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Azure Cloud Architect

Job Location: Hybrid  |  UK
Salary & Benefits: Up to £120k per annum + car allowance & bonus
Join a world renowned retailer!

Are you a seasoned Cloud Architect with a passion for creating a greenfield cloud infrastructure? Our global retail client is transforming its core business systems to a new world that will live natively on cloud.

The role.

We are looking for a Cloud Architect to work alongside DevOps, architecture and platform leaders to design and continually refine this complex hybrid/multi-cloud platform.

Providing strong leadership and governance, you’ll direct and challenge all the aspects of cloud including security, cost, observability, scalability, and redundancy.

As a solution architect, you’ll be the go-to for cloud technology and be a key technical leader for IT. You’ll firmly grasp the big picture of the technology strategy and provide technical leadership to engineering teams and drive key design decisions for the platform.

As an Azure Cloud Architect, you’ll have

  • Strong experience architecting high-performance hybrid, cloud-native and multi-cloud solutions
  • Experience implementing and architecting on the Microsoft Azure cloud.
  • Knowledge of additional cloud technologies such as GCP, AWS, API Management, and Identity Management
  • Experience designing edge services (Content Delivery Network, DDoS Protection, API Security, App and API Performance optimisation, Bot management, traffic management)
  • Experience implementing solutions based on Azure comprising, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure SQL, Azure Monitor, Azure Sentinel, Azure Vault, Azure API Manager.
  • Experience of supporting technologies and services including; Istio Service Mesh, Terraform, Terragrunt, Terratest, Prometheus, AppDynamics, Splunk
  • Experience with virtual networking for Cloud
  • Fluent in Agile/Lean methodologies
  • Experience working with DevOps teams designing and implementing required systems, solutions, and processes needed to manage cloud cost, monitoring, scalability, and redundancy.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture, Data Platform, DevOps, and Integration Teams to ensure cloud adoption follows standard best practices
  • Design, direct and support governance activities associated with assuring solutions architecture assurance and compliance
  • Maintain, lead, and challenge the security of our cloud solutions to bring continuous advancement and maturity
  • Assist in the implementation of scalable security capabilities and processes
  • Advise and influence multi-disciplinary teams in implementing and operating cloud-native and hybrid architectures

About you.

Our client has some core brand values that drive its service-driven intention. Its Azure Cloud Architect will need to exhibit true team collaboration and have a genuine desire to delight its customer. You’ll be a great communicator and be driven by detail. We are looking for confident individuals who can be assertive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Your technical experience will match your personal attributes.

In an ideal world, you’ll have

  • A degree in IT or related business topic (desirable)
  • Experience in IT preferably as a solution architect, business analyst or solution designer on major programmes of work
  • Proven ability to deliver flexible, reliable, supportable, cost effective (packaged and bespoke) IT solutions, including integration to legacy systems
  • Demonstrable experience in IT Industry standards, services, design, architecture principles design, architecture views and viewpoint design, building block design, solutions modelling and systems behaviour
  • Experience in IT Architecture (and underlying frameworks such as TOGAF and SOA) including the development (and ensuring adherence to) Architecture principles and standards
  • Proficiency in methods and techniques for structured reviews, including reviews of non-functional requirements, technical documents, test plans, business cases and other key deliverables
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with business stakeholders to establish requirements and manage expectations in non-technical language

This brilliant job offers a competitive salary, car allowance and a lovely bonus.

Reach out so we can tell you more about it.

Ignite Digital Talent are committed to creating equal opportunities, and welcome job applications from all who are qualified and eligible to working in the UK, regardless of colour, ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, marital status, or family circumstances.

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