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Providence Health & Services Executive Director, Cloud and Automation Engineering in Missoula, Montana



The Executive Director, Cloud and Automation Engineering is responsible for the design, development and deployment of a PSJH enterprise Cloud and Automation engineering service line and strategy. The Cloud and Automation strategy is crucial to the organizations financial performance due to its ability to drive down costs and stabilize the environment. The scope of this senior leadership position is enterprise wide, including coordination across multiple pillars in the organization and the ability to anticipate long term needs. Requires ability to evaluate external and vendor technologies in alignment with overall, long term organizational strategy. Position represents Engineering in communication and stakeholder collaboration, for both internal and external executives and leaders.

Essential functions:

  • Leading the organization to engineer production solutions that are highly economical, available, reliable, secure, fully documented, and in accordance with industry best practices.

  • The development and implementation of standards and policies across all disciplines for enterprise cloud and automation engineering services.

  • Establishing and managing annual operating and capital budgets; developing and governing adherence to standards and policies; and building and supporting a professional, creative and collaborative team.

  • For monitoring, evaluating, and integrating emerging technologies into the PSJH environment; responsible for developing engineering standards and policies related to emerging technologies.

  • Providing responsive leadership to delegate, coordinate, and motivate staff; evaluating performance for direct reports and for contractors/other peoples’ direct reports; and working with individuals and HR to improve performance as needed.

  • Maintaining forward looking and strategic partnerships with key technology vendors, ensuring innovative strategies are incorporated into future roadmaps.

  • Familiarity with Security, cloud services and automation, Database technologies (e.g. Oracle & SQL), Storage and Backup technologies, Client Systems technologies, UNIX and Windows server, virtualization technologies and tools.

  • Serving as sponsor and/or owner, as appropriate, for technology projects and initiatives within areas of accountability.

  • Advocating IS goals and commitments; understanding the vision of PSJH and be able to deploy that vision through functional areas.

  • Knowing when to proactively communicate with leadership about issues and problems that exist in their own functional area; performs daily interaction with staff; holds regular team meetings.

  • Possible required traveling up to 25% of work schedule.


Above all, we are looking for a servant leader whose personal and professional background demonstrates a genuine passion for the mission and core values of Providence St. Joseph Health. You have a style that emphasizes openness, collaboration, visibility, and connectivity. A strong, confident, results-oriented, and decisive leader with the capacity to balance the big picture and strategic perspective with a focus on operations and the details of execution. You can articulate how your work improves healthcare delivery in the communities that we serve.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services, or other studies; or equivalent education/experience.

  • Master’s Degree in Information Service or Business Administration.

  • At least twelve (12) years of Information Services technical experience in infrastructure operations, engineering, or architecture teams with a focus on networks.

  • At least ten (10) years of management experience.

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills.

  • Ability to lead/manage others .

  • Effective leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents.

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.

  • Thorough understanding of industry leading cloud and automation technologies and extensive experience in leveraging these technologies to support business objectives.

  • Thorough understanding and extensive experience in establishing a cloud and automation engineering strategy, in addition to operationalizing and measuring the business value of this strategy.

  • Thorough understanding of automation technologies and extensive experience in the use of these tools to drive business outcomes. Should have foundational knowledge of technology tools such as VRA, VRO, Puppet, GitHub, Converged and Hyperconverged infrastructures, and some scripting experience.

  • Exceptional understanding and experience with IT Security, Network, Telecom, Database technologies (e.g. Oracle & SQL), Storage and Backup technologies, Client Systems technologies, UNIX and Windows server, Automation and Server Virtualization (e.g. VMWare) techniques, technologies, and tools.

  • Advanced knowledge of emerging cloud and automation technologies.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Information Technology

Location: Washington-Renton

Other Location(s): Washington-Spokane, California-Burbank, Alaska-Anchorage, Oregon-Eugene, Montana-Missoula, California-Los Angeles, Oregon-Portland, California-Irvine

Req ID: 240255