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Sr. Cloud Architect - Remote - 117711

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers
United States, San Diego
March 25, 2023

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 7/29/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/9/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) is a growing, progressive, multi-center clinical trials consortium created to provide an operational framework for large scale Alzheimer's disease research projects and consists of 7 cores, 22 committees, 35 research sites that are members of the consortium/Steering Committee, and an additional 40 or more research sites located across the U.S. and Canada that participate in one or more trials coordinated by the ADCS. The ADCS is funded by federal and private grants, contracts, and gift support.The ADCS is a unique center (ARO) at UCSD, which collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to forward its mission to discover, develop, and test, new drugs to treat patients with AD. Annual funding for the ADCS grant is approximately $10 million, with additional funding through industry partnerships totaling over $30 million.

Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced data / information management professional with full understanding of industry practices and campus / medical center / OP and department methodologies, policies and procedures to resolve complex and wide ranging issues where analyses of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.

Incumbent understands and translates business needs into data models supporting long-term solutions, including creating data archiving and management plans, ensuring the integrity of the data, and that data flows and stores are controlled, accurate, and consistent. Incumbent will identify the cloud infrastructure design to best optimize and support business growth; develop architecture blueprints and detailed documentation based on need assessment for data integration and curation methodologies, and work with leadership to implement them for the center. In addition, incumbent will set standards and create SOPs to improve the quality of data and develop a data curation and archiving plan for clinical trial data as well as legacy data and information systems data that adheres to regulatory requirements, HIPAA, CFR Part 11, and GCP. Other responsibilities include requirement gathering, prototyping, architecting tools and systems including APIs, web portals, databases, and virtual servers hosted Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training

  • Ability to prepare data models unassisted.

  • Familiarity with data model patterns in one or more common business or academic domains.

  • Familiarity with logical data design and data mapping or data conversion.

  • Familiarity with data quality and governance issues and requirements.

  • Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Demonstrated ability to convey complex data and systems architecture, information, and data management related concepts to a lay audience, especially to center leadership.

  • Thorough knowledge of data management systems, practices and standards. Specifically pertaining to multi-center clinical trials.

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant rules and regulations. Including regulatory requirements pertaining to clinical trials such as HIPAA compliance, Part 11 Compliance, and GCP.

  • Strong ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent analytical and design skills, including the ability to abstract information requirements from real-world processes to understand information flows in computer systems.

  • Ability to represent relevant information in abstract models. Critical thinking skills and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of cloud-based systems, architecture, and integration required.

  • Experience working with data and systems pertaining to multi-center clinical trials and the special considerations for data integrity, maintaining the blind, as well as regulatory requirements pertaining to multi-center clinical trials is required.

  • A minimum of three (3) years experience with systems security design, implementation, monitoring and management required.

  • Experience developing scripts and software using Python, Perl and BASH.

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

  • Experience migrating systems and data from data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Experience with configuring and managing Nagios, OSSEC, Suricata, Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash.

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solutions Architect certification or a minimum of 3 years experience designing, implementing and managing an enterprise AWS environment.

  • Experience as a database administrator (DBA) of PostgreSQL and MySQL.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be willing to work outside of core business hours, including evenings and weekends as projects and deadlines dictate.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,400 - $142,800 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.36 - $68.39

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).