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Senior Architect

£70,000 to £90,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
SENIOR ARCHITECT WITH DATABASE EXPERIENCE Cactus Recruit are hiring a Senior Architect with Database Experience for our client who are a fast-paced Cloud Consultancy firm specialising in the delivery of technical professional services for the public cloud primarily Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our client wants to change the way that people look at and use cloud services as we believe that any organisation from small start-ups to large multinationals can unleash the power of these services to improve their business. They work with IT Services providers and enable them to identify opportunities for their customers looking at public cloud solutions. We work seamlessly with their sales and technical teams to scope the opportunities before working with their customers to implement effective technical solutions. A key growth area for the business is migrating customers into AWS. In particular, we are helping several FTSE-100 companies and public sector organisations to move from legacy on-premises data centres, into AWS. Often the first step of these migrations is a lift-and-shift , but we re also seeing increasing appetite for modernisation and refactoring. They are scaling our migration team, and are looking for a solutions architect with a background in Windows technologies, including MS SQL, and clustering technologies such as Always On and Windows Failover Clustering. We are looking for a person who is excellent at engaging in technical discussions and can lead by example, spreading their knowledge and working as a part of our team of architects to design, build and deliver solutions on AWS. We have established ourselves as a sociable and approachable company whether this is internally or at external / customer events so the ideal candidate should be both technically confident and sociably comfortable in front of people. ROLE KEY OBJECTIVES Participate in technical pre-sales activities (supporting the commercial teams) Capture customer requirements and present technical solution options Produce detailed technical solution designs Implement, test and handover cloud solutions on AWS specialising in SQL databases Migrate workloads into AWS Investigate and implement automation, time-saving and efficiency tools and approaches where possible ESSENTIAL SKILLS Experience in Windows technologies such as Windows Failover Clustering, MS SQL and Active Directory MS SQL Database Administration experience primarily from an infrastructure perspective Demonstrable AWS cloud solution design, build and migration skills Strong understanding of cloud services and infrastructure components (IAAS/PAAS) Solid technical troubleshooting skills Experience producing high and low-level technical designs Excellent documentation skills across technical and operational process areas Strong time and task management with the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects Strong interpersonal skills with experience in a customer-facing role Experience in migrating on-premises workloads into AWS Desirable Skills Experience of Cloud Endure as a migration platform Proven Experience with complex database migrations using FCI, Always On multisite extensions and DB level Other database technologies e.g. MySQL, Postgres etc • Current valid AWS Solutions Architect , SysOps Administrator or Developer Associate certification (or equivalent skills/experience) Current valid AWS Solutions Architect or DevOps Professional certification or speciality certifications Experience of developing reference architectures, standards, and frameworks Knowledge and experience with scripting e.g. SQL, PowerShell etc Experience working within an IT Services or Managed Services provider Backup and disaster recovery experience to and/or within the cloud If this Architect position is of interest to you then please send your CV to Cactus Recruit ASAP Thanks, Cactus Recruit
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  • Job Reference: 701353670-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Cactus Recruit
    Cactus Recruit
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £70,000 to £90,000
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent