Cloud Architect in Louisville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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BrightSpring Health Services 

Title: Cloud Architect

Job Category: Corporate Services

Line of Business: Resource Center Services

About BrightSpring Health Services and Our Family of Brands

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! BrightSpring Health Services is the new name for Kentucky-based ResCare, Inc., the parent company that supports a diverse family of brands. After more than 40 years of a successful history of helping people through a variety of settings and service offerings, we’ve reinvented ourselves.

At BrightSpring, everything we do centers on helping people live their best life. Our vision is to be the leading provider of home and community based health services for the needs of the complex populations we serve. We want to make sure that our clients receive the right care at the right time in the safest environment possible.

We are excited that you might consider joining our dedicated network of compassionate professionals who work in thousands of communities across the country - helping more than 60,000 people every day.

Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Cloud Architect.

About this Line of Business

BrightSpring Health Services is one of the largest providers of diversified home and community-based health services to complex, high-cost populations. The company provides nonclinical habilitative services and/or clinical rehabilitative services for people of all ages and skill levels.  Primary businesses include: behavioral health (including autism services), home health care (including personal care, home health, and hospice), neuro therapy, and job placement and vocational training, supported by pharmacy and telecare ancillary technologies and services. These businesses employ more than 45,000 dedicated team members in more than 40 states and provide services to more than 2 million people annually. 

BrightSpring Health Services is focused on providing quality and lower-cost outcomes to challenging and high-cost populations, through best-in-class services and technology innovation. Our Connected Home care model is an industry-leading approach to the future of health care services to achieve strong quality and compliance while also driving efficiency and cutting waste. 

Our care professionals work in thousands of communities across the United States. Founded and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, the company has been making a difference in people’s lives and communities since 1974 – providing home and community-based health services to complex populations and helping people live their best life.

As a(n) Cloud Architect you will: 

A career in BrightSpring Health’s Infrastructure Services department, with a focus on Cloud Architecture will provide you with the opportunity to focus on technologies such as Google, Cisco, Microsoft, AWS, Oracle, and other cloud based platforms that bring new and innovative services to our organization. This position will help the company adopt the cloud to transform Information Technology, scale and streamline operations. This role will manage the overall life cycle of cloud services. You’ll be at the forefront of helping our organization adopt innovative technology solutions that optimize business processes or enable scalable technology. The role will work cross functionally within our department to transform the network architecture and infrastructure to fundamentally change the role of Information Technology from a custodial asset to an orchestrator of business services. As part of the team, you’ll focus on the roadmap architecture of data center, including the design and implementation of cloud network, compute, and storage architecture. You will manage the vendor performance and service levels of various cloud offerings such as SAAS, PAAS, and IAAS architectures – working toward a centralized dashboard reporting model.


As a Cloud Architect, you’ll work in conjunction with IT leaders, technical leads, and other functional business leads to help solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop strategic plans for cloud-based solutions, including but not limited to: transition strategies, bundling (multiple cloud offerings) strategies, risk assessment, and roadmap planning.
  • Designs, oversees, and monitors the deployment execution and ongoing tracking of cloud-based solutions. This includes both migration plans and execution of on-premise services as well as management of apps and services already in the cloud.
  • Proactively assist in the management of BrightSpring Health’s application portfolio of cloud-based services, while reporting to Senior Director and above on cloud performance, capacity, and service level agreement compliance.
  • Partners with internal stakeholders to investigate and communicate the impact of architecture and design choices on non-functional attributes like scalability, performance, availability and security. Identifies gaps, strategic impacts, financial impacts and the risk profile in the technical solution or offering, and provides consulting level technical support.
  • Troubleshoots complex technical issues for cloud-based solutions. Identifies and mitigates risks on projects.
  • Assists in contract negotiation for cloud-based solutions. Owns cloud vendor relationship management, tracking, troubleshooting and reporting for cloud-based solutions. Tracks and monitors data necessary to ensure compliance to negotiated contracts on an ongoing basis and provides ad hoc reporting as required. Provides and presents analyses such as contract terms, dollar spend, process compliance.
  • Evaluates new technological developments and evolving business requirements that impact cloud-based strategies.
  • Provides technical project leadership and assembles teams as needed for support of cloud-based initiatives (i. e. Database, Infrastructure, Development, Data Security).
  • Train and knowledge share leaders, peers, and staff on emerging cloud technologies

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology related field. In lieu of the bachelor’s degree, an Associate's degree in a Computer Science or technology-related field combined with four years of additional related experience may be considered. In lieu of an Associates degree, 7 years of technology-related field experienced may be considered.


  • 4+ years leveraging extensive knowledge of the following areas: Enterprise Architecture, Integration Strategy and Roadmap, Vendor Selection, and Systems Architecture;
  • 2+ years delivering cloud based application architectures and development, integration, distributed data management, and application testing;
  • Understanding of hardware virtualization (servers, storage, and networks), internet security architectures (including application and integration), protocols and standards;
  • Conceptualizing, presenting and executing ideas within a tight schedule, with particular emphases on serving as a technical lead on development projects with on-shore and off-shore components, or a team lead or architect across multiple IT projects;
  • Building on existing investments in virtualization, service oriented architecture, and web solutions, while leveraging mature concepts, architectures, and technologies;
  • Collaborating with other technical and non-technical team members, clients, and vendors in technology neutral language to define, build, and deliver solutions;
  • Progressing in professional IT roles of increasing responsibility; and
  • Understanding of SAAS, IAAS, PAAS cloud operating models

Desired experience

  • Backend languages such as Java, C, C++;
  • Server side scripting language such as PHP, Python, Ruby, Powershell ;
  • Working knowledge of Amazon Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle

Additional Information


BrightSpring Health Services offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

BrightSpring Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BrightSpring Health Services does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

9901 Linn Station Rd FL 6 - 11 , Louisville, KY 40223-3824 USA