Job Details

Seattle University
  • Position Number: 4947136
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Senior Cloud Engineer and Manager

FLSA Status:

Months Per Year: 12

Employment Status: Full-Time

Work Model: Hybrid Available

Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

Information Technology Services (IT Services) provides high touch, high quality customer service to our community of students, faculty, and staff. We are looking for a results-oriented, service-focused Cloud Engineer to bring bold new ideas, courage, and a pioneering spirit to provide innovative cloud solutions that scale, optimize performance, and enhance our organization, and have fun along the way.

As the most senior cloud engineer at Seattle University, you will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure (primarily Amazon Web Services) for our users. You will manage a small team and work closely with others to develop, deploy, and maintain cloud-based solutions that meet the unique requirements of our users, and you will oversee the remaining on-premise infrastructure.

This position offers the opportunity to work with the latest cloud technologies and be at the forefront of innovation in the field. This position is eligible for hybrid work with at least one day on campus per week.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Management: Manage a team of cloud, systems, and integrations engineers, supervising their work and establishing team objectives. Collaborate with other IT Services leaders on strategy, priorities, and schedules.
  • Cloud Architecture: Design, implement, and maintain cloud architectures that align with needs, ensuring scalability, security, and performance.
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Lead the development of and manage infrastructure as code using tools like Terraform or AWS CloudFormation to automate provisioning and configuration tasks. Lead development of programming libraries, artifacts, and other constructs.
  • Deployment and Optimization: Deploy applications and services to the cloud, monitor performance, and optimize resources for cost-efficiency. Analyze various options to determine the best solutions.
  • Security and Compliance: Define and implement best practices for cloud security and compliance, including identity and access management, encryption, and network security.
  • Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve cloud infrastructure issues, ensuring minimal downtime and high availability.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including developers, DevOps engineers, and system administrators, to support application development and deployment. Lead engagements with consultants to supplement in-house capacity and expertise.
  • Academic Partnership: Act as a liaison to faculty interested in using cloud services for teaching and research.
  • Infrastructure: Oversee the remaining on-premise infrastructure and facilitate its migration to the cloud when possible.
  • Documentation: Create and maintain documentation for cloud infrastructure, configurations, and processes.
  • Stay Current: Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud technologies and trends, making recommendations for their adoption when appropriate.

    Core Competencies
  • Customer Focus: Delivers exemplary service that exceeds customers' expectations.
  • Ethics and Integrity: Adheres to Seattle University values, beliefs, and principles in all aspects of this position.
  • Composure: Remains calm, maintains perspective, and responds in a professional manner when faced with tough situations.
  • Motivated/Results Oriented: Fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed.
  • Listening Skills: Must be an active listener to ensure client and team needs are fully understood and met.

    Seattle University's IT Services offers a collaborative and innovative work environment where you can make a significant impact on our success. We provide opportunities for professional growth, continuous learning, and exposure to cutting-edge technologies. Additionally, we offer a flexible work schedule (e.g., shifted hours, partial remote – currently most staff work remote four days per week), competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid leave (holidays, vacation, sick, community service), retirement, tuition benefits, and more.

    If you are passionate about cloud technology and are looking for an exciting opportunity to advance your career as a Cloud Engineer, we encourage you to apply and join our team.


    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field (or a combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the position).
  • Proven experience as a Cloud Engineer or a related role. The typical incumbent will have 6-9 years' experience.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and the ability to live out the university's mission, vision, and values.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud platforms, particularly Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Proficiency in scripting and automation using languages like Python, PowerShell, or Bash.
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration tools like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools like Terraform or AWS CloudFormation, and the complexities of testing, modifying, and maintaining an IaC environment.
  • Understanding of networking concepts, including VPNs, VPCs, and subnets.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Relevant cloud certifications (e.g., AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Azure Certified Engineer).

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with AWS preferred over Azure.
  • Experience working in higher education or similar industry or organization.

    Application Instructions

    Please attach a cover letter with your resume when applying. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

    Compensation at a Glance:

    Salary Range: $110,000 - $125,000

    Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate's gender or any other protected status.

    Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

    Benefits at a Glance:

    Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, vacation and paid sick leave, and paid community service leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

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