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Cloud Architect / Software Architect £80k – £95k base + bonus + allowances City, London

Annual Salary: £80k - £95k base + bonus
Job REF: D1571
Published Date: 12-05-2018

Our client, a leading European IT services organisation are seeking a dynamic and highly experienced Cloud Architect with outstanding client-facing skills to join their growing team in the City.

This is a technical, customer-facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud adoption and deployment experience. You will own the Cloud technical customer engagement, including: cloud adoption roadmaps, architectural review and design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or proofs of concepts.

The ideal candidate will have experience in customer-facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud deployment along with the following technical skills;

  • Deep technical experience in enterprise mobile, identity and access control, & security solutions
  • Solid understanding of modern authentication protocols and some exposure to the fundamentals of cyber security
  • Working knowledge of both traditional Waterfall and AGILE development, SCRUM and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design
  • Understanding of TCP/IP Networking and associated function (QoS/filter/routing)


You will ideally have experience of the following qualities:

  • Architecture, design and implementation of highly distributed applications, whether in a professional services or DevOps capacity (i.e. having an architectural sense for ensuring availability, reliability, exposure to cloud native design principles such as Well-Architected)
  • “migrating” on premise workloads to the cloud
  • Building low level cloud platform architecture such as networking, management: logging, monitoring and alerting, configuration management, CI/CD pipelines, authentication, secrets management, data management, malware, HIPS/HIDS and vulnerability management
  • Oversight experience on major transformation projects and successful transitions to implementation support teams


Non-technical skills:

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through
  • Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort with both large and small audiences
  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software & services company
  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources


Technologies (varying depth of knowledge and expertise across the following list, or common alternatives):

AWS EC2, S3, RDS, Dynamo DB, Athena, VPC, DirectConnect, IAM, Route 53, Lambda, Step Functions, CloudTrail/CloudWatch, Systems Manager, AWS Migration Hub, AWS Import/Export, Azure Information Protection, Azure Active Directory, Octa, Auth0, LDAP, OAuth, SAML, Cloud App Security, Firewalls, Office 365, Windows Server Active Directory, Azure AD Connect, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), Windows, Linux, Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks, ExpressRoute, Operations Management Suite, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Backup, Azure App Services, Azure Storage, Azure Import/Export, Azure SQL Database, Azure Web Jobs, ARM Templates, Azure ExpressRoute, MySQL, SQL Server, SQL Server IaaS, SharePoint on Azure.

If you’re a dynamic, highly experienced Cloud Architect looking at joining a growing IT services organisation and would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch, 0208 246 6094 or send me your CV