Cloud Architect

Athabasca, Edmonton or Calagry , Alberta
VP Information Technology and CIO
Negotiable AU Location
123,613.00  Annual
93,833.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division VP Information Technology and CIO FTE 1.0
Location Name Negotiable AU Location Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location Athabasca, Edmonton or Calagry , Alberta Job ID 1506
Posted 10/05/2018 Wage Min 93833.0000
Closing Date 11/04/2018 Wage Max 123613.0000


The Cloud Architect’s role is to provide the technical leadership in defining the infrastructure solutions for the University’s hybrid cloud Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment, ensuring that they are reliable, secure, scalable, and highly available.

The Cloud Architect will be responsible for providing expertise and leadership regarding cloud architecture for both infrastructure and applications, designing, developing, and communicating processes, tools, and standards with other IT staff, and helping to define and implement DevSecOps methods and practices

Reporting to the Manager, ITS Infrastructure, this position works closely with AU system administrators, database administrators, developers, IT quality assurance analysts, members of the Digital Transformation team, IT Project Managers, the IT Directors and decision makers in other departments, along with external consultants and vendors to create hybrid cloud solutions that support AU’s strategic and operational plans.

If you have a passion for successfully providing the technical leadership that will drastically improve the foundation of the IT environment, join our Alberta-based Information Technology team as our Cloud Architect. As Canada’s only digital-first university, join us in transforming traditional online learning to the secure cloud and code campus of the future.

Moving Beyond Place, AU is a semi-virtual organization anchored by three administration hubs across Alberta.  Therefore, this role has the option of being located in Athabasca, Edmonton or Calgary.

Where applicants have equal skills, abilities, and experience candidates who are willing to relocate within the County of Athabasca will be given preference. The vibrant town of Athabasca is located in the heart of Alberta’s boreal forest on the banks of the Athabasca River. The community offers modern services, affordable housing, excellent public schools, and a variety of recreational activities to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

Athabasca University offers an interest-free loan for new employees who relocate within Athabasca County or the Town of Athabasca.




Education / Experience

This position requires a graduate of a recognized four-year degree program in computer science, engineering or related field, and a minimum of 5 years of cloud infrastructure experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Required Skills

This position requires:

  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining enterprise scale hybrid cloud infrastructure and systems,
  • Knowledge of and experience with AWS, including EC2, ECS, RDS/Aurora, ELB, VPC, IAM, CloudFormation, S3, Route 53 and Lambda
  • In depth knowledge and experience with Linux and Windows environments
  • Experience with current infrastructure automation & continuous integration/deployment, including configuration management and orchestration; e.g. CloudFormation, Jenkins, Ansible
  • Experience in writing automation code in a common scription language such as Python, Perl, Bash, or PowerShell
  • Experience administering web application servers and databases (Apache, Tomcat, Nginx, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with Cloud Security technology and best practices as well as general IT security practices
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • AWS Solutions Architect Associate level or higher is strongly preferred

Additional Desirable Skills

  • Experience in software development methodologies and programming languages
  • Experience with project management methodologies
  • Experience using IT service management tools such as ServiceNow


The full Job Description can be viewed at: Cloud Architect

For further information regarding this position, please contact Graeme Denney at 780-509-7600 or via e-mail: