Cloud Architect (Azure / AWS) - Cloud Transformation Leaders | £65-90

Recruiter
RECRUITMENTREVOLUTION.COM
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
12 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Cloud Architect (Azure / AWS) - Cloud Transformation Leaders | £65-90K
London, EC2A
£65,000 - £90,000 (DOE) + Excellent Company Benefits + Personal Development

++ Due to continued growth across the business we are delighted to offer opportunities for both Lead and Technical Cloud Architects to join one of the UK’s leading managed hosting companies based in London, Midlands or Southwest and with a willingness to travel ++

The Company:

We are part of one of the Top 3 Managed Cloud Computing Companies in the UK. We are a premier Microsoft Gold Partner and a member of the prestigious Global Black Belt team for Azure BCP/DR. We are also select premium partners of Amazon, VMware and Google Cloud Platform.

We are a dedicated Public Cloud services provider. We are a technically led, commercially minded company that delivers business benefit using IT transformation as a platform offering obligation free services to all new clients. We are a specialist IT technical consultancy, with wide ranging skills covering areas such as Cloud Services, Virtualisation, Business Continuity, Big data, Data Analytics, Storage and Security. We are also Government GCloud approved, security cleared and specialist Cloud service supplier.

We are leading Public Cloud Solutions Architects and have been recognised as such by being admitted to the Azure Circle Partner program. We are also an Amazon Web Services Authorized Government Partner and Google Cloud Platform Partner. In addition to these prestigious partnerships we are a white label services supplier to VMware and Microsoft Professional Services.

We are fully agnostic and use an objective weighted cost model assuredCloudEconomics (tm) to identify best value placement of workloads. We sell no hardware or software so you are guaranteed the best solution with no conflicts of interest.

The Cloud Architect Role:

The role of the Cloud Architect is a senior technical position within the business and requires “thought leadership” and strategic direction within both AWS and Azure.

The objective of the Cloud Architect engagement is to create a technology solution that will deliver against the customer's objectives and meet our requirements for increasing business through profitable and structured engagements.

The Cloud Architect will hold the appropriate vendor certifications and look to keep these updated as well as acting as a mentor to other staff implementing or supporting these technologies.

Typically involved from the pre-sales stages of a customer engagement the Cloud Architect will be responsible for conceptualising and designing to a detailed level the overall solution, or developing further high-level designs produced by Solution Architects.

Cloud Architect Key Responsibilities:

+ Technical ownership of project delivery and engaging closely with the Project Manager to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.
+ Run technical workshops covering multiple technologies.
+ Perform presales activity in support of the Business Development team.
+ Perform presales activity as required in support of the Solution Architecture and Sales teams.
+ Creation of high quality documentation, including architectural high and low level designs.
+ Hands on ability to execute against designs
+ Articulate clearly the implications of designs decisions
+ The role requires detailed design skills specific to the individuals technology specialisation complemented by an architecture-level appreciation of all relevant complementary technologies.
+ Demonstrating an ongoing, proactive approach, working alongside Professional Services Solution Architecture in developing and delivering service offerings based on industry best practice and “new to market” technologies.
+ Development and delivery of technology specific presentations to both large audience seminars and project workshop environments.

Cloud Architect Required Skills/Experience

// Essential:

+ Hands on with MSFT Azure
+ Delivering Cloud migrations
+ Detailed knowledge of the Azure platforms
+ Azure Site Recovery Manager
+ Azure PaaS offerings
+ Azure networking
+ Experience in the use of 3rd party migration tools such as Quest and BitTitan
+ Suitable Accreditations in supporting technologies is also beneficial e.g. MCSE
+ 5 years plus relevant experience in a consultancy focussed organisation.
+ Commercially aware with strong client facing and vendor relationship development skills.
+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, enabling the presentation of complex technical solutions.
+ Experience in working with and defining delivery methodologies
+ An understanding of Project management fundamentals
+ Conducting workshops with clients

// Desirable:

+ AWS Exposure
+ VMware Exposure
+ Third party tools such as Zerto
+ O365 experience
+ Cloud Security Models
+ Security products such as Barracuda and Checkpoint
+ Industry Certifications
+ Experience in delivering pre-sales engagements and working with the pre-sales team
+ Estimating effort of workstreams or whole projects

What do we offer in return?

+ We’ll shout you to lunch once a month
+ ½ Day off on your Birthday
+ Breakfast on us every day, including a hot roll on Fridays
+ Free on-site car parking
+ Long service benefits
+ Snacks, drinks and fruit all day, everyday
+ Pension
+ Share save and childcare voucher schemes
+ Supported training and access to an online training portal 24/7

Training & Development:

As you can gather, we have a relaxed and friendly working environment but don’t be fooled; you will be working with some of the country’s best talent and greatest technical experts. We want our people to thrive, prosper and to leave work every day feeling valued and that they have made a difference. Talented, motivated and creative people lie at the heart of our success so we invest heavily in our people and their professional and personal development through technical certification, our online training portal and our Management and Leadership Development Programme.

**Please note that successful applicants must have the right to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We do not sponsor work visas**

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Azure Cloud Architect, Azure Solutions Cloud Architect, Azure Architect, AWS Cloud Architect, Cloud Transformation Consultant, Cloud Consultant.

Interested? Just Apply Below...

...But first a little formality. By applying you Explicitly Consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR

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