Azure Cloud Architect - SC Cleared

Cloud Azure Architect required by Whitehall Resources on a 12 month initial contract based in Berkshire.

Please note this role will require SC Clearance.

Key Accountabilities
– The Cloud Architect will report to the IS Modernisation Programme Architect
– The Cloud Architect will liaise extensively with other project architects within the Modernisation Programme
– The Cloud Architect will also liaise with the IT/Infrastructure operations team
– The Cloud Architect will also liaise with the Application Support team
– The Cloud Architect will also liaise with external vendor support teams
– The Cloud Architect will also liaise with internal stakeholders providing support and guidance for new projects

Key Responsibilities
– Lead the design of Azure pattern solution to meet business requirements
– Create documentation around the setup and implementation of those design patterns
– Lead the implementation of Azure solutions for new patterns or products
– Participate in non-functional testing, particularly around business resiliency
– Engage with Microsoft around solving business and technical problems in the Azure ecosystem
– Provide technical oversight, review and quality control of Azure artefacts throughout the programme
– Contribute to the development of Azure standards, best practices and organisational capability
– Act as an escalation point / SME for Azure technical issues and decisions Essential

– Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree preferred.
– Professional qualifications / Microsoft Cloud Certifications

– Broad project lifecycle experience – especially in enterprise environments
– Expert knowledge of Azure Cloud platform features and capabilities
– Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, VPNs, reverse proxies, routing, switching etc.)
– Azure Networking (VNETs, Express Route, VPN Gateway, Traffic Manager, NSGs)
– Security (firewall configuration, IPS/IDS etc.)
– Understanding of common application approaches and technologies (e.g. SOA, message queuing)
– Understanding of common database technologies (e.g. backup/restoration, replication/mirroring)
– Understanding of common internet technologies (e.g. e-mail, web servers, web services)
– Experience designing for disaster recovery
– Experienced producing multi-tiered, loadbalanced, redundant infrastructure architectures
– Storage technologies (SAN, NAS, RAID configuration, caching etc.)
– Familiarity with other cloud technologies
– ARM Templates and Windows PowerShell

– Hands-on experience of designing and implementing compute, networking, storage and database services in Cloud Environments
– Understanding of elasticity and scalability concepts
– Understanding of network technologies as they relate to Azure Cloud services
– A good understanding of all security features and tools that Microsoft provides and how they relate to traditional services
– Hands-on experience with Azure deployment and management services
– Experience of integrating SaaS applications into corporate systems including Single Sign-On and identity management

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