Senior Cloud Architect - Digital Engineering

Recruiter
Capco
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Oct 2020
Closes
28 Oct 2020
Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Cloud Architect - Digital Engineering

About Capco

Joining Capco means joining an organisation that is committed to an inclusive working environment where you're encouraged to #BeYourselfAtWork. We celebrate individuality and recognize that diversity and inclusion, in all forms, is critical to success.

It's important to us that we recruit and develop as diverse a range of talent as we can. We believe that everyone brings something different to the table - so we'd love to know what makes you different.

Capco is a global technology and business consultancy, focused on the financial services sector. We are passionate about helping our clients succeed in an ever-changing industry.

We are/have:

  • Experts in banking and payments, capital markets and wealth and asset management
  • Deep knowledge in financial services offering, including eg Finance, Risk and Compliance, Financial Crime, Core Banking etc.
  • Committed to growing our business and hiring the best talent to help us get there
  • Focused on maintaining our nimble, agile and entrepreneurial culture
  • A growing Digital presence offering a range of technical delivery and consultancy services to support our clients Digital agendas

Role Description

We are looking for a Cloud Architect, with hands-on experience, who has proven experience delivering software solutions using the latest technologies and frameworks.

You'll be designing, building and overseeing projects within an agile environment, with examples including the creation of;

  • New Banks - yes, seriously! We have delivered and are actively building new digital banks from scratch for our global clients.
  • New Open Banking Services - we played a key role in shaping the open banking regulation and are now delivering it for clients.
  • Robotic Automation Solutions - we are currently delivering into production several projects using RPA and Machine Learning.
  • New Social Networks - we recently launched a social network for business banking customers for one of our Tier 1 Banking clients.

As a Capco Cloud Architect you will;

  • Have deep technical knowledge of one or more cloud providers public offerings and is curious to learn others, as well as cloud agnostic approaches and technologies
  • Be able to understand client's objectives and shape cloud solutions that best achieve the requirements of our clients
  • Have personally made valuable contributions to cloud products & solutions and cloud orientated teams and can articulate the value to customers
  • Have the ability to communicate complex cloud concepts to non-experts with eloquence and confidence
  • Be conscious of the importance of ensuring cloud solutions meet risk, compliance and audit needs
  • Have a genuine interest in the emerging cloud practices and technologies being used in finance and other industries and creative about how to apply these to client use cases
  • Proven experience of leading others and creating an environment that supports and inspires people to develop and deliver
  • Understand current engineering practices experience of engineering best practices including DevOps, GitOps, Trunk based development etc
  • Highly collaborative and sharing cloud knowledge with Capco colleagues during the full life cycle from project mobilisation to production implementation
  • Have a passion for being part of the team that is forming the future of finance.

Skills & Expertise

You will have some or all of the following skills & experiences:

  • A strong technical background with demonstrable expertise in at least one of AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the cloud technology stack spanning compute, storage, security, monitoring, access management and networks
  • An understanding of IAM principles, tools, role-based access controls and experience of implementing cloud security best practices.
  • Range of cloud experience from cloud native solutioning, re-engineering for the cloud to workload lift and shift
  • Experience and understanding of containers and implementing container platforms using Docker, GKE, AKS etc.
  • Experience and understanding of Infrastructure as Code provisioning/management and tooling (eg: Hashicorp Terraform)
  • Experience with design strategies and tools to deploy, monitor, and administer Cloud applications and the underlying services for Cloud.
  • Experience with industry standard Cloud security frameworks (such as NIST, CSA and MITRE ATT&CK) and Cloud controls integration into DevSecOps toolchain
  • Knowledge and experience of building Cloud security patterns aligned to industry best practice frameworks
  • Great communication skills with the ability to present complex ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences including during sales conversations
  • Extensive knowledge of modern technology trends, especially in the Cloud space.

Desirable

  • A background in proven cloud delivery is most important but it would be highly desirable to have achieved Solutions Architecture and/or Engineering certifications with AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Knowledge of Cloud-Agnostic Architecture or Cross-Cloud tooling such as Hashicorp Terraform, RedHat Ansible
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams of Designers, Testers & Product Owners.
  • Active programming experience to develop small proof of concepts with a modern language eg Java, Go, Python

WHY JOIN CAPCO?

You will work on engaging projects with some of the largest banks in the world, on projects that will transform the financial services industry.

We offer:

  • A work culture focused on innovation and creating lasting value for our clients and employees
  • Ongoing learning opportunities to help you acquire new skills or deepen existing expertise
  • A flat, non-hierarchical structure that will enable you to work with senior partners and directly with clients
  • A diverse, inclusive, meritocratic culture

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