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AECOM Sr. Cloud Automation Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a remote Sr Cloud Automation Architect to join our corporate IT department. This is a virtual remote position and can be located in a variety of US locations.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

The Sr. Cloud Automation Architect is a highly motivated technical role responsible for the identification, design and implementation of technologies that support and enable cognitive intelligent automation solutions for the AECOM multi-cloud architecture.

The position reports into the Director, Cloud Delivery and will play a key role in shaping the future of disruptive digital innovation that targets AECOM cloud strategy and services. We are looking for a Sr. Cloud Automation Architect with expertise in creation of automated solutions and proven automation scripting hands-on expertise combined with strong communication skills. This is a highly technical role that requires deep Automation frameworks knowledge. In this role, you will help to drive the overall cloud automation strategy and will be working alongside sharp, like-minded automation specialists, software developers and solution architects. As an Automation Architect, you will lead, improve and enhance automation practices and tools selection by demonstrating innovative ideas while leading automation initiatives. You will proactively identify and implement automation strategies to improve reliability, stability and leveraging automation and self-service initiative across a multi-cloud architecture.


  • Be the subject matter expert for technologies that provide automation capabilities; stay current on evolving trends in the automation industry.

  • Research, evaluate, design, and implement IaC automation solutions utilizing advanced technologies that meet or exceed customer requirements.

  • Recommend and implement technology standards and best practices, such as CI/CD, for developing and maintaining automation solutions.

  • Have a customer focused mindset to deliver single click self-service modules to enable AECOM’s internal customers and help with a DEVOPs transformation

  • Fluent in at least one scripting languages: JavaScript, Python, Java, C++, Ruby or PowerShell

  • Hands-on experience with Cloud Automation and Orchestration technologies such as: vRO / Terraform / AWS CloudFormation / Azure ARM Templates

  • Hands-on experience in configuration automation technologies such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible

  • CI/CD – Deployment pipeline experience (Jenkins, CircleCI, AWS CodeBuild, Azure DevOps or Bamboo)

  • Experience working in a team environment using agile sprint methodologies and tools including Jira, Git, Azure DevOps

  • Strong agile & Scrum skills with accountability for end to end delivery including planning and estimating workload

  • Knowledge and experience in container’s technology stack

  • Provide input to the design of ServiceNow based ITSM solutions as a recognized Architect or Design Authority

  • Work closely with appropriate teams and vendors to provide the technical bridge that ensures impact, risk, and value are properly understood by stakeholders

  • Coordinate project teams to ensure approved solutions architecture and design are understood and followed; evaluate and make recommendations for change requests

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance for Intelligent Automation-based solutions from early phase proposals through design, code, test and implementation

  • Provide effective communication, status, and documentation to project management, stakeholders and senior leadership

  • Serve as a liaison between architecture, business customers, solution development, project managers, network infrastructure, server engineering, and support teams

  • Ability to speak the languages of both business and technology and quickly determine the right message to the right audience

  • Lead technical discussions to determine new architecture recommendations and/or changes within current solution infrastructure

  • Document solutions designs in technical architecture documents and solution architecture documents

Level specific responsibilities:

  • Contributes to short- and/or long-range IT program plans consistent with the information needs and priorities of the functional group.

  • May develop and initiate programs that support functions and strategies of IT and the organization.

  • May perform the personnel management functions required to develop and maintain a qualified and motivated staff.

  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of the company’s infrastructure and directs, leads and manages as necessary.

  • Works with diverse business groups and customers to implement strategic objectives for the IT organization.

  • Reports to an IT Director.

  • May provide consultation and support to project groups and users in operating systems.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study and 10 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education including at least 2 years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development background with strong programming skills is a plus

  • Experience with Azure, AWS, and GCP implementations

  • Knowledge of all components of a Technical Architecture

  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering

  • DevOps certifications will be a plus

  • Experience with the VMware VRealize & vCloud Suite

  • Experience with test automation and test management tools

  • Strong understanding of network, Infra architecture and application development methodologies

  • Strong understanding of SOA, Microservices, Object-oriented analysis and design

  • Thorough understanding of DevOps and CI/CD

  • Thorough understanding of GitLab

  • Hands-on test automation experience in an Agile Development environment

  • Hands-on experience specifying, establishing and managing test environments and test data for load and functional automation

  • Knowledge of containers and virtualization

  • Knowledge of automated build management tools

  • Experience in Infrastructure management and automation technologies such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Azure DevOps

  • Experience in monitoring tools such as AppDynamics, New Relic & DataDog

  • Demonstrated understanding of Identity Management solutions and their impact to solutions being developed

  • Must also have strong self -motivation and leadership skills. Requires little to no direction to accomplish tasks. Contributes to setting direction for projects and tasks.

  • Ability to identify and understand problems and/or issues and develop solutions. Applies strong strategic thinking in designing technology solutions to solve complex business problems. Ability to innovate in generating creative ideas to solve business problems

  • Integration experience with Oracle DB, Active Directory, Web Services (SOAP/REST), Microsoft SQL DB

  • Experience in corporate back-office and shared services functions

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • Due to the nature of this role US Citizenship is required

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Information Technology

Business Line Corporate

Business Group Corporate

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 248967BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree Street NE Suite 500, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - New York, NY - 125 Broad Street, US - Seattle, WA - 1111 3rd Avenue

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.