Cloud Architect


Position Purpose

We are seeking an experienced cloud architect to help drive Sleep Number's technology evolution! This position will responsible for the leadership and strategic innovation of Sleep Number's cloud environments and services, help guide our infrastructure strategies, and develop new technologies and platforms. This role is open to a remote worker, otherwise will reside at our Headquarters location in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Position Requirements

  • 10+ years of information technology, with 7+ years of infrastructure architecture or engineering, and 5+ years Azure platform or infrastructure engineering
  • Expert-level knowledge of cloud computing technologies and current computing trends in Azure
  • Proven, progressive experience developing services, controls, and patterns for public and hybrid cloud environments that enable performance, security, and cost efficiency at scale
  • Consult with business leaders and stakeholders, internal technical partners, and external vendors on industry trends, new technologies, and roadmaps to guide technology focus, strategy, and vision
  • Rapidly analyze use cases, develop high-level designs, and provide realistic estimates to achieve specified outcomes
  • Design technical solutions that meet business needs while adhering to existing standards and postures
  • Actively mentor team members, as well as peers within IT, to help them advance their knowledge of cloud technologies and constructs

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Practical experience leading the design, development and deployment of cloud platforms at scale including: network, compute, storage, virtualization, and security of infrastructure or applications
  • Exposure working with Azure platform services including Analytics, Integration, Database, or AI/ML
  • Practical experience with containerization and container orchestration toolsets, preferably Kubernetes
  • Exposure to managing datacenter and cloud budgets, contracts, negotiations, and granular cost management
  • Practical experience with cloud performance, scalability, and cost optimization
  • Exposure using automation and orchestration toolsets to deploy services, applications, and infrastructure programmatically
  • Ability to engage cross-functionally with engineering and DevOps teams to develop and drive organizational strategies and solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required, including a natural ability to tailor communication to various audiences

Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Azure Certifications a plus
  • Exposure working within an Agile environment and making use of DevOps methodologies
  • Exposure to Python, Golang, or similar development or scripting languages
  • Exposure to application migration strategies (e.g. rehosting, re-platforming, refactoring)
  • Exposure to middleware, API, and web application technologies a plus


Job ID R8754
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“Sleep is integral to a happy healthy lifestyle and it has such a huge impact on everyday life. Sleep Number is a unique company to work for because you’re truly helping people.”

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