AWS Solutions Architect

London, Greater London, England
Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
2 days ago

AWS Solution Architect

Remote work

6 months initially

£700-£750 per day

Inside IR35

Responsibilities will include:

  • Solutions architecture design for AWS platform services
  • Reviewing implementation of platform services to ensure alignment against design
  • Leading the development of global AWS architecture patterns, blueprints and standards
  • Working closely with security and compliance teams in the development of patterns and solutions
  • Leading the architecture governance approvals for new AWS services
  • Maintain a view of the AWS roadmap and review changes made by Amazon to understand the impact to HSBC hosted services
  • Research and development of new cloud services to improve performance, security and efficiency of AWS hosted services
  • Maintaining a Global AWS Service Catalogue which shows the approval status of AWS services
  • Reviewing Global Business/Function project designs to ensure alignment against globally defined patterns, blueprints and standards
  • Providing architectural approval for new projects onboarding to AWS
  • Represent the GCS AWS team in global architecture forums
  • Providing ad-hoc consultancy where required to projects using AWS infrastructure

The ideal candidate for this role will have the below experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of working as a Lead DevOps engineer or an AWS Solutions Architect
  • Demonstrable experience working with AWS in an engineering or architecture capacity
  • Demonstrable experience of designing AWS solutions using a combination of cloud native, 3rd party and on-premise technologies
  • Demonstrable experience of infrastructure build and configurations of a variety of AWS services including EC2, Lambda, S3, databases (e.g. RDS, DynamoDB) and VPC configurations
  • Demonstrable experience of designing cloud networks (VPC & subnets)
  • Demonstrable experience of facilitating solution design workshops
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to discuss technical detail with business stakeholders

Essential Skills:

  • Min 4 years demonstrable experience working with AWS in an engineering or architecture capacity
  • Min 2 years experience working as a Lead DevOps engineer or an AWS Solutions Architect
  • Experience of developing Solutions architecture designs in tools such as MS Visio, Lucidchart, etc.
  • Experience of working in an Agile and DevOps environment
  • Experience of building and implementing enterprise-wide architecture principles, standards, blueprints and patterns

Desirable Skills:

  • AWS Certifications - Solutions Architecture
  • Enterprise architecture qualifications (e.g. TOGAF, ZachMann)
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