Cloud Architect

Engineering Boise, Idaho Atlanta, Georgia Dallas, Texas Chicago, Illinois Charlotte, North Carolina Austin, Texas Washington DC, District Of Columbia


Xylem |ˈzīləm|

1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;

2) a leading global water technology company.

Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you!

The Role: The Cloud Architect role is to architect, develop, and re-engineer applications that leverage public cloud.  This role requires thought leadership and assistance with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to design architectures for teams across Xylem's global enterprise as we build new applications in the cloud.  The successful candidate is a highly talented and hands on technical architect that's comfortable with DevOps practices and contributing to inner sourced codebases.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Define and document best practices for delivering technologies on public cloud
  • Work with application teams to understand complex system requirements and guide development towards best practices.
  • Convert system requirements into Infrastructure as Code (Terraform) to codify system infrastructure.
  • Maintain and contribute to innersourced IaC codebase
  • Collaborate with operations teams to design governance solutions for public cloud resources.
  • Collaborate with security teams to design and implement policy controls
  • Collaborate with network teams to provide secure, highly available communications between Xylem services on our global network.
  • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activities

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • BS technical degree or equivalent professional skills
  • 8 or more years of IT implementation experience
  • Experience with agile methodologies and the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • IT compliance, security, and risk management experience
  • Experience developing Terraform
  • Strong experience architecting and designing highly available systems in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Functional experience migrating applications from on-prem to public cloud and hybrid-cloud
  • Understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies (i.e. MQTT, NBIoT)

We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, Working Parents Networks and Non-Native English Speakers and Allies.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

(The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters and must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
  • Travel: 10% or less

Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $120,000 to $150,000 plus bonus.  At Xylem, it is not typical for an individual to start at the top end of the range for the role however compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. We offer a generous benefit package, including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, 401(k) with company contribution, paid time off, paid parental leave and tuition reimbursement.