Position:  Technology Architect - Infrastructure
Location:  Evanston, IL
Job Id:  663
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:             Technology Architect - Infrastructure
Area:                    Architecture & Infrastructure
Reports to:          Manager, Architecture and IT Strategy
Classification:     Exempt
 
Organization Overview
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.
 
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
General Overview
Rotary International seeks an Technology Architect - Infrastructure who will be primarily responsible for providing the technical leadership to design and build infrastructure solutions that support business objectives.
 
The architect will join a cross-functional team of diverse staff at Rotary world headquarters, working with IT staff, assorted project delivery staff, business intelligence analysts and a team of remote developers in our India office.
 
Profile for Success
A positive outcome for this position is the design and implement solutions that meet business expectations.
 
Relevance to Mission
This position exists to deliver interfaces that internal applications and external partners can utilize to access Rotary International data in a secure, timely manner.
 
Efficacy and Autonomy
The candidate in this position must work independently, setting goals and deadlines to achieve the necessary goals of the position. With minimal direction the architect must understand and provide council on optimized application and data architectures. 
 
Career Path Opportunities
This position reports to and under the management of the Architecture and IT Strategy Manager.
 
Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five or more years of progressive related work experience leading and implementing the design and delivery of infrastructure solutions.
  • Scripting skills in Powershell, Bash; Programming experience in languages like Perl, Python will be a big plus.
  • Preferred background with strong hand-on expertise in Microsoft technologies like Office 365 and Azure.
  • Familiarity with networking technologies.
  • Familiarity with container based technologies like Kubernetes and Docker.
  • Working knowledge of source code management tools for infrastructure scripts and other assets.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure as code using tools like Terraform, Ansible.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and detailed oriented individual.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
 
Specific Tasks and Duties
  • Strong leadership, vision, effective communication and goal-oriented.
  • Maturity in guiding and influencing challenging team and development environments.
  • Coordinates with business and other IT architects to understand the implications of respective architectures on other dependent applications/infrastructure.
  • Help optimize infrastructure processes and establish realistic SLA’s.
  • Work with the various teams on creating a roadmap to the future.
  • Perform directed and independent research on various infrastructure related subjects and submit summaries and recommendations. 
  • In addition to continue acquiring expertise in the area of Infrastructure architecture, the Infrastructure architect would be required to acquire architecture skills in other areas. This is in line with the goals of the manager to build a “T” shaped individual. 
  • In certain cases, the architect would be required to work off hours and/or weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Work Environment
This position works from Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, IL, and involves minor travel to international offices as needed.
 
Attributes
  • Productivity - Achieve results that move Rotary toward achieving its goals.
  • Innovation – Move Rotary beyond traditional ways of thinking.
  • Adaptability – Respond to changes willingly and recognize when to adjust based on the situation.
 
Why work for Rotary?
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Progressive 401k matching contributions
  • Above market and generous paid time off package
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees
  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from
  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options

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