Technical Architect - AWS, Design

London (Greater)
£80000 - £85000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Skills: AWS, High Level Architecture, Reviewing technical proposals

Technical Architect - Utilities - London - Permanent - £85,000 + excellent benefits and bonus

A key role has opened at an industry leading company within Utilities for a Technical Architect with in depth experience producing high level architectural requirements and reviewing technical proposals.

The initial focus for the Technical Architect will be to produce high level functional and non-functional requirements for a new cloud based solution. In addition, the Technical Architect will assess and challenge proposed technical architectures from service providers.

The Technical Architect must also manage changes to the architecture of existing systems, including cloud platforms in AWS and migrating a big data platform to an open source database solution.

The successful Technical Architect must have experience producing high level architectural requirements, as well as reviewing technical proposals. In addition, being able to influence senior stakeholders and having experience of AWS cloud environments is essential.

Essential Experience:

  • Demonstrable track record of architecting modern, secure, national network/IT services in a cloud environment using open source technologies
  • Hands-on experience of up to date solutions and tools in public cloud environments, using AWS
  • Designing workable and cost-effective migration strategies from one architecture to another in a live operating environment
  • Defining functional and non-functional requirements specifications
  • Working knowledge of modern security techniques and solutions (although specialist security support may be procured separately recognising it is a highly specialised and rapidly changing area)
  • Technical assessment of technical solutions and migration strategies of potential bidders
  • Answering technical queries from potential service providers
  • Track record of maintaining coherent technical designs across multiple internal and external service providers and implementations
  • Ability to explain technical designs, issues and recommendations to non-technical stakeholders

Highly desirable skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of restful architectures
  • Expertise in Red Hat JBoss Fuse
  • Expertise in Weblogic
  • Knowledge and understanding of JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of migrating from Oracle to open source alternatives

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