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Lead/Principal Cloud Solution Architect (AWS, Azure or GCP) London, UK

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Lead/Principal Cloud Solution Architect (AWS, Azure or GCP) Description

Job #: 50669
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

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Are you an industry visionary and technologist at heart with a passion for designing complex Cloud solutions? Are you able to guide and advise business and IT teams on creating new Cloud-native applications and services? Do you have strong soft skills, solid stakeholder management and technology governance experience? Do you want to transform businesses, so they are able to operate and grow successfully in the cloud-first world?

Then you have an opportunity to join as a Senior/Principal Cloud Architect to work with highly skilled and engaged teams across the globe to build either AWS, Azure or GCP Cloud solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with business in identifying solution requirements and key case-studies/scenarios for the future solution
  • Enable AWS, Azure or GCP cloud journey, analyse TCO and create a business case, make the Cloud dream become reality
  • Design and prototype cloud solutions, create solution architecture document covering deep technical aspects of the implementation
  • Create a unified strategy for cloud transformation governance, automation, security, implementation and operations
  • Analyse existing application portfolios, develop next-gen application architecture, transformation and modernisation roadmap
  • Conduct cloud solutions architecture review/audit and create review/audit report
  • Lead implementation of the solution from establishing project requirements and goals to solution "go-live"
  • Oversee the development efforts and provide technical help as needed
  • Day-to-day lead the client through the technical and organisational challenges of Cloud transformation
  • Participate in the full cycle of pre-sale activities, including RFP processing, proposal development and direct communications with potential clients
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry trends and best practices
  • Create thought leadership on cloud solutions and hybrid clouds
  • Serve as a cloud evangelist, consult and provide technical guidance on cloud solutions design, build, governance, security, operations and cost control best practices

Requirements

  • Avid technologist, with deep expertise in modern cloud architecture and history of successful implementation of complex AWS, Azure or GCP solutions
  • Large-scale software development or application engineering with recent coding experience in some of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C/C++, C#, Objective-C, Node.js, .NET, Python, PHP or Ruby
  • Designing and building applications using container and serverless technologies
  • Experience architecting highly available systems that utilize load balancing, horizontal scalability and high availability
  • Deep expertise in solution architecture including web services, relational and non-relational databases, front-end and/or back-end technologies
  • Good exposure to Agile software development methodologies and DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code (IaC), Continuous Integration (CI) and automated deployment
  • Experience working with highly scalable, performant and mission critical architectures
  • Ability to suggest competitive and innovative technical decisions, get client buy-in and deliver commitments
  • Strong communication skills, ability to present technical ideas in business-friendly language
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Relevant cloud certifications are highly desirable

What We Offer

  • We offer a range of discretionary benefits from time to time, including:
    • Group personal pension plan, life assurance and income protection
    • Private medical insurance, private dental care and critical illness cover
    • Cycle scheme and season ticket loan
    • Employee assistance program
    • Gym discount, Friday lunch, on-site massage and social events
    • 1 day off for your wedding and baby basket
    • Tech purchase scheme
    • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Some of these benefits may be available only after you have passed your probationary period

Additional

  • Our Cloud Practice Offers:
    • Opportunity to join agile, creative and rapidly growing Cloud practice
    • Work on leading edge technologies and platforms with likeminded and passionate software engineering teams
    • Knowledge-sharing and collaboration with colleagues from EPAM's global technical communities
    • Opportunities for continuous professional growth
    • Competitive compensation depending on experience and skills
    • Regular performance feedback and salary reviews

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