Azure Cloud Architect

Job Title: Azure Cloud Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: No Benefits
Start Date: ASAP Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1907-35_1562837910
Contact Name: Emma Broderick
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 11, 2019 10:38

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit an Azure Cloud Architect for a nuclear MoD establishment in Reading. The post is for an estimated 12 month contract initially and is paying competitively on an hourly basis.

Job Profile
Our client are recruiting an additional Cloud Architect to supplement their existing team. The role will be responsible for designing IaaS/SaaS/PaaS solutions, prominently on Microsoft Azure, for an EnterpriseResource Planning (ERP) implementation project.

Whilst this is a deeply technical, duties will also include stakeholder meetings with both internal and external service providers. It will also include the initial setup and deployment of new solutions and the transition to live services with members of the operational team whom will oversee production application and infrastructure support.

Key Accountabilities
* The Cloud Architect will report to the IS Modernisation Programme Architect
* The Cloud Architect will liaise extensively with other project architects within the Modernisation Programme.
* The Cloud Architect will also liaise with the IT/Infrastructure operations team
* The Cloud Architect will also liaise with the Application Support team
* The Cloud Architect will also liaise with external vendor support teams.
* The Cloud Architect will also liaise with internal stakeholders providing support and guidance for new projects.

Key Responsibilities
* Lead the design of Azure pattern solution to meet business requirements
* Create documentation around the setup and implementation of those design patterns
* Lead the implementation of Azure solutions for new patterns or products
* Participate in non-functional testing, particularly around business resiliency
* Engage with Microsoft around solving business and technical problems in the Azure ecosystem
* Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of Azure artefacts throughout the programme
* Contribute to the development of Azure standards, best practices and organisational capability
* Act as an escalation point / SME for Azure technical issues and decisions

Essential Qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree preferred. *
* Professional qualifications / Microsoft Cloud Certifications

* Broad project lifecycle experience - especially in enterprise environments
* Expert knowledge of Azure Cloud platform features and capabilities
* Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)
* Azure Networking (VNETs, Express Route, VPN Gateway, Traffic Manager, NSGs)
* Security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.) * Understanding of common application approaches and technologies (e.g. SOA, message queuing)
* Understanding of common database technologies (e.g. backup/restoration, replication/mirroring)
* Understanding of common internet technologies (e.g. e-mail, web servers, web services) * Experience designing for disaster recovery
* Experienced producing multi-tiered, loadbalanced, redundant infrastructure architectures
* Storage technologies (SAN, NAS, RAID configuration, caching etc.)
* Familiarity with other cloud technologies
* ARM Templates and Windows PowerShell

* Hands-on experience of designing and implementing computer, networking, storage and database services in Cloud Environments
* Understanding of elasticity and scalability concepts
* Understanding of network technologies as they relate to Azure Cloud services
* A good understanding of all security features and tools that Microsoft provides and how they relate to traditional services
* Hands-on experience with Azure deployment and management services
* Experience of integrating SaaS applications into corporate systems including Single Sign-On and identity management

* Able to work independently
* Self-motivation
* Ability to set own goals and manage towards them
* Good client presentation skills

Willing and able to obtain and maintain the appropriate level of security clearance necessary for the role

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Business

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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