The Lead Technical Architect is part of the technical authority within my clients Foundation Platform and responsible for key design decision.
Define platform architecture and key design decisions for the GCP Foundation Platform Ensure all non-functional requirements for the platform meet business needs and BCP requirements.
Develop an operational Risk framework to manage business risk Ensure all relevant architecture governance, policy, and standards are met Accountable for managing engagement with Audit and all audit responses Develop and promote the reuse of patterns.
Provide platform specific consultancy to the GB\GF’s and Solutions Architects regarding the technical architecture & design patterns for solutions hosted on the GCP Platform Represent the GCP Cloud Platform in architectural discussions with internal IT partners and external vendors Maintain and manage all customer facing information and knowledge bases for Platform Architecture and key design decisions Provide Management reporting to ensure data driven discussions for continuous improvement Gather requirements and provide continuous feedback loops between customer and Engineering teams.
Able to translate business needs into appropriate IT (and Cloud) solutions.
Prior experience as an Architect within an enterprise organisation A system engineering background and the ability to compare and contrast different solutions to meet a business requirement.
Ability to provide technical thought leadership in evaluation of new technologies to meet business requirements and influence key stakeholders leading to adoption.
Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills – desire to solve complex problems at scale.
Expert knowledge & expertise in design & engineering of:
Public IaaS/PaaS Cloud (GCP, AWS and Azure) Integration with Public Cloud including SaaS (eg authentication schemes, single sign on systems from an application perspective) Private Cloud environments (GCP Anthos, Cloud Foundry aPaaS & VMware IaaS) Practical experience utilizing multiple Infrastructure as Code tools. Leveraging best practise through published reference architectures Demonstrable Cloud service provider experience – infrastructure build and configurations of a variety of services including Compute, Containers, Container OS and Container orchestration (E.g. Docker, COS, GKE) Storage, IAM, SDN (VPC and XPN)