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Senior Cloud Architect Job

Date: Mar 30, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR

Company Information

PACCAR, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905 and is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under its internationally recognized brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.


Your next career move is waiting at PACCAR whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services. Join the PACCAR team today!

The Role

We are seeking an experienced Digital Solution Architect to join our team at PACCAR. As a key member of our IT team, the Digital Solution Architect will be responsible for designing, implementing, and managing cloud platforms including Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Snowflake, Confluent, and Aviatrix.

In this role, you will design and architect business driven services and platforms that leverage the latest technologies to deliver innovative solutions. You will solve real business problems in the areas of streaming analytics, IOT and automotive connectivity. This role interacts directly with business leaders to determine the capabilities Digital needs to build and with the engineers that will be building it.


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in at least of the data, information, application, infrastructure, or technical architecture domains. A background in Python and DevOps is highly desired. The candidate should also have experience with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and be familiar with the AWS Well-Architected framework.

About the Team

Digital Services is a highly celebrative team of data, cloud, and analytics professionals with different backgrounds. Digital focuses on enabling PACCAR to make better decisions, faster, injecting new technologies and capabilities that enable us to better manage and utilize data to drive the business and our customers forward. As part of a diversified, global Fortune 100 company, the Digital team works on a wide variety of projects. The Cloud Engineering team supports global adoption of cloud services across AWS, GCP, and Azure and core tooling in the PACCAR Digital Platform that enables application development and analytics capabilities for the company. Come join this dynamic, growing, and pioneering team, and make an impact at global scale! 

Job Responsibilities

  • Design and implement cloud platforms including GCP, AWS, Snowflake, Confluent, and Aviatrix
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Manage the deployment and maintenance of cloud infrastructure, applying SRE principles
  • Ensure that all cloud platforms are secure, comply with industry standards, and follow the AWS Well-Architected framework
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest cloud technologies and trends to continuously improve our cloud platforms
  • Provide technical guidance and support to other teams within the organization
  • Manage budgets, schedules, and risk management for cloud platform projects

Required Experience & Skills

  • At least 5 years of experience in data, information, application, infrastructure, and technical architecture
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as GCP, AWS, Snowflake, Confluent, and Aviatrix
  • Strong understanding of Python and DevOps
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles and the AWS Well-Architected framework
  • Experience in the development and rollout of technical operations processes and new services
  • Experience automating software deployments and following a continuous delivery and deployment model 
  • Experience with DNS, DHCP, SSH, HTTP, TCP/IP and other common network protocols
  • Experience with system analysis and troubleshooting in large-scale Linux environment
  • Experience with database technology, both relational and NoSQL 
  • Experience with RESTful API design and development, including API definition, lifecycle management, contract or consumer first development, and authentication with OIDC or SAML
  • Working knowledge of agile development methods 


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • Certificates in AWS, GCP or Azure appreciated

Physical Demands

  • Sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time

PACCAR Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more

Diversity & Inclusion

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement.


PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events.

Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Senior Cloud Engineer is $106,300 - $166,300 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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