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AWS Architect
Premium Job From KCOM
Recruiter: KCOM
Listed on: 18th January
Location: Ipswich
Salary/Rate: Negotiable
Salary Notes: Negotiable
Type: Permanent
Start Date: asap
Reference: JC005_1516291700_expired
Contact Name: Jake Croft

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Due to continued growth and investment our Telecommunications client are seeking an experienced AWS Architect to further enhance our Cloud Practice. Exciting opportunity to join this successful and high profile practice within one of our businesses' key proposition areas. You will be working on cutting edge Cloud Solutions with our large blue chip customer base, the role provides plenty of scope for development and career progression.

AWS Architects are infrastructure focused (IAAS) Solution Architects with a broad set of skills across both application and infrastructure technologies.

The purpose of the AWS Architect role is to:

* Lead the design and implementation of AWS solutions
* Lead client-facing technical activities to ensure required business value is delivered
* Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of AWS artefacts throughout the project
* Oversee the transition of projects from Delivery into the Service Management function
* Contribute to the development of AWS standards, best practices and organisational capability
* Act as an escalation point for AWS technical issues and decisions

Technical Characteristics

Essential

* Broad project lifecycle experience with 5+ years of Solution or Infrastructure Architecture
* Experienced producing multi-tier, high-availability infrastructure architectures in an Enterprise environment
* Knowledge across a broad range of application and infrastructure technologies including:
* Web technologies (web services, XML, JSON etc.)
* Database technologies (basic SQL, data backup/restoration, replication, NoSQL etc.)
* Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing etc.)
* Enterprise security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS, encryption etc.)
* SAN and storage (RAID configuration, caching etc.)
* Understanding of common application design patterns, technologies and trade-offs
* Installation, configuration and hands-on system administration skills for both Windows and Linux
* Expert knowledge of AWS platform features and capabilities
* Familiarity with a process driven working environment

Desirable

* AWS Architect certification
* Practical scripting experience:
* AWS CloudFormation
* Chef/Puppet
* Shell scripting in Linux/Unix
* Windows PowerShell
* Experience with application and infrastructure monitoring tools
* Experience with configuration management and deployment tools
* Familiarity with other cloud technologies and providers
* TOGAF and/or ITIL certifications
* Microsoft or Java certifications

Other Skills / Experience

* Delivery focused with the ability to drive tasks forward and meet demanding deadlines
* Ability to work effectively as part of a team and mentor others within the AWS practice
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to design infrastructure solutions that balance requirements for performance, scalability, security, user experience and cost
* Extremely organised - able to prioritise, delegate and manage own and team's time for maximum effect
* Experienced contributing to and enforcing technical policies, procedures, and standards
* A willingness to be flexible in terms of location, hours and types of work undertaken
* Pro-active self-learner capable of picking up new technologies quickly

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for more details if this opportunity is of interest.