Cloud Technical Architect

Posted 24 June 2024
Salary Up to £0.00 per annum
Job type Freelance
Discipline Tech
Contact NameRicky Kelsey

Job description

**Job Title: Cloud Technical Architect**

**Location:** [Your Location]

**Job Type:** Full-Time


We are seeking a skilled Cloud Technical Architect with extensive experience in Azure and Terraform, and a strong background in networking and security. The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure to ensure robust, scalable, and secure cloud solutions.

**Key Responsibilities:**

1. **Design and Implementation:**
- Architect and implement cloud solutions on Microsoft Azure, ensuring alignment with business requirements and industry best practices.
- Utilize Terraform for Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to automate the provisioning and management of cloud resources.

2. **Networking:**
- Design and configure robust networking solutions in Azure, including VNet peering, VPN gateways, and ExpressRoute.
- Ensure optimal network performance, security, and reliability.

3. **Security:**
- Develop and enforce cloud security policies, standards, and best practices.
- Implement security controls and threat protection, manage identity and access, and protect data, applications, and networks in the cloud environment.

4. **Collaboration and Leadership:**
- Work closely with development, operations, and security teams to integrate cloud solutions seamlessly.
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring to junior team members.

5. **Continuous Improvement:**
- Stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in cloud technology, particularly Azure and Terraform.
- Continuously assess and improve the architecture and processes to enhance performance, reliability, and security.

6. **Documentation and Compliance:**
- Document architectural decisions, configurations, and procedures.
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards, including GDPR, HIPAA, and others as applicable.


- **Technical Skills:**
- Proficient in Microsoft Azure services and architecture.
- Advanced knowledge of Terraform for IaC.
- Strong networking skills, including experience with firewalls, VPNs, routing, switching, and load balancing.
- Deep understanding of cloud security principles and best practices.

- **Experience:**
- Proven experience as a Cloud Architect, with a strong portfolio of successful Azure deployments.
- Background in network architecture and security, with experience in designing and implementing secure cloud environments.
- Experience with CI/CD pipelines and DevOps practices is a plus.

- **Soft Skills:**
- Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Leadership skills with the ability to mentor and guide junior team members.

- **Certifications:**
- Relevant Azure certifications (e.g., Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert).
- Security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM) are a plus.