Windows Architect

California, United States
31 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

JCC: 4833
Grade: K

About The Job

Work with a spirited and experienced team of system administrators to maintain the infrastructure and applications for Stanford Medicine both in the Cloud or on-premise.   As a Windows Architect, this role is primarily responsible for our Microsoft Windows based systems and applications, and their integration with the rest of our infrastructure.  

You will take a lead role in our efforts in the design, implementation, and support of our Microsoft Windows based platforms and applications, both in the cloud and on-premise. Through supporting these critical platforms and applications, you will be a major part of our endeavor in enabling Stanford Medicine to continue advancing human health through cutting-edge research, and advance your career by taking on high-impact projects with the latest cloud on-premise, and hybrid cloud technologies.

As a Windows Architect at Stanford Medicine, you will: 

  • Lead efforts to develop and maintain Microsoft Windows based cloud and on-premise infrastructure and applications.
  • Lead efforts to continuously maintain and improve the services of the infrastructure and applications.
  • Help integrate different platforms and components of our infrastructure to work seamlessly together.
  • Help build and integrate security and best practices as part of the infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with the team and customers to architect, develop/migrate and maintain important Stanford Medicine applications.
  • Lead efforts in containerization and cloud migration in Windows and Linux environments.
  • Lead on other important infrastructure projects, with the support and collaboration of the team.
  • Lead efforts in implementing new technologies and best practices etc. 
  • Lead and mentor other members of the team on defining and adopting new or improving existing processes and procedures. 
  • This position offers all the excellent benefits of working at Stanford University, along with the personal satisfaction of knowing you are working to enable the extraordinary research at Stanford Medicine and advance human health.

Who we are looking for:

  • Individuals who are curious in all areas of a constantly improving and evolving cloud and on-premise infrastructure and are a proponents of improvements instead of simply maintaining the status quo.  An interest in and appreciation of a Microsoft windows environment with an understanding of the challenges in managing a well-organized, secure and stable environment  as well as Windows Active Directory. Candidates who have an interest in working directly with business owners and end users who want to understand their ongoing business needs and translate these needs into reliable and efficient architecture. If you pride yourself on being a self-starter who enjoys working both in a team setting and independently and are interested in participating in respectful and well-intended debates will enjoy our working environment.

About Us

  • Platform Services is part of the Information Resources & Technology (IRT) group at the School of Medicine. Our team is responsible for IRT’s computing platforms both in the cloud and on-premise. We work closely with other teams in IRT and across Stanford Medicine to maintain the stability and security of the computing infrastructure and the large set of applications running on top of it,   to enable the daily operations of Stanford School of Medicine. We also work closely with researchers at the school to provide scalable and stable computing infrastructure to enable their cutting-edge research.  As a group, we:
  • Value competence and quality of work
  • Expect individuals to take ownership and responsibility, without ego
  • Work efficiently and independently with minimal bureaucracy
  • Maintain collegial working style
  • This position currently works in our Porter Drive office.  We anticipate that this positon will move to the new Stanford Redwood City campus in late May to late June 2019.
  • Other duties may also be assigned
  • All interested applicants are required to upload a resume and cover letter.


  • Experience in an academic institution, or one with a heterogeneous computing environment.
  • In depth working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Active Directory (5 years minimum).
  • At least 5 years of experience architecting, managing and automating Windows applications.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing a windows environment of 100+ nodes. 
  • At least 5 years of recent experience in the following areas:
  • Hands-on experience with a windows based infrastructure with at least 50 nodes. 
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Windows Active Directory
  • Experience designing and architecting windows based applications
  • Windows PowerShell skills and experience is highly desirable.
  • Past experience in Windows automation with Windows SCCM, PowerShell or other automation tools highly desirable.
  • VMware vSphere/ESX experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in cloud technology such as GCP, AWS or Azure strongly desired.


  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors.
  • Experience coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.
  • Experience developing/implementing a business continuation and disaster recovery plan.
  • Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.
  • Expert ability to program in multiple programming languages in multiple operating systems.
  • Proven ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21>40 pounds.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Exposed to high voltage electricity, noise >80dB TWA, confined spaces, hot temperatures, heavy metals.
Extended hours and weekends.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,