Azure Cloud Solutions Architect, United Kingdom

United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Last update 2024-05-23
Expires 2024-06-23
ID #2134830751
Azure Cloud Solutions Architect, United Kingdom
United Kingdom, United Kingdom, United Kingdom,
Modified April 28, 2024


KBR — Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

We have embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function.

Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

PLEASE NOTE: All candidates applying must have the right to work in the UK without the need of a sponsorship.

The Position The Cloud Solutions Architect will be providing cloud solutions to meet business requirements for various types of KBR Projects.

You will partner with application teams, various infrastructure teams, as well as technical and security services teams to describe and ensure alignment to KBR’s agreed strategy, policies, principles, and patterns.

Job duties include establishing and overseeing the governance of a multi-cloud environment and periodic audit.

Cloud Solutions Architect will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to and make a real difference in Cloud Solutions maturity and adaptation for KBR.

You will get to work in a company and team where our people truly are the heart of KBR together where our diverse community of people are encouraged and empowered and underpinned with our amazing Zero Harm ethos which is KBR’s commitment to the safety of our people and our planet.

The role and the work you’ll be doing To perform the role effectively, you need to have strong technical skills and the ability to build successful cross-functional team relationships.

This is a hybrid role offering flexible hours and the ability to work remotely, but where needed you will be required to work in the office for collaborative purposes.

A key feature of this role is to engage with the broader KBR team.

We are looking for someone who enjoys building relationships driving value.

Due to the global exposure the role involves, you should expect to work occasional early mornings or evenings as well.

You’ll be joining the Strategy and Architecture team who are distributed across the US and the UK.

We have team members based in Houston Texas and the London area.

Whilst geographically dispersed we work as one team, with a supportive, knowledge-sharing culture.

Working at KBR means being rewarded for your contributions.

In addition to competitive benefits and professional development, our people are empowered to use all their potential, creating meaningful change for themselves and our clients.

What type of work will you be doing? Design a highly scalable, automated, and available cloud platform, utilizing Iaa S and Paa S, for large scale, mission critical applications, aligned with the KBR cloud-smart strategy and architecture.

Establish Architecture standards and maintain in repository.

Create and implement Dev Ops, support, maintenance and governance practices and processes for the Cloud Platform.

Solution and implement all aspects of Cloud service models and application delivery such as Paa S, Serverless and Containerization infrastructure.

Establish On-prem and Cloud Network interface with Load balancers, firewalls, VPNs, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory Services.

Partner with Development teams, Cyber Security, Infrastructure teams to deliver and maintain a cloud platform.

Create the capabilities required to utilize automation practices for initializing, provisioning, and optimizing systems, and facilitate infrastructure orchestration – embracing self-service and autonomy.

Ensure systems and application have efficient and actionable monitoring with SLO aligned with business goals.

Develop, plan, create Proof of Concept environments both on-prem and in the cloud.

Lead and participate in architectural and governance reviews and/or audits.

Consult and support other divisions within solutions delivery in application integration and development.

Implement projects in close collaboration with other stakeholders (strategic business solutions, solution delivery, service delivery, business departments) Review and recommend technologies to meet business needs and priorities and to align with enterprise strategies.

Create necessary project documentation and transfer operation manuals.

Create and maintain the backup strategy.

Troubleshoot problems in the operational infrastructure and applications, including follow-up problem resolution, root cause analysis and process improvement.

Provide 3rd level support within the organizational unit.

Establish key vendor relationships.

What skills do you need: Degree in Computer Information systems or management.

Information Technology infrastructure experience.

Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (preferred) Expert knowledge of Microsoft Azure products and capabilities Expert-level knowledge of containerization technology such as Docker, Kubernetes clusters, Red Hat Open Shift and general repositories and artifact systems both on-prem and cloud.

Expert-level knowledge of VMware v Sphere and later architecture and capabilities.

Expert-level knowledge of Red Hat Linux 8+, Oracle Linux, Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Ability to script in at least two common languages (e.g., PHP, Python, Power Shell desirable).

Server hardware knowledge (Cisco UCS and Dell servers) Storage arrays (Pure Storage, Netapp) Backup systems (Rubrik).

UPS mainly for remote sites.

Vmware Vcenter, Vmware v Sphere 6, 7 and 8.

Vmware VDI (Virtual Desktop infrastructure) v8+, on-premise and cloud versions YAML, JSON, Azure ARM templates, Ansible and others Visio or other source of creating drawing.

Inclusion and Diversity at KBR​ At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company.

That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations.

Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems.

We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer.

We Deliver – Together.

​ KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Azure cloud solutions architect

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