Cloud Architect

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    Experis UK

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    3 months ago

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Cloud Architect

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. You'll join a global organisation makes the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help make tomorrow work today?

As the organisation continues to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join our client. The formula for success for is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining our client offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Job Description

You'll be responsible for the technical design, implementation and operations of public cloud environment, advising and shaping technical best practices with our multi-disciplinary team. The role will involve working in conjunction with architects, product owners, systems engineers and other business stakeholders to deliver assigned project tasks

We're looking for an experienced Architect to help implement designs to ensure security, scalability and robustness of all created service, as well as advise on scope, interfaces and estimate project development effort. Collaborating with with other engineers across the organisation, you'll provide consistent and novel ways of working, design patterns and cross-team working. This role will be working across two key large-scale programmes for MoD / Government customers where you'll work with a wide range of Cloud technologies and be involved in security projects within the Cloud space.

Essential Criteria

  • Experience as an Architect for cloud infrastructure or cloud-hosted software
  • Understanding and experience of emerging cloud services and data architectures
  • Experience in working in an agile software development environment
  • Use of DevOps CI/CD practices
  • Knowledge of AWS or Azure
  • Knowledge of architecture, development and operation of critical systems within a DevOps environment
  • Analytical and root cause analysis skills


  • AWS or Azure certification
  • Previous experience with MOD, agency and customers with sensitive information
  • Experience working with a number of agile workflow tools including: JIRA, Confluence, Agile
  • Good use and understanding of tooling such as Git, Jenkins, Terraform, CloudFormation
  • Experience at working with agile at scale using frameworks such as SAFe or LeSS

Additional Benefits

Our client are open to applications from candidates across the UK as some work can be done from home and other office locations (due to the sensitivity of the projects). Please apply and we can discuss what would be suitable for you.

  • 25 days Starting Annual Leave - rising by 1 day per year of service (up to 30 days) with options to buy and sell holidays
  • Pension - We will pay 1.5 times (your personal contribution up to a maximum of 7%).
  • Share Incentive Plan - Pay £10 - £150 per month into the plan and the company will give one free share for every 3 shares purchased.
  • Health Cash Plan - go private with your healthcare and get cash back for it. The cover is far reaching, including dental, optical or even acupuncture costs.
  • Private Medical Insurance - Employees can insure themselves and their family at discount rates for PMI.
  • Health Screening - need a Health MOT? Our employees can take advantage of a comprehensive health check through a tax efficient route.
  • Dental Insurance - want to be able to manage your dental costs without having a big bill? Dental insurance offers our employees the ability to pay monthly and recover their money. Cover levels range to help employees choose a plan that suits their family's budget.
  • Target Based bonus - dependent on company and department performance