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Advertiser: radius recruitment ltd

Job Title: Senior Cloud Architect (Aws/Devops/Azure)
Rate:£70K to £80K Per Year    Benefits: Benefits
Description: Radius is seeking a highly experienced Cloud / Infrastructure Architect for their global client based in their HQ in central London.

Seeking an experienced professional, with a strong background in working with public and hybrid cloud to provide high level architectural guidance for the entire spectrum of cloud technologies that lead to the successful delivery of reliable, scalable cloud infrastructure solutions.

This is a leading role for a technical expert with a strong history of hands-on and practical design and deployment experience, guiding the journey to evolve enterprises’ environments towards the cloud. The successful candidate will be a self-starting technology expert with good customer soft skills and an ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical audiences, including product owners and senior stakeholders, and must believe strongly in being a team player.
They will have a track record of designing appropriate and effective solutions leading to measurable value and helping to enact cultural change across an organisation.
• Work with customer executive and product teams to enable their journeys to the cloud
• Analyse customer business needs and provide ROM guidance, high level design and solution proposals or presentations, including draft scope of works and estimates of deployment effort.
• Guide customers and colleagues through the process of cloud selection and usage.
• Support the Service Owner in the development and delivery of cloud offerings.
• Support other customer functions such as compliance and Information Security in understanding and adopting cloud and infrastructure technologies.
• Proactively review customer solutions and interdependencies, and propose improvements and strategic direction to enable a coherent medium term roadmap, anticipating client goals.
• Working with commercial and sales management and participating in reviews.

1 Skills and Experience requirements

Core Competencies:

• Hands-on cloud infrastructure design and deployment experience in enterprise organisations working alongside infrastructure and operations teams. Direct exposure to cloud migration and transformation engagements.
• Good understanding of various cloud technologies, particularly from Gartner leading vendors
• Proven track record of high level design and accurate solutions estimations in at least two of the following
o Cloud infrastructure design – including network topology and security considerations
o Automation and Configuration management.
o Cloud consumption and economics.
• Excellent soft-skills particularly in client expectation management.
• Able to articulate client requests to technical colleagues.
• Highly articulate and literate, with excellent levels of written and spoken English.
• Ability to maintain initiative and focus during negotiations.
• High levels of ownership, and a ‘make it work first time’ work ethic.

Technical Capabilities:

• Strong knowledge of public cloud IaaS and PaaS components and options in ideally both Microsoft Azure and AWS.
• Good understanding of various IaaS platforms including Virtualisation (VMware, Hyper-V, Openstack etc) as well as other public or hybrid cloud technology stacks (e.g. Azure Stack/system center).
• An appreciation for Micro-Services and surrounding technologies (such as containers; especially Docker)
• Knowledge of configuration management and automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef
• Familiarity and appreciation of JIRA and Confluence and other productivity tools (Slack, Trello etc) or equivalent, as well as version control systems (Subversion, Git, CVS).
• Multi Operating System knowledge: Windows, Linux OS services.
• Good networking, TCP/IP knowledge and security experience including high level design
• Whilst primarily a high level role, the ideal candidate would be able to guide others in the low level design around the majority of the above components where necessary.

High level cloud certification is desirable – e.g. MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or AWS Certified Architect Professional level.

RADIUS Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Skills Required: Senior Cloud Architect (Aws/Devops/Azure)
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: Stuart Bingham Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 0203 879 4930 Contact Fax:
Reference: SAB/RR/CloudArk Added: 13-06-2017
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