Principal Cloud Architect (Media Operations)

Ref#: 32116
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

CBS is seeking a high-impact executive to drive strategic direction and transform CBS’s Operations & Engineering infrastructure capabilities to a next generation center of excellence. 

This position will provide strategic planning, create innovative solutions and deliver the technical knowledge to design, implement and support business goals across multiple cloud environments and emerging solutions

This is a highly collaborative role, working across businesses, technology and vendor teams to establish a target vision aligned with business and IT needs. Through engagement with business technology groups, solutions architects, and enterprise application and technology teams, the role will lead efforts to align investment, technical direction, and execution to deliver streamlined enterprise capabilities.

Role Details:

  • Provide technical leadership to help develop world class, software defined, cloud infrastructure capabilities.
  • Provide intimate hands-on working knowledge of public cloud networking and guide engineering SME for peers and other operations departments.
  • Collaborate with business and technical stakeholders and provide innovation leadership on emerging cloud technologies, architectures, platform vision, and strategy. 
  • Define key metrics, business and technical requirements, technical design and roadmap to drive project initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain reference architectures for appropriate use of platform capabilities and work with appropriate stakeholders to manage exceptions.
  • Responsible for the ownership and authoring of design documents, collaborating with other engineering teams, presenting to senior management, mentoring and knowledge transfer to team members across the organization.
  • Experience with public cloud automation DevOps tools and techniques, as well as escalation protocols to ensure operations SLAs.


  • Design and implement high level architecture for the deployment of complex hybrid cloud solutions
  • Prepare and maintain architectural guidelines and associated documentation.
  • Perform requirements analysis, solutions and in-depth business cases to provide secure cloud platforms that support scalable business requirements.
  • Coordinate, recommend and review the tools for deployment, implementation, management, monitoring and reporting.
  • Manage cross-functional collaboration with other CBS teams/organizations; work with project team members, and other internal teams, to deliver against project management plans.
  • Create and present technical strategies to a variety of audiences including customers, executives, peers and support staff.

 Key Projects:

  • Create and maintain Cloud Architecture, providing overall technical and operational leadership in cloud platforms.
  • Work closely with business users, and management, to migrate high volume video assets to cloud platforms for playout and global distribution.
  • Create, own and monitor financial models to help maintain and improve overall cloud spend.
  • Create operational model and best practices to migrate to a Devops (Devsecops) model.
  • Work closely with CBS Information Security to create a secure environment for all CBS assets, vendors and distribution partners.


Required Skills

  • Experience managing a cloud architecture and teams
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Azure and other cloud platforms
  • Strong communication skills with ability to articulate technical solutions to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • 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 levels of technical and non-technical management
  • Experience with migration of infrastructure, data and applications out of legacy data centers into cloud and hybrid environments
  • Experience developing automation solutions and working in a highly automated environment
  • Experience with the enterprise design, development and deployment of media processing software, at scale, of current hands on technology infrastructure, network, compute, storage, and virtualization experience in the cloud
  • Bachelor’s degree (technical) with 15+ years relevant experience

Preferred Skills

  • Data Center Experience
  • OpenStack/Docker Experience
  • Experience with container architecture and cluster management technologies
  • Experience with television distribution (Linear/Nonlinear), MAM/DAM, and ML workloads
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or Professional
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator- Associates  or AWS Certified Developer- Associate
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  • #LI-PS1

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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