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Cloud Architect

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £600 - £700 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Cloud & Infrastructure
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Cloud Architect required by our leading global communications client in Hayes Middlesex to be a key member of our clients key Cloud Engineering team which is responsible for ensuring a successful on-prem to cloud transition and ongoing cloud architecture within their Cloud Program. The successful candidate will leverage your architecture, dev/ops, and security experience that manages risk for both cloud and on premises environments using innovative solutions. The ability to create reusable cloud architectures, create working prototypes, and partner with application teams to produce cloud implementations will demonstrate success. Use cloud native technologies to create a comprehensive and cohesive architecture patterns and plans for all lines of business. Examples of the responsibilities include but are not limited to developing cloud reference architectures, developing POC's of cloud API's using serverless and other hosting, apply cloud management best practices, and work with other teams, as a cloud advisor for key initiatives. Success will be measured by enabling teams to implement a cloud first/native application environment that allows these teams to automate development lifecycle and operate in an agile manner. The ability to drive innovation in how this is accomplished is key for the successful candidate.
Job Description

  • Lead or participate in the overall design, development and deployment of the cloud environment.
  • Lead and/or participate in Proof of Concept exercises for the various technologies under review ensuring proper selection based on meeting predefined objectives
  • Core SME for applications moving from legacy environments to the cloud environment.
  • Oversee the successful migration of the application from the on-prem environment to the cloud environment.


  • Software (OS, Configurations, database, cloud)
  • Network (network protocols, configurations, methodologies, routing, device management, cloud)
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud experience (architecting solutions, developing POC's, create architectural standards)
  • Process and methodologies (Azure Architecture Center design patterns, ITIL)
  • Virtualization (Docker, pivotal cloud foundry)
  • Application Services (Tomcat, Apache, WebSphere and JBoss)
  • Soft Skills (leadership, teaming, selling ideas, communication, documenting, teaching and mentoring)
  • Proven ability to explain complicated environments in easy to comprehend concepts.
  • Utility (Terraform, ansible, chef, Jenkins, puppet, Nagios)
  • Two years of collective experience in the application of architecture, enterprise roadmaps, analytics, and cloud strategies such as
    (1) Architecting, building and administering complex architectures and technologies,
    (2) Architecting, building and administering large-scale cloud implementations
    (3) Experience with architecting cloud in a highly regulated environment.
  • Attention to detail and results oriented, with a strong customer focus
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Technical communication skills
  • Prioritization skills to meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Leadership capability to effectively communicate with all levels of management
  • Experience with deploying applications into cloud environments.
  • Experience with championing cloud adoption within an organization.
  • Experience with working with operational teams to ensure a supportable architecture.
  • Technology or platform certifications (Microsoft Azure)

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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