two Factor Authentication and Penetration Testing
  • Experience with software defined networking.
  • Understanding of security and compliance.
  • Knowledge of programming or scripting in some of the following languages: Java, Python, SQL, PHP, Perl, C#, PowerShell
  • 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 without formal authority
  • Technical background with experience in Windows and Linux system administration, Virtualization, Storage, and Networking
  • 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 perhaps you have a friend who would be a perfect 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. Expedient, Pennsylvania participates in E-Verify.

 

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