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At MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions(MacMiller) wemake buildings work better(link removed) As the Northwests leading mechanical contracting firm, we design, deliver and service HVAC, plumbing and automation system solutions for commercial buildings. With our over 1500 employees across15offices, there is a breadth and variety of work to keep you engaged and inspired.

We enjoy a well-respected history of exceeding our customers expectations andexecuting with distinction(link removed) Our clients trust their toughest projects with our integrated teams, including:

  • New construction Engineering, fabrication and installation of mechanical systems for new projectsfollowing leanconstructionpractices
  • Special projectsRetrofits and mechanical repairsfor existing buildings for new efficiencies
  • Service - scheduledpreventativemaintenance ensuring tenantcomfort,and 24/7 emergency response
  • Building performanceControlsystems, fault detection,energy services and remote monitoring

People love to work at MacDonald-Miller, and its because we all share the same Core Culture Values:

  • Collaboration Diverse players, one team, a common vision. Collaboration is our foundation and critical to the success of the company. Every team member is valued and brings a diversity of strengths to help us meet our common vision.
  • Dedication We are dedicated to personal and professional excellence. We execute with distinction by doing the right thing and following through on our commitments.
  • Safety Everyone deserves a safe workplace. Safety is more than hardhats and boots, its an attitude and the environment we create. Every day, everyone goes home to their families.
  • Community We are proud to be part of MacDonald-Miller. We actively seek to build relationships and know each other as individuals. Together we create an environment that is welcoming, caring, and trusting.
  • Innovation We are committed to continuous, creative problem solving(link removed) Innovation is how we stay an industry leader. We always strive to challenge and better ourselves.
  • Fun! Take the work seriously, but never take ourselves too seriously. Its possible to be both serious professionals and good-natured people you enjoy working with. We strive to be both.


Cloud Architect: This is where you come in.

Were looking for a Cloud Architect to lead our organization's cloud computing strategy. You would be responsible for encompassing the development and maintenance of cloud adoption plans, application design in cloud environments, and the ongoing management and performance monitoring of cloud solutions. You will be pivotal in transitioning our business towards a scalable and robust cloud infrastructure, ensuring the alignment of IT strategy with business goals.

In return for achieving aggressive goals, youll get rewarded with more to own, a ton of growth opportunities, and more freedom than youve probably ever had.

Top deliverables in the first year to be a hero:

  • Cloud Solutions Advocate
    • Evaluate organizational needs for cloud infrastructure, manage its adoption, and keep appraised of new cloud technologies or offerings to support business growth objectives.
    • Facilitate communication of complex technical concepts to team members and non-technical stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with other systems, network, operations, support, and development team members effectively.
  • Cloud Architecture Management
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive cloud architecture that supports the companys IT needs.
    • Establish a robust cloud management and monitoring process that aligns with business objectives.
    • Collaborate effectively with cloud providers, Internet Service Providers (ISP), third parties, and internal stakeholders to drive program leadership for cloud implementation projects.
    • Balance financial considerations regarding cloud service costs and implementation strategies.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Environment Management
    • Understand and provision for virtualization and OS resources within the cloud based on business needs or objectives.
    • Address networking challenges, ensure compatibility and optimization for leading cloud service providers such as Azure, Meraki, and Amazon Web Services.
    • Establish and maintain a robust virtualization, network, and OS monitoring and alerting process that contributes to a healthy environment and aligns with business objectives.
    • Navigate and design corporate data architecture within the cloud environment.
  • Cloud Security and Governance
    • Manage risks and cloud governance within the organizations cloud architecture.
    • Design and implement security protocols and utilize gatekeeping technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection devices, and encryption protocols to ensure the security of the organizations cloud and network infrastructure.
    • Work with other security team members and third party organizations to implement new security changes and protocols based on provided recommendations or known best practices.

The Cloud Architect role reports to Seth Henderson IT Director on a collaborative team working on a variety of projects and initiatives to support our growing business. This highly visible role interacts with all levels and functions within the organization.

Your Background: What kind of person will thrive in this role?

You should have

  • A strong understanding of application architecture and cloud solutions as well as cloud infrastructure of main providers (Azure, Cisco Meraki, AWS).
  • Expertise in cloud service management and performance monitoring.
  • Proficiency in virtualization technologies and Windows Server Operating Systems
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field (master's degree preferred).

And everyone you work with should describe you as

  • Having high ownership and ethics.
  • Passionate with a can-do attitude.
  • A collaborative team player.

And you should be motivated by

  • The opportunity to leverage advanced technologies to improve data management, facilitate remote monitoring, and enable predictive maintenance within a fast-growing environment.
  • Empowering yourself to learn how to do something. If you need a ton of handholding or a micro-manager boss, this is not the place for you
  • Working in a lean, results-oriented environment, where youll be expected to do more, take on more, and achieve more every year
  • Having fun in an environment high on transparency, open to innovative new approaches with a supportive family feel


Compensation: $105,000 to $150,000 Annually.

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:

  • Medical, dental, vision for employees(coverage available for dependents for shared premium).
  • 401k retirement plan including Company matching.
  • Vacation and Sick Compensation (PTO), and Holiday Pay!
  • Disability income protection including short term and long-term disability.
  • Employee and dependent life insurance.
  • Wellness Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Where you will work

Our Seattle HQ office (17930 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188) has easy access to the SeaTac International Airport, ample secured parking, and newly renovated office facilities - not to mention great views! Neighborhood amenities include an onsite deli, restaurants, and convenient freeway/airport access.

Interested in learning more?

If youre ready for an adventureand are interested in being considered for this role, click apply to start the conversation! Or

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