Senior Cloud Architect

  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary/Rate:up to £100k
  • Duration:Permanent
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • Location:Surrey , GB

Futureheads are currently working with a leading data provider for the medical industry who improve information and decisions made across healthcare organisations, from the NHS to pharmaceutical giants. The business uses the best digital platforms to improve the quality, accessibility, and effectiveness of information they provide. It is an exciting time for the company as they pivot to being a more data-centric business which has created a new opportunity for a Senior Cloud Architect to join a small, close-knit team.

The position reports directly to the Chief Digital Officer and will lead the design and architecture of cloud services and offering externally. The role will cover aspects of solution design, delivery and have a focus on technical innovation. Key responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a technical lead, working with product teams to provide technical guidance
  • Ensuring market leading solutions are developed to high standards and technical debt is managed
  • Ensuring designs align with the company’s architectural vision and organisational needs
  • Carrying out research and cost benefit analysis
  • Identify, engage, and interact with decision makers at a senior level to understand new and emerging business opportunities and gather requirements
  • Code the proof of concepts and core application areas
  • Ensuring developers are building market leading products and solutions that use the latest technologies and are aligned with the company vision
  • Continuously strive for innovative solutions and make suggestions for improvements that will provide a benefit to the business in terms of improved efficiency, effectiveness and productivity
  • Govern the architectural framework and ensure that the development teams are building products that meet the requirements, are scalable and easily maintained and supported
  • Ensure proactive and timely updates to progress in Microsoft DevOps so that the business has access to accurate and up to date information
  • Work with developers to ensure that their technical implementation is technically sound and aligned to the architecture framework defined

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Previous/current experience working in a Cloud Architect position with a strong working understanding of Microsoft Azure PaaS – this is essential and will be assessed during the interview process
  • Strong track record of designing and architecting solutions and technical platforms
  • Hands-on grasp of C#, PaaS, Microsoft DevOps and Cosmos DB, AppService, Functions, Cognitive Search, Data Factory, Service Bus.
  • Demonstrable thought leadership in cloud architecture and design
  • Proven ability to manage Developers and shape the technical strategy in alignment with the business objectives
  • Background within an offshored and/or outsourcing environment would be useful
  • In-depth understanding of Agile (SCRUM) and operating within a .NET environment
  • Experience of working with business stakeholders to identify business goals and align the product strategy

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