Job Title:  Azure Cloud Architect

Req ID:  42019
Job Category:  Information Technology

Cleveland, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

As an Azure Cloud Architect at STERIS you will join the Cloud Infrastructure and Operations to play a crucial role in enhancing our healthcare solutions through advanced cloud technologies. At STERIS we're dedicated to improving patient care and operational efficiency with our innovative products and services. In this role you'll leverage your expertise in Microsoft Cloud Technologies to develop secure, scalable and efficient digital solutions that support our global operations. This is an opportunity to contribute to a company that values technology's role in healthcare, make a tangible impact on our services and the communities we serve! 


This is role is considered Hybrid, with the requirement of working onsite at our Mentor, OH Headquarters 3 days per week.

What will you do as an Azure Cloud Architect?

As an Azure Cloud Architect, you will leverage your expertise, knowledge and experience to develop modern and new solutions in a multi-cloud environment. To accomplish this, you work on, participate in, and be responsible for the following: 


Architecture, Design, Develop and Configure Systems – 75%

  • Develop, design, configure, and implement highly complex I.T. technology solutions.

  • Champion a “Cloud first” methodology, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS).

  • Microsoft Azure will be a crucial component for this role. 

  • Create functional specifications and design proposals. Including diagrams and architectural documents.

  • Participate in the design of Cloud-based infrastructure solutions working alongside Cloud Architects and service domains (e.g., Web, Database, Storage, Networking, IAM)

  • Lead the I.T. infrastructure activities for major business projects.

  • Integrate technology solutions across disparate I.T. platforms and business segments.

  • Research, evaluate, and recommend software, hardware, and cloud technologies.

  • Perform testing and evaluation, including development lab activities for new technology solutions.

  • Interface with software vendors and internal accounting department to facilitate the purchase of hardware and software.

  • Stay well-informed of the technology trends and developments in the I.T. industry.

  • Participate in the development of I.T. strategy and direction.

  • Make presentations and proposals to senior I.T. management on projects, designs and initiatives.

Project Leadership and Management – 20%

  • Develop and maintains IT strategy and ensure they align consistently with the STERIS plan.

  • Serve as the project lead on highly complex technical projects based on the business plan.

  • Research and analyze project requirements, create and submit proposals, and implement approved project plans.

  • Develop and submit budget proposals and funding requests.


Technical Support, System Administration and Maintenance – 5%

  • Provide technical support to I.T. systems.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve very complex problems with system configurations and hardware.

  • Provide escalation support for all other architects and system administrators.

What Skills, Abilities, and Experience is needed?

  • Four-year degree in Information Technology or similar field. 
  • 10+ years full time experience required.:

  • Microsoft Azure Certification highly preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in:

    • Leading major infrastructure projects.

    • Participating in the development of technology strategy.

    • Creating, developing, and implementing technology solutions.

    • Vendor management including license agreements, hardware procurement, software procurement.

  • Minimum 2 years experience in Cloud Administration using Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.

  • Expert system and application administration with Microsoft technologies. (Windows Server, AD, PowerShell, Remote Access Technologies)

  • Advanced technical proficiency with VMware ESX. Storage technologies (SAN, NAS) and related protocols. 

  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with technical and non-technical staff.

  • Ability to plan, coordinate, instruct, monitor, and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

What STERIS Offers:

At Steris, we invest in our employees and their families for the long term! STERIS wouldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. We shares our success together with you by rewarding you for your hard work and achievements.


Here is just a brief overview of what we offer:


  • Compensation:  $100,000 - $121,000 base compensation + 15% annual bonus
  • Extensive Paid Time Off (18 days starting) and (9) added Holidays.
  • Excellent healthcare, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Long/Short term disability coverage
  • Parental Leave
  • Additional add-on benefits/discounts for programs such as Pet Insurance
  • Continued training and educations programs
  • Excellent opportunities for advancement in a stable long-term career
  • Hybrid working in select roles, teams, and functions.





STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  42019
Job Category:  Information Technology

Cleveland, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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