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IT Director - Cloud Solutions IT Infrastructure Architect

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Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: IN

Company: Cytel Inc

Cytel is looking for an experienced Cloud Solutions IT Infrastructure Architect to join the corporate IT team. This person will to help design, build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our cloud computing infrastructure to deliver modern IT solutions, strategies, and applications at one of the premiere data science companies serving the life science industry.


As a member of the Technology Delivery team, you will analyze, design, and deploy on premises and cloud based solutions to address our needs for on-premises, infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service needs. We are looking for a sharp, disciplined, and self-motivated individual who has a passion for utilizing IT technologies and cloud solutions from Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services to solve real business problems.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs AWS and Azure service development and design work that may include logical design, I/O design, cloud architecture analysis and design, and systems engineering.
  • Develops technical roadmaps for future cloud implementations.
  • Ensures security is integrated into all cloud architecture solutions.
  • Performs advanced systems modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Guide the work of System Engineers, Technical Consultants, and extended teams as you and these resources install, configure, test and maintain cloud services, operating systems, application software, management tools
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems
  • Provide 3rd level and higher support for AWS, Azure infrastructure
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Maintain fluency and current knowledge of cloud computing technologies, trends, services and popular third-party tools


  • Project experience implementing core infrastructure, networking and cloud based services
  • Azure and AWS IaaS, PaaS, SaaS Solutions, VM-Ware, Hyper-V
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery principles, patterns and usage
  • Experience configuring and tuning cloud infrastructure /applications
  • Performance analysis, troubleshooting and remediation techniques
  • TLS/SSL, encryption and key management principles
  • Experience with networking principles and technologies (DNS, Load Balancers, Reverse Proxies)
  • Practical experience sizing hardware and storage needs
  • Strong analytical problem solving ability
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a project team
  • Experience with one or more RDBMS platforms (SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with NOSQL databases (Dynamo, etc.)
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and partners to support new development initiatives
  • Elicit program requirements through focused collaboration, meetings, conference calls
  • Define user requirements, use cases, workflows, processes in the form Epics, and User Stories, and formulate test plans and test cases supporting them

Technical Skills:

  • Project Management and Risk Mitigation
  • Microsoft MCSE – Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect
  • Virtualization and containerization such as AWS, Azure, Docker, VMware, Virtual Box, Citrix
  • Systems management, logging, and monitoring systems
  • Data Integration design patterns, APIs, and Web Services
  • Solid scripting skills with shell scripts (Perl, Ruby, Python, VB, C++, C#, Java)
  • Solid networking knowledge in all OSI network layers


  • Thorough understanding of infrastructure, firewalls, load balancers, hypervisor, storage, monitoring, security, and experience with orchestration to develop a cloud solution
  • 5+ years project experience migrating and deploying cloud based solutions (Azure or AWS)
  • 3+ years architecting, implementing and supporting Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services infrastructure and topologies
  • 3+ Years deploying operating network infrastructure, virtual infrastructure, and domain management experience
  • Mergers, acquisitions, new sites, site consolidations.
  • Pharma/Life Science Industry Experience a plus


  • M.S. in Computer Science

Job Segment: Solution Architect, Architecture, Manager, Cloud, Engineer, Technology, Engineering, Management

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