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  • 510233
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 18 2022 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Technology Services

Job Location:

Address:  1400 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $102,309 - $130,000 

Grade: 31

Closing Date: August 18, 2022

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures. 

Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Technology Services (DTS), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Cloud Architect.

The Senior Cloud Architect is responsible for designing and implementing enterprise infrastructure and platforms required for cloud computing. Analyzes system requirements and ensures that systems will be securely integrated with current applications. Cloud architects are responsible for managing the cloud computing architecture in an organization, including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, delivery and networks required to manage cloud storage.

The state of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

-Design and transfer applications to the cloud, developing and implementing corporate cloud strategy (including necessary information, management strategy and policy).
-Offer expert guidance in infrastructure movement techniques including bulk application transfers into the cloud and will identify the top cloud architecture solutions to successfully meet the strategic needs of the agency.
-Provide guidance to cloud developers/implementers on cloud solution development best practices.
-Create and maintain documentation artifacts such as design diagrams, data flow diagrams, deployment diagrams, infrastructure diagrams, etc.
-Participate in the development and establishment a statewide cloud governance model.
-Deliver expert guidance on architectural principles and servers of top cloud platforms to drive design and deployment of highly scalable, fault tolerant applications.
-Participate in RFP process to identify and select cloud providers.
-Develop technical and budgetary presentations for senior executives.
-Perform cloud capacity planning, develop cloud policies, and define governance frameworks for the operation and management of cloud services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
-Cloud computing technologies and current computing trends.
-Application architecture
-Automation and orchestration
-Governance, I&O (input and output)
-Integration architecture
-IT Service Management/IT Operations Management
-Outsourcing and external hosting

Skill in:
-Thought leadership and change agency.
-Communication and collaboration, and delegation.
-Cloud Solutions, and Cloud Identity Management.
-Management of resources and budget for assigned area.
-Establishment of guidelines and policies

Ability to:
-Works under minimal supervision
-Collaborate, empower and connect with a variety of other architecture roles in the organization.
-Lead cultural change for cloud adoption including developing and coordinating cloud
-Develop a cloud strategy and coordinate the adaptation process.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or other IT related discipline.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- 5+ years of experience in Cloud Solutions including Architecting, developing and deploying Applications and Platforms to the Public Cloud.

-Current certification in one of the following Public Cloud Architectures:
- AWS Certified Solutions Architect
- Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
- Azure Solutions Architect

-Employee shall obtain and maintain a valid Level One fingerprint clearance card that meets DES requirements for a Level One card pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1969.

- In-state travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspensions or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required PRIOR to driving for State business.

Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Frank Topor at ftopor@azdes.gov

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-536-3791.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.