Cloud Solution Architect

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  • sector:

    Technology, Cloud & DevOps

  • salary:

    Up to £120 000 + Benefits & Bonus

  • Contact:

    Candice Dennison

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  • published:

    over 2 years ago

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We are looking for a Cloud Solutions Architect with hands-on industry experience of designing and delivering Cloud Migration/Adoption implementations. This experience will have been gained in complex business environments where technology plays a mission-critical role in the value chain.

The successful candidate will have a brilliant understanding of and passion for Cloud technologies in addition to knowing how to shape solutions for clients in the financial services industry.

Experience will include digital transformation, automation, control frameworks, service decoupling, API, self-service provisioning and containerization. Working as part of a multi-disciplined, client facing a cloud-consulting team this role will be based in London with a requirement for international travel when required.

About the role

  • Application architecture and solution design leadership for Cloud Migrations and Native Cloud Application developments
  • Expertise in containerization using Docker/Kubernetes
  • Hands-on architectural design and implementation of complex cloud application solutions in high availability, high scale environments
  • Develop Prototypes and Proofs of Concept 
  • Engage in architectural discussions with senior technology executives 
  • Support decision making processes with the ability to discuss costs, risks, benefits, opportunities, and trade-offs associated with architectural options
  • Security, Compliance and Audit frameworks of the organisations 
  • Ground troubleshooting and diagnosis to architecture and design challenges
  • Be an advocate for Cloud technology within the business 
  • Lead the development of the Cloud engineering capability 
  • Influence the development of the organisations global Cloud delivery capability
  • Communicate complex architectural solutions in business terms to internal and Client Stakeholders
  • Mentor and coaching and grow the talent pool of the business
  • Share best practice and establish reusable design and architectural patterns
  • Industry thought leadership (conferences and events, wiring blogs posts and white papers, and being active on social media) 

About the person


  • Background in application or data architecture
  • At least 10 years’ experience of designing, building and supporting complex enterprise applications and application estates in complex delivery environments with substantial client facing, commercial and team management experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience of designing and building complex, cloud-based, enterprise applications and application estates
  • Significant demonstrable expertise and experience of application architecture using Google Cloud
  • Experience of at least one other Cloud platform (AWS/Azure/IBM)
  • Experience of creating and delivering hybrid cloud application migration strategies to meet customer specific requirements
  • Expert knowledge and experience of Continuous Integration & Delivery and DevOps & Agile principles and practices
  • Expert knowledge of the automation technologies (Ansible, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Xebia Labs, Octopus)
  • A track record of delivering large, complex cloud-based application migration or development projects with budgets of £1 million+
  • Experience of working with relational and non-relational data platforms and developing cloud data migration strategies in federated data environments
  • Experience of industry standard architectural frameworks and guidelines to support compliance, audit and security requirements associated with regulated industries (e.g. TOGAF, COBIT, CSA)
  • Knowledge of the underlying infrastructure requirements
  • Experience of the Financial Services industry is advantageous