Principal Cloud Architect Principal Cloud Architect …

Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Jan 22
Schroders Investment Management
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Jan 22
Schroders Investment Management
Principal Cloud Architect
Who we're looking for
We are looking for a seasoned and technical infrastructure and/or cloud engineer to be part of the Enterprise Cloud Team and be part of the multi-year cloud transformation program that we have embarked upon. We require someone who has in-depth experience of engineering and integrating platforms and services on public cloud, and has worked with development and business agile teams on successful, medium-large scale, cloud migrations. We are looking for a passionate infrastructure and cloud advocate who has an understanding of infrastructure, development and cloud best practices, industry trends, modern technologies and new ways of working.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible hybrid working and have facilities that include an onsite gym (a good one at that!), doctors, dentist, restaurant, coffee shop and garden balconies.

The team
You will be part of the Enterprise Cloud team that is comprised of two functions, the Cloud Centre of Excellence covering Azure Platform SRE, AWS Platform SRE, Cloud Enablement and Cloud Architecture as well as the Cloud Business Office who cover cloud technical project management for each of the 7 Cloud workstreams namely Engineering, Migrations, FinOps, People and Training, Communications, Governance and On Premise Cost Management. You will be the principal cloud architect and subject matter expert for cloud responsible for architecting a best in class cloud platform across both Azure and AWS public cloud service providers, ensuring that developer and business user experience is at the forefront of your mind at all times when architecting and designing cloud solutions. You will join a highly technical team who are solely focused on building a leading-edge cloud service who are integral to a successful cloud adoption and migration programme over the coming years.

What you'll do
• Cloud architecture covering foundational, cloud service and cloud security architecture
• Accelerate the cloud first strategy through strong architectural building blocks and reusable Cloud patterns.
• Understand the needs of the Schroders engineering community and ensure solutions meet these needs
• Ensure solutions provide a great engineering user experience from concept through to production go live
• Partner with the DevOps CI/CD Toolchain team to ensure that Cloud requirements are incorporated in the toolchain
• Partners with other technology teams across Schroders including Information Security, Networks and other Delivery and Infrastructure teams to ensure solutions are fit for purpose
• Architect cloud solutions & services to industry best practice with scalability, fault tolerance, highly resilient, highly secure, observability, user experience, and simplicity in mind
• Devise innovative ideas for solving hard technical problems, and translate these ideas into architectural design patterns for implementation by the broader Cloud CoE engineering teams
• Work with peers to refine the cloud strategy, methodology, approach, technical capabilities
• Work closely with the broader enterprise cloud team(s) to evaluate and identify new cloud service requirements, and provide architectural input
• Every week solve exciting new challenges with an amazing team and technology stack
• Architect solutions that are fully automated using infrastructure-as-code and integrated in the CI/CD toolchain

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
• Experienced in architecting, engineering, and implementing cloud solutions on AWS and/or Azure
• Strong experience in software development and software development practices (SDLC)
• Experience of working as par of a transformational change programme
• Detailed knowledge of the infrastructure stack including Virtualisation, Kubernetes, Windows, Linux, environments as well as Storage, Database and Networking.
• Experience with modern DevOps tooling (e.g., GIT, Azure DevOps, Terraform, Azure ARM, Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Docker, Kubernetes)
• Deep understanding of PaaS, Infra-as-Code, Compliance-as-Code, and when/how to use & enable
• Experience with modern engineering and agile practices as well as shift left CI/CD
• Passionate about building and delivering services via APIs
• Experienced with scripting and/or ideally one language, (e.g., Python, .NET, PowerShell, Nodejs, Ruby, Java)
• Proven ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of business analysts, developers, data scientists, and subject matter experts
• Deep understanding of broader cloud ecosystem including Cloud Computing Technologies, business drivers and leading-edge cloud emerging technologies and trends.
• Solid interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to self-manage

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
• University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline
• Cloud certifications for at least Azure or AWS
• Understanding of Google Cloud Platform, Alibaba Cloud
• Understanding Cloud Service capabilities and relative strengths (AWS, Azure, GCP, Ali)
• Experience of working in/with cross-functional teams
• Open to working in areas outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new technologies and techniques

What you'll be like
• A passionate cloud architect
• An architect who has the hunger and desire to learn new technologies, and continuously learn
• An advocate of cloud, cloud adoption and cloud transformation
• Someone who embraces collaboration and change

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability

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