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Azure Cloud Architect

Azure Cloud Architect

  • Location

    Reading

  • Sector:

    Defence, MOD & Aerospace

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £70 - £90 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gary Singer

  • Contact email:

    garys@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8916

  • Job ref:

    083015

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-22

  • Start date:

    Subject to Security Clearance

Job Profile

THE CLIENT is currently modernising its Business Working Environment allowing us to adopt a Cloud Services strategy. The initial phase of this programme introduced Microsoft Office 365, Workday and Azure IaaS but is now progressing to include a growing number of SaaS products as legacy Line of Business applications are re-platformed, migrated or retired.

The current planning assumption is for a hybrid-cloud architect with a mix of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS plus on-
premise hosting for any service that cannot be migrated to the cloud.

THE CLIENT is now recruiting an additional Cloud Architect to supplement our existing team. The role will be responsible for designing IaaS/SaaS/PaaS solutions, prominently on Microsoft Azure, for an Enterprise
Resource 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
  • Report to the IS Modernisation Programme Architect
  • Liaise extensively with other project architects within the Modernisation and also liaise with the IT/Infrastructure operations team, the Application Support team, internal stakeholders providing support and guidance for new projects and the external vendor support teams.
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
Skills
  • 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
Experience
  • Hands-on experience of designing and implementing compute, 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
All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance (SC or DV) required for this role.

All candidates must be British nationals and only hold a British passport.

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