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Cloud Solution Architect

Job Title: Cloud Solution Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Telford, United Kingdom
REF: 945
Contact Name: Mark Gale
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Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

Job Title: Cloud Solution Architect

Location: Telford 

Clearance:  SC

Working Pattern:  Full-time, normal office hours, some flexibility of working hours will be required

Role Requirements:
To assess a project’s technical feasibility, as well as implementation risks.
Responsible for designing and implementing a project’s network architecture including the structure of a system, its interfaces and the principles of the overriding business goals and estate security.

Must have a clear and complete understanding of the current office and data centre topology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle complex technical development concepts, and possess the ability to work alone.
  • Ability to understand design & implement client requirements.
  • Technical authority, advising upwards to department delivery managers.
  • Technical direction and provision of development, continuous integration and test environments.
  • Knowledge of hybrid network environments.
  • Deliver to challenging timescales. 
  • Have a professional working knowledge of:
    • Switches
    • Routers
    • Firewalls
    • Load-balancers
    • Site selectors
    • WAN Optimisers 
    • VPN terminations
  • General awareness GCHQ NCSC guidance documents and templates.
  • Good knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure (AWS and/or Azure).
  • Assist in delivering technical solutions in both Cloud and on-premises Infrastructure projects.
  • Assist high level escalations to problem resolution.

Technology desirables:

  • Broad understanding of the complexities of an enterprise network estate.
  • Excellent network design techniques/processes.
  • Understanding of project management & ITIL processes.
  • Good understanding of virtual environments in particular cloud technologies.
  • Ability to understand & interpret project requirements and translate into robust network solutions.
  • Good understanding of wider technologies and how they interact with the network.
  • Good understanding how applications or systems intend to utilise the network and how this might influence the network topology or negatively impact network performance for others.
  • Knowledge of enterprise wide cloud solutions including Azure, AWS and Oracle.

The Cloud Architect has the following qualifications:

  • Degree educated or equivalent experience
  • Technically certified at vendor certification 
    • CCNA
    • CCDA
    • CCDP
    • CCNP
  • Peer-recognised as network professional and a SME in at least one discipline.

Person Specification:

  • You will be highly motivated, self-starter and able to manage your agreed programmes of work with little day to day detailed direction
  • Ability to absorb levels of detailed technical information and turn that into a clear strategic Network Design proposals, which you will be able to implement in full.
  • Ability to work to the finest level of detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will be able to work to highly professional standards across all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to work with third-party suppliers.
  • Ability to absorb and deliver under significant and challenging deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing workload profile and demonstrate full flexibility of your approach.
  • Focussed on delivering the highest quality to our customer.
  • Able to work as a member of a wider team.
  • Able to demonstrate good analytical problem solving experience.