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Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd Published: June 8, 2018 (2 months ago)
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Cloud Architect - AWS/Azure
London, United Kingdom - to c£95k + bonus

Cloud Architect - AWS/Azure

Salary to c £95,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits 
London and flexible working

Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid, IAAS, PAAS, VMware

This is an exciting opportunity to join the customer facing EMEA Solution Consulting team that has a proven track record of successful solution and consultancy delivery. 

The Cloud Architect is accountable for providing high-quality consultancy, design and implementation services for customers within the EMEA region and specializes in Cloud/Virtualization platforms using AWS, Microsoft Windows, VMware, Microsoft Azure and/or Red Hat Linux systems and related infrastructure technologies. Responsibilities include advice and consulting, technical assessments, complex architecture design, implementation supervision, migrations and/or transition planning, maintenance, project planning, standards validation and development, technical documentation, training, troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Deliver comprehensive consultancy services to customers and provide in-depth AWS, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Azure, VMware, Red Hat Linux, and proprietary platform, systems design that meet customer requirements and ensure project wins;
Ensure the best possible solution is designed and implemented to meet current and future customer needs and requirements;
Perform a wide range of design consultancy and implementation engagements based on Cloud and Virtualization technologies and models such as IaaS, PaaS, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Linux, related CenturyLink product offerings and infrastructure technologies for customers (80% Design, 20% Implementation); 
Be a Virtualization & Cloud SME, assisting with or owning the solution design and ensuring it is implemented to meet current and future customer needs and requirements;
Execution of Cloud Solutions & Transformation Services projects to new and existing customers;
Design & implement virtualization solutions around either new datacentres from the ground up or within a consolidation/transformation program (eg Physical to Virtual transformations/migrations). Solid expertise on VMware products is vital (including, but not only: vSphere, SRM, vCloud Director);
Scope and deliver high quality Statement of Works (SOW), RFP responses and other proposal materials to support professional and consulting services activities;
Participate in sales meetings to actively promote Professional Services and Consulting;
Assist on preparation and delivery of presentations and proposals with Account Executives, System Engineers, Consultants and Architects;
Perform billable delivery and consultancy work;
Successfully lead complex customer accounts or projects, bridging between the needs of the customer and the company;
Build proof-of-concept environments to showcase technology and integrate into customers' existing IT infrastructure;
Produce case studies and technical whitepapers on areas of customer interest; 
Some travel may be required through the UK and Europe;

Minimum Requirements:
Good experience of using consultative technical sales approach and engagement styles;
Previous experience in designing, implementing and administering cloud based technology such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform with associated relevant industry/vendor certifications such as AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate or Professional, MCSA: Cloud Platform (Exams 532, 533 or 535)
Previous experience in designing, implementing and administering VMware, SRM, Windows 2003-2012 and/or Linux platforms with associated relevant industry/vendor certifications on Microsoft Windows and/or Red Hat Linux and/or VMware (eg MCSE, MCITP, RHCE, VCP);
Experience in designing service oriented architecture to fulfil complex business requirements - should be able to design and implement efficient, high quality and cost-effective solutions for Transformation/Migration, Cloud Computing and Virtualization;
Experience of DevOps models and associated technologies such as Jenkins, Github, Infrastructure as Code, Ansible, Python and Docker.
Advanced knowledge of networking and storage on Windows/Unix platforms, TCP/IP, multi-homed Servers, DNS, DHCP, and connecting via SAN and NAS;
Knowledge of x86/x64 server architectures including blade solutions (HP c-Class, Cisco UCS);
Strong knowledge & experience of designing, implementing and managing Microsoft Active Directory;
Knowledge & experience of designing, implementing and managing 3 or more other Microsoft based infrastructure products/technologies, including Azure, Hyper-V, IIS, Exchange, SharePoint, clustering (MSCS), SQL Server, Network Load Balancing, Remote Desktop Services;
Good understanding/experience of n-tier application architectures;
Must have a proven track record of working with all levels with a customer - should be able to engage at CxO level and convey technical information to a non-technical audience;

Cloud Architect - AWS/Azure
Salary to c £95,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits
Cloud, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid, IAAS, PAAS, VMware

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