Cloud Architect at, London, £Contract Option

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Feb 15, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

About us is a managed IT services provider focusing on infrastructure, operational and project requirements across the corporate enterprise market. Our global office presence extends from Aberdeen and London in the UK to Houston, Calgary and Dubai. We have a workforce of +500 staff and contractors worldwide and continually have opportunities in challenging and rewarding roles. At prosource, we pride ourselves on being agile, accepting and embracing change and always doing the right thing for our Customers. Our team is built with dynamic, talented and dedicated individuals, who are committed to service excellence, are full of enthusiasm for their specialism and have a desire to keep their skillset current. Teamwork and a "can do/what will it take " attitude is key to working at prosource.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Cloud Architect to join our London team. The successful candidate will work within a cross-functional team, will be a SME in two of the three cloud disciplines (Preferable: Azure, GCP) and will be able to work in a complex environment, grasp complex business and technical requirements and be able to provide thought leadership. Although this role is London based we will consider remote working options.

What to Bring

  • Avid technologist with deep expertise Azure and/or GCP, AWS, as well as another public / private / hybrid cloud. A broad knowledge of technology developments and trends
  • History of successful implementations of complex public cloud architecture
  • Expert knowledge in public and hybrid cloud architecture, networking, workload types, migration, patterns and tools
  • Deep understanding of cloud design patterns, cloud operations and cloud cost models with hands-on ability to implement best practices or suggest improvements
  • Hands-on experience working in an Enterprise environment
  • Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get peer group, stakeholder and senior management buy-in and deliver commitments
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present technical ideas to non-technical audience
  • Proactive analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • A Self-starter
  • A good understanding of IT Outsourcing and able to work with on-shore, near-shore and off-shore operating model
  • In depth knowledge of architecture frameworks and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate
  • Cloud platforms, emerging computing trends and their impact on partner practice building opportunities
  • Demonstrable architecture, design, implementation, and/or support of complex application architectures
  • Conversant knowledge of Azure, Google or AWS cloud services compete
  • Experience in the below:
  • o Platform Infrastructure: Multi-cloud Platform Architecture and Design, Compute, Networking, Storage
  • o DevOps: IaC / PaC / SaC, CI/CD, Automation
  • o Containers: Kubernetes, Docker
  • o Identity/Security: Cloud Identity, Security Architecture, Security Management and Network Security, in Compute, Networking, Storage, Containers, Key management, encryption, migration techniques, resiliency and DevOps
  • o 3rd Party product integrations: Analytics, Data & Insights, secret management, continuous integration tools and strategies
  • Troubleshooting skills, problem solving and resolution (root cause identification)
  • Solid experience of designing and administrating various cloud platforms in a large-scale environment
  • Well experienced at developing automation and continuous integration processes
  • Extensive experience in an enterprise IT environment, ideally multi-tenant, that includes administration, support and implementation of networked Windows and Linux server systems
  • Cloud Certification (Attained or willing to work towards)

What You will Do

  • Act as a cloud SME with deep understanding of cloud technologies and hands-on technical expertise, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical standards
  • Able to understand project requirements and be able to offer professional technical insight
  • Self-sufficient when engaged in smaller assignments representing the company by themselves, always ensuring customer satisfaction through high quality
  • Act as the SME on Public Cloud and related technologies for the project delivery team. Strong experience in a multi-disciplined team is critical, as is your ability to clearly communicate complex technology solutions to technical and non-technical audience
  • Responsible for defining tasks, scope and effort from user stories during user research sessions
  • Responsible for the production of HLD and LLD documentation and other technical project related artefacts
  • Help establish, define and maintain cloud architecture design patterns, blueprints and best practices
  • Potential to be involved in the qualification and bid process for new opportunities providing relevant technical input into the process
  • Provide hands-on cloud technical skills
  • Develop and maintain relationships with a variety of functions across the organization including architecture and business stakeholders
  • Active member of the cloud opensource community, cloud technical design authority - attend, contribute and present when required
  • Conduct design reviews, working independently or with colleagues

We are committed to recognising and rewarding hard work and offer a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to private medical and dental insurance, group life assurance and training and development for all our staff. Bring your career aspirations to us and we will provide you with the opportunities to shine and develop your career.

If you are enthusiastic, willing to always learn and looking for a challenging but rewarding position where you work for a forward thinking organisation who offer excellent opportunities, please send you CV to our Recruitment Team.

We can only consider candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK at the time of application.

Reference ID: 1141

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Work remotely:

  • Yes