Azure Solutions Architect

Azure Solutions Architect

Job Title: Azure Solutions Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Up to £80000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH17428_1634298620
Contact Name: Kathrine Gorman
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 15, 2021 12:50

Job Description

Azure Solution Architect

My client is looking for an experienced Azure Solution Architect to join the Engineering and Digital Services Team. Reporting to the Product Architecture Manager, the role will be to transition the organisation's solutions from on premise to Cloud (Azure). They will be responsible for leading and driving the Azure journey for the organisation and their growing customer base.

Your Role:

- Will assist in the definition of the Enterprise Architecture, product and Cloud strategy.
- Fulfil the role of a subject matter expert in Azure architectures and solutions.
- Work closely with customers to deliver Azure architectures and patterns.
- Ensure solutions support the architectural direction of the company's technology and the Product Strategy.
- Provide analytical skills into understanding and communicating design specifications including the creation of both high-level and detailed design documentation.
- Contribute to the enhancement of Digital Services architecture to satisfy known and future customer requirements.
- Work with partners to develop better overall Digital Services solutions and share technology, experience and methodologies.
- Responsible for interpretation of the business requirements roadmap alongside the product owners and the development of a supporting Azure architecture and pattern/s.
- Being the trusted cloud advisor and taking the organisation and its customers on the Azure journey.


- Knowledge of solution and enterprise architecture
- Knowledge and experience in the use of Architecture methodologies to develop IT solutions
- A history in Azure Cloud architecture and design in complex technical environments
- Azure infrastructure, networking and security experience
- Extensive Cloud migration experience
- An understanding of design review and experience of applying it to IT-based change projects.
- Prior experience in the Aerospace & Defence Industry with a broad knowledge across the range of Engineering and Business systems.
- Knowledge of the UK Defence and Maritime / Naval domain is an advantage.
- Demonstrable experience in the delivery of complex technology solutions in a commercial environment, operating successfully in partnership with multiple stakeholders.
- Good problem solving skills are required to combine solving business challenges with the almost infinite IT technical architecture solution possibilities.
- Able to professionally articulate and represent technical matters up to Leadership within Maritime Services and beyond as we work with Maritime businesses and external partners.
- Able to demonstrate knowledge and technical management of design, development and implementation of architecture and IT solutions, and data management.
- Capable of communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with subordinates, colleagues, clients and customers at all levels up to Tier 2.
- An excellent team player with strong communication skills and an ability to work independently.
- Rational, problem solver and able to assess risks both technical, project and business related.
- Capable of maintaining control of the higher level needs of the technical solution as well as being able to focus in on the detail in specific area when necessary.
- Good problem solving skills are required to combine solving business challenges with the almost infinite IT technical architecture solution possibilities.
- Ability to both match technical possibilities to business problems, but also the need to assess these solutions in the context of the wider team architecture, business architecture and overall Maritime Enterprise architecture.
- Knowledge of Formal Architectural frameworks e.g. TOGAF/MODAF is an advantage
- Cloud qualifications are an advantage.


- Position - Azure Solution Architect - Permanent
- Location - Bristol / Portsmouth / Flexible remote working
- Salary - £80k (competitive)

Keywords - Azure Solution Architect, Architecture methodologies, cloud migration, azure infrastructure, networking and security experience, TOGAF, Maritime experience and UK Defence.

Only apply for this role if you have Security Clearance (or 5+ years' UK residency in order to gain it) and relevant Azure Solution Architecture experience will be considered for the role and invited to interview. At present most of the teams are working from home and only travelling to the office and client site when appropriate. All new starters joining the business will do so on a 'temporary remote' basis until it is safe to return to the office and our usual working practices.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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