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Cloud Architect

People People Kansas City, MO

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Why Smart Diagnostics Systems?

Some people might think we're a scrappy little start-up, but the truth is we're about to break out of stealth mode and innovate a market that's begging for new methods and technologies. Initially, all our research was designed to detect food pathogens (salmonella, E Coli, and listeria) and then we discovered an innovative way to accurately detect the presence of COVID-19. With similar technologies for both food safety and COVID detection, we're about to shake up the diagnostics market through a combination of smart science and leading-edge technology because making the world a better, safer, and healthier place is our ultimate objective.

So, if you want to be part of changing the world, and you're curious, driven, a life-long learner and someone who wants to take their place as an influencer in this game-changing organization, we'd like to talk to you. We're looking for a Cloud Architect to grow our dynamic and growing team to bring this innovation to market.

Role Summary:

The Cloud Architect at Smart Dxs will work closely with the product, client, scientific, and software engineering teams with direct responsibilities for the overall cloud technology implementation and operations. The position requires deep knowledge and experience with cloud technology, modern services architectures and leading industry standards. The Cloud Architect will establish and maintain our cloud service standards, evaluate new technologies and select appropriate innovations to provide competitive advantage. This role requires a team player who is well versed in deploying and supporting large scale commercial cloud software, organized, detail oriented and able to deliver results on-time and within budget.

Our needs are incredibly diverse ranging from building enterprise architecture, microservices, robotics, machine learning, and mobile solutions to create a powerful, seamless experience for our users. Deep expertise not required in all of them today...but must be willing and committed to learning the areas where you lack depth.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:


  • Enterprise Software Platform
    • Security
    • Deployment
    • Operations
    • Optimization
    • Updates/Upgrades
    • Observability
  • Dx Device
    • Security
    • Deployment
    • Operations
    • Optimization
    • Updates/Upgrades
    • Observability
  • Internal IT
    • Internal systems evaluation, selection, deployment and ongoing operations
    • Internal security and provisioning for associates and systems
  • Relevant technologies
    • AWS Services
      • Organizations / SSO / Control Tower
      • Lambda
      • RDS
      • IoT
      • CloudFormation / CloudPipeline
      • SNS
      • S3
      • Systems Manager
      • Route 53
      • CloudWatch
      • Security Hub
      • VPC / SecGrps
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Cellular IoT connectivity

Experience Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills -- ability to communicate effectively with various levels of executives
  • Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of current state of cloud technologies, upcoming innovations, and translate them into real-world technical implementations
  • Demonstrated technical expertise across a variety of technology platforms and solutions
  • 5+ years experience as a system architect or engineer in IT/Software development environment
  • 2+ years experience as a leader working with internal development teams
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to influence others, build relationships, and work effectively with others in the organization
  • Excellent client management skills (communication, influencing, listening, adaptability, partnering skills)
  • Excellent analysis (business and financial) and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation

Three major areas of responsibility:

  • Managed Services for our clients
    • Create an architecture and design that facilitates
      • Reliable, secure, and high performance environments for our client solutions
      • Rapid deployment of new client environments
    • Quickly understand business issues of client's organization and industry
    • Manage client expectations and communication
    • Creation and maintenance of complex cloud systems
    • Constantly reassess and improve cloud infrastructure
    • Manage technical resources to execute efficient and effective implementation and support
    • Enable monitoring and first response processes and tools for quickly identifying and resolving technical issues
    • Create reliable and consistent backup and recovery processes with periodic validated testing of restore capabilities
  • DevOps for our development teams
    • Work closely with engineering teams and project managers to identify ideal technical platforms and solutions to enable efficient engineering activities
    • Identify and implement infrastructure automation tools to facilitate consistency and efficiency within the infrastructure. Tools may include AWS OpsWorks, Chef, Jenkins, etc...
    • Provisioning of new environments based on project needs and new client growth (which is aggressive!) :)
  • IT infrastructure for our organization
    • We "live" in the Cloud today! Enhance it...think about the future! Where do we need to be in 1 year...3 years?
    • Minimal internal support required
  • Contribute to budget planning during project initiation. Manage to the project budget throughout project lifecycle. Proactively manages changes in project scope and budget, identifies potential risks and issues, and helps devise contingency plans.
  • Resolve and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Help estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Reports project status and issues to business partners, internal teams, and management
  • Manage vendors / vendor resources to meet agreed upon deliverables
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change
  • Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner, mitigates team conflict and communication problems
  • Other duties as assigned

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