Cloud Architect - London

Employer
DMW Group
Location
Cranford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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We put people first here at DMW and pride ourselves on not only hiring the best people but fostering an environment that allows people to flourish and succceed. Our People team here at DMW are key to enabling this and do it in one of the most exciting technology consulting firms in the country. If you'd like to be part of this then we'd like to speak to you!

About us

Based in the UK, DMW is an independent, award-winning and entrepreneurial Technology & Management Consulting firm. Our Consultants work internationally for ambitious public and private sector organisations. We have a 30-year track-record of delivering complex, business-critical IT transformation projects moving seamlessly from strategy, design, delivery through to operations. We believe we offer a significantly better work-life balance than in other IT consultancies because you are involved every step of the way, making career decisions together.

We have grown consistently since 1989 and offer you an entrepreneurial environment within which you can embark upon an exciting career path, where your contribution really counts and we will recognise it. Our firm is widely recognised as the place where smart, technically curious, ambitious people, who value their integrity and independence want to work. For the last 5 consecutive years, we are delighted to have been recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' in the UK.

Purpose

Our Cloud Architects identify, design and implement the tools clients need to best host their IT infrastructure and deliver value. Combining delivery best practices with the latest technologies, we help solve complex business challenges. Typically, our technical cloud work contains significant elements of defining, designing and building cloud architectures, security solutions and cloud platforms as well as having a solid understanding of infrastructure and on-prem technologies.

For our technical consultants, we expect a significant level of hands-on experience with cloud / infrastructure related technologies and a desire to maintain a balance between technical and business skills as they grow their careers within the firm.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analysing complex estates and assuring that delivery progresses on time and on budget, with minimal disruption to existing business.
  • Develop the business case and strategy for Cloud solutions
  • Plan and execute complex Cloud Migrations
  • Build a deep understanding of a client's business and cloud maturity, determining the appropriate criteria for successful use of the cloud and an approach for achieving it.
  • Design complex Cloud Architectures for our clients
  • Design and assure cloud solutions, such that they are cost-efficient, secure and leverage maximum potential from the products offered by cloud vendors.
  • Cloud engineering and DevOps transformation
  • Set up teams with the right skill-sets, tools and practices to get the best out of cloud technology.
  • Work with the Technical team at DMW to develop the maturity of our Cloud knowledge and collateral.
  • Staying up to date through further learning, attendance at events and monitoring market trends and developments.
  • Act in DMWs best interests and demonstrate the company's values of: Integrity, Intelligence, Personal Touch, Tenacity and Pragmatism.


Requirements



Technical knowledge and experience

Essential:

· Demonstrable deep knowledge in at least one: cloud migration OR cloud strategy and transformation OR cloud architecture and engineering;

· Broad knowledge of the major cloud vendors with deep knowledge of at least one of them;

· Understanding of the high-level levers for cost-effective cloud delivery.

Desirable:

· A certification in one of the major cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, GCP);

· Deep hands-on experience with CI/CD/automation tooling (Jenkins, Ansible);

· Deep hands-on experience with cloud orchestration tooling (Terraform, CloudFormation);

· Broad architecture and delivery experience;

· Specific experience of securing and improving the resilience of complex estates.

Consulting knowledge and experience

· Experience of working in a client-facing capacity as part of a consulting team (essential).

· Prior experience of delivering complex engagements either as a leader or a senior member of a team;

· Experience of full delivery life cycle coupled with the ability to deliver significant impact, quickly;

· Proven ability to develop strong relationships and be able to influence colleagues, senior client stakeholders, partners, suppliers;

· Demonstrable knowledge of delivery business value to clients through IT.

Attributes (include skills, behaviours, attitudes)

· Able to work collaboratively;

· High degree of emotional intelligence and intellectual strength;

· Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities;

· Self-starter, with a desire to learn business subjects;

· Flexibility to travel to, and work in, other locations;

· Strong communication, presentation and business writing skills;

· Stakeholder and relationship management, the ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.

Progression and Reward:

Managing Consultants can progress their careers to Principal and Director level roles via different, personalised, paths. With personalised development opportunities, experienced colleagues and challenging client assignments, progression can be extremely rapid for high performers. We are a social bunch of people and go out as a team on a regular basis. You can also expect:
  • A highly collaborative working environment and great rates of pay (including base salary and bonus potential).
  • A range of flexible benefits consisting of well-being and lifestyle benefits.
  • A commitment to your development & continuous growth of skills through one-to-one mentoring and wide-ranging hands-on experience.
  • 25 days' holiday and the option to flex this to 30 days if you chose to do so.
  • Award-winning learning and development opportunities, including dedicated personal training budgets and time and a wide range of choice in training courses.



About us

Based in the UK, DMW is an independent, award-winning and entrepreneurial Technology & Management Consulting firm. Our Consultants work internationally for ambitious public and private sector organisations. We have a 30-year track-record of delivering complex, business-critical IT transformation projects moving seamlessly from strategy, design, delivery through to operations. We believe we offer a significantly better work-life balance than in other IT consultancies because you are involved every step of the way, making career decisions together.



We have grown consistently since 1989 and offer you an entrepreneurial environment within which you can embark upon an exciting career path, where your contribution really counts and we will recognise it. Our firm is widely recognised as the place where smart, technically curious, ambitious people, who value their integrity and independence want to work. For the last 5 consecutive years, we are delighted to have been recognised as a 'Great Place to Work' in the UK.



DMW Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We believe that diversity makes us a stronger team and hence seek to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets, each able to contribute in unique ways to our organisation's growth and success.

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