AWS Solutions Architect, Jobs, 9949

AWS Solutions Architect - England

  • Location Area:

    England

  • Discipline:

    IT- Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Benefits:

    up to £80k

  • Published:

    27-05-2024

  • Expiry date:

    10-06-2024

  • Reference:

    9949

We are a fast-growing Advanced Level AWS Consulting Partner in the rapidly changing cloud and technology services sector.

Our teams of AWS certified people work with our customers to help them deliver their strategic objectives by designing, building, migrating and supporting their cloud technology projects.

Due to continued growth, we have an immediate vacancy for a Solutions Architect to join our team.

This role can be fully remote based in the UK.

About the Role:

As a Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for the design, scoping, estimating and overseeing delivery of multiple professional services projects at any time. You will be required to multi-task, prioritise your workload and work closely with the leadership team, project managers and engineers to successfully deliver projects to the highest of standards whilst adhering to best practices, and remaining on budget and to the project timeframe.

No two days are the same with a wide variety of projects from the Public Sector, Education and private sector partners. These projects can include building automated data-driven solutions to building repeatable and recyclable exam environments in the cloud; building virtual classrooms to stream applications directly to a student's desktops around the world; virtualising a university museum collection or collecting data from the stratosphere to measure global climate change.

You will be responsible for end-to-end project delivery from the very first call with the customer to introduce, scope and estimate a project, to design and documentation to the final project sign-off. You will support a team of cloud engineers to deliver the project, providing guidance and expertise to ensure the project is delivered whilst growing the knowledge and skills of the team.

Best practice is the root of our architectural designs with the Well-Architected Framework built in to ensure a customers’ environment is operationally excellent, secure, reliable, performant and optimised. You should be a highly motivated individual who can drive positive change, unblock projects and be approachable to answer any queries that your peers may have. You will be required to be a role model to other team members and step up to cover and support HTO when unavailable. You’ll join our on-call escalation rota to provide additional support to our managed services engineers.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on customer scoping and design calls to gather requirements, build a project scope and time to deliver an estimate for the project
  • Formulate a customer's problem into an architectural solution which will deliver value to the customer
  • Building positive customer relationships
  • Working closely with the project team to deliver the project to a high standard, to the project scope within the project time and budget constraints
  • Either leading the project delivery by completing the work yourself or oversee our Cloud Engineers to deliver professional services projects
  • Working closely with the delivery team to provide guidance, knowledge and grow their skillset to meet project deadlines
  • Collaborate with the Head of Technical Operations to drive improvements in processes, procedures and automation to speed up project delivery
  • Act as the senior point of escalation for technical outages/issues.
  • Involvement in maintaining our high level standard of our NPS Score, AWS relationship and driving business growth with the delivery of Service Delivery Programs
  • Attendance at client meetings and company events
  • Participation in a 24/7 on-call escalation rota

Experience (Essential)

  • Two or more years’ experience designing and building solutions in AWS
  • Two or more years’ experience with gathering project scope, requirements and designs either virtual or face-to-face with customers
  • Experience in quoting the time to delivery based on multiple skill sets within the team
  • AWS Solution Architecture Certification at professional level
  • Experience in writing Statements of Work with precise and detailed information, including high-level architectural designs
  • Four or more years’ experience with core AWS Services including Load Balancing, EC2, RDS, CloudFront, S3 and CloudWatch
  • Two or more years’ experience with modernisation legacy architectures such as containerisation or microservices
  • Two or more years’ experience in designing and building AWS serverless solutions such as API Gateway, Lambda, SQS, Eventbridge and Step Functions
  • Two or more years’ experience with best practices of deployment mechanisms to deploy releases across multiple environments (AWS native tooling preferred, other technologies accepted)
  • Experience with migrating customers from on-premise environments to the cloud

Experience (Nice to have)

  • AWS speciality certification
  • Experience with machine learning services such as Sagemarker, Rekognition etc
  • Knowledge of typical on-premise environments such as hypervisor, storage and backup vendors
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to write scripts to automate solutions (preferably in Python)

Benefits: Why you want to work here:

  • 34 Days Annual Leave
  • Company Pension
  • Private Healthcare plan
  • Ample opportunity to develop your career as you will be an essential part of a fast-growing company
  • Ability to work from home
  • Family Friendly working environment
  • Professional development and support
  • Everyone has a voice and makes a direct and valued contribution to building the best products possible

This is a fantastic opportunity. Apply now for an immediate interview.