Multi-Cloud Architect

Req ID #:  207193

US Wilmington, MA, US, 01887

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 


Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 


As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.


IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


Job Summary


The Multi-Cloud Solutions Architect will work as part of the Global Technology Cloud Services team to architect and deliver modern cloud solutions to support our business. Charles River Labs has adopted a cloud-first mindset to leverage the scale, security, and advanced technologies the cloud provides.  This role requires a unique individual with a broad range of technical skills covering infrastructure, application development, data analytics, security as well as strong leadership capabilities. Outcomes directed by this role will have a significant impact on the organization's short and long-term results and strategic business objectives.  This technical leader will be accountable for maturing our multi-cloud portfolio and meeting or exceeding quality and performance expectations.



Duties and Responsibilities

  •      This role will work as part of the Global Technology Cloud Services team to architect and deliver modern cloud solutions to support our global business units
  •      Designs sustainable infrastructure architectures across cloud provider platforms globally
  •      Develop knowledge of internal customer business objectives and map to appropriate cloud design requirements
  •      Support product development teams, global security, and other infrastructure teams around implementation of solutions
  •      Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns based on the application portfolio for deploying services to the cloud
  •      Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
  •      Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery objectives
  •      Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
  •      Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations
  •      Develop cloud-based solutions with a focus on cost management (network egress, right-sizing resources, storage tiering, etc)
  •      Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts
  •      Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems
  •      Promote strategic plans for Cloud adoption across the organization

Job Qualifications


  •      Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science or related discipline
  •      10+ years of enterprise architecture experience, with a focus on cloud computing, container, and API technologies
  •      Extensive experience implementing solutions within AWS and Azure
  •      Experience in delivering cloud infrastructure solutions to support microservice based applications
  •      Experience with CI/CD, containers, container orchestration, APIs
  •      Working knowledge of all infrastructure domains including data centers, networks, storage, servers, service monitoring and end user computing
  •      Infrastructure as Code (Terraform, Ansible, Cloud Formation, ARM, Python)
  •      Experience delivering projects through an agile framework
  •      Architect certifications from leading Cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  •      Possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to communicate up through senior leadership
  •      Demonstrate teamwork, positive attitude and good rapport with peers and customers.
  •      Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  •      An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.    

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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