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Cloud Solution Architect

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Recruiter: Schroders Personal Wealth
Listed on: 14th July
Location: London
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Could you help drive forward our agenda of becoming a technology driven organisation?
Could you help to differentiate us from our competition and shape the future of Financial Planning?
The Role:
As Cloud Solution Architect within the Architecture and Engineering team, you will provide distributed system architecture consultancy across all our delivery teams, from the integration of new SaaS to in-house built solutions. In doing this, you will ensure alignment with our core architectural principles ensuring we build a robust architecture that focuses on avoiding undue complexity and over-coupling, and supports us in our goal of becoming a truly data driven organisation.
What you'll be doing:


Leading the architectural design and DevOps processes, being hands-on when needed, from scoping each project for implementation or upgrades, diagramming and educating developers and DevOps as to best use AWS, Azure and other cloud services.


Delivering proof-of-concepts, providing direction to development and DevOps teams, and supporting the implementation process where necessary


Getting involved in the design, steering and implementation of cloud native solutions and key components from monitoring, alerting, account automation, teardown, general health checks, applying good practice and patterns, service mapping, secrets management and vulnerability management.


Ensuring the DevOps direction set out from the very start and is maintained throughout delivery, and that IaC and automation decisions are documented in an appropriate, but still lightweight, manner. In particular, we encourage the inclusion of ADRs within our code bases for this purpose.


Working collaboratively, using an agile methodology, with software engineering, Infrastructure and DevOps teams to build operationally robust and secure systems, with low cost of ongoing change, and high levels of automation in build and deploy.


We believe in an open and collaborative working environment, and we want you to draw upon your experience to help establish this culture across our delivery teams, whilst ensuring we apply appropriate governance to our projects.
What we're looking for


You come from a background in cloud architecture, in which you demonstrated an eagerness to expand your set of skills and learn new technologies, adopting best practices and have experience working across different cloud vendors.


You retain hands on engineering skills and are happy rolling up your sleeves on occasion. Our core technical stack is Bash/TypeScript/Node.js/React/AWS/PowerShell. A willingness to learn is as important as previous experience in any or all of these.


Ideally 5+ years, full time experience with:


Concepts: Distributed Systems, Monitoring Design, Decoupled Designs, Cloud First Designs, End to End automation, SSO (Okta/azure ad), zero trust infrastructure design, DR (active-active and pilot light), after-the-fact monitoring and alerting


Tools: AWS, Azure, Terraform, CloudFormation, NodeJS, Bash, PowerShell, Docker / Lambda, CircleCI, GitHub Packages and Actions, SonarCloud, Aqua Cloud, Intruder, Okta, Azure AD, SQL.


We predominately use AWS but experience with equivalent tools and services in Azure is desired. You'll have a solid understanding of the opportunities and how to maximise our use of cloud computing.




You understand the many aspects of data and security throughout the end to end architecture.


You have worked on public-facing systems, and understand how to build them to be secure, scalable and resilient.


Using the well architected framework when evaluating a greenfield project or later implementation


You understand and evangelize the difference between a solution that solves a problem today vs one that's elegant and scalable. Most importantly, you'd advertise the one that's relevant within the context and timing of each SPW project.


You have AWS professional or equivalent certifications


Your qualities


Humble: you acknowledge your strengths, and also your weaknesses; you work for more than your own personal glory.


Curious: you follow the latest technology developments, and explore ways they can be adopted.


Creative: you think beyond the obvious.


Thorough: you consider the full-picture, and understand that details can matter.


Calm: you're positive under pressure and happy to take the lead in challenging times.


You belong here
At Schroders Personal Wealth, we welcome all. All colours, cultures, genders, beliefs, religions, ages, people.
 
We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us meet our ambitions.
We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Schroders Personal Wealth is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact and reach their potential.
Work in a way that works for you
When it comes to flexible working, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs with our flexible working policy. Please enquire in your interview.
What we'll give you
You can expect a career that's full of opportunity and support to help you develop. We offer a competitive total reward package, which means you share in the success you help create.


A market leading defined contribution pension scheme.


An additional 4% of your annual salary in a Flexible benefits package that you can select and pay for conveniently via a salary deduction or take as cash.


25 days holiday allowance plus bank holidays.


An incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and your contribution to it.


About us
Schroders Personal Wealth combines over 400 years of expertise from Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders plc, two leading British companies partnering to bring financial planning services to more people in the UK.
Our focus is on the personal relationship we develop with our customers, underpinned by leading edge technology, multi-channel customer reach and global investment expertise.
We aim to become a top UK financial planning business within five years. Would you like to be part of making this possible?
Join us
Does this sound like a role that you'd like to know more about? If like us, you're more motivated by customers than by targets, and you'd thrive in a culture that is values and client led - then we'd love to hear from you.