Azure Technical Architect/Engineer at New Signature, Sunbury, 9 Months, £450 per day Inside IR35

£450 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • Sunbury On Thames, TW16 7BP, UK
  • Feb 22, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Join a team of passionate thought leaders in a dynamic and collaborative environment! Cognizant's Microsoft Business Group - the MBG and previously known by New Signature - are hiring again in the Azure Platformteam and we're looking for our nextTechnical Architect/Engineer to join us.

The role can be considered on either a permanent or contract basis - if contract: the contract will initially be for 9 months and the position is classed as inside of IR35. We cannot explore engaging via Ltd companies for this position - the use of an umbrella is mandated.

The MBG (previously New Signature) is a cloud-first, full-service Microsoft partner committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges. We are compelled by our core values to drive transformational results for clients across all company sizes, geographies and industries. The MBG team delivers full life cycle solutions-from project inception and planning, through deployment to ongoing support and maintenance.

What type of experience does the Technical Architect/Engineer need to be successful in this role?

While the team delivers data platforms and solutions - the requirement is for an Azure expert - rather than a data expert.

  • Technically strong around Azure and can demonstrate a bit of experience working on the applications side. Specifically, around Azure:
    • VM's
    • Web apps
    • Function Apps
    • AKS/Kubernetes/Containerisation
    • Service Bus, Event Queue
    • Both Windows & Linux skills
  • Automation experience essential:
    • Scripting, using PowerShell
    • ARM Templates, using JSON (PowerShell also acceptable)
    • Azure DevOps with CI/CD
  • Must be able to understand the concept of how the applications function.
  • Some SQL experience would also help
  • Operations management - Security & Patch Management
  • Alerts & Monitoring
  • Ability to work with business-facing stakeholders without a strong technical acumen

What will the Technical Architect/Engineer be doing day-to-day?

The role will sit within a team that works at the data platform level for this customer - covering data platforms and analytics across the organisation. This function is the heart and soul of data for this company; its customers being the various business areas across the organisation.

The role will sit in a team that works with a range of internal stakeholders to take them through their data journey.

The Cloud Engineer will work with the team to help guide the customer to the right solution; using Azure expertise to explain the pro's and con's of different solutions and approaches.

Once the solution is identified, the team will then build the data solution in the form of an MVP and deliver it for the customer into their operation.

Why should you work at New Signature?

  • Multi Award Winning Business
  • Official and Award-Winning Microsoft Partner
  • Award Winning Databricks Partner
  • Official GitHub Partner
  • Cloud Native Organisation
  • Growing International and Diverse teams
  • Hugely collaborative environment, where ideas and knowledge sharing is actively encouraged
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Income Protection Cover
  • Death in Service Cover
  • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced employee contributions
  • Flexible Working and Working from Home
  • Enhanced annual leave allowance
  • We are committed to diversity, inclusion and belonging and welcome applicants from all backgrounds

Does the Technical Architect/Engineer role require travel?

The role is currently 100% working from home however some to client sites in South West London and in central London office will be required in the future. These sites are easily accessed from Reading & the eastern M4 corridor, from down the M3 to Winchester/Basingstoke/Farnborough, from areas such as Hounslow, Putney and Twickenham, and from anywhere accessible from Waterloo station in London.


Our employees are driven by our values and know that they make a positive difference every time that they help a customer to solve their challenges. Our focus on delivering great customer experiences empowers our people to build rewarding relationships that contribute to our positive work environment.


We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success. We harness technology to drive business, but we never let that replace our human connections. We use our hearts and minds to collaborate for success and instil confidence in our customers through relationships forged from trust.


We are giving and respectful. With our efforts to always be generous, we elevate our service level with empathetic and considerate communications and actions. We always find a way to support our customers and colleagues by giving of our time and talent and equally respecting the time and talent of others.


We tell it as it is, with positive intent. Being authentic helps to nurture our strong and trusted relationships. We are honest, transparent, and reliable. When you partner with New Signature, you are partnering with a group of purposeful, outcome-driven and results-oriented professionals.


We push the boundaries at the intersection of people, process and technology. For us, there are no limit to our dreams. We continually innovate and push boundaries at the intersection of people, process, and technology to bring our customers and colleagues the best solutions first.


As a Global Cloud Transformation Consultancy business, the MBG understands diversity and inclusion in the workplace brings benefits to our customers, our business and most importantly, our people. We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

The MBG prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including all aspects of the recruiting and employment life cycle at the MBG.


The MBG requires candidates to prove eligibility to work in the UK. Offered candidates may be asked to complete a background check as permitted by applicable employment regulations. Depending on the requirements of the job, these record checks may include any or all of the following education verification, employment verification, drug screening, and criminal record check.

At the MBG, we are focused on consistently delivering great customer experiences.