• IT Enterprise Architect III

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The Fred Hutch Enterprise IT organization is looking for an Enterprise Architect (EA) III to support the technology portfolio of on-premise and cloud-based systems, applications, infrastructure and security systems as well as providing technical and security consulting functions. This role is a cross between the traditional responsibilities of an Enterprise Architect, Solutions Architect and Security Architect.

    The EA helps the organization achieve its objectives by enabling the delivery of business capabilities and stewarding technology resources to their most efficient and effective use. The EA builds and maintains IT roadmaps aligned to business strategy and establishes architectural standards to minimize complexity of the technical portfolio. They also help improve integration quality, support innovation, and enable enterprise productivity and collaboration. The EA plays a key role as a cross-domain, cross-functional SME in collaborating, influencing, and guiding technology decisions and strategy in partnership with key stakeholders and leadership.


    • Create and maintain long-term strategic and technology roadmaps for critical IT systems, infrastructure and applications
    • Assist with the alignment of IT strategy and planning with the goals and objectives of the Fred Hutch
    • Integrate business/research strategies into the enterprise architecture roadmaps
    • Work with business and technology subject matter experts to gather and translate business requirements into innovative technical solutions
    • Develop and maintain technology and security standards and practices policies to govern the acquisition and evolution of services and solutions
    • Provide technical consulting services to IT departments, leadership, business and research community
    • Keep up to date on the latest technological trends in the industry, focusing on the areas of security, cloud computing, operating systems, storage, networking, database systems and automation
    • Technical leadership of projects to evaluate, select, design and assist with the implementation of technical solutions
    • Drive the development, adoption and consistent implementation of security architecture principles, policies and standards throughout the technical stack and across a broad range of environments, including international locations
    • Lead the design and development of engineered solutions that improve security states, address technical vulnerabilities and reduce risk to the organization
    • Manage multiple project tasks and a technology portfolio of architecture work for enterprise applications, infrastructure and security for on-premise, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS technologies and best practices
    • Create and maintain architecture documentation and diagrams (physical, logical, process flow) for current critical systems architecture including integrations and workflows
    • Act as an evangelist for technology and security practices by way of communication, socialization of ideas, concepts, and building partnerships in alignment with change management methodologies
    • Assist with the development, maintenance and testing of IT disaster recovery plans


    Minimum Qualifications

    • 10+ years of IT architecture experience spanning all facets of IT; strong expertise and understanding of IT systems, security, application and full stack architecture for on-prem and cloud, cloud migrations, end to end systems lifecycle, DR, Business Continuity
    • BA/BS Math, Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent educational/job experience
    • Strong verbal, written, visual communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences
    • Passion for learning, testing and evangelizing the latest technology trends and practices
    • Self-starter that can educate themselves on required topics and operate without close supervision
    • Enterprise architecture processes, principles and standards, frameworks and methods
    • Experience with Microsoft Windows (server/desktop) and Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu) management
    • Experience with public IaaS cloud computing management: Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
    • Experience with directory and identity management: Active Directory, Azure AD, LDAP, SSO, MFA
    • Experience with networking protocol and tools: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SSL/TLS, VPN, VLAN, Wireshark
    • Experience with server virtualization technologies: VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, KVM


    Desired Experience 

    • Gathering, analyzing and summarizing empirical data for problem analysis and decision making
    • Gathering and documenting system and solution functional and technical requirements
    • Creating presentation quality documents and diagrams: Word, PowerPoint, Visio
    • Creating test plans, leading testing efforts, documenting and communicating the results
    • Experience severing in the role of solutions architect or technical consultant
    • Security and regulatory compliance standards: HIPAA, FISMA/NIST, ISO27001, PCI and GDRP
    • Storage systems and protocols: SMB/NFS/iSCSI/S3/DFS
    • Management of Office 365: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Teams
    • Database systems: Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and MySQL and the SQL query language
    • Security systems: firewalls, IPS, WAF, NAC, PKI, SIEM
    • Scripting and automation tools: Python, PowerShell, Terraform, Ansible
    • Application containerization and orchestration: Docker and Kubernetes
    • Source code management (Git, GitHub, GitLab) and CI/CD (GitLab CI, Jenkins)
    • Working in a grant funded life sciences research organization
    • Threat modeling and threat assessment across the technical stack in complex environments
    • Strong understanding of authentication and authorization technologies and protocols
    • CISSP, CISM or SANS - GIAC, or any security related certification a plus

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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