This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cloud Architect to join our Chief Technology Office. Your remit will include defining, maintaining, and ensuring the integrity and consistency of our end-to-end technology solutions. Ideally you will be a subject matter expert in Cloud and Datacentre architectures and implementations, including Datacentre migrations to Cloud services.

About the role

  • Provide proactive technology solution support in the analysis, design, planning, and implementation of Cloud solutions
  • Technical lead for the delivery of Cloud architectures; IaaS, PaaS & SaaS
  • Maintains knowledge of Cloud architecture, standards and practices and consistently applies this to the Hastings technology environment
  • Determine and create solution architectures and designs to effectively meet requirements and costs while maintaining the integrity of the technology strategy and enterprise architecture roadmap and standards
  • Conduct gap analysis, and proof of concepts for new solutions, as appropriate
  • Skills Knowledge & Experience

  • Extensive experience as a Cloud Architect
  • Comprehensive experience of design and implementation of virtualised; compute, network, storage solutions and technologies
  • Proven demonstrable experience and knowledge of supporting datacentre migrations and transforming legacy solutions to cloud services
  • Strong expertise in Azure and Cloud technology stacks
  • Supported evidencable knowledge of designing, implementing, and running Public Cloud technologies supporting a public cloud strategy
  • Excellent technical knowledge of Public Cloud: security, performance, resilience (designing for failure) and availability required to support an Azure cloud first architecture
  • Qualifications

  • Relevant Azure Accreditations inc. AZ-305 and AZ-104
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field
  • TOGAF or equivalent certification desirable
  • Please find some of the great benefits we offer here at Hastings Direct

  • Excellent basic salary plus up to £5000 annual cash car allowance
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Up to 20% bonus earning potential
  • 27 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Competitive pension (10% company matching)
  • Flexible benefits – buy or sell holidays, health care cash
  • Hastings Group is an equal opportunities employer which means we treat people fairly. We welcome applications from all suitably skilled persons regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, ethnic background, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or marital/family status.Please also note that we have a thorough referencing process, which includes credit and criminal record checks.

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