Application Architect

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As the Application Architect you will be part of the Engineering team to be designing, defining, planning, and deploying the AWS cloud system.

You will:
  • Interface with multiple business units to help build our cloud and ensure consistent adoption of the technology
  • Be working in a highly Agile environment with a large team of cloud specialists
  • Be challenged and expected to act as a change engineer in a built environment using DevOps tools
  • Work across multiple, global teams and participate as a collaborative partner,
  • Be involved in the build of our new AWS cloud services that span IaaS and PaaS

Application Re-Engineering, Cloud Engineering, Architecture Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and maintain AWS cloud architectures for all infrastructure technologies
  • Support the development of complex enterprise architectures for AWS computing architecture, architecture reviews, and selection efforts.
  • Use technical expertise and knowledge of architecture to benchmark with third party organizations to discipline overall Cloud strategy.
  • Participate and assist managers in setting the long term direction, roadmaps, and standards for technical architecture.
  • Continue to expand knowledge of industry trends, applying that knowledge by evaluating fit to the organisation
  • Utilize expert architecture knowledge, may play a role in negotiations with strategy vendors and parties
  • Ensure strategic vendor engagement to incorporate vendor’s roadmaps architecture
  • Proactively appraise and modify current architecture to identify deficiencies and research  alternatives

Managing stakeholders and business units requirements:

  • Regularly interfaces and influences directly with senior Global Infrastructure leaders, other senior architects to understand and evaluate business requirements.
  • Provide strategic direction in the definition of the architecture and technology opportunities of the organisation especially in the area of Cloud computing, Cloud Hosting options, automation and virtualization solutions
  • Knowledge of Python, Ruby or Golang (or Similar)
  • Experienced with DevOps tools tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, JSON, Terraform, Jenkins, etc.
  • Experienced with AWS cloud architecture, migration, deployment and set up
  • Experienced in other cloud technologies (e.g. Azure, Google Cloud, opensource or hybrids)
  • Experienced working in an Agile environment
  • Business fluency in English.