Cloud Solutions Architect


Cloud Solution Architect (Infrastructure) - Home/Bristol - Salary £Flexible

I am working with a fantastic innovation company who are at the forefront of building futuristic technology to revolutionise their global sector,

They are at the next stage of huge investment and scaling-up their information technology cloud/automation infrastructure, it's a great time to join and be part of something special, you will be working with all the cutting-edge of modern tech (no legacy systems here!).

As a key member of the leading think tank you will be the go to person when it comes to the design and strategy of the Cloud Infrastructure platform. You will be taking full ownership of projects, owning the strategy. You will have extensive experience in leading projects and someone who has deep Azure experience.

Working alongside a highly experienced cloud team and with access to the top architects at Microsoft, you will be responsible for the overall design and architecture of the cloud infrastructure and will be leading design activities. You will be working with multiple teams across the business, understanding requirements and leading design sessions as you build out various solutions across your projects.

The IT department prides itself on a personalised service so you will be responsible for liaising with senior stakeholders across the organisation.

This position requires a strategic mind, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to think out-of-the-box to understand how to structure and deliver the technology to meet expectations and challenge assumptions.

The position also requires the ability to communicate clearly and articulately in combination with strong inter-personal skills. This may often be under challenging conditions.

The work will include:

Lead the technical design of the cloud technology portfolio based on the IT and business strategy. This includes:

Working with the business and IT business analysts to understand requirements.

IT Operations team: build solutions that we can maintain and operate.

Working with the IT Security team: Ensure that solutions are secure by design.

Work with Microsoft's technical experts to build leading edge solutions.

Understand current and future business goals to feed that into the IT architecture to ensure that future needs are baked into the solution(s).

Work with the IT team to understand what information technologies are needed operationally and how they should be integrated into the company for optimal effectiveness.

Understand, communicate and get buy-in for the technical design.

Clearly communicate the Risks, and issues as well as mitigation plans.

Participate in recruitment, orientation and ongoing training of new IT staff as required.

Key Skills:

Solution design and proven architecture design capability.

Understanding the full MS Azure Infrastructure stack

MSP/Prince2/Agile, ability to use hybrid approaches.

Extensive use of an architecture design tool such as Enterprise Architect

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Able to clearly communicate a technical portfolio to both technical and non-technical audiences.

"Southern Lights Ltd act as an employment agency for the purposes of this advert"

For more information on the company and a detailed job specification please apply now.

Southern Lights - decidedly different recruitment - 0117 9733 281

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