• Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

    Location US-IL-Downers Grove
    Job ID
    Adtalem Global Education
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    As the Senior Cloud Solution Architect, you will design strategy, architect resilient global solutions, investigate technologies, evangelize architecture principles and policy for the governance, protection and resiliency of Adtalem’s enterprise information assets and associated technology.  This role supports a solution landscape that leverages cloud IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions exclusively to deliver outcomes for Adtalem’s students, institutions and colleagues worldwide. The architects present insights and educate the IT function and business at all levels, including executive leadership.


    You drive creative, globally scalable and innovative solutions with partners, skilled architects and engineers, challenging the status quo.  You are heavily involved in the selection, deployment and support of new services and capabilities necessary to help our students achieve their educational and career goals. In this role, you report directly to the Infrastructure & Operations Vice President of Adtalem Global Education.


    • Collaborate with delivery and development teams, offshore resources, business leaders and customer advocates to leverage cloud services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon SimpleDB/RDS databases, Azure Services, Salesforce, and others.
    • Author principles, create reference architectures and produce guiding materials that blend industry-specific requirements with “state of the art” cloud services and tools. Consistently monitor, updates and communicate changes to the technical landscape as appropriate.
    • Partner with engineering and support teams to convey technology roadmaps. Assist with overcoming design challenges and recommend new capabilities that would simplify solutions.
    • Accountable for ensuring successful delivery outcomes, working directly with internal clients to drive delivery, and sales results.
    • Lead solution planning and design efforts across teams and work streams to deliver value for the business.
    • Maximize involvement of architecture in solution planning and ensures success in business outcomes.



    • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of the primary AWS services (EC2, ELB, RDS, Route53 & S3). Additional knowledge of Azure services preferred.
    • Experience leading highly-available and fault-tolerant enterprise solution deployments.
    • Experience with infrastructure automation through DevOps scripting (E.g. shell, Python, Ruby, Powershell).
    •  Previous work in configuration management using CloudFormation, Chef & Puppet.
    • Exposure and understanding of Server-less design patterns, Microservices and Containerization (ECS, Docker or Kubernetes)
    • Strong practical Linux and Windows-based systems administration skills in a Cloud or Virtualized environment.
    • Experience managing data center operations, including data assurance, monitoring, alerting and notifications.
    • Presentation skills to represent Architecture well within the Adtalem environment and drive discussions with senior personnel regarding trade-offs, best practices, project management and risk mitigation
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about business, product, and technical challenges
    • Highly technical and analytical, possessing 15 or more years of IT implementation experience
    • Significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery
    • Deep hands-on experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale or current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience
    • Experience with IT compliance and risk management requirements (eg. security, privacy, SOX, HIPAA etc.)
    • Bachelor's degree in business or technology-related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred, particularly technical (IT, engineering, or related) or MBA
    • Strong consulting / project-based background, including assessing and managing the opportunity and risk associated with large scale, complex projects
    • Ability to guide and direct leadership teams in development, production, and promotion of solution offerings
    • Significant experience with off-shore teams and delivery


    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Chamberlain University, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com.


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