Senior Cloud Solutions Architect
5d ago

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

The Senior Cloud Solutions Architect will provide highly skilled cloud solution governance, broad subject matter expertise on Hybrid, Multi-cloud and associated technologies, and help drive cloud-specific solutions, services, methodologies, tools and accelerators throughout the organisation.

As a passionate cloud evangelist working as a member of the Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE), the Senior Cloud Solutions Architect will collaborate with internal teams, drive innovation and inspire customers to transform their IT landscapes and help accelerate their journey to the cloud.

Focused on creating, developing, and promoting proven practices and ideas that will help streamline SCC processes and improve the quality of both internal team and customer experiences.

Main Duties of Job :

  • Collaborating and sharing proven cloud practices
  • Act as the key CCoE contact for customers and colleagues
  • Act as technical lead for cloud engagements
  • Provide cloud technology thought leadership to customers and colleagues
  • Participate in cloud presales activities in support of solution and sales force colleagues
  • Provide expertise in developing cloud solutions and associated technical documentation
  • Ensure alignment of business and technical objectives for internal and customer projects
  • Piloting new ideas and shaping new capabilities
  • Keeping abreast of developments in cloud technologies
  • Identifying and analysing issues that impact on the effective use of cloud
  • The sharing of ideas, tools, skills, learnings and solutions
  • The setting of standards as they apply to cloud
  • Develop and maintain centralized artefacts
  • Determining the cloud skills requirements, training and development for SCC staff
  • Receiving and responding to CCoE requests / feedback.
  • Complying with governance and regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with defining SCC future direction in relation to cloud
  • Provide education to SCC sales teams relating to cloud technologies.
  • Participate in peer review of documentation for colleagues across SCC
  • Act as a mentor to lead and develop colleagues across SCC
  • To obtain and maintain cloud accreditations as required by CCoE
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience :
  • Essential

  • At least 10 years experience of working in a professional services technology role
  • Significant experience of architecting and implementing cloud solutions
  • Expert knowledge of Azure cloud platform features and capabilities including

  • Azure networking & automation
  • ASR and Azure Backup
  • Azure AD and Domain Services
  • StorSimple
  • Azure Portal and ARM
  • Expert knowledge of Amazon Web Services cloud platform features and capabilities including :

  • S3, EC2, EMR, Glue, Kinesis, SWF, SQS / SNS etc.
  • AWS Lambda
  • Redshift, RDS, RDBMS
  • AWS Security, IAM, Groups etc,
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft cloud identity and access management
  • Thorough understanding of key foundational technologies including network and network security infrastructure, storage area networking, and virtualization
  • Experience / knowledge of Azure Pack / Stack
  • Professional qualifications e.g. MCSA / MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, AWS Solutions Architect
  • An in-depth knowledge of industry standards and cloud architecture best practice techniques
  • Experienced in the management and motivation of technical personnel
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also unaided
  • Commercially aware with strong client facing and vendor relationship management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to adapt and prioritise workloads to meet client objectives
  • Ability to anticipate, communicate, and mitigate technical risks and issues
  • Desirable

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 platform features and capabilities
  • Knowledge of ASP.NET Web API, Shell scripting, PL / SQL
  • Knowledge of Python, Scala, Core Java
  • Understanding of programme and project management methodologies
  • Understanding of enterprise architecture frameworks and methodologies
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of the IT services marketplace and the challenges facing customers
  • Current holder of or ability to obtain security clearance
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