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AWS Cloud IT Architect

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    Data Architect

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    £0 per year

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    Helena Lackova

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    0113 380 1915

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Location: Leeds. 2 days per week office based with the rest remotely.
Employment type: fulltime /permanent
Salary: £65-£70k.
The benefits associated with the role are.
• Car Allowance £6,000
• Annual bonus scheme (approx. up to 25%)
• Stakeholder pension with company contribution of 10%
• 25 days holiday (increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service)
• BUPA Private Medical Cover
• Permanent health insurance
• Life Cover of 3 x base salary

We are looking for an experienced AWS Cloud Architect working inside the Cloud Centre of Excellence, accountable for the design and delivery of Amazon hosted cloud infrastructure components. Aligned to the strategic cloud design. Comfortable building a POC of a new solution and whiteboarding to an agile team. Work closely with the Project teams, to provide direction, prioritisation and technical insight in articulating and delivering architectural choices within various AWS services and solution methodologies Responsible for delivering the appropriate technology solutions across cloud Infrastructure platforms and to contribute to the delivery of the Group IT Strategy.

• Work with the Cloud Centre of Excellence to formulate the cloud platform delivery and strategic roadmap.
• Design and delivery of technical solutions on AWS that address IPFs requirements for
scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
• Help set the technical direction of the cloud platform ensuring the technical / architectural integrity of the platform
• Build, deploy, and administer/manage the current and new AWS environments and features in respect of the Standards defined by the Group
• Designing low level cloud platform architecture using AWS IaaS Technologies such as EC2, S3, EBS, ELB, VPC, Route 53, supporting product-quality software on AWS including designing for high availability, building multi-account, multi-zone and multi-region architectures, and designing across appropriate SQL and NoSQL data layer technologies.
• Verification and impact assessments of cloud Infrastructure change requests
• Cooperate with other Infrastructure Architects and Delivery Managers to deliver agreed goals and roadmaps
• Assists with and respond to relevant internal and external audits
• Analyse risk related to cloud infrastructure components and provide mitigations for them
• Ensuring performance of the cloud infrastructure and its monitoring and reporting
• Deliver the appropriate technology solutions in a variety of cloud infrastructure technology areas •Provides expert advice and consultation on the cloud infrastructure implementation and support
• Work with third party suppliers and products, as well as in-country IT teams to identify and deliver appropriate IT Infrastructure technologies and solutions.
• Participate on the relevant IT governance bodies where relevant

• Strong time management, communication, and negotiation skills, inclusive of ability to communicate with senior management
• Strategic thinking
• Effective organisational skills, negotiating and influencing skills
• Experienced at working in international, multi-vendor situations
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Service operations and improvement mindset
• Ability to work remotely and largely unsupervised, and to deliver to written requirements
• Managing complex change

• Strong knowledge of Amazon Web Services Infrastructure and security solutions with deep technical subject matter expertise and practical experience in: EC2, IAM, EBS, S3, RDS, VPC, ELB, Route53, Lambda.
• Strong understanding of the IT industry trends
• Strong knowledge of the latest solutions and approaches in the world of information technology
• ITIL understanding
• Practical knowledge of IT Project management
• Delivery of IT solutions for a medium or large organization Experience:
• Experience as a hands-on technical practitioner/specialist in client facing roles in large enterprises and proven client facing consulting skills, including building strong client relationships.
• At least 2 years of experience in working in International disbursed teams
• Driving the design and delivery of IT Infrastructure services
• Experienced at working in international, multi-vendor situations
• At least 5 years of experience in managing IT Infrastructure, ideally come from a DevOps