Cloud Architect

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PA Consulting
  • 19 May 19

Cloud Architect

Job Description
Bringing Ingenuity to Life

We're an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we'll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn't it time you joined us?

Do you want to inspire some of the biggest private and public sector organisations by helping them successfully adopt public cloud services to drive business advantage? Do you have a strong track recording working with AWS, Azure or Google and understand how to architect new services as well as optimise existing services and navigate the evolving and complex commercial models offered?
If the answer is YES, then we have an exciting opportunity to join our innovative and growing team of Cloud Architects.

What will you do at PA?
PA is looking for an experienced Cloud Architect that brings a mix of technical and commercial experience to help our clients architect and optimise solutions that leverage the continually evolving range of services from AWS, Microsoft and Google.

Job Requirements
You will be:
•Enabling our clients to identity and architect the right mix of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services offered by AWS, Microsoft and Google required to deliver new cloud based solutions.
•Analysing usage and consumption profiles of public cloud resources and providing recommendations on resource optimisation opportunities.
•Defining and implementing cloud governance policies and frameworks to account for, and control use of public cloud resources.
•Understanding the myriad and changing landscape of PaaS components offered by the major cloud vendors and designing solutions to best fit our clients' requirements.
•Actively contribute to and support our go-to-market campaigns, thought leadership and sales processes through your deep knowledge and experience of the cloud vendor landscape.

Position Requirements:
We recognise that this role contains a unique blend of technical and commercial skills and experience. To be successful you will bring:
•Enthusiasm and passion for using cloud services to help clients develop new innovative services on top of the major cloud provider platforms and supporting eco-systems.
•Demonstrable experience of architecting and implementing cloud solutions on AWS, Azure or Google acting in a technical lead role. You may have one or more professional certifications from one or more of these leading cloud providers.
•Knowledge and experience of modern architectures (containers / micro services) and the tool-chains required to effectively deploy and manage cloud services at scale
•Can develop cloud governance policies and frameworks for our clients including account structures, tagging and security best practices.
•Strong consulting background and comfortable engaging with senior business and technology stakeholders. You will possess strong presentation and report writing skills.

How to stand out?
You will be currently working as a Cloud Architect for a major consultancy or one of the cloud integrators. You will know your way around the complexities of cloud providers offerings and can demonstrate through real examples the solutions you have delivered and benefits your clients have realised.

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About PA Consulting Group
- Private medical insurance
- Transport allowance
- 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Company pension scheme
- Annual performance-based bonus
- Life and Income protection insurance
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
- Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment - one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We're committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.