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Cloud Architect

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Cloud Architect

Full-Time, Days

St Louis, MO

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Technologies  leverages technology to create collaborative solutions that improve everyday health decisions. The technology enables seamless access to data across all applications transforming the customer experience when interacting with technology and enhancing our ability across Ascension to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness.  It is used to provide insightful use of automation and data-drive improvements to enhance the provider, patient and consumer experience as well as keeping cybersecruity with a strong posture to protect data and other valuable assets.  

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. 

What You Will Do

Ascension Technologies is making a sizable investment in our cloud future, and we’re looking for talented, intellectually curious experts to apply their vision to our mission. There is no bigger global challenge than delivering healthcare, and as the largest non-profit healthcare company on the planet everything we do is aimed at serving the underrepresented and at-risk populations in every community we serve. That mission is increasingly reliant on a robust, scalable architecture that lets us meet the emerging needs of our patients as quickly as they appear. We’ve assembled a diverse team of leaders from the largest technology companies to unite as one and build the future of an industry where our impact is personal and our scale is nearly universal. Come join us, bring your experience, ideas, and opinions, and let’s make a healthy planet!


As a Cloud Architect, you will design and build cloud environments on all of the major public cloud providers, applying the rigor and art required to “make the right thing the easy thing to do” for our product teams. You’ll engage directly with teams focusing on industry-changing products aimed specifically at solving the biggest experience challenges for our consumers and clinicians, guiding them to the right decision and helping them take long term ownership of the co-developed solution. We are not a “center of excellence” for cloud, but rather the center of an ecosystem of technologists working in concert to deliver the future of healthcare with our users as our guide. While we expect you to have strong experience in public cloud infrastructure, security, observability, tooling, or software, the most important characteristic we look for on our team is intellectual curiosity. This is a big job, with big rewards, so a typical day will involve interacting with practicing clinical experts, network engineers, developers, data scientists, and C-level executives. Your ability to communicate highly technical solutions in a concise and compelling way, with “strong opinions, loosely held” will help you drive alignment along the way. We’re an architecturally driven culture, so the work part is lots of fun for people who dream in code.

Finally, our culture emphasizes the health and welfare of all 160,000 of our associates as well, so expect to have fun, build new relationships with great people who truly care about you, and enjoy the balance we all need to stay energized throughout our careers.


  • A Cloud Architect has close to ten years of experience in DevOps, SecOps, or SysOps in a large enterprise environment and would take a lead role in the design and analysis of a set of repeatable cloud patterns for solutions in a variety of industries and computing environments.
  • A key responsibility is to serve as a voice for the future, articulating the differences between hardware and software options, operational requirements, and characteristics of the overall systems to help shape the solution.
  • You would have strong comprehension of a wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts from more than one company or industry apply general knowledge of related disciplines. These would be topics you’d feel very comfortable discussing with members of the leadership team as well as key people our organization.
  • You’d provide technical solutions related to supporting both net-new builds and re-architecture of existing applications to the cloud and solving a wide range of difficult problems.

What You Will Need


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Desired Skills and Qualifications -

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10+ years of work experience
  • 5 years of experience in a Cloud Engineering role as one of the pioneers in PaaS and IaaS deployments
  • Extensive experience in multiple operating systems - Windows, Linux (multiple distros)
  • Strong experience (5+ years) with Amazon Web Services, Azure or Google Cloud Platform and all supporting technologies and toolsets
  • Expertise in troubleshooting very complex distributed environments, including following stack traces back to code and come up with a good root cause
  • 10+ years of Web Services environments, languages and formats including RESTful, APIs, HTML, Javascript , XML, SOAP, JSON
  • BS Degree in CS, Statistics, Physics, Math, Engineering, etc.
  • Willingness and appetite for continuous learning


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Job ID: 339594
Category: Information Systems
Facility: MOSTL Ascension Technologies
Ministry: Ascension Technologies
Location: St Louis, MO

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