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Southfield, MI, US

Cloud Engineer


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Title: Cloud Engineer

Location: Southfield, MI



The Infrastructure Architect is responsible for the development and ongoing technical expertise and architectural solutions in infrastructure, hardware, hosting service and networks. This role holds significant responsibility for providing robust and scalable technology platforms to ensure the ongoing performance of Lear systems. This role will be focused on settings standard, design and implementation of Cloud Solutions, and working with application and business teams on proper design, validation, and implementation of their solutions.



  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of company’s strategic business plans.
  • Provide architectural consulting expertise, direction, and assistance to systems analysts, IT cloud engineers, and other systems architects.
  • Document and develop in-depth knowledge of company’s existing IT cloud architecture/infrastructure, and technology portfolio.
  • Develop and manage an IT cloud infrastructure capacity strategy.
  • Develop, document, communicate, and enforce a cloud technology standards policy.
  • Conduct research on emerging cloud technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility.
  • Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT cloud infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.
  • Responsible for complete design, systems analysis, and security
  • Validation of application teams design for adherence to Lear standards
  • Drives short- & long-term architecture strategy for the overall IT project portfolio
  • Participates in proof of concepts to assist in defining technology direction and enabling business strategy.
  • Communicates and validates program architecture with infrastructure team, project management team, and other organizational teams.
  • Conducts end-to-end technical plan design.
  • Design and develop infrastructure blueprints for the implementation of new solutions.
  • Responsible for impact analysis and design modifications to existing systems to support new solutions.
  • Maintain a common documentation library of standardized procedures and configurations
  • Provide last level of support for incidents and problems in designated areas of expertise.
  • Perform vendor identification, engagement, selection, negotiation and relationship management



Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of Cloud Platform (AWS, Azure, or GCP)
  • Strong working knowledge of scripting
  • Knowledge of RESTful Web Services, XML, JSON
  • Knowledge of network topology and associated technologies
  • Knowledge of typical multi-tier architectures: web servers, caching, application servers, load balancers, and storage.
  • Hands-on experience with core LAN/WAN network technologies.
  • Work experience with information and application security concepts, mechanisms, and tools.
  • Background in IT engineering
  • Large-scale distributed systems architecture.
  • System performance tuning.
  • Information and application security concepts including public key encryption, remote access, access credentials, and certificate-based authentication.


Required Attributes


  • Leadership - Is able to demonstrate strength in leadership and see the big picture. Is able to inspire people to adopt and achieve a vision.
  • Solution Oriented - Develops creative, workable solutions to complex issues. Demonstrates agility and resourcefulness in identifying creative and practical solutions.
  • Collaborative - Good at collaborating with business specialists, designers and developers around the globe to envision and iterate concepts. You must also appreciate ambiguity and value creative conflict in support of strong design and outcomes.
  • Innovative - Good at initiating or taking creative ideas of others to market, and displays good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work.
  • Solves Problems - Uses rigorous logic & methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Communication – Can effectively communicate across all levels of the organization including technical and non-technical people both verbally and in writing. Represents company interests with outside customers and vendors in a succinct and articulate manner.
  • Organized - Ability to work on multiple projects at once, prioritizing tasks and deliverables, and managing expectations accordingly.



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.