Cloud Application Architect

Job Locations United States-OH-Cincinnati
Information Technology


Medpace is a full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO). We provide Phase I-IV clinical development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Our mission is to accelerate the global development of safe and effective medical therapeutics through its scientific and disciplined approach. We leverage local regulatory and therapeutic expertise across all major areas including oncology, cardiology, metabolic disease, endocrinology, central nervous system, anti-viral and anti-infective. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, employing approximately 3,500 people across almost 40 countries.

Job Summary

Our organization’s systems are evolving rapidly to leverage the latest technologies as we continue to exceed the needs of our customers, and we are currently seeking a full-time Systems Architect to join our Architecture team. The Systems Architect will collaborate closely with development teams and subject matter experts to design solutions for enhancements, integrations, migrations and other system needs. Additionally, the Systems Architect will research new technologies including the building of prototypes to identify and prove business value in the application of new technologies to our systems. Strong aptitude toward designing detailed solutions for systems and passion for technology are essential for this role. An exciting career of growth and development awaits the Systems Architect that joins our Architecture team.


  • Oversee the design process for application software;
  • Implement and recommend viable architectural approaches that support long term maintainability, extensibility, and interoperability of enterprise applications;
  • Identify and evaluate potential risks in systems in relation to data integrity, security and disaster recovery;
  • Provide clear guidance to software development teams regarding software development patterns and proactively monitor the adherence to accepted patterns;
  • Contribute to the shared private code repositories after aggregating feedback from the software development teams;
  • Maintain a versioning and governance approach to private code repositories, and ensure that applications are leveraging this code as appropriate;
  • Build and test application prototypes;
  • Liaise with software development teams to craft, automate, build, and release pipelines;
  • Conduct code reviews, security reviews, and architectural reviews, and provide solutions/improvements, as necessary; and
  • Complete other projects and responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with Cloud Native Platforms including Kubernetes, Docker Enterprise, or in the public cloud
  • Experience with Containers and/or Serverless
  • Experience with Microservices, Functions, Event-driven/reactive programming or other Cloud Native architectures
  • Experience with DevOps and Agile engineering practices


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience deploying systems into a production Cloud Native Environment
  • Experience in web-scale applications
  • Microsoft MCSA or MCSE for Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, or other similar certification

Why Medpace?

When you join Medpace, you become part of a team dedicated to supporting the development of ground-breaking drugs and devices. Our employees provide hope for those living with debilitating diseases. We invite you to be a part of something that is impacting millions of people around the globe while enjoying a competitive total compensation and benefits package and internal growth opportunities.



  • Medpace historically named a Top Cincinnati Workplace by the Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Mid-size Companies in 2021
  • Medpace ranks amongst top CROs for site ratings across all 10 important attributes including CRA training, preparation & organization, accessibility of staff, open communication, and ensuring timely drug availability
  • Continually recognized with CRO Leadership Awards from Life Science Leader magazine based on expertise, quality, capabilities, reliability, and compatibility

What to Expect Next:

A member of our recruitment team will review your qualifications and, if interested, you will be contacted for an interview.


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