Solution Architect

Solution Architect

Permanent opportunity

Based in Bristol

Hybrid work Available (once or twice a week on-site)

£69,000 - £80,000 per annum

£4,800 car allowance

up to 10% bonus

*Please note this role requires you to be eligible for security clearance

Job Description

Due to a rapid increase in clients within our Architecture Consultancy Practice, we have a requirement for a Principal Solution Architect to join our expanding Cloud Systems team. The ideal candidate will have current or recent experience of working on cloud transformation, will have worked with Microsoft 365, Azure and AWS solutions, will understand hybrid solutions and the security challenges that come with migration to public cloud services. Experience of delivering IT solutions into secure environments, including relevant policy and standards, is highly desirable

The Role:

The successful candidate will join our growing architecture team, working with internal and external clients to drive our client's digital transformation, driving adoption of public cloud services within complex and challenging security-focused environments. The candidate will be capable of working independently or leading a multi-disciplined team, with strong communication skills to shape and deliver effective solutions with clients.

Essential Skills:

Proven experience in a Cloud Architecture role

Experience developing and presenting IT / Cloud transformation strategy

Expertise in design and delivery of infrastructure, databases, and applications on Cloud platforms (especially AWS and Azure)

Experience coordinating teams that deliver automation using Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

Experience with container build and deployment systems (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) Strong and adaptable communication skills Previous experience in a consultancy role

Desirable Skills:

Experience in development of Azure or Microsoft 365 solutions

Experience in development of AWS solutions

Understanding of design and development of secure on-prem solutions

Practical experience implementing NCSC guidance and best practice

System security operations, or defensive cyber skills

Business Analysis or Systems Engineering skills

Desirable Certifications, Qualifications and Experience:

Relevant certification with a specific Cloud Provider (e.g. Azure or AWS)

NCSC CCP Security Architect

IEng or CEng Registration with a recognised professional body representing Engineering or IT (e.g. IET or BCS)

Relevant certification in an Agile Delivery or CI/CD methodology