Cloud Platform Architect Lead – 6834

Development, Full-time, London
The role

This is an exciting time to join ION where you will be joining a rapidly growing Cloud team with ample opportunity to make your mark quickly.  As the expert in cloud platform architecture, you are responsible for overseeing application architecture and deployment in cloud platform environments - including public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. This can include cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of current cloud architectural patterns and be able partner with business and technology leaders on their technology strategy, DevOps posture, application modernization plan, infrastructure, and security. More specifically, this role will help Group to establish their cloud strategy, assess application architectures, architect more resilient infrastructures, and implement solutions with measurable business outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

•Advise and be a thought leader on modern public cloud solutions and how they interact with legacy enterprise technologies
•Collaborate with business and technology leaders and practitioners to frame a clear vision, a strategy to achieve it and a roadmap to get there
•Assess, define, and expand client cloud strategies, application and infrastructure architectures, governance, and cost management models
•Take ownership, and lead teams through architectural design, engineering implementation and operational integration of new ideas and technologies
•Support business development activities by scoping and estimating work for new engagements
•Study existing technology landscape and understand current application workloads
•Build DevOps automation and cloud-native architecture platforms
•Define migration strategy, and lead re-architecture of on-premises applications to the cloud 

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

•Fluency and proven track record in conceptualising, architecting, designing, implementing, and deploying enterprise-level cloud-based technology platforms to drive business transformation 
•Experience deploying AWS infrastructure using IAC tooling such as Terraform or CloudFormation
•Hands-on experience building CI pipelines and automation (build, test, performance)
•Experience designing and building containerization solutions (infrastructure, pipelines, automation) using containers (ECS, ECS fargate) or Kubernetes (manifests, helm and deployment tooling, KOPS, EKS, EKS, or Fargate)
•Experience with designing and building serverless solutions is added advantageous 
•Understands cloud native architectures, patterns, application deployments and operations
•Understanding of Cloud security controls, network boundary controls and related toolsets
•AWS Associate-level Certification 
•Experience with other Cloud providers (GCP/Azure) is added advantageous

About us

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.

Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.

Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.

With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.

At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
Learn more at iongroup.com


ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.
 

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