UKCloudX Chief Architect will work with target clients to invigorate their technology roadmaps and develop ‘the art of the possible’ to help the client towards meeting its strategic aims. This role provides strategic advisory services and guidance to clients, with resulting acceleration and enablement of key technology initiatives, that will strengthen the position of UKCloud as a Trusted Advisor and cloud services provider.
Defining standards, policy, processes and best practice in collaboration with other architecture teams and design authorities and share/publicise this knowledge
Provide architectural direction to Engineering and Product Management teams
Develop technical aspects of a customer strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals and positioning of UKCloud & partner-based solutions where it is appropriate to do so
Relationship development at CxO level to advise and influence, establishing trusted partner status and bring intelligence inhouse to refine account/segment strategy
Use stakeholders’ feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to the UKCloudX platform and our Growth Team’s account/segment strategy
Work within the Office of the CTO (OCTO) and Products Team to determine UKCloudX Platform strategy and roadmap whilst maintaining in-depth knowledge of business’s strategic business plans, product strategies and roadmaps
Provide guidance and assistance to members of the Platforms team were required to ensure appropriate levels of knowledge transfer
Working collaboratively with other technology architects to ensure that security is adopted and properly embedded in their respective technology domains
Research new vendors, technologies and solutions to validate capabilities and ensure appropriate levels of assurance
TOGAF Certified Enterprise & Solution Architect
Experience working as a Chief Architect or CTO role in a medium to large enterprise
Awareness with cloud provider ecosystems, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure q Awareness of Containerisation and Function as a service
Experience with multivendor solutions across a broad portfolio of technologies and products
Working knowledge of interpreting & implementing HMG security policy.
Experience of producing strategy documents and security architecture design documents.
Excellent experience at stakeholder management and technology partnership
Proven senior leadership experience in leading change without direct control of teams
Proven experience of working directly with clients, including facilitating workshops, to design solutions that improve product stickiness or demonstrate innovation and value to clients
Proven experience of working in a multi-product or transformational environment
Proven experience in architecting solutions that replace and mothball legacy monolith applications
a solid understanding of securely handling sensitive data, including data valuation and interpretation of GDPR, DPA and other relevant legal instruments.
Proven experience of resolving conflicts between teams
Good communication skills, attention to detail and commercial awareness
About the Company
UKCloud provides an unbeatable, secure UK public cloud. Focused solely on serving the UK Public Sector. We are committed to assurance and security while delivering flexible, agile and value-based cloud hosting to our customers.
Formed in 2012, UKCloud is based in Farnborough (Hampshire) and Corsham (Wiltshire). We have a team of 250 people and we continue to grow! We are looking for people who want a rewarding career in a business who truly invest in you as an individual.
Competitive salary and bonus scheme
25 days' holiday increasing to 30 days over length of service, half a day birthday leave, charity day
Active social and charity events
Cycle to work scheme
Onsite facilities - Friday breakfasts, fruit and soft drinks
UKCloud is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants. Applicants must be eligible to work and live in the UK and will be required to undergo and maintain appropriate UK government security clearance.