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Lead Cloud Architect - Government and Health - UK WIDE

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

This role can be based in any of KPMG’s main regional offices such as Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.


We have learnt during the recent global situation that remote working can, and has, worked for our world-class advisory teams. Whilst we have the regional offices (Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds) we are open to remote workers within a sensible vicinity to one of our 21 UK offices with a view to being onsite at least one day per week. 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. We use KPMG’s deep industry insights, C-suite relationships, cloud architecture capabilities, alliances and cloud adoption accelerators ranging from our cloud value labs and KPMG Cloud Cost Management models to our controls frameworks and landing zones.
We work with our 200+ strong engineering teams to 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.
COVID has accelerated the demand for our services and need to rapidly grow the team, we need Senior Architects that are comfortable engaging with C-suite leaders across Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare using expertise in one or more of the following disciplines.
• Cloud Strategy
• Cloud (IaaS / PaaS) Solutions architecture
• Infrastructure architecture
• Applications architecture

IGH Market
KPMG’s Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) practice is at the forefront of helping to define and transform key public services for the United Kingdom. We are working with clients to shape public policy and develop new approaches to delivering better quality services in a digital age. Our work is helping national and local government to define how services will be delivered to people across the country; our work covers a wide spectrum of public services including health care, education, offender management, policing, border security, transport, international trade, and services for agriculture, food and the environment as well as services for employment and tax/benefits management

The Role
Senior architects are required to use their industry experience and subject matter knowledge to provide services in the following areas:

Market Development
• Working with colleagues to identify and develop specific engagement opportunities translating potential demand into new engagements
• Developing strong client relationships, understanding business problems and identifying commercial opportunities for KPMG
• Managing and coordinating internal risk/engagement management processes, developing high level plans, budget calculators, attending Deal Boards and gaining approval to start work.

Client Delivery
• Leading engagements; delivering to time, cost and quality
• Good stakeholder management; managing expectations and gaining support
• Provide insight across a range of technology areas

Capability Development
• Contributing to the development of a vibrant and profitable architecture capability group
• Working with colleagues to maximise our knowledge and experience. Harvesting approaches and credentials
• Sharing knowledge, coaching and advising colleagues.

The Person

• Expert understanding of relevant government standards, policies and procedures
• Extensive experience of designing and delivering architectures in-line with Government Digital Service policies and standards for various Infrastructure, government and healthcare clients
• Proven skills in Enterprise or Cloud architecture including defining or utilising TOGAF, or industry equivalent, standards as well as Agile delivery methodologies
• Previous experience of working on large complex, multi-year, business and technology transformation programmes in an advisory / consulting capacity
• Typically, candidates would have a proven track record of working with IGH clients at a Skills For The Information Age levels 6 and 7 – Initiate/Influence and Set Strategy/Inspire
• Extensive experience working in a collaborative way with multiple capabilities from DevOps to Data Science
• Experience with Digital and Cloud migration from “On Prem” to Public Cloud or Multi-Cloud platforms
• Ability to have deep technical level discussions with engineers, to explaining the business benefits of a range of technologies to non-technical partners and clients who have business issues to overcome
• Ability to build new and leverage existing client relationships to drive Cloud Architecture business
• Excellent stakeholder management and relationship skills at C suite level both internally and client facing
• Experience of common Operating Systems, Networking concepts, Databases, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services.
• Security first – How to design, migrate and embed security control’s in Cloud solutions

• Good knowledge of Well Architected Frameworks across the three major cloud providers
• Extensive hands on experience with public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure and/or GCP
• Curious and always willing to learn
• Passionate about sharing knowledge both internally as well as publicly representing the KPMG Connected Technology brand

What we can offer
• Scale, some of our clients are well known, their infrastructure isn't small!
• Alliance relationships with AWS/Azure/GCP - Work with the product owners directly and help build their roadmap
• Paid certifications and training
• Flexible and considerate working hours and locations
• Access to regular training opportunities, attending conferences and certification support is encouraged
• Market equal pay and benefits such as a subsidised lunch, health care, pension, cycle to work and a free day off to celebrate your birthday

Service Line Information
The Connected Technology team services the broader Firm through delivery of core technology and managed services capabilities, collaboration and innovation development services and building our Alliances network.

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