Solutions Architect - AWS - £80K (Circa) - Global Brand

Circa £80K + Excellent Package
07 Nov 2017
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Solutions Architect - AWS - £80K - Global Brand

An excellent opportunity has arise with a global brand for an AWS Solutions Architect to join their team based in Reading.

Requirements of the AWS Solutions Architect

  • As a Solution Architect, you will work shoulder-to-shoulder with our engineering teams to; specify, design and build the next generation platform for Email security services. Leveraging your skill along with depth of knowledge of AWS services, you will provide technical leadership to cross functional teams looking to build/migrate services to the public cloud. The core components of your new role will be:
  • Remaining up to date on core AWS technology / service developments assessing their relevance for technical challenge resolution for; existing, new and migrating services
  • Become a member of the architecture board. Accountable for setting technical and security standards across our platform
  • Participate in requirements gathering and defining solution architecture for new and existing services - analyzing both technical and business requirements and translating them into technical requirements
  • Developing technical and conceptual specifications in support of the overall application requirements specifically related to; availability, performance and compliance with defined security and process controls
  • Identification and selection of appropriate technologies, to accomplish new or migrating services strategic goals
  • Serve as a SME escalation point for Lead Solutions Engineers and management
  • SME technical leadership during incident handling and troubleshooting
  • Drive performance analysis / tuning and contribute to service capacity planning / demand forecasting
  • Documentation of current and future environments, driving the evolution of current documentation standards to simply and reduce maintenance overhead
  • Travel will be required

Requirements of the AWS Solutions Architect

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, or a related field
  • Strong exposure to AWS service portfolio
  • AWS Certified - Solutions Architect Professional
  • Demonstrable experience in design, implementation of public cloud solutions.
  • Proven exposure to large scale public cloud migration initiatives. Evidence of time is a technical lead is desirable
  • Demonstrable exposure to automation and orchestration technologies in conjunction with public cloud hosted applications. Ansible experience is desirable
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of networking both software defined and traditional implementations
  • 5 - 10 years? experience administering Linux systems. Strong working knowledge their underlying components, system statistics, performance tuning
  • Experience with Windows administration, automation and Active Directory
  • Specialist in multiple AWS services
  • Experience of designing and managing large scale environments - customer-facing, high-availability, large scale environments
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Perl, Python, PowerShell.
  • Experience working in Agile environments
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Presentation skills with a high degree of comfort speaking with executives, management, developers and peers

More Bonus Points:

  • You AWS Certified - Solutions Architect Professional
  • You obsess about uptime, availability, and reliability to deliver a world-class service
  • You are proactive about everything. You believe in continual improvement, and are the kind of person who treats failures as big learning opportunities
  • Your peers describe you as a responsible, conscientious, dependable colleague and collaborator
  • A team player, fast learner, with a focus on getting work done
  • You look at the big picture; think long term, while still delivering on short term
  • You are constantly looking at ways to automate, operationalize, and standardize day-to-day work
  • You are excited by the opportunity of being part of a team of engineers that are responsible for making sure the Cloud Infrastructure and Platform are always available

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