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Ryder System Cloud Architect in MIAMI, Florida

Position Description

The Cloud Architect leads and helps the organization in the effective and efficient design and engineering of cloud infrastructure and solutions that supports all business processes across the enterprise. This individual will have a diversified background of cloud infrastructure & solution experience using Microsoft Azure and/or AWS, experience in architecting and deploying cloud hosted solutions, migrating large on premise solutions to cloud, optimizing networking and security configurations. This individual is also responsible for coordination with other architecture and technical resources to ensure that the solutions are scalable, reliable and sustainable. This role contributes to the development and helping with the execution of cloud strategy, and ensures its alignment with the enterprise's IT and business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Technology or a relevant degree

  • Master's degree/MBA or Master’s degree preferred

  • Ten (10) years or more SDLC, infrastructure and operations experience

  • Five (5) years or more experience in Technology and solution architecture

  • Three (3) years or more experience working with and developing enterprise architecture deliverables technology roadmaps, reference architectures, platform standards and technology strategies

  • Three (3) years or more experience with architecting solutions involving one or more cloud service providers Microsoft Azure, AWS

  • Two (2) years or more experience architecting public, private and hybrid cloud solutions across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS cloud providers

  • Experience in architect, design, development of enterprise applications nd systems

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and apply abstract enterprise and technical architecture concepts

  • Experience creating and maintaining architecture artifacts for infrastructure related technologies

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and apply abstract enterprise and technical architecture concepts

  • Responsible for ensuring that the company’s IT decisions are made in alignment with the company’s tactical and strategic goals and direction

  • Keep abreast of technology advances (technical scouting) and concerns across all enterprise domains and make recommendations on improvements to the organization’s technical capabilities and technical debt

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and influencing skills with ability to effectively work at all levels of the organization; strong verbal/communication skills and presentation abilities

  • Excellent facilitating talent and able to drive consensus involving technical and non-technical resources at varied levels experience and management

  • Ability to anticipate change, face reality, draw conclusions, and swiftly mobilize to adapt to changing needs and demands

  • Proactively seeks ways to improve personal and organizational effectiveness to meet current and future business needs. Learns equally from successes and failures

  • Analyze enterprise business strategies to determine corresponding changes in infrastructure architectures to meet the on-going service demands of the business

  • Situational awareness: notice differences and issues as they arise and escalate as appropriate

  • Continual improvement: always growing ones craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team

  • Conflict resolution: facilitate discussion and alternatives or different approaches

  • Attitude of empowerment and transparency: enable a team to become self-directed, willing to share information, collaborate, and engage in crucial conversations

  • Quick learner and Self-Motivated: ability to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains. Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

  • Capacity Planning and Performance Best Practices (intermediate level)

  • Knowledge AWS & Azure cloud services (expert level)

  • Ryder business knowledge / practices / processes preferred (intermediate level)


  • Lead the road mapping and evolution of enterprise cloud strategy. Lead and facilitate the creation of cloud governing principles and practices

  • Provide best practices of designing, configuring, and maintaining Cloud environment by working side by side with operational product teams

  • Analyzing application portfolios, application rationalization identifying dependencies & common infrastructure platform components, and assessing cloud migration feasibility

  • Work with other technology teams to analyze Cloud adoption risk implications, both Cyber and Operational Technology risks

  • Research and Identifiy leading Cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, BPaaS) to provide guidance and make recommendations based on a capabilities assessment

  • Facilitate POCs for cloud hosted solutions and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions

  • Develop cloud migration decision frameworks. Oversee the documentation of all cloud architecture design and analysis work

  • Drive selection of appropriate tools

  • Educate business and IT professionals. Communicate the value of the enterprise cloud strategy

  • Enabling and facilitating Proof of Concepts

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Locations US-FL-MIAMI

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/15/2019 10:42 AM)

Requisition ID 2019-80004

Category Information Technology

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 0-10%

Position Code 9561