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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect (**REMOTE AVAILABLE**) in Nashville, Tennessee

Senior Enterprise Cloud Architect (REMOTE AVAILABLE) - 2106208

Job : Information Technology

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-2525 West End Ave

Organization : VICTR 104242

Shift: : Days



We are looking for a cloud expert to join us in the All of Us program’s Curation team, part of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR), to help us design and architect the next generation of our Curation pipeline. Our pipeline combines and cleans data from multiple sources, including volunteer-completed surveys, EHR platforms, and wearable devices. It then produces an anonymized representation available for researchers. This work includes a heightened emphasis on leveraging the power of Google Cloud Platform’s services.

You will work closely with our software engineers to architect our cloud solutions and plan improvements to our pipeline. Additionally, you will be relied upon to ensure proper documentation is in place and our FISMA Moderate security concerns are met. Participation in our program is growing at an exciting rate, meaning scalability of any solution is paramount.


  • Assists with Strategic Planning and short- and long-term roadmaps.

  • Provides scalable platforms for deployment of applications and infrastructure.

  • Provides trend analysis with actionable items.

  • Responsible for overseeing, improving, and upgrading enterprise services, software and hardware.

  • Designs, develops, enhances, and maintains processes.

  • Coaches and reviews the work of lower level professionals.

  • Manages projects / processes, working independently with limited supervision.


Architect and implement secure and scalable platforms to support applications and infrastructure.

  • Worked with development teams to determine best fit cloud models (e.g., IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS ) based on individual application requirements and workloads.

  • Collaborated with security and systems teams to develop Google IAM policies to enforce organizational security SOPs and federal compliances.

  • Designed and implemented a migration plan for moving the Curation team’s ELT and ETL pipelines from a custom Python solution to the more scalable and manageable services provided by Google Cloud.

  • Help design the security and maintainability guidelines for running container-based microservices in GKE

  • Guided ETL implementation of hive-partitioned files stored in GCS into BigQuery and CloudSQL.

  • Architect and guide implementation of centralized logging and metrics capturing via GCP’s Cloud Logging and Trace and services.

  • Trained and assisted development teams in building automated deployment processes for applications running in the cloud.

  • Defined improved deployment and configuration management by way of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tooling such as Ansible and / or Terraform.

Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot infrastructure and services.

  • Developed patch schedules and maintenance windows for cloud systems.

  • Used GCP’s Cloud Operations suite to provide development teams with alerting for application errors and dashboards for traffic and load analysis.

  • Worked with All of Us Security teams to provide visibility and reporting on operations within our cloud subscriptions for analysis and oversight by All of Us security teams.

  • Developed security audit reports to meet federal compliance requirements.

  • Set up cost alerts and thresholds to prevent overspends on runaway resource utilization.

Advise on strategic infrastructure planning and emerging technologies

  • Advised leadership on departmental guidelines for systems architecture, capacity planning, and security policies.

  • Participated in internal and cross-organization meetings including to gain a holistic perspective on program needs and priorities.

  • Developed proposal for replacing low-visibility and high maintenance custom solutions to high-visibility, lower-maintenance services-oriented solutions.

  • Performed TCO and security analyses for planned GCP service integrations

About the Department:

The Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research (VICTR) is Vanderbilt’s virtual home for clinical and translational research. Supported by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Research and the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Service Award (CTSA), the mission of the institute is to transform the way ideas and research discoveries make their way from origin to patient care. VICTR functions to help researchers and clinicians do their jobs better by providing tools and support to improve the quality of research, publications, grant writing, and training for future doctors and researchers.

Position Shift : Days

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

  • Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

  • Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's (required) or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field

  • 6 years of relevant experience.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

Req ID: 2106208

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.