Cloud Architect / Lead - AWS

Location Edinburgh
Discipline: Cloud Computing
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £75,000 - £100,000
Contact name: Mitchell Franklin

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Job ref: 32072
Published: 8 months ago
Startdate: 23/04/2021

We are looking for hands-on Cloud Architect to join a thriving start-up based in the heart of Edinburgh, consisting of a talented engineering team across the UK. They have a tightly focused team with a strong focus on inclusion, quality and growth. There are excellent opportunities to be involved in many areas of the business and to develop depth and breadth of skills, in addition to good benefits and salary commensurate with experience. Successful candidates will be part of a high calibre team in a cutting-edge sector — cloud applications — in one of the most exciting tech start-ups. 🚀

You will work on fast-paced and often greenfield projects, working closely with customers and alongside a collaborative team. Projects ranging from well-architected reviews and remediation, through to cloud migrations and modernisation. Engineers will also have the opportunity to contribute to an internal product, develop skills in a wide range of technologies, and be involved where interested in many areas of the business as part of a small, supportive, and dynamic team. 👫

What we are looking for:
Someone capable of architecting some AWS workloads, related to migration/modernisation of systems mostly in AWS. Someone who is used to project Agile/Kanban styles with ownership of not dropping the ball with close relationships with the client and act as lead with other Cloud Engineers/ Consultants in the project team.

You should have experience designing, deploying and managing AWS environments. You should be comfortable working directly with customers, have good communication skills, and be comfortable working with clients on calls and in written English. 🗣

Expertise in several of the following areas is highly desirable:

  • AWS certification (Professional or Associate level), but there will also be opportunities to gain (further) certification.
  • Infrastructure as code, such as Terraform or CloudFormation.
  • Automation, scripting in bash and PowerShell, and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef and SaltStack.
  • CI/CD pipelines.
  • Serverless, Kubernetes, and traditional application stacks.
  • Operating and managing production cloud applications.
  • Agile/iterative development methodologies.
  • Programming languages and/or scripting languages.

More about this role: 
As an AWS Advanced Partner, they help customers migrate to the cloud, modernise their applications in the cloud, create new cloud-native apps, and adopt best practices through well-architected reviews. You will join a team of engineers and consultants who are passionate about helping customers succeed in the cloud. ⛅️

They are experts in applications, cloud and automation - a powerful combination. They are continually learning, sharing their knowledge and solving real-world problems. Their involvement in a variety of architectures, customer sizes and industries helps them to share best practices while developing cloud and DevOps skills. 🏄🏻‍♂️