Cloud Solution Architect - AWS, Azure

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Cloud Solution Architect - AWS, Azure

My Client, a leading utilities company, are looking to hire a Cloud Solution Architect with experience in traditional infrastructure and technology solution delivery, as well as, Azure or AWS Solution Architecture; to work within a fast-moving, agile group.

Job Description

Cloud Solution Architect - AWS, Azure
Staines
6 Months

My Client, a leading utilities company, are looking to hire a Cloud Solution Architect with experience in traditional infrastructure and technology solution delivery, as well as, Azure or AWS Solution Architecture; to work within a fast-moving, agile group.

The ideal individual will be a self-starter with a blend of development and traditional infrastructure skills, strong understanding of Core Azure or AWS services & APIs and with experience in designing and moving enterprise workloads to managed private and public clouds.

This role will be responsible for interfacing with stakeholders, technical solution designs, proof-of-concepts, hands-on implementation and general governance of the technical aspects of traditional and public cloud infrastructure and technology solutions.

Key Responsibilities

- Facilitate requirements gathering, translate requirements into technical solutions and prioritisation of the design fulfilment
- Work with 3rd party hosting providers (public and private), to deliver and host business solutions on demand
- Recommending alternative options through thought leadership
- Development of solution designs while building reusable design patterns and reference models as needed
- Application of a cloud paradigm to solution design choices, both for new solutions and migration of current business systems
- Input into defining the platform capability roadmap & planning, and deliver upon it where needed through a structured iterative approach of continuous evolution
- Input into defining the application hosting capability roadmap & planning, and deliver upon it where needed through a structured iterative approach of continuous evolution
- Document best practice guidance and facilitate service transitioning to the operations teams.
- Set and document appropriate development and technical standards and ensuring they are followed and communicated.
- Configuration management and versioning applicable to solution related configuration items
- Cost and performance optimisation of solutions
- Mentoring, training and motivating within and cross teams

Skills and Experience

- Extensive Azure or AWS Platform solution knowledge and experience
- Extensive experience in an Infrastructure, Cloud Architect or Technical Architect role
- Knowledge of Architecture Frameworks & SOA, (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman)
- Strong knowledge of architecting the 'traditional' infrastructure layers and Data Centre technologies: Network, Compute and Storage stacks and strong virtualisation experience with emphasis on Service Levels (SLAs), High Availability (HA) and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR)
- Broad Network and Security knowledge
- Strong Knowledge of Core Infrastructure and Shared Infrastructure Services
- Knowledge of Layered Application Stacks including Databases, Web & Middleware technologies
- Interaction with Azure or AWS systems & infrastructure through APIs and SDLC
- Experience with Jira, Jenkins, Git etc.
- DevOps / SDLC / Agile projects / Scrum experience

Further details will be given on application for this excellent opportunity at one of the UK's leading organisations. Please note that all candidates must be willing to undergo and Basic level Disclosure Scotland (CRB) and a Credit Check as part of the recruitment process for this vacancy.

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions.

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Key Consultant

Elliott Brooks-Stephenson

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I focus on delivering IT staffing solutions to our high-profile clients, on a contract basis. I cover a wide range of roles across a variety of corporate clients, using my expertise to quickly source the ideal candidate.