Cloud Architect

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Job Description


Cloud Architect

Reporting to

Technology Architecture Manager




Elephant & Castle, London

Reference Number


Employment Period


Contract Type

Personal Contract

CiP Level / Bonus


Salary Range

Depending on experience – Plus bonus and benefits

Closing Date


All applications will be reviewed after the closing date

We also offer :

Annual leave 25 days

Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)

Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme

Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

Occupational Health support

Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.

Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres

Discounted access to sports and social clubs

Employee Assistance Programme

UK Power Networks is the country's biggest electricity distributor, making sure the lights stay on for more than eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.

UK Power Networks continues to be listed in the Sunday Times' Top 25 Best Big Companies to Work For, as well as the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, and made industry history by becoming first company to win Utility of the Year two years running (2015 and 2016, also 2012). The company is accredited in the Investors in People Platinum and Nation Equality Standard.

The company invests more than £600 million in its electricity networks every year, offers extra help to vulnerable customers at times of need, and is undertaking trials to ensure that electricity networks support the transition to a low carbon future. It also moves cables and connects new electricity supplies.


UK Power Networks Cloud strategy is evolving and Azure is becoming centric to our Technology Strategy. We have an opportunity for a Cloud Architect to help document and communicate the current and target state architectures across the enterprise and wider architecture teams.

The role will be supporting Cloud foundations delivery and planning for Cloud migration and modernisation projects to deliver at pace. You will be guiding application modernisation projects to deliver at pace where you will be expected to provide subject matter expertise or lead on delivering the Cloud Architecture, leveraging existing and forming new patterns as required.


Direct reports: none

Budget: none directly, influencing up to £1-2m


Documenting Cloud and Infrastructure architectures and roadmaps for transitioning from Legacy Data Centre Technologies to Azure and M365

Translating roadmaps into packages of work that allow frequent incremental delivery of value to be included in Change Programmes

Able to perform architecture assessments of existing infrastructure to identify any gaps that may exist and provide recommendations on remediation

Ensure solutions compliant with the Platform Roadmap are delivered across Microsoft Azure and other SaaS Cloud offerings

Working closely with business stakeholders, programme and projects managers as well as product owners to define technical solutions designs

Track, analyse and monitor technology performance metrics of managed products

Leading complex and technically challenging architectural transformations, coordinating technical SMEs across multiple vendors

Seeking out and utilising continuous feedback, fostering adaptive design and engineering practices to drive the collaboration of programmes and teams around a common technical vision

Acting as the Azure subject matter expert


For someone with a passion for the Cloud adoption and defining solutions for complex enterprises. You'll be defining the adoption paths for Cloud and guide Cloud design authority to ensure it best supports the enterprise and its long-term strategy. With valuable exposure, you'll be building and leveraging relationships with colleagues across the UK Power Networks and Suppliers to ensure commercially focused decisions and to create long term value.


To succeed in this role, you'll need:

A broad knowledge of the Azure and Data Centre infrastructures.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts to colleagues, up to senior leadership level

A good understanding of Agile methodologies with experience of working in an Agile team.

Excellent collaboration and stakeholder management skills

Experience of developing, syndicating and communicating architectures, designs and proposals for action

Experience of working with business solution vendors, technology vendors and products within the market

An understanding of industry architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF or ArchiMate

Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, in a STEM field

Strong experience as a Architect or similar role in a large, complex IT environment is preferred

Health & Safety Responsibilities

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.

Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.

Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.

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