Cloud Architect

Recruiter
ScottishPower
Location
North Lanarkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

At ScottishPower we see how IT and digital influences every aspect of our business - it's an enabler at a technology and a society level. We use a surprising breadth and variety of technologies here, with a serious investment in our people. and in our capabilities to help shape our direction and growth. And with our commitment to now produce all of our energy from renewable resources, our opportunities to innovate are only just beginning.

The Infrastructure, Operations and Communications Team forms part of our Corporate functions that is responsible for providing support services for all other ScottishPower businesses. Cloud services will form a significant component of ScottishPower's IT infrastructure estate hosting many different IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services, private, public and hybrid.

ScottishPower is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world's largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. ScottishPower is the first integrated energy company in the UK to generate 100% green electricity. Our focus is on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future and we're investing over ??4m every working day to make this happen. We're committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills.

Purpose

This is a leading role for the Cloud Computing team where you will be responsible for the identification, design and implementation support of Cloud infrastructure platforms and services to meet business requirements and goals. This will cover all public, private and hybrid deployments plus IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services.

You will be the "go to" person for Scottish Power's Cloud platforms and design and will work with Global teams to communicate and support the delivery of the Iberdrola Group cloud platform implementation strategy in the UK.

You will also be required to support and advise on the budgetary and cost estimations of cloud hosted services. This includes keeping up to date with Cloud budget vs Spend (by business) for current and planned use.

Responsibilities

The role includes the design and the support for the implementation of associated Cloud services such as Group cloud management platforms, cloud monitoring solutions and security controls. Specific focus will be on the cloud security and networking models for Cloud services where the role holder will work with the Quality, Security & Risk and IOC Networking teams.

Tasks for this role will include support cloud adoption and migration roadmaps; keep abreast of technology and architecture developments for cloud use; support project delivery and innovation initiatives where Cloud use is required; dive deep into complex application architecture; Define and communicate the cost of cloud services and support budget setting.

Skills & Requirements

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with excellent problem solving skills, critical thinking and decision making. Good communication will be essential in order to work effectively with others within and across departments.

Ideally someone with BSc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering and/or relevant experience in a Cloud Application Architect role including:

  • Cloud-native architectures
  • Public Cloud Computing platforms, especially MS Azure. Amazon AWS and Google is an additional advantage
  • Containers & Orchestration (i.e. Openshift Platform/Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Cloud digital services such as Chatbots, Voicebots, Stream processing, Big Data
  • Key application middleware (Weblogic, WAS, Tomcat)
  • Cloud migration patterns specially with CSP data platform adoption
  • Security solutions - authentication, entitlements, encryption, MFA, Federation
  • Networking solutions - IP address schemes, DNS, Routing, Firewalls
  • Big data stack is a plus such as Elasticsearch, Hadoop, HDFS, Kafka

To be successful in a role you will need to demonstrate as a minimum:

  • Specialist knowledge of Cloud Architectures definition and implementation.
  • Significant experience of Cloud Architecture in an organisation of similar scope and scale to ScottishPower.

What We Offer:

This is a permanent full time contract. Salary for this role will be min. from ??47,600 per annum. Other benefits for this role include a performance related bonus up to 10% and single cover health care.

As part of our commitment to a supportive and inclusive place to work, we recognise that our employees have different personal circumstances and want a suitable work-life balance. We are working hard to support flexible and alternative ways of working where possible including: Flexible Working, Shared Parental Leave, Career Breaks, Wellbeing / Employee Assistance Programme. You will also have access to our flexible benefits programme where you can decide what is important for you.

'Happy to talk flexible working'

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