AWS Architect

About this role

AWS Architect (Permanent)
£70,000 - £100,000 + Bonus and Benefits

We are seeking an experienced AWS Architect to join our team and work on a variety of projects. The role includes leading the development of solution architectures, managing the solution engineering approach, ensuring design meets requirements, and owning and managing technical and solution risks. The technology stack for the projects may vary, but experience in Enterprise Java, Linux, AWS, and Nifi is preferred. 

As an AWS Solution Architect you will be working with our customers to define and architect the functional blocks of AWS to support their migration journey. This is a key role working closely with the customer. You will elicit customer requirements for cloud migration and understand the customer’s current ecosystem and how the cloud migration will fit into this. The role will define patterns and services that are required for a successful migration to AWS, and assurance that the migration is well architected.

A key aspect of the role will be to endorse, support and maintain re-usable patterns for migration that will be built by the teams, utilising infrastructure as code so that future deployments can be delivered through automation and code reuse. It’s an amazing time to join our team to help shape our customer’s exciting cloud migration journey. Not only will your team be directly making a huge impact upon the systems you work on, you’ll be doing it for an organisation who makes a huge impact to the security of the UK.

Core Duties

  • Act as the technical lead in migration enablement work.
  • Work with development teams, to deliver migration services using, common code, standards and artefact format and proactively drive collaboration, particularly where there are service dependencies
  • Define and document AWS architecture for migration (baseline, target, roadmap, patterns, standards, reference architectures, etc), supporting a wide range of use cases
  • Run architectural reviews of the platform at appropriate intervals to take best advantage of vendor technologies
  • Pro-actively define, optimize, automate, publish and communicate deployment patterns for migration
  • Support engineering teams in optimizing the migration path
  • Escalation point for engineering teams in troubleshooting and incident management
  • Driving the adoption of automation in the platform, using common methods with other platforms
  • Documentation of deployed systems, scripts and other working practices to enable, re-use and support users across the world

 About you 

You will have experience in many of the following:

  • Experience in Cloud Platform Architecture with AWS, defining cloud reference Architectures and Cloud Patterns in a large multi-account AWS estate
  • Plenty of experience in AWS and experience in solving complex business issues. Regarded as an AWS subject matter expert
  • Experience with various DevOps tools and CI/CD tools
  • Experience in AWS Security services and Network Services
  • Experience with working within an Agile framework
  • Good understanding of AWS security concepts and the goals of cyber security
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Motivating the team to use new tools to improve efficiency and breaking barriers to set new standards.

 It would be great if you also had experience in some of these, but if not we’ll help you with them

  • Cloud Migration experience
  • Industry certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate or Professional, AWS Speciality domains (Security, Advanced Networking) 
  • A scaled agile framework certification, such as SAFe or Scrum@Scale
  • Managing stakeholders, including users and management
  • Mentoring junior engineers and nurturing their passion for engineering

Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process.

If you are interested in finding out more about this role then please apply or get in touch with Chris Mayers at Evolution Recruitment Solutions. 

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