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Principal Cloud Engineer


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  1128
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  None

Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



We are seeking an established Cloud technologist who will influence the design and operation of Cloud Services across the broader R&D lifecycle.  This is a critical role that will bridge solutions architecture, design Cloud infrastructure across multiple client environments, and also play an involved part in prototyping the Cloud deployments that will ultimately standardize our enterprise offering.  In this role you will:


  • Help define the Next Gen Cloud services for Higher Education
  • Assist with leading cultural change for Cloud adoption
  • Work with Cloud, R&D, Product management, Customer Success to enable cutting edge Cloud solutions and a true Cloud Experience for our customers
  • Develop cloud strategies and coordinating adoption of cloud-based solutions




  • Minimum of 10 years enterprise IT experience that includes at least 5 years of hands-on Software Development, Systems Architecture, Cloud Operations or DevOps engineering 
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field. Advance degree preferred, but not required
  • Minimum of 4 years experience using public cloud platforms
  • Deep understanding of application, server, and network security
  • Superior communication skills to present, convince, evangelize, coach and mentor across diverse teams and leaders
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies
  • Automation is in your DNA, and you use tools like Terraform, Salt, Puppet, Chef and etc for your daily tasks.
  • You have done your fair share of coding, solution engineering and development and can show off some recent coding experience in Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Node.js, .NET, Python, Bash, PHP, Ruby, Perl or React
  • Deep understanding of application performance tuning and troubleshooting




Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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