Cloud Infrastructure Architect

  • International Personal Finance
  • Jan 10, 2020
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Your purpose (in a nutshell)

This role operates as Cloud Infrastructure Architect for International Personal Finance Group, accountable for strategic planning, design and delivery of cloud infrastructure components, which are being used by IPF Home Credit business.

Support IPF in migrating its current service from traditional collocated IT into cloud based solutions.

Accountability for defining, documenting and maintaining a European Cloud Infrastructure

Services and Roadmap in accordance to business needs, IT Enterprise Architecture guidance,

Cost and quality effectiveness and latest innovations in IT.

Responsibility for delivering appropriate technology solutions across Cloud Infrastructure

platforms and contribution to delivery of the Group IT Strategy.

This role is 50% hands on.

 You will be accountable for:

  • Designing and delivering stable and highly available Cloud Infrastructure for IPF business –The scope includes:
  • Public Cloud Infrastructure management (IaaS, PaaS), especially AWS
  • Operating Systems on the VMs
  • Backup, archiving, restoring of company data/systems management
  • Network management
  • Databases management
  • Automation IaaS/PaaS deployment
  • Scripting of the Cloud Infrastructure components deployment
  • Work closely with Cloud System Administrators to make sure the environments are stable and fit for purpose
  • Working closely with the SDMs from IT Operations to ensure adequate ITIL processes are implemented in managed cloud Infrastructure
  • Hands on implementation of designed solutions
  • Verification and impact assessments of all cloud Infrastructure change requests received
  • Cooperating with other leaders to deliver agreed goals and roadmap which support the overall business
  • Delivering the appropriate technology solutions in a variety of Cloud infrastructure technology areas
  • Providing expert advice and consultation on the Cloud infrastructure implementation and support
  • Working with third party suppliers and products, as well as in-country IT to identify and deliver appropriate IT Infrastructure technologies and solutions.
  • Collaboration with other IT infrastructure teams and functions to provide technical solutions for infrastructure disaster recovery
  • Participation in relevant IT governance bodies
  • Analyzing risks related to cloud infrastructure components and providing appropriate mitigations

What skills will you have?

 Qualifications:

  • Certified AWS Professional Architect is must
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent

 Skills:

  • Strong time management and communication, inclusive of ability to communicate with senior management
  • Proven strategic thinking
  • Effective organizational skills, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Experienced at working in international, multi-vendor situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and largely unsupervised, and to deliver to written requirements
  • Managing complex change processes

 Knowledge:

  • Extensive understanding of technology and architecture standards
  • Strong knowledge of AWS Cloud IT Infrastructure and security solutions
  • Strong understanding of the IT industry trends
  • Strong knowledge of the latest solutions and approaches in the world of information technology
  • ITIL understanding
  • Practical knowledge of IT Project management
  • Delivery of IT solutions for a medium or large organization

 Experience:

  • At least 2 year of experience in AWS Cloud IT Infrastructure role
  • At least 2 years of experience in working in International disbursed teams
  • Driving the design and delivery of IT Infrastructure services
  • Experienced at working in international, multi-vendor situations
  • Proven experience in managing IT Infrastructure

You must be legally to work in the UK, please note we are unable to support visa sponsorship.