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IT Principal Engineer -Cloud Architect

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Job Description

The IT Infrastructure team is seeking high-performing, energetic people who are passionate about DevOps, public, private, and hybrid cloud technologies. Our team collaborates with application teams across the enterprise to land, optimize, and modernize applications and workloads across a variety of Cloud services, both on and off prem. The variety of activity is quite diverse, and every day brings new challenges with enormous opportunity to work within multiple systems, researching and identifying the common issues while driving the teams towards resolution to have a positive impact on customer experience.

In this Principal Engineer role, you will be responsible for: 

  • Influencing and driving adoption for modern (private/public/hybrid) cloud infrastructure

  • Building and sustaining senior-level relationships with our vendors

  • Driving large scale efforts across Hosting, Infrastructure, and IT

  • Understanding application workloads to ensure workloads are landed in the right place

As an IT Infrastructure Principal Engineer your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Establish technical credibility, building trust and strong relationships with our partners

  • Deep understanding of partners specific technical requirements for each engagement opportunity

  • Lead technical engagements, drive decisions with appropriate stakeholders, eliminating technical roadblocks and resolving customer issues

  • Promote informed vendor, product and technology decisions; ensures that solutions meet operational requirements; and to ensure that solutions are aligned with enterprise IT standards and strategy

  • Possess proven hands-on knowledge of Cloud computing and databases (private, public, and hybrid), infrastructure platforms, containerization technologies/Kubernetes, database design, and security

  • Have a growth mindset to stay current and on top of industry trends and translate those into requirements needed for Hosting, Infrastructure, and our partners

  • Use and champion Agile and Scrum methodologies to manage priorities

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication to build effective partnerships, presentation, and collaboration skills

  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and identify root cause of issues

  • Experience in a 24/7 production environment is a plus

  • Fundamental understanding and experience with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and BDAT based architecture.

  • Demonstrated ability to document and develop current and target state architectures and strategies that are developed based on business drivers, technical capability strategies and standards, emerging technology, tradeoff analysis and alternatives, and best practices

  • Provides integrated systems planning and recommends new or different technologies that will enhance current/future systems to support overall business objectives. Conducts system architecture studies/reviews of new and existing systems to optimize the development of integrated systems and frameworks that allow for high availability and lower operating costs

  • Fundamental understanding of architectural artifacts and architecture development method

In addition, the ideal candidate should also have the following soft skills:

  • Positive can do approach

  • Ability to retain composure under stressful conditions and gets the right things done

  • Demonstrated skill and passion for operational excellence

  • Excellent customer orientation skills

  • Project and stakeholder management, including experience in setting and managing user and stakeholder expectations

  • Strong analytical, negotiation, and influencing skills

  • Strong team player who can work both independently and collaboratively with peers and teams

  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment

  • Passion around growing and mentoring teams


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other related field of study and 12+ years of relevant experience.

  • Continued learning certifications, such as (but not limited to): VMWare Cloud Management and Automation, AWS Certification (Solutions Architect - Professional or Associate, Advance Networking, Security), Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect, Google Cloud Certified Architect, Certified Kubernetes (Application Developer, Administration, Security), Docker Certified Professional, TOGAF 1 & 2, or similar.

Inside this Business Group

Intel's Information Technology Group (IT) designs, deploys and supports the information technology architecture and hardware/software applications for Intel. This includes the LAN, WAN, telephony, data centers, client PCs, backup and restore, and enterprise applications. IT is also responsible for e-Commerce development, data hosting and delivery of Web content and services.

Other Locations

US, California, Folsom;US, Oregon, Hillsboro;Virtual US and Canada

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here

Work Model for this Role

This role is available as fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need.

Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility.  Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities.  Find information and request accommodation here

Posted: 2022-04-30 Expires: 2022-05-31

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