Senior Technical Architect Glasgow/Edinburgh

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City of Edinburgh
To £64K + 25 days holidays, 4 x life assurance, 4% Matched pension, Co car allowance, 3% Flex
01 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Senior Technical Architect     
Location:  Central Belt Scotland 
Package:  up to £64,000 3% Flex Fund + 25 days + Bank holidays + 5% pension + Car Allowance

Bring your excellent Cloud Architect knowledge to us! In return, we will give you an amazing career with growth and learning opportunities. Come and work for one of the best kept secrets in I.T. 

The Company 

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

Sopra Steria helps our clients to solve today’s big challenges. We combine technical expertise and delivery capability with vision to accelerate change and reimagine the way that public services are designed and delivered.  We work with energy and integrity to create intelligent, highly secure, joined-up solutions that make a difference to everyday lives.

The Day Job 

Our ‘Cloud Centre of Excellence’ is growing, we are busy and need your knowledge and ambition to grow with us as we design cloud solutions for our impressive client list in public and private sector. 
You will have a detailed understanding of cloud solutions, strategy, best practice and patterns with a particular focus on AWS as we continue to expand our central knowledge base.

All within a fun, supportive and collaborative team

You do need to hold current or be eligible for SC Clearance for this role

Key Responsibilities

  • Define scope and deliverables for assignment with ‘client’ for the design of systems architectures to integrate business and IT requirements
  • Delivery
  • Effective client engagement and stakeholder management during assignment (may include management of subcontractors and partners)
  • Track market trends and competitor activities in ‘expert’ area and ensure this data is utilised for the ongoing service development
  • Identify and manage risk 

Essential Skills

  • A detailed understanding of cloud solutions, strategy, best practice and patterns with a particular focus on AWS
  • Strong knowledge of the AWS Well Architected framework and ability to lead reviews with customers
  • Extensive experience in architecting enterprise cloud solutions to high non-functional requirements such as availability and resilience
  • Experience in a lead role in the delivery of significant cloud workload migration and automation projects
  • Experience of working as part of Agile/Scrum
  • Expert in DevSevOps practices, experience in leading others and providing guidance on best practice
  • Excellent hands on knowledge of Configuration and Management tools like Puppet, Chef, Terraform, Ansible, etc
  • Experience in developing CI/CD pipelines and providing advice on implementation with associated tools such as Jenkins, maven, GitLab, AWS CodePipeline, etc
  • Expert knowledge in Microservice architecture, container and function solutions and associated technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker, OpenShift and AWS EKS
  • Hand on experience in leading the delivery of container, orchestration and Microservices projects
  • Experience of coding in a language supported by the AWS SDK such as Java, Python, C#
  • Cloud operational and monitoring solutions such as ELK, FluentD, CloudWatch and Prometheus

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of Cloud Native security such as container and software defined network security and or static code analysis and continual security delivery
  • Architectural framework based delivery leveraging design artifacts such as from TOGAF
  • Modelling framework experience such as C4 Modelling, UML and or Architmate
  • Service mesh network frameworks such as Istio
  • Event driven integration frameworks such as Kafka

Reasons why you should apply to us 

  • Excellent training, you’ll join a company where self-betterment is actively encouraged
  • An enviable client list – we work with some of the biggest names out there
  • We’re big – really big. With that comes excellent career growth opportunities
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Sustainability is really important to us, in fact we are within the top 1% of companies worldwide tackling climate change and managing our emissions
  • The successful candidate must also be willing to undergo a SC Clearance