Lead Architect Defence ServicesBasingstokeCompetitive Salary + car allowance, 15% bonus, family medical cover, pension, and moreRole PurposeWe're looking for a Senior Architect to join our leading defence services + solutions provider, based in Basingstoke. You'll be responsible for the overall design to meet current and future customer needs, based within the defence space. Your main responsibilities will include: Complete responsibility for the overall technical solution and associated technical projects for the customers. Determines strategies, architectures and proposals by shaping technical proposals to be technically and commercially acceptable.Manage other Architect and programme disciplines during delivery and/or transformation to operations to ensure architectural conformance to process model and standards.Manage 3rd parties and their technical deliverables.Manage a large design team to deliver the customer requirements, setting high level criteria for the design of major solutions and exercising design control over the implementation. Technical Skills (SME at three or more of the following) Virtualisation technologies.Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).Microsoft technology design and implementation.Experience of creating cloud cost models and running cloud readiness assessmentsExperience of working with enterprise IT and implementing hybrid cloud solutionsAutomated infrastructure provisioningStorage / backup and disaster recovery design and implementationExposure to cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.Cloud automation & Provisioning including OS Blueprints, Network Services, Catalog, Orchestration, Self Service PortalKMS, Encryption DesignImpex - secure import export process to transfer objects between clouds at different security classificationsHands on experience building solutions from cloud solution components using tools like CloudFormation, Ansible or ChefDBaaS for SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDBVDIApply with a copy of your update CV, and we'll be in touch to discuss the next steps.