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AWS Infrastructure Architect

  • Salary: £500 - £550 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 27/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH93732

AWS Infrastructure Architect
Location: Blackpool
Initial Duration: 6 Months
IR35: Out of Scope


  • Be Extremely hands-on, highly technical with strong experience in systems engineering to pro-actively deliver AWS VME-R Environments
    * Be AWS certified - 'Solution Architect' to Professional level desired
    * In conjunction with the lead Technical Architect Lead the design of AWS VME-R environments and produce a coherent set of high level and low requirements for the AWS VME-R environments
    * Practical experience with Container technology (Kubernetes, Openshift, Docker)
    * Advise on Container and Orchestration model strategy
    * Create cost model management container management
    * Apply all relevant security technologies and assist in implementation of related cloud security management process

    Required skills are a deep expertise in infrastructure delivery methods and hosting platforms (AWS, Serverless architectures), Linux/RedHat, Windows, Oracle, Cloud Computing in the Public Sector, Automated tooling and approaches, SQL Server

    Role Purpose:

    The AWS Solution Architect is responsible for the end to end design of AWS Environments to support the programme requirements.
    They will manage the design development and work with (share expertise) the design team, to develop, build and test secure technology platform solutions for future use
    They will provide AWS services to support a range of stakeholders and provide required support and assistance
    They will make use of their considerable technical knowledge and experience to determine appropriate methodology and use of cloud based technologies, deploying innovative agile techniques to reduce the overall project technical risk and deliver to within cost, time, scope and quality
    General Responsibilities
    Act as role model for Civil Service Leadership; leading, motivating and inspiring others to deliver outstanding performance ensuring behaviours are not sacrificed whilst striving to deliver.
    Accountable for the end to end successful delivery of new AWS and innovative technology services to quality, time and budget on large scale, complex project/programme
    Leading the implementation of the AWS IT Change into the Production / Live estate
    Communicate effectively with wide range of stakeholders including developers, architects and Business owners,
    Lead and work adaptively with experienced colleagues operating in more standard delivery processes to unblock technical issues wherever possible.
    Actively participate in Technology Delivery Community sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.

    Skills and Experience


An experienced and skilled AWS Solution Architect who specialises in building technical cloud based infrastructure;

A deep expertise in:
* Cloud Automation methodologies and scripting
* Oracle workloads on AWS
* Serverless architectures
* Strive to review and improve services as the AWS platform evolves
* Delivering technical solutions and working within hybrid-cloud enterprise level configurations

Be a certified AWS Solution Architect being able to give specialist advice to others.
Have a proven track record of successful AWS design and deployment
excellent communication skills and stakeholder management skills across a wide range of stakeholders
Significant experience of working closely with a design team to define the technology roadmap for any given AWS service


Understand and manage/control financial operations for AWS Technology service provision.

Have experience of working with security related stakeholders and expert teams to enable secure service provision, both for development and production environments.

Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.

Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment.

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