Cloud Architect - Azure

  • Location:

    Basingstoke, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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    Undisclosed Company

Cloud Architect

Secure Cloud Architect - Azure - Basingstoke - Permanent - up to £75k basic

*** Applicants must hold a minimum of SC, Security Clearance ***

A blue chip multinational Technology firm are looking to recruit an experienced, Security Cleared Cloud Architect. As they continue to grow into new markets around the world there's never been a more exciting time to join the organisation.

The Secure Cloud project is creating a multi-cloud offering based on both private and public cloud solutions. The Azure public cloud platform is a key constituent and enabler of the go-to market strategy and its associated mid-term plan forecast. This role will define and execute this strategy as it pertains to the Azure public cloud platform.


  • To be the foremost subject matter expert on Azure Public Cloud capabilities and work with colleagues to define new Azure based offerings that support the strategy
  • Define and implement POC target architectures to validate offering approach to providing accredited hosting on the Azure platform
  • Define and agree Azure cloud usage policies/processes with relevant stakeholders to ensure business and customer interests are adequately protected/maintained (e.g. Security/Audit/Compliance etc)
  • Provide consultancy to internal & external customers on best practice Azure cloud implementations/usage
  • Build relationships and engage with business and Microsoft partner contacts to ensure the team is represented within the business/Microsoft Azure partnership
  • To identify and understand relevant Azure cloud procurement routes and options along with related cost modelling approaches
  • Support bids by providing Azure solution definition capability to bid teams as well as cost modelling and resource/effort estimation for Transition and Transformation activities
  • Support the dissemination of Azure cloud knowledge within the business through engagement with practises, curating online learning sources and direct workforce engagement through briefings/presentations

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of the design and implementation of secure, highly resilient, large scale cloud based infrastructures
  • Experience of working directly with customers to define and elaborate infrastructure requirements
  • Excellent presentation skills with experience presenting up to CxO level stakeholders/customers
  • Experience of deploying production Azure implementations with successful project completion and service transition
  • Experience of designing Azure cloud solutions to be compliant with security standards
  • 'Hands on' extensive scripting experience in the provisioning/management of Azure cloud infrastructure
  • Knowledge of automation tooling to facilitate CI/CD approaches to IaC
  • Experience of estimating costs/timescales for the implementation of cloud based systems
  • Clearance to SC level

The reward for the successful Cloud Architect an excellent opportunity to join an expanding organisation offering excellent long-term career prospects, as well as a competitive salary and full company benefits. Please apply with current CV indicating your relevant experience and qualifications. Please only apply for this role if you hold SC, Security Clearance.

The organisation is fully committed to the development of a diverse workforce. Therefore, applications for employment are always fully considered, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, race, faith, sexual orientation.

Cloud Architect

Secure Cloud Architect - Azure - Basingstoke - Permanent - up to £75k basic

*** Applicants must hold a minimum of SC, Security Clearance ***

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