Systems Architect

Job ID
Information Services
Info Technology
Job Location


The Systems Architect position is a unique role in our Information Services department that will focus on the development of new cloud service architecture to deliver capabilities critical to the success of cloud initiatives across multiple departments at St. Jude. St. Jude is expanding the use of cloud services to respond to the scale and pace of technology innovation demanded by our cutting edge research and institutional mission. Our goal in Information Services is to develop foundational services and capabilities through a growing cloud technology portfolio that allows our research community and others to explore and innovate, with confidence that security, connectivity, governance, and operations are engaged and ready to support their needs.





As the lead technical role in cloud architectural engineering and design efforts within Information Services, the Systems Architect will drive implementation of the Information Services cloud strategy. This position is responsible for understanding and building a comprehensive service view of the enterprise’s cloud strategy, processes, standards, information, and assets, and will then use that context to define an enterprise-wide IT architecture that will meet current and future needs in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner. The position will work in partnership with IS technical architects, subject matter experts, and leadership to develop a common vision of how cloud services and technology will be used and deployed by IS within St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


This position requires a self-directed and knowledgeable individual who has extensive knowledge of cloud technologies (such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services), passion to drive technology forward, and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across our institution to enable cloud adoption and distributed development of cloud-appropriate solutions in support of the St. Jude mission.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is preferred.

Minimum Experience

  • Eight (8) years of experience in IT support services, including six (6) years in progressive roles in systems administration and design required.
  • Experience with enterprise-scale public cloud services design and implementation required.
  • Experience with enterprise-scale IT infrastructure platforms and solutions, including operating systems, storage, networking, and infrastructure management applications required.
  • Must demonstrate technical depth in the following areas: systems infrastructure, enterprise-level networking, systems automation, information security, and technology implementation planning.
  • Previous experience in team development and project management preferred.
  • Previous experience in a multi-vendor information technology environment preferred.
  • Previous experience in a health care, biomedical research, or academic environment preferred.

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COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


EEO Statement:  St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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