|The Technical Architect is responsible for architecting and designing solutions for IaaS/PaaS/SaaS on cloud platforms for a variety of internal and external customers.
Whilst primarily a technical role it will also include customer meetings in which the jobholder will present and participate in discussions around proposed designs.
The role will also include initial design, setup and deployment of solutions, handover to operational teams, migration and transitional services (CMO / TMO / FMO), end-to-end consultation and be the subject matter expert in the relevant domains.
Lead the design of cloud solutions to meet customer requirements (initially based on AWS).
Align solutions to any regulations that need to be observed including DB Group regulations.
Lead the implementation of AWS solutions.
Participate in non-functional testing, particularly around business resiliency.
Engage with suppliers to solve business and technical problems on their platform and with their ecosystem.
Lead, mentor and inspire the use of automated deployment methods throughout the organization, while working to best practices.
Provide technical oversight, review, quality control and best practice advice when required.
Contribute to the development of standards and operational capability and willing to coach and develop others within the organization.
Act as an escalation point (Subject Matter Expert) for cloud (initially AWS) technical issues and decisions.
Participate in customer meetings to present and discuss options that meet the customer requirements for insource and external customers.
Be able to think strategically about business, product, technical and financial challenges.
Deliver value to our customers.
Educate customers on options and provide recommendations for platform architecture, coding best-practices, security, integration, add-ons, development process, migration etc.
Produce technical designs ranging from high level frameworks down to low level component.
Required Technical Skillsets & Experience:
Educated to degree level and/or holder of a professional qualification
Two or more of the following:
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
AWS Certified Developer – Associate
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional
Essential Personal Qualifications & Experience:
Multiple years’ experience working within an IT role of which exposure in an implementation / customer facing role.
Multiple years’ experience in IT Infrastructure environment (Networks, Server, Storage, Desktop).
Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
Creation of designs, and presentations to explain solutions at all levels within the insource or external customers.
Strong understanding of containerized workloads and container orchestration products such as Kubernetes, EKS.
Knowledge and experience of source code management & CI/CD.
Solid understanding of Infrastructure as Code and its benefits (Terraform).
Experience of automated configuration management using tools such as Ansible.
Knowledge of Python or other scripting languages and coding skills (C/C++/C#, Node.JS, Java, Ruby, PHP).
Familiarity of disaster recovery and backup process.
Knowledge & experience of application and system migration techniques coupled with product sets.
Knowledge of other cloud provider product sets, e.g. Azure, Google Cloud.
Working knowledge of IP Networks and firewalls.
Convey the benefits of public cloud services along with other products at customer meetings / forums / webinars / conferences and other engagement meetings.
Comfortable working with both Windows and Linux operating systems
Anticipates problems and identifies long term implications of decisions and actions
Logical and analytical problem-solving approach
Self-confident and creates respect through knowledge
Active listening techniques when consulting with customers
A Passion for Technology and self-learning attitude
Positive coach and mentor to peers
Application Response Policy
To apply, please submit your CV by clicking on the relevant links. If successful you will be contacted by one of our consultants within 3 working days. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we expect to receive, if you do not hear from us within this time you should presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Recruitment & Diversity Statement
Grassroots Recruitment is acting as a recruitment agency and a recruitment business in respect of this vacancy. Grassroots Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and recruiter. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion or disability