Cloud Architect

Location London

Contract Contract

Salary £625 - £700

Ref DH-34132-CAC

Are you an experienced Cloud Architect? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you at one of the largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms.

The role will be inside IR35 with a rate of £700 p/d – Remote working

Responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and architecting Azure cloud solutions in enterprise environments
  • Taking responsibility for the end-to-end technical solution
  • Technical leader and providing guidance to all cloud projects
  • Analysing divisional business requirements and translating these to the right technical solution
  • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for cloud applications
  • Work on designing/implementing/automation procedures for deployment, configuration, patching and upgrading of systems and applications
  • Conduct analysis of production systems and performance testing results to identify areas of improvement within the application or infrastructure
  • Conduct feasibility studies for existing and emerging cloud technologies
  • Work closely with vendors, internal groups, and outside agencies to provide technical leadership and solutions

Skills/Qualification requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical cloud architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Experience with Azure Shell scripting/PowerShell scripting
  • Knowledge of all components of technical architecture
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • Strong understanding of SOA, object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server
  • Understanding of Windows & Linux Server architecture
  • Experience with containers (Docker) and orchestration (Kubernetes) technologies
  • Familiar with one or more server-side scripting languages (e.g. PowerShell, Python, Bash)
  • Familiarity with server hardware selection, design and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of High Availability and Networked Storage solutions including Clustering, Failover and Disaster Recovery products and concepts such as MS Clustering Services, Load Balancing, Routers, LUNS, SAN and NAS
  • Understanding of application layer protocols, such as HTTP/S, TCP/IP, UDP and Web sockets;
  • Demonstrated abilities with SSO-related software such as AADConnect, ADFS, Ping Identity, OpenSSO, oAuth, Okta or other SAML & OpenID Connect providers;
  • Understanding of Web application security and concepts, such as Ticketing, header injection, XSS, SSL, HTTPS, Kerberos, certificates, Active Directory, LDAP, reverse proxies and firewalls;
  • Hands on experience designing and deploying complex solutions in Azure, AWS, Google Cloud or other cloud providers;

Insurance background desirable.

The role will be inside IR35 with a rate of £700 p/d – Remote working

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