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Cloud Architect Hosted Private Cloud

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Sungard Availability Services

Philadelphia, PA

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Our Vision is to be the IT solutions provider of choice to ensure the availability of our customers’ business operations.

Do you want to make a difference in one of the world's leading IT services companies? Sungard Availability Services offers careers that combine the independence of working in a small entrepreneurial environment with the depth of resources of a Fortune 500 technology company.

At Sungard Availability Services, we provide operations support to organizations that need to ensure business viability by keeping mission critical information and applications up and running. With the recent launch of our Enterprise Cloud Services, Sungard continues to invest in new technologies to stay in the foreground of technology innovations that solve business challenges.

Unlike other companies that offer individual technology services, Sungard Availability Services is focused on providing responsive and integrated disaster recovery, managed services, IT consulting and business continuity management software solutions, to help organizations keep critical technology and applications available.

At Sungard Availability Services, we know that people our people are our greatest assets; we work hard to develop our employees and rely on them to make wise choices. The result is a challenging and rewarding work environment that fosters growth and encourages professional development. That’s why over 3000 dedicated professionals chose Sungard Availability Services as their place of employment.



Sungard AS’s cloud engineering team is looking for a Cloud Architect to join an engineering team that is experiencing explosive growth! If you have experience building scalable distributed systems don’t hesitate to throw your hat in the ring!


Conduct extensive research into emerging and existing technologies related to above strategic initiatives

Produce quality documentation of use cases, business and technical solutions and concepts

Present to and solicit feedback from various engineering, development and operations teams

Work with product teams in an advisory capacity to understand current products and roadmaps to help these teams develop innovative future offerings

Work with existing engineering and operations teams to understand existing infrastructure and offering, and take advantage of current best practices

Lead the development of offering proofs-of-concept and effectively transition those concepts to the lines of business for full architecture, engineering, deployment and commercialization

Act as a mentor to the engineering team


This role will be part of a small team of technology experts, each with differing areas of expertise. While the emphasis of this role will be focused on developing the long-term vision and POC’s for future of Sungard AS’s offerings, to be successful, the candidate will have significant background and technical knowledge in more than one of the following areas (or similar):

You should have experience as a technical lead, working with large distributed teams and determining, explaining, documenting and implementing technical strategy.

You should have experience in as software development environment- working on complex projects that combine systems design and software engineering. Cloud, infrastructure, systems automation and tools. Sample platforms would be Puppet, Chef, Ansible, etc.

Must have relevant Service Provider experience working with infrastructure monitoring and management platforms or technologies and applications

Core knowledge in storage, compute, network, security and related infrastructure, for example: operating systems, network routing protocols, SAN and storage platforms, etc.

Understanding of the Agile development process


Additionally, the successful candidate must possess the following:

Excellent interpersonal communications, both verbal and written

The ability to work as part of a global, virtual team

A strong sense of self-motivation and work ethic

A positive, persistent approach to their work

An ability to reduce complex ideas and problems into lucid concepts and solutions

A passion for new technology and innovation

Preferred location in Philadelphia, PA or other Sungard AS Office

Education & Experience:

Undergraduate degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field preferred, with graduate degree also preferred

7-10 years’ experience working with enterprise IT or service provider environments

Relevant ongoing education through certifications, formal or self-study


Sungard Availability Services offers a high growth environment with excellent compensation and immediate eligibility for our 401(k), health/dental insurance, educational assistance, and more. Sungard AS is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Ability to meet the physical demands of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

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SunGard Availability Services provides IT Operations support to IT departments that need to ensure business viability by keeping mission critical information and applications up and running. Unlike other companies that offer individual technology services, SunGard is focused on providing responsive and integrated disaster recovery, managed IT services, IT consulting and business continuity management software solutions, to help organizations keep people and information connected.

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