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AWS Architect (contract)

Croydon, England

Salary: £700 - £725

posted on 20.06.19

AWS Architect - Croydon ***Must have Active SC Clearance***

We have a fantastic opportunity available for an AWS Architect working on a 3-6 Month project based in Croydon with a reputable IT consultancy client of ours.

Responsibilities
1. Liaise with the client lead architect to agree a scope of work and regularly report on progress to both the end client and IT Consultancy
2. Actively manage change to scope of work priorities and deliverables agreeing any change with the end client.
3. Liaise with a wide set of end client stakeholders to prioritise both architectural and project delivery
4. Manage a team of architects to deliver against the scope of work to:

Tasks
- Design large and complex systems through effective collaboration with business users and technology colleagues
-Translate existing technology components into recommended AWS based equivalents based on technical, support and commercial considerations
- Develop transitional roadmaps to support migration from on-premise to AWS based solutions
- Create and contribute to low-level designs describing the topology of AWS components including security and networking
- Provide technical guidance to support technical spikes and proof of concepts using Amazon based services
- Translates complex multi system business requirements into workable solutions in line with organisation standards
- Support the development and continuous improvement of organisation information services
- Produce detailed component specifications and translates these into detailed design for implementation.
- Assists with the preparation of technical plans to ensure appropriate technical resources are available.
- Provides advice on technical aspects of systems development and integration and ensures compliance with the necessary strategies
- Ensures the continuous development of the Solution Design function by mentoring and coaching solution designers, and ensuring that the solution design approaches, methodologies and best practice are maintained and aligned with industry best practice

Skills & Experience
- Senior stakeholder management and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, bring together people and views to inform decision making, and be willing to support work that isn't part of your core role
- Experience of leading a team of architects
- Experience in deploying large scale applications meeting security and performance criteria
- Solutions architecture skills that demonstrate experience of working with big data and analytics systems, deployed into AWS
- Preferably, demonstrable relevant domain experience (data, security, enterprise or solutions architecture) of deploying solutions in AWS, particularly with migration from on-premise solutions to AWS.
- Preferably experience in mpp databases such as Greenplum and Redshift
- Ability to delve into AWS detail as required liaising with infrastructure and network engineers as appropriate
- Experience of Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment using tools such as GitHub, Kubernetes and Drone
- Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
- Experience of the government's digital and technology transformation agenda.
- Expertise in the development of architectures based on common processes and technical components
- Ability to plot and explain the end-to-end user journey of a service, including multiple online and offline touch points a user might interact with.
- Security architecture skills to demonstrate evidence of security design in government OFFICIAL classified systems holding sensitive data

AWS Architect - Croydon ***Must have Active SC Clearance***

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