CBS Corporation Senior Principal Cloud Architect in New York, New York

Senior Principal Cloud Architect

REF#: 30342


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


Are you ready to bring your technical chops to America’s most watched network? We are excited about modernizing our infrastructure here at CBS and moving to the cloud! Are you ready to join us on a cloud journey spanning our international locations? We are looking for a seasoned infrastructure architect to join our design and engineering team to architect the framework of our cloud migration. You will also partner with our DevOps practice to reengineer our environment leveraging building blocks such as automation, microservices and containerization.

As a Cloud Architect with CBS, you will use your technology expertise in Infrastructure domains, including data center, network, storage, servers and service monitoring to realize ground-breaking technology solutions for our business. You will provide strategic technical advisory solutions to multiple business units for cloud management platforms and complete infrastructure solutions. You’ll be engaged to work on exciting projects such as migrating our analytics platform to Google Cloud Platform, redesign the Showtime Digital Asset Management Platform, transcoding farm and petabytes multi-tiered storage to the cloud as well as building out a global News Broadcasting system.

The Cloud Architect will:

  • Provide thought leadership regarding application design, architecture, integration and defines highly complex technology-based business solutions

  • Produce detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation. Participate in and develop requests for proposals, scope documents, and statements of work for projects

  • Design and implement new products and solutions to improve performance, service and cost using cloud platforms

  • Learn and understand the intricacies of the existing infrastructure, servers and services

  • Participate in documenting business and technical requirements as it relates to cloud providers

  • Work with stakeholders and implementers (internal and third party) to deploy cloud technologies

  • Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with analysts, strategists, business users and product management to migrate servers, services and applications to public cloud vendors.

  • Document related technical requirements. Quantify the impact of business and technical requirements on availability, performance, capacity, resiliency, and design.

  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems on Windows, Linux, applications and network services in the cloud alongside application owners and team members.

  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars and though other related activities

  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs

  • Work alongside internal team members, oversee consultants and act as liaison between IT staff and application owner to ensure project success



  • 10+ years’ experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in implementation, engineering, design, and architecture roles

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required for composing and delivering technical presentations or other forms of documentation to various level of technical and non-technical management

  • Cross-functional collaboration with other CBS technology teams, including engineering, operations and development groups; works with project team members and other internal teams to deliver projects

  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment.

  • Migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into cloud and hybrid environments (public and private)

  • Strong CLI and API scripting (Pearl, Python, Power Shell, Bash) and automation skills (Terraform, Puppet, CHEF, DSC, ARM, CloudFormation)

  • Fluency in the associated programming languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, PowerShell or any other scripting)

  • Experience with migration tools such as CloudEndure, RiverMeadow, CloudScape, ATAData, Etc

  • Strong knowledge and implementation of configuration management (AWS System Manager, Azure Automation, Puppet, Chef or DSC)

  • Experience developing automation solutions and working in a highly automated environment

  • Familiarity with database technologies such as MySQL, MS SQL, RDS, Azure Cosmos DB or PostgreSQL

  • Experience leading the design, development and deployment of business software at scale or current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience


Any of the following:

  • AWS Certifications (AWS Certified: SysOps Administrator, DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect)

  • Azure Certifications (MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Cloud Platform Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)

  • Google Cloud Certified - Professional Cloud Architect




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