Xerox Cloud Architect in Germantown, Maryland

Xerox is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its services, technology, and expertise enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. Xerox serves clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit,, or

If you meet the requirements of this position and want to work for a world-class company with a great marketplace reputation, apply today.

Job Requirements for Cloud Architect

The Cloud Architect will be mainly provide system architecture and hands on support in Microsoft Azure Cloud environment for multiple project based systems in Transportation area.


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related field or equivalent experience, Master degree is preferred

  • Certifications in Developing, Architecting, and Implementing Microsoft Azure Cloud or AWS Cloud

  • Certifications in cloud operations and networking highly preferred

Required Knowledge

  • Expert in Microsoft Azure cloud, network operations, cloud administration

  • Be able to create end-to-end cloud networks with VMs, VPNs, subnets, firewall rules, security groups, Red Hat Linux and Windows administration

  • Understanding of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Cloud design

  • Expert in networking (network protocols, DNS, network topology, VPN-VPN connection, Express Route, cloud – devices connection configurations, security)

  • Understanding and ability to promptly diagnose and remedy cloud related problems and failures

  • Expert in server level user access management, i.e. Linux and Window server administration

  • Familiar with Azure cloud services and market place 3 rd party tools

  • Familiar Azure cost model in IaaS and PaaS with related service and support

  • Hands on experience in cloud end-to-end provisioning and set up

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of cloud and network system administration level experience

  • Demonstrated work experience building and managing Microsoft Azure cloud environments

  • Experience with related Windows Azure technologies or AWS cloud related administration skills

  • Experience working with high traffic web sites and services

  • Experience managing both Windows and Linux environments


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work well independently as well as in team settings

  • In Azure cloud, the Azure Cloud Admin will be able to hands on to create Affinity Group, Storage Accounts, Cloud Services, VPN, Gateways and VPN connectivity

  • Be able to use Microsoft Azure VPN client or OpenVPN to set up point-to-site VPN connection

  • Be able to set up VPN-VPN connection between Xerox data center and Azure cloud

  • Be able to create VMs, and perform Architect level support for Red Hat Linux VM servers and Windows VM servers, and create user accounts with required access control

  • Be able to build domain controller (including active directory, managing all Window servers)

  • Be able to set up email service in Azure cloud VMs

  • Be able to set up FTP service, Active Directory and Domain controller in Window server

  • Provide server admin level support for application team in COTS and application installation, configuration (e.g. MS SQL Server, Oracle database, Java applications, etc.)

  • Connect all virtual machines with required firewall ports, and set up security groups

  • Provide maintenance support (patch install, startup/shut down VM servers, services, install COTS)

  • Be able to set up Azure SQL as PaaS and provide service

  • Set up and perform required backup for production data and files with efficient procedures

  • Set up required encryption in server level to meet PCI compliance

  • Be able to write Power Shell scripts to automate the Azure cloud system creation including end-to-end infrastructure, VMs, storage, firewall rules, etc.

  • Document end-to-end system configuration, setup, baseline configuration in detail and deliver to related project leads

  • Be able to prepare cost model using Azure cloud pricing calculator

  • Be able to design and implement geo-replication for disaster recovery on DR site.

Xerox is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender identity, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, military/veteran status, citizenship status, basis of genetic information, or any other group protected by law. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with Xerox may request such accommodation(s) by sending an e-mail to Be sure to include your name, the job you are interested in, and the accommodation you are seeking.

Job: IM Architecture

Organization: PS Transportation PDSI

Title: Cloud Architect

Location: Maryland-Germantown

Requisition ID: 16031916

Virtual/work from home? No