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 Cloud Solution Architect - San Jose, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Marketing
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-11672 / Latpro-3839370 
Date posted: Nov-09-2021
State, Zip: California, 95101


Location: San Jose - California
Location: Mayfield Heights - Ohio
Location: Boston - Massachusetts

Job Description

Rockwell Automation is doing things never before possible. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to make the world more intelligent, more connected, and more productive.  We help the world work better and people work smarter and are looking for bright minds to make that happen. The makers, the forward thinkers, the problem solvers. That's where you come in.

As a Cloud Solution Architect, you hold a critical role in our team and are responsible for architectural and technical leadership and development of cloud-centric solutions and best practices for use across Rockwell Automation products. You will be part of a cross-organization team responsible for exploring and facilitating the development of industry solutions driving the software architectural vision and strategy for the company.

The Cloud Solution Architect will provide architectural guidance and enablement across Rockwell Automations software product portfolio, and will help drive Rockwell Automation's use of cloud technologies to expand the usability and functionality of existing products and innovate new products and solutions. Experience with Azure is preferred, but experience with other platforms such as AWS or Google are also applicable. This position will allow you to collaborate with multiple global cross-functional teams and cloud-based partners.

When you join our software engineering organization, you become part of a team that believes in knowledge sharing and collaboration and that is committed to using reliable and well-thought-out engineering practices and technology to overcome any challenges.

We are looking for someone who will effectively leverage and learn from a diverse set of technical backgrounds and opinions by fostering a team-oriented environment and the use of open and direct communications, honesty, and respect. The ideal candidate will also actively seek knowledge of new developments in the software engineering, computer engineering, and test automation fields and will identify and pursue career development and training opportunities.


  • Drive architectural and solution design decisions for full stack IIOT, Automation, Manufacturing Operations Management, and machine learning/analytics solutions in hybrid and cloud environments
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert on Azure services and best practices for implementing features
  • Provide strategies to facilitate transition of existing on-premise application portfolio to hybrid and cloud based architectures
  • Serve as a key Cloud-centric technical advocate and advisor on relevant M&A activities (including technical evaluations) and partner engagements
  • Provide technical leadership and collaborate on key architectural decisions and design considerations with regards to software development and architectural/solution designs
  • Contribute to and execute strategies and development roadmaps to transition existing product components toward the cloud, identifying and evaluating key enabling technologies and/or design patterns.
  • Provide architectural and technical consulting on an as-needed basis to business units and product teams. Assist with critical high profile problem resolution. Significantly contribute to the development and implementation of the product strategic direction in terms of cloud technologies.
  • Maintain technical expertise in field. Keep current through contacts with educational institutions, professional societies, and technical publications. Maintain awareness of applicable new technologies, processes, and competitive trends.
  • Promote and coordinate technical activities with standards organizations, consortia, government agencies, leading universities, and other Rockwell organizations on a select basis.
  • Conduct tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.
  • Thinks outside the box and is willing to research and explore new avenues to overcome obstacles by utilizing the latest technologies and standards.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent engineering discipline preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure preferred, will consider Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform or other.
  • Experience designing large scale production enterprise software products and cloud applications.
  • Three to five years of actual product development experience with cloud technology.
  • Eight to ten years of enterprise scale software product development experience.
  • Expertise with container technologies, microservices, cloud security, DevOps, IIoT, analytics, and machine learning.
  • Strong working knowledge with cloud computing concepts, practices, and procedures, including networking, security, capacity planning, and software architecture at scale, private vs. public cloud models, and distributed software debugging techniques.
  • Working knowledge with ISA-95 Level 3 systems, including MES/MOM, Historian, OEE, Warehousing.  Experience in the FactoryTalk family of products is preferred
  • Working knowledge of ISA-95 Level 2 systems, including PLC controllers and DCS systems.
  • Requires strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational and written/verbal communication skills. 
  • Should possess the ability and patience to explain complex security concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Requires an ability to present strategies and provide effective training to industry councils and senior management, both internally and externally.
  • Development experience in industrial automation software.
  • Experience with legal and governance issues surrounding cloud computing.

*This position is part of a job family. Experience will be the determining factor.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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