Manager, Solution Architect (AWS), Cloud Engineering, Consulting, Belfast
Deloitte Cloud is leading the way in the provision of cloud automation and cloud managed services within Deloitte.
We work with some of the world's most recognisable organisations, from well-known brands to key government and civic organisations who play important roles in our lives. At our core, we are a team of engineers who pride ourselves in designing, building and running best of breed cloud native infrastructure solutions for all our clients.
We are not afraid to ask 'why' and always push to do things better. We are passionate about automation and we all take responsibility to ensure we deliver the best possible experience for our clients. We have a strong bias for action and want to get things done.
To enable us to continue making an impact for our clients and Deloitte, we are actively seeking to recruit people who want to be a part of our journey. We are looking for like-minded people who have a proven track record of learning and applying what they've learnt.
Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?
For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application. Our commitment to your development
We are committed to developing the skills of our teammates; we are as interested in what you want to learn as what you already know. So, if you do not have significant experience of a specific tool or product in our job responsibilities description, do not be discouraged. If you want to develop those skills, we will help. Business Operations
Want to work with the latest technologies, as part of a team helping international organisations transform their core business capabilities? Whether you're working with on-premise systems, Cloud technology, or custom-developed solutions (to name just a few), your expertise will help clients deliver continuous improvement and innovation, from initial design right through to implementation and optimization. Your role
• Develop a deep technical knowledge of Deloitte Cloud's products, solutions and services to enable the production of high quality AWS Designs;
• Act as an advocate of what we do in terms of our AWS Design, build and run services;
• Build relationships to enable you to work closely with teams and clients to effectively understand and translate requirements into AWS designs;
• Ensure your designs reflect best practices and to the highest standard;
• Contribute to efforts of bid teams in creating AWS designs and costs for inclusion in bid documentation;
• Contribute to bid team presentations when requested;
• Take responsibility for all aspects of AWS infrastructure designs you produce: from security by design to creating accompanying high-quality documentation;
• Provide feedback /peer review on designs produced by colleagues in Deloitte Cloud and the wider Firm;
• Listen to feedback from client teams and constantly seek to improve the services we offer;
• Actively seek out opportunities to automate manual functions and justify reasons to do so to team leaders / management;
• Maintain knowledge of developments in AWS and seek out opportunities to apply new features and functionality to existing design patterns;
Maintain project progress and documentation using Jira/Confluence.
Your personal characteristics
• Ability to build relationships, to become a trusted advisor to our internal/external customers;
• A passion for technology;
• A desire to learn and continually develop;
• A willingness to share your knowledge in a collaborative team environment;
• Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written forms to address both technical and consultative audiences;
• Great attention to detail; Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.
You will be based at our Belfast office, with an option of working from home one day a week Work pattern:
This is a permanent contract opportunity. The role can be worked on a full-time basis.
Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we'll try to accommodate. Your professional experience Essential:
• Technical experience working in IT with a strong understanding of IT infrastructure fundamentals; compute infrastructure, storage, networking and management thereof;
• Solid understanding of Cloud technologies, including fundamental characteristics of cloud, cloud-native design fundamentals, best practices (such as AWS Well Architected);
• A strong understanding of security concerns around cloud and a willingness to develop AWS infrastructure solutions which are secure by design;
• Strong interest in particular building AWS infrastructure, some experience in doing so allied to a strong desire to develop cloud skills further, including certifications;
• Strong OS knowledge including recent Windows and / or Linux experience;
• Some scripting experience with any modern scripting language (Terraform, Ansible, Python, Powershell preferred) with a strong desire to develop further;
• Understanding of using any of the above technologies to automate tasks allied to a strong desire to build on your existing skills;
• Familiarity with IT support processes and a commitment to produce supportable designs and builds;
• Familiarity with DevOps practices & culture, CI/CD pipelines;
• Willingness to travel occasionally;
• Experience working in a technical pre-sales capacity, producing bid documentation and participating in technical bid presentation;
• AWS, Azure or GCP certifications;
• Experience of development pipeline technologies such as Jenkins, Git, Github or any competitors thereof;
• Experience of automating infrastructure deployment; using any of CloudFormation, Terraform, Ansible, Salt, Chef or Puppet;
• Particular Windows / Microsoft ecosystem experience; Azure, Powershell, experience using any of Microsoft's OS deployment management toolset; Deloitte Cloud Perks
• 256Gb iPhone 8, Macbook Pro, multi-monitor desk space;
• Access to on-line training platforms such as Udemy and Linkedin Learning;
• Quarterly All-Hands meetups; we share our successes, plans and socialise;
• Regular team breakfasts;
• Certification rewards; ranging from Amazon vouchers to trips to re:Invent;
• Flexible working environment; Your service line: Consulting
Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients' trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business. Personal independence
Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process. About Deloitte
Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world. Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe
The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,500 partners and over 40,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people. What do we value?
At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2018 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families for the eighth consecutive year, and to have been listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for each of the last four years. Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work - and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we're looking for: We live our purpose:
we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make We develop talent:
we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service;
maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters:
we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people We move, together, towards a strategic direction:
we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction. Ref. RTWPROG
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