CTG Senior Cloud Solutions Architect in Mounds View, Minnesota

Title: Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Location: US-MN-Mounds View

Job Number: 18205690

Senior Cloud Solution Architect

As a Senior Cloud Solution Architect you will own and drive enterprise architecture. This role requires you to be a hands-on analyst, technologist, and architect who has broad technical experience in developing and delivering enterprise solutions on cloud platforms. You will have responsibility to develop and maintain an overall architecture for solutions; ensuring the completeness of the architecture, in terms of adequately addressing all stakeholders needs; and the integrity of the architecture, in terms of connecting all the various views to each other, satisfactorily reconciling the conflicting concerns of different stakeholders, and showing the trade-offs made in so doing.


  • Lead discussions evaluating business and technical concepts to determine feasibility, effort and timeframe

  • Lead in the definition of the architectural and technical roadmaps and drive the realization

  • Identification and analysis of system requirements and specifications for security, privacy, scalability, availability, etc

  • Work as part of a cross-functional global team to architect a cloud platform

  • Communication and collaboration with internal teams and with teams across Medtronic, both technical and non-technical

  • Work alongside development teams, assisting with the implementation, supporting integration and QA in driving towards successful deployment

  • Establishes standards and guidelines for the design and development, tuning, deployment and maintenance of enterprise assets

  • Ability to translate broader business initiatives into clear architecture objectives that align appropriately with other groups for efficient, coordinated action

  • Willingness and capability to make design trade-off decisions that align with business priorities/needs (e.g. trade-off between future extensibility v/s time to market)

  • Participates in enterprise solution security requirements gathering, development, and implementation

  • Draws conclusions and effectively communicates findings with both technical and non-technical team members, providing active leadership skills across project team and the business community

  • Defines, describes, diagrams and documents the role and interaction of the high-level technological and human components that combine to provide cost effective and innovative solutions to meet evolving business needs

  • Promotes, guides and governs good architectural practice through the application of well-defined, proven technology and human interaction patterns and through architecture mentorship


  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years’ experience with 6 years of progressively responsible experience in architecture

  • 2 years of experience in defining and implementing enterprise solutions on cloud platforms

  • Experience in software platform design, cloud native applications, user-interface design and/or systems engineering

  • Experience authoring comprehensive architecture documents, detailed technical requirement documents and high-level design documents

  • Ability to analyze complex issues and identify solutions

  • Experienced in collaborating with global virtual teams is highly desirable

  • Outstanding verbal, written, and visual presentation skills

  • Proven consensus building abilities

  • Proven skills to work effectively across internal functional areas and technology teams

  • Ability to work independently, establishing strategic objectives and project level technical milestones

  • Expertise in architecting commercial-scale cloud systems leveraging IaaS, PaaS or SaaS infrastructure

  • Hands-on ability with several programming languages (e.g. C#, Java, PHP, JavaScript, etc.)

  • Understanding of various database architectures (RDBMS, NoSQL, Document database, etc.)

  • Experience with micro services, SOA, Domain Driven Design, design patterns

  • Ability to think very broadly about the solution, yet also go technical deep

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

  • Experience with modern software engineering concepts, the software life cycle, and application software development using a variety of technologies

  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communications

  • Experience in migrating large on premise workloads to cloud

  • Experience in managing performance and availability of mission critical applications, with a focus on virtualized environments

  • Experience and understanding of security, SSO and federation technologies as applied cloud infrastructure

  • Experience in defining highly available, disaster recovery solutions

To Apply:

If interested, please call Vickey Townsend at (612) 213-7633 or email vickey.townsend@ctg.com for more information. Kindly forward to any other interested parties—thank you!


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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