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Lead Cloud Architect - Cloud Ops

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID131201BR
Job TitleLead Cloud Architect - Cloud Ops
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineSolutions & Digital
Service Line InformationSolutions & Digital services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

KPMG OverviewJoining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job DescriptionThe Team
You will be helping us continuously advance our use of the cloud and being a leader in our Cloud Transformation team. As a senior member of the team, you’ll be speaking with clients, helping them understand why they should adopt public cloud services and how best to make the journey. You’ll also be leading the delivery of client projects involving both advisory and engineering services.

The Role

- Provide Solutions Architecture advice on major projects, including leading the delivery of client engagements
- Educate clients on the benefits and value proposition of Cloud
- Ensure success in building and migrating applications to the cloud
- Work across major cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft and Google, leveraging our existing relationships to generate new business
- Help define and drive the strategy of the Cloud Transformation team
- Provide technical leadership and mentoring to team members

The Person
- Significant experience in infrastructure architecture, database architecture and networking
- Strong experience in efficiently hosting scaled applications in the cloud. Hands-on experience with either AWS, Azure or GCP is highly desired.
- Working knowledge of software development tools and methodologies
- History of successful technical consulting and architecture engagements with large-scale customers or enterprises
- Great presentation and persuasion skills with both executives and developers
- Strong written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies and learn quickly
What we’d love you to have as well but it’s not a deal-breaker
- Familiarity with common enterprise services (Directory Services, Information Assurance, Virtual Desktop, etc.), products (i.e., Oracle, SAP) and frameworks (ITIL, TOGAF etc.)
- Experience migrating or transforming legacy customer solutions to the cloud
- Experience working within Financial Services or other large Enterprises
- Technical degree desired; Computer Science or Maths background highly desired
What we can offer
- Generous pay and benefits such as a subsidised lunch, health care, pension, cycle to work, free day off to celebrate your birthday.
- An amazing, fun team of highly talented engineers to work with
- Scale – work with some of the biggest businesses in the world on solutions that really matter to them
- Flexible and considerate working hours
- Excellent relationship with vendors and access to authorities within their field.
- A genuine love for technology and a commitment to learn about the latest and greatest in the industry

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy

At KPMG, we recognise that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand and appreciate that those with experience who have taken a career break still have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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