Senior Cloud Architect

NGI is a leading international centre for applied research and consultancy in engineering-related geosciences. Sustainable solutions and utilization of new technology are vital to our business of developing and applying knowledge to build a society on safe ground and be a driver for the green shift.

As our new Cloud Architect, you’ll be the go-to person for all things cloud-related. Your mission? To make our solutions accessible to a wider audience by deploying them in the public cloud. You’ll work closely with researchers, discussing their needs and proactively shaping the direction of our cloud services. Furthermore, you’ll be able to tap the potential of supercomputers to make state-of the-art solutions.

As a research institute we have access to the national e-infrastructure of supercomputers. In this role we need you to help the researchers in utilizing the potential of these resources.

The role is central in NGI and you will interact with most digital activities in the organization. Together with our cloud engineer, you will be part of, and a key person to participate in shaping, a newly established and ambitious Digital Services department that is driving the digital transformation at NGI. You will also interact closely with the platform team at NGI Digital; our innovation- and development hub that is set out to digitalize the geo-industry.


  • Be the owner of our cloud solutions and the overall architecture
  • Contribute to optimizing of cloud spending and standardization to ensure cost-effective, secure and compliant adoption
  • Contribute to accelerate cloud adoption in the organisation by identifying and providing guidance and best practices
  • Facilitate when researchers need to utilize supercomputer resources from the national e-infrastructure (Sigma 2)
  • Participate in purchase and integration processes of SaaS and COTS solutions


  • Azure (preferable), Amazon or Google Cloud
  • Infrastructure as code (e.g. Terraform)
  • CI/CD solutions for automating build/test/deploy
  • Network engineering
  • DNS and certificate management
  • Cloud Architecture

It’s an advantage if you are familiar with:

  • Kubernetes
  • Python


  • 5-10 years from larger project driven organizations within offshore, seismic, energy or similar
  • Background as cloud architect or cloud engineer
  • You could also be a backend engineer with cloud experience or come from an academic / research background
  • Master’s degree in computer science, Informatics, Cyber Security or similar

Personal skills:

  • Self-starter and self-driven
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator and socially confident
  • Long term and strategic mind set
  • Proactive
  • Personal integrity

Role could be based in our offices in Oslo or Trondheim – If you’ll be based in Trondheim, expect bi-weekly day-travel to Oslo. Some international travel can occur.

We are continuously considering qualified candidates. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Maren Hystad, Rådgiver rekruttering & search E-mail

Chris Brasoygard, leder Digitale Tjenester E-mail

NGI - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute - is an internationally renowned center for applied research and consulting in engineering-related geosciences, integrating geotechnical, geological, and geophysical expertise. Our research provides knowledge that strengthens industry and society to solve some of the most critical challenges facing the world related to climate, environment, energy, and natural hazards.

Since the establishment of NGI in the early 1950s, we have attracted dedicated professionals and experts in using geomaterials as construction ground and building materials, landslide problems, and ground pollution. The development and application of new technology are central to our business to find sustainable solutions and ensure that we build a society on safe ground. Our expertise and solutions are known and in demand in large parts of the world.

NGI has headquarters and laboratories in Oslo, a branch office in Trondheim, an avalanche research station in Western Norway, and overseas offices in Houston, Texas, USA, and in Perth, Western Australia, as well as partnership collaboration agreements with well-established companies and institutions around the world.

As one of the charity’s main partners, NGI supports Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Norway financially and by contributing engineering expertise to its assignments for Norwegian aid organizations.