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Cloud Architect Team Leader / Manager - AWS, Azure, Devops

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Enterprise IT Cloud Team Lead
  • Base salary £86,337
  • 10% car allowance
  • 20% bonus
  • Plus benefits package
  • Flexible working hours

Location - Manchester - Full time - Permanent

The Role

The purpose of the Cloud Team Lead role is to lead the existing cloud team, enabling the team to be the domain owner for Cloud technologies and is accountable for direction setting, as well as execution and hands-on delivery. This role requires specific knowledge of AWS and related accreditations and experience.

Job Spec

Key accountabilities:

    • Develop and manage all pipeline activities for programs of work being delivered into AWS - directing the programs in terms of the estimated impact on both the cloud architects and DevOps engineers, and ensuring that these estimates are reflected in the demand tools
    • Feed into the business planning process to ensure we have the capability and capacity to support new development, upgrades and maintenance - both in terms of team size and structure, and also predicted costs
    • Manage third-party relationships with AWS and support companies to ensure we have a fully managed environment
    • Ensure that the team has the capacity and capability to manage the existing AWS estate, ensuring the platform is secure, robust, and available - following well-architected principals
    • Work with the Cloud Architects to define and drive the overall enterprise cloud architecture strategy and lead the vision around public cloud PaaS/IaaS and cloud-based applications.
    • Develop the team to ensure that skills are upgraded to use modern tooling, best practice in AWS and new technologies available in AWS
    • To support defining enduring environment strategy covering Production, Pre-Production and Dev/Test where applicable. To include 3rd party governance, controls and standards where necessary.
    • Assess existing services and recommend improvements to development, support, monitoring and maintenance processes
    • To support the team's cloud requirements and ensure the technology solutions in this domain are positioned as suitable enablers for future innovation.
    • To define and manage the transformation of the technology environments in line with the 'cloud first' strategy.
    • To support procurement/commercial activity as required.
    • Production of high- and low-level technical designs in support of the 'cloud first' strategy.
    • Design assurance - where applicable - of service provider high- and low-level designs in support of the 'cloud first' strategy.
    • To continually assess the suitability and capability of market leading cloud hosting providers in support of the 'cloud first' strategy.
    • Ensure the 'cloud first' strategy is adopted fully and is prevalent both in our CDM and in our business decision making.
    • Ensure public cloud data storage abides by the appropriate security and data classification and access standards.

Person Spec
  • AWS certified solution architect associate certification (or similar level certification on MS Azure) Google's public cloud platform is not a current platform.
  • Strong Technical background with specific focus on cloud hosted solutions, integrations, and environment transformation.
  • Demonstrable background and experience in defining, designing and delivering 'cloud first' strategies and solutions.
  • Demonstrable experience creating high- and low-level designs in support of technology transformation activities.
  • Demonstrable cloud hosted environment management experience.
  • Demonstrable systems integration experience.
  • Understands key technology risks / issues and enterprise risk management strategies.
  • Subject matter expertise in cloud solutions architecture and DevOps methodologies.
  • Experienced in applying architectural tools and methods.
  • Knowledge and experience of cloud well architected frameworks and adoption principles.
  • Project management.
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