Cloud Solution Architect

Downtown Recruitment
14 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My Oxford based client is seeking a technically competent Cloud Solution Architect who has extensive experience with Microsoft server and desktop technologies.

It is a requirement that you have solid experience designing solutions on Microsoft Azure.

Working as part of the Cloud Architecture Team, you will be ambitious with a real desire to understand a wide range of cloud technologies and systems.

Your responsibilities will include:

Complex System Architecture
Working within the Cloud Architecture team to design and build complex Microsoft-based cloud solutions incorporating all aspects of Azure IaaS and PaaS, Office 365 and Microsoft Windows Server and System Centre technologies;

Cloud Architecture Documentation
Responsibility for documenting customer cloud solution architectures including HLDs and LLDs including chosen configuration, IP ranges, server specifications and administrator and service account information;

Cloud Solution Automation

Responsibility for working with the automation team to define and deliver cloud solution automation templates built using Azure Resource Manager;

Handover to Cloud Solution Engineers

As a senior, architect level, technical resource you will be responsible for handing cloud solution architectures over to the engineering team.

Essential Technical Skills:

You will have demonstrable technical ability in at least five of the following technologies:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Deployments;
  • Microsoft Azure Deployments and Architectures;
  • Technical Design and Documentation;
  • Microsoft Windows Service (2012R2 and/or 2016) and infrastructures;
  • Application Virtualisation (Citrix, Hyper-V, App-V etc);
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013/2016;
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014/2016;
  • Active Directory (including Direct Access, AD Connect and Federation).

Desirable Technical Skills:

  • Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Deployments;
  • Accomplished PowerShell scripting competence;
  • Cisco Meraki and/or Microsoft Virtual Networking.

This role will suit:

  • A dynamic individual who is interested in working in a small but rapidly growing team, in a relaxed but focused work environment;
  • A good communicator, who takes pride in the quality of their work and strives to deliver the best service possible to customers;
  • A team worker with strong attention to detail and a desire to learn continuously.

Professional Qualities:

  • A graduate with at least 4 years of professional work experience, or at least 8 years professional experience without a degree, with equivalent professional qualifications;
  • An understanding of enterprise architectures and processes;
  • Relevant professional qualifications, particularly Microsoft competencies;
  • A methodical, rational problem-solver with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.

This role will be mostly based in Oxford however there is potential for some home working arrangements after a six month probation period. There may be a requirement to attend customer sites from time to time as part of on-boarding new customers.

Salary competitive with excellent benefits including Pension, Private Health Care, Critical Illness cover, Life insurance, Bonus Scheme.

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