Solution Architect

Job title: Solutions Architect

Location: Fully remote

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £50k - £100k depending on experience plus benefits

Security clearance at SC level is required for this role

I am recruiting Solution Architects for a client of mine who are an IT systems integrator operating within the UK defence sector and the central government space. As a Solutions Architect you will join a team in support of multiple UK Programmes.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides technical leadership to other engineers and architects developing multi-cloud solutions and service offerings for a shared service centre
  • Builds and curates a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities and offerings including capabilities multi-cloud adoption, operations, security, and optimisation
  • Identifies market trends in technology, methodologies and organisational designs
  • Engages with program teams to incubate, build out and sustain cloud adoption capabilities, offerings and solutions
  • Provides senior technical leadership for major or strategic cloud oriented captures, establishing the main solution concepts, identifying key elements of solution and approach differentiation
  • Shape procurement by presentations to clients and through speaking engagements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in Information Systems, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science with substantial relevant experience
  • Significant experience designing, building and curating cloud management capabilities and offerings
  • In-depth understanding of application, cloud, middleware, data management, cyber, enterprise IT, data center optimization and SDN concepts; experience leading the design and integration of enterprise-level technical solutions
  • Experience in capturing technical requirements and defining technical solutions in the form of conceptual, logical, and physical designs, including the ability to articulate those concepts verbally, graphically and in writing
  • Strong understanding of the use of Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, 'Everything-as-code' approaches, DevOps processes and tools, virtual machines, containers, container orchestrators (Docker Data Center, Kubernetes, Open Shift, Cloud Foundry), 'cloud native' application design patterns, use of AWS, Azure,
  • Ability to synthesize solution design information, architectural principles, available technologies, third-party products, and industry standards to formulate a system architecture that meets client requirements and can be delivered within the desired timeframe
  • Experience identifying potential design, performance, security, and support problems, including ability to identify technical risks/challenges and develop relevant mitigation strategies
  • Extensive knowledge of the broad spectrum of technology areas, including technology trends, forthcoming industry standards, new products, and the latest solution development techniques; ability to leverage this knowledge to formulate technical solution strategy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS, Azure and/or Google SA certifications
  • Strong technical acumen and experience leading the development of complex solutions for migrations of portfolios of applications to cloud platforms, including portfolio assessments, establishment of treatment pathways (retire, replace, rehost, refactor), portfolio program management of migrating/refactoring/rehosting applications and dependencies, verification and validation and deployment .

If you are interested in this role or wish to apply please feel to reply to this advert or call me on 01737 821029 or 07766 512829