Step Up for Students
  • - Information Technology
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and more.

Position Overview

This position will be responsible for creating a vision for the cloud environment, developing and improving automation, capacity planning, interacting with security personnel and monitoring security and access. This position will report to the Director of Infrastructure Services.

Essential Functions

  • Help develop, build, and maintain next generation cloud services solution in Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS
  • Help establish and maintain automation in building environments for Software Development
  • Assist with on-premises systems administration
  • Provide additional support and configuration for network and firewall equipment
  • Maintain and secure cloud environment with best practices and remediation of vulnerabilities
  • Provides ongoing status report updates for current projects.
  • Participates in rotating on-call schedule for 24 x 7 x 365 support.
  • Works with IT counterparts and management team to employ analysis and design techniques including database schema design to ensure business goals.
  • Develops and manages effective working relationships with other departments, groups or personnel with whom work must be coordinated.
  • Participates in systems development lifecycle stages including architecture specifications and design; application configuration; database design; programming; quality assurance; testing and implementation; and ongoing maintenance and support.
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as, meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner, and demonstrates respect for others.


The above is not an all-inclusive list of all duties performed by this job title, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent may be required to perform other additional duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a solutions architect role. 3+ years focused on cloud environments
  • Strong understanding of cloud infrastructure
  • 3+ years of experience using and managing cloud systems in a production environment
  • 2+ years of experience in a demanding, 24/7 environment
  • Must have operated within a rigorous change control environment. (i.e., managed separate Development, QA, UAT and Production environments)
  • Must have a demonstrated ability and initiative to automate technology and processes related to duties
  • Degree or certification in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or closely related with a minimum of 3 years of experience in related industry
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Basic networking and firewalls is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Versed in designing and building high available, multi-region Azure solutions
  • Advanced skills in diagnosing and resolving cloud issues
  • MS SQL Server System Administration is a plus
  • MS PowerShell scripting is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work within defined timeframes 

Core Values

Step Up For Students believes strongly in two key core values, and it is the responsibility of all employees to demonstrate these values in their everyday work in order to maintain a positive and effective organizational culture.

Everyone is an asset.

Every event is an improvement opportunity.

Physical Demands

This position occasionally requires the abilities of standing, walking, lifting or exerting forces up to 20lbs., reaching or stretching, climbing or balancing, crouching or stooping, crawling, depth perception.   

This position frequently requires the abilities of sitting, fingering or manual dexterity, repetitive finger motion, speaking, hearing and seeing colors

Work Environment

This position is an office environment with very limited exposure to any outside fumes, odors, heat and/or weather conditions. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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