Principal IT Engineer Infrastructure - Cloud Hosting

    • Kaiser Permanente
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 144,300.00 - 186,670.00 per year
Full Time


Technical direction
Relationship building
IT infrastructure
Business requirements
Functional requirements
Technical Support
Return on investment
IT management
Computer science
IT operations
Systems engineering
Computer networking
Application development
Cloud computing
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform
Performance management
Preventive maintenance
Project management
IT outsourcing
Health care

Job Details


Remote from any KP authorized state to include CA, OR, WA, CO, GA, VA, MD & D.C.

Please Note: Salary ranges are geographically based, and the posted range reflects the Northen CA region. Lower salary ranges will apply for other labor markets outside of NCAL.

This Principal IT Infrastructure Engineer is primarily responsible for providing expert technical advice on Cloud architectures and infrastructure for assigned systems, setting the technical direction for cloud and infrastructure solutions, and for serving as a technical expert for project teams while mentoring and advising others in all system development lifecycle phases.

In this leadership role, you'll be the architect of cloud success for business. You'll leverage your in-depth knowledge of cloud platforms and application development to craft secure, scalable, and cost-effective solutions that empower businesses to achieve their goals. You'll be a trusted advisor, collaborating closely with clients to understand their unique needs, then translate those needs into innovative cloud-based application architectures.

  • Deep dive into client needs: Partner with clients to uncover their application development challenges and business objectives. Become an expert on their needs, identifying opportunities to optimize their infrastructure and development processes.

  • Design for the future: Architect and design robust cloud-based solutions for applications, leveraging your expertise in leading cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform). Think strategically, considering scalability, security, performance, and long-term impact.

  • Lead the client journey: Spearhead client presentations and proposals, confidently showcasing the power of your cloud-based application architectures. Inspire clients with your vision and technical prowess.

  • Empower through knowledge: Mentor junior team members and share your expertise in cloud application design. Foster a collaborative environment where knowledge is shared and success is celebrated.

  • Stay ahead of the curve: Continuously expand your knowledge of cloud platforms and application development trends. Embrace innovation and stay at the forefront of the industry.

Job Summary:

This senior level employee is primarily responsible for providing expert technical advice on IT infrastructure for assigned systems, setting the technical direction for infrastructure solutions, and for serving as a technical expert for project teams while mentoring and advising others in all system development lifecycle phases.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.

  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • As part of the IT Engineering job family, this position is responsible for leveraging DEVOPS, and both Waterfall and Agile practices, to design, develop, and deliver resilient, secure, multi-channel, high-volume, high-transaction, on/off-premise, cloud-based solutions.

  • Provides consultation and expert technical advice on IT infrastructure planning, engineering, and architecture for assigned systems by assessing the implications of IT strategies on infrastructure capabilities.

  • Provides some recommendations and input on options, risks, costs, and benefits for systems designs.

  • Leverages partnerships with IT teams and key business partners to troubleshoot complex systems.

  • Serves as a functional expert and collaborates with architects and software engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable system designs.

  • Translates business requirements, and functional and non-functional requirements, into technical specifications that support integrated and sustainable designs for complex or high impact infrastructure systems by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications.

  • Ensures system designs adhere to company architecture standards.

  • Builds partnerships with counterparts in various IT Teams (e.g., database, operations, technical support) throughout system development and implementation.

  • Serves as a technical expert for project teams throughout the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems by defining and overseeing the documentation of detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services.

  • Mentors other technical resources throughout infrastructure systems development.

  • Reviews and validates technical specifications and documentation for complex or multi-dimensional solutions.

  • Leads the development and modification of solutions by identifying technical solutions to business problems.

  • Collaborates with business leaders, Solutions, and lead enterprise architects to review business drivers, and establish a foundation for enterprise systems planning.

  • Reviews benchmarking results, and provides information to support current and future infrastructure needs and projects to IT leadership. Provides preliminary conclusions.

  • Benchmarks and evaluates IT trends and technologies to identify opportunities and considerations that impact ROI.

  • Makes recommendations on resources required to maintain service levels and meet new demands.

  • Guides and drives physical architecture design for new initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports.

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in an IT operations environment with technical experience in distributed technologies, systems development, and/or networking.

  • Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3 years' experience in web-based application development.
  • 3 years' experience in developing hosting solutions in either hybrid, on-prem, cloud environments.
  • Architect certification or equivalent from any public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform.
  • Proven track record/skills in any infrastructure products or services.

Primary Location: California,Pleasanton,Pleasanton Tech Cntr Building D Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Remote Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-IT-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: IT ENG Infrastructure Department: KPIT ADMIN - ITO HCS DESIGN ADMIN - 9601 Pay Range: $144300 - $186670 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No Remote: Work location is the remote workplace (from home) within KP authorized states. Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
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