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Cloud Transformation Architect

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


Job Title: Cloud Consultant - Manager

KPMG Overview
KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, and around the globe, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Location
We have learnt during the recent global situation that remote working can, and has, worked for our world-class advisory teams. Whilst we have core UK offices (London, Manchester, Leeds and Belfast) we are open to remote workers within a sensible vicinity to one of our 21 UK offices with a view to being onsite for a couple of days a week when offices re-open as normal. Post-pandemic, there may be travel required to client site.

The Team
KPMG’s Cloud Transformation practice is an award-winning team of over 50 consultants that helps clients transform the way CIOs and their teams deliver technology services to their business stakeholders. Our team help the UK’s largest and most complex organisations develop cloud strategies, build the operating models, architectures and capabilities to deliver value from cloud, and operate their cloud or hybrid estates effectively and cost-efficiently.

To support our clients, we use KPMG’s deep industry insights, C-suite relationships, cloud architecture capabilities, alliances and accelerators ranging from our cloud value labs, KPMG Cloud Cost Management models, Cloud controls frameworks and landing zones. Our 350+ strong engineering teams implement these strategies and solutions – sitting at the heart of major transformations across the UK, helping technology executives convert business strategy into compelling technology outcomes.

With the pandemic having a profound impact on the business models and priorities of our clients we are rapidly growing our team, focusing both on advisory and the implementation of our cloud services. The work is rewarding and complex and the team diverse and engaging.

The Role
As an experienced consultant in cloud services, you will be helping clients in their cloud transformation journeys and will join our highly talented and passionate cloud technology team. You will be at the forefront of some of the most exciting, complex and leading-edge transformation work in the UK and likely in Europe. At KPMG, your primary responsibility will be to understand the clients’ growth ambitions, their pain points and provide them with compelling solutions from our wide portfolio of Cloud offerings across markets.

The Cloud Consultant role requires:
• Focussing your sound technical skills to analyse clients’ cloud transformation opportunities, and provide relevant and practical solutions to address those needs
• Communicating well thought recommendations on architecture, delivery, tooling, costs and cloud operating models
• Build relationships and be a trusted advisor to the C-suite leaders at our clients, focusing on cloud and more broadly at their technology journey
• Manage complex, multi-stakeholder advisory services across the full scope of helping our clients’ transition to Cloud platforms, or unlocking the full potential of cloud
• Collaboration with the wider teams to define market-leading, client-focused Cloud propositions
• Contribute to building a strong team and embrace diversity

The Person
• Possess experience managing complex clients
• Successful track record and experience in professional consulting services with the ability to communicate cloud solutions effectively to stakeholders at all levels in client organisations
• Experience in architecting, design, implementation, or operating IT systems on leading commercial Cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, and Google
• Detailed understanding of infrastructure, network, database, security architecture, IAM for cloud-based solutions
• Experience of technical reviews and assessments, cloud strategy, cloud architectures, cloud roadmaps, cloud solution design, and related sourcing activities
• Experience doing migrations to public cloud including infrastructure sizing and costing, and familiarity with leading migration tools present in the market
• Knowledgeable in several of: AWS, Azure, Google, micro services, APIs, containers, cloud data models, cloud integration, and cloud migration patterns like rehost, refactor, rearchitect
• Sound understanding of virtualization and hypervisors
• Knowledge of DevOps approaches and working practices
• Deliver high quality advisory services, lead engagements, manage schedule and budgets
• Collaborative ways of working with clients and KPMG teams
• Good analytical and problem-solving skillsets
• Excellent ability to work on own initiative and be a strong team player









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